Hit the streets fully armed with all the info you’ll need to make the most of this year’s Fashion’s Night Out. From Manhattan to Milan, Atlanta to Australia, the after-hours shopping extravaganza – Fashion’s Night Out- is back!
For the third year in a row, celebrities, designers and an enormous list of stars will perform and mingle with shoppers as they take part in FNO-exclusive events and snap up a special design or two. The 2011 edition of the best fashion party in history will be even better this year with a string of new events and locations, and consumers can participate online from home.
Gents, FNO is a global event, so y find your country at the following link, and participate via that event and check out all the ways to shop and have fun.
Fashion’s Night Out this Thursday, September 8 is going to be a blast so savvy shoppers are going to need all the help they can get to successfully navigate the fashion frenzy. Luckily, it’s as easy as 1-2-3.
1. Plan your evening
Start planning your big night out by filtering the listings on the left of the interactive map by Neighborhood, Categories, and Specialty at the below link. Click here!
From your search results you can build an itinerary with your favourite events to help map your route on September 8 and easily share it with your friends!
Vogue’s VIP shopping app is your portable know-it-all. On the night it will figure out exactly where you are and will tell you what stores and events are happening around you, including any special offers or gifts that may be available.
You can also share photos of items you’ve bought and follow the progress of friends as they review and reveal their highlights via Twitter using the hashtag #FNO.
New this year! Even if you can’t make it out on September 8 you can take part in Fashion’s Night Out Online! For access to all of our participating e-tailers, click “get started” after you click here.
Also, be sure to visit Vogue.com to find out how to participate in a special contest Fashion’s Night Out is hosting with Polyvore.com. You can enter to win a trip to NYC, attend a Vogue photo shoot, and take a tour of the Vogue fashion closet.
Now just to highlight LONDON’s participation for Fashion Night Out, if you can get down to London’s city centre, champagne and nibbles will be handed out with freebies and discounts, available for one night only, as you shop safe in the knowledge you’re in stylish company. But, if you’re not sure where to start, here’s the MSP guide to some of the best spots to hit, come Thursday evening:
COACH: Hollywood actress, Gwyneth Paltrow will be joining Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman at Coach on New Bond Street to celebrate the opening of their new flagship store. Take a look at it yourself between 6pm and 7.30pm; coach.com.
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: Elbows at the ready. McQueen are giving away a small number of Fashion’s Night Out 2011 keys which will all contain a different code which, when entered into their website ( alexandermcqueen.com ) could make you the winner of a new Folk Tote bag.
MULBERRY: Mulberry always know how to throw a good party, and Thursday should be no exception. Get down to their stores in Bond Street and Brompton Road for quintessentially British food, fortune tellers, nail painters and hourly prize draws; mulberry.com.
TOPSHOP: Head to Topshop’s Oxford Circus store to have a chance to make your own film clips projected onto a huge in-store video grid; topshop.com.
UNIQLO: The fifth and final +J collection is landing in store on Fashion’s Night Out. If you can be one of the first 100 people to purchase a piece from the new collection, you’ll be going home with a goody bag and a surprise free gift too; uniqlo.com.
EMPORIO ARMANI: For the best music head down to the Emporio Armani, who have teamed up with EMI and have performances from Emeli Sandé, The Good Natured and Baxter Dury. They’ll also be launching their newest fragrance, Emporio Armani Diamonds: Black Carat.
NICOLE FARHI: Promising a night of music, fashion and luxury giveaways, Nicole Farhi will be showing off their new Conduit Street store, with a DJ set from Amber Le Bon and a chance to win some Farhi goodies; nicolefarhi.com.
HARVEY NICHOLS: Returning after their success last year, designers Jonathan Saunders, Roksanda Ilincic, Peter Pilotto and more will be heading to Harvey Nichols to set up their Fashion’s Night Out T-shirt customising shop; harveynichols.com.
RUPERT SANDERSON: It’s time to get your skates on for our personal highlight of Fashion’s Night Out: the Rupert Sanderson roller disco. Head down to the Mayfair boutique to step into a world of Seventies glamour, and take a look at the exclusive platform disco boots Sanderson has designed to sell exclusively for the night; and as if that’s not enough feel good factor: 10% of the boot’s sales proceeds will go to the children’s charity, Kids Company ; rupertsanderson.com .