In-Fashion meets Fashion’s Night Out – Chicago 2011

A one night event has become a two week affair in Chicago. In-Fashion and Fashion’s Night Out festival of fashion has something for everyone, including a few “Real Housewives”

August 26 to September 8, 2011
Chicago IL

“After last year’s successful Fashion Night Out, we decided to partner with the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association to create something that was more than just a one-night event … so that a wider reach of people will be able to participate and enjoy all that the Magnificent Mile has to offer,” said Katie Lindsay, marketing manager of Water Tower Place mall.

Chicago retailers saw it as an opportunity for a more expansive festival, leading to In-Fashion: The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard.
Shopping festivities kicks off Friday Aug. 26.
In-Fashion shopping festival

Aug. 26

Project RunwaySeason 8 designer Mondo Guerra hosts Macy’s Fashion Challenge at Water Tower Place mall, in which two contestants will create head-to-toe looks at Macy‘s in competition for a $100 gift card. 5:30pm.

Aug. 30

Saks Fifth Avenue at 700 N. Michigan Ave. unveils its expanded 10022-Shoe salon (named for the New York store’s ZIP code). 6 to 9 p.m.

Aug. 30

Paul Stuart, 107 E. Oak St., hosts a Luxury Benefit Night from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with partners that include Katakana Sushi Bar and entertainment by the Taiko Group from the Midwest Buddhist Temple. Ten percent off all purchases.

Aug. 31

Real Housewives of New York” star LuAnn de Lesseps chats about her book “Class with the Countess” from 6 to 8 p.m. , with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served at Water Tower Place‘s In Fashion Lounge on the 3rd floor. For access to the In Fashion Lounge, shoppers must spend $100 or more in one day at Water Tower Place between Aug. 26 and Sept. 8; or donate new or gently used women’s suits, shoes or large purses to Dress for Success, or RSVP.

Aug. 31

The Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse capsule collection debuts at Macy‘s on State Street, 3rd floor. Xante cocktails and desserts by Crumbs Bake Shop will circulate at 5:30 p.m.

Sept. 1

The upcoming Art Institute of Chicago exhibition “Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity” (June 30-Sept. 22, 2013) inspires a noontime showcase of fall fashion pieces reminiscent of Impressionist paintings. The event starts at noon at The Shops at North Bridge, Level 1, with Chicago fashion maven Nena Ivon and Art Institute curator Gloria Groom providing commentary. Moet & Chandon Champagne will be served and all attendees will receive a pass to visit the Art Institute. Tickets, $55.

Sept. 1

Real Housewives of Orange County” star Gretchen Rossi offers style tips from 6 to 8 p.m in Water Tower Place‘s In Fashion Lounge on Level 3, with complimentary cocktails and light bites. For access to the In Fashion Lounge, shoppers must spend $100 or more in one day at Water Tower Place between Aug. 26 and Sept. 8; or donate new or gently used women’s suits, shoes or large purses to Dress for Success, or RSVP.

Sept. 1

The 900 N. Michigan Shops and Mario Tricoci present Fall Fashion Fix: Real Women, Real Chicago, with a VIP champagne reception from 6 to 7 p.m. and a fashion show and cash bar from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton Pl. VIP tickets cost $50; standard tickets are $25.

The Shops at North Bridge and Chicago magazine present Fashion’s Night Out

September 8, 2011

Be a part of this global event in true Chicago style featuring styling tips from Chicago magazine fashion director, Stacey Jones, and style editor, Heiji Choy Black, glamorous model showcases, exciting in-store celebrations, trend beauty bars, specialty cocktails, sweet treats and so much more! This stylish soiree is not one to miss; ten fabulous fashion packages will be given away to shoppers throughout the course of the evening.

520 N. Michigan Avenue
(312) 327-2300

Fashion’s Night Out

A party at the 900 N. Michigan Shops brings Bravo‘s Brad Goreski (a former assistant to celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe), a fashion show, beauty bazaar, specialty cocktails, in-store promotions and giveaways. Bloomingdale‘s, for example, will host a Gerard Darel fashion presentation, against a backdrop of French house music and French-inspired refreshments. 5 to 8 p.m.

Oak Street shops beckon shoppers from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8 with free totes for the first 500 guests, a deejay, in-store cocktails and a raffle drawing at 8 with a chance to win a Moncler coat, a Vince gift card, dinner for two at Le Colonial, a $500 gift card from Lester Lampert jewelers and more.

Alexis Bittar

6:00pm to 9:00pm
1710 North Damen Avenue
Chicago IL 60647


935 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago IL 60611

Nanette Lepore

1623 North Damen Avenue
Chicago IL 60647

Ted Baker London

6:00pm to 9:00pm
1009-1011 North Rush Street
Chicago IL 60611
Visit Ted Baker London and enjoy complimentary champagne and a limited edition tote with any purchase. Immerse yourself in Brit DJ sounds and receive a special treat for stopping by.


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