Fashion’s Night Out will be held on September 8th also marking the first day of Spring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

September 8, 2011
New York City, NY

Fashion’s Night Out encourages shoppers to take a walk around New York City in their most fashionable gear and enjoy special discounts from high-end retailers and smaller boutiques. Retailers blast their music and some even give shoppers a complimentary cocktail or two.

What started out as a way to encourage shopping again in the middle of a recession is now a full-on fashion must for shoppers everywhere.

“While details on what to expect are still emerging, one thing is for sure: After putting together the largest public fashion show in New York City history last September, there is no telling what you can expect this year. We can promise, however, that across the globe, from Brooklyn to Berlin, it will be a night to remember—and all in support of all aspects of the fashion industry.” -Vogue

Celebrity sightings and special appearances by top designers add to the excitement of Fashion’s Night Out.

Barneys New York

The luxury specialty retailer, will be participating in Fashions Night Out by donating 10% of it’s Madison Avenue flagship store’s sales and 10% of its sales from the entire day and evening to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks and Barneys New York will commemorate this significant date through a donation to this worthy cause.

Bergdorf and Goodman

Designers and their canine companions hit the catwalk with host James Aguiar and guest judges Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa, Santiago Gonzalez, and The BagSnob’s Tina Craig. Designers: Alexandra Vidal, Badgley Mischka, Bibhu Mohapatra, Cushnie & Ochs, John Barrett, Joseph Altuzarra, Kimberly McDonald, Laurance Dacade, Lela Rose, Nicholas Varney, Pamella Roland, Reem Acra and Wes Gordon. With music by DJ Johnny Dynell. Third Floor

Oscar de la Renta – As he signs his new, limited-edition “Face of Fashion” fall kaleidoscope palette by Le Metier de Beaute. Beauty Level

BG Wheel of Fashion Spin
The BG Wheel of Fashion and win a prize. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit The New York City AIDS Fund of The New York Community Trust. With MC Robert Verdi and VIP guest “spinners” Gilles Mendel, Eddie Borgo, Libertine’s Johnson Hartig, Stacey Bendetof Alice & Olivia, Michelle Smith from Milly and Tibi’s Amy Smilovic. 5F

At all three locations of this fashion-forward chainlet will be hawking Rachel Comey–archive print silk shift dresses ($150) and tote bags ($30) created exclusively for FNO, we’re making a beeline to the Williamsburg location. There, local artist J. Penry will sketch portraits and play records for the opening of his exhibit of bird drawings. The trio of shops will give away tote bags emblazoned with one of Penry’s images and the Park Slope and Cobble Hill outposts will serve prosecco and cookies. Still, that pales in comparison with the snacks from the Morris Grilled Cheese Truck and Tito’s Vodka specialty cocktails only available in Billyburg. Park Slope, Cobble Hill: 6–9pm • Williamsburg: 6–11pm

This charming boutique is known for its backyard garden and killer selection of dresses—a mix of vintage pieces, house-label frocks and designs from contemporary brands like Amanda Uprichard and Yumi Kim—and both remain a draw for FNO, when everything in the store will be 15 percent off. Show up early to snag a glass of gratis pink prosecco for sipping alfresco. 7–10pm.

International Playground
This boutique collaborated with footwear brand Osborn to allow each of the designers it represents—Soulland, H Fredriksson, Mary Meyer, Study NY and Chromat—to create a limited-edition shoe especially for FNO.  The store is also throwing a Guatemalan-themed bash, complete with Illegal Mezcal cocktails and live performances.( 7–10pm.
JF & Son 
to kick off its latest artist collaboration with Amy Yao, this textile-obsessed brand will be hosting a live performance by Yao, and unveil the 13-piece capsule collection of clothing and accessories. The first 150 guests will also walk away with an Amy Yao–designed tote bag containing a poster and a limited-edition Amy Yao x JF & Son lookbook. 6–9pm.

Lord & Taylor
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Meet Solange Knowles
”Wear This, Not That” with Suze Yalof Schwartz
Ivanka Trump
7 Ways To Wear It with Lloyd Boston!
Sam Edelman and Libby Edelman

Lomography Gallery Store
If you’ve ever been curious about what goes on behind the scenes at a clothing label, you’ll love checking out “From Start to Finish: The Analogue Process of Fashion.” Local designers— Rebecca Turbow, Samantha Pleet and Janet Kim of Graey and Hayden-Harnett—were provided with various Lomography cameras and films to document their design process. Each designer will also present three to four of her pieces. 7–10pm.

Macy’s Herald Square Flagship Store
Gucci Guilty Dance Party with Samantha Ronson
Rachel Roy and Amar’e Stoudemire
Derek Warburton
Bobbi Brown
Sean John Event with Special Appearance by Diddy
Anna Dello Russo and Karolina Kurkova
Kelly Rowland

Macy’s on Staten Island
Real Housewife” of New Jersey Teresa Giudice will greet fans

Ralph Lauren on Prince St.
Hotshot polo player Nacho Figueras will hang out with guests

Samantha Thavasa Celebrates Fashion’s Night Out – During this time Tinsley Mortimer will be here to Discuss her Fashion and Accessory tips for Fall/Winter 2011-You Must RSVP

Stella McCartney in the Meatpacking District
Alexa Chung will be dj-ing

The Cast

Owner-designer Chuck Guarino will discount his leather-and-denim-heavy fall collection up to 40 percent and give away his edgy hand-screen-printed totes and tees. A DJ and free drinks will officially make it a badass party. 7–10pm.

FNO will include e-tailers. You can participate in Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York‘s huge shopping event from the comfort of your own home.

For the second year in a row, the New York City AIDS Fund in The New York Community Trust will be the official charity of Fashion’s Night Out (FNO). Three years ago, FNO was created to revive the City’s fashion industry after the recession—while raising money for charity. On September 8, the streets of New York City will be buzzing with fashion enthusiasts looking to shop, mingle, and spot celebrities. Forty percent of the proceeds from sales of FNO limited edition long- and short-sleeved t-shirts, caps, and totes will go to the AIDS Fund. Other retailers contributing a portion of their sales to the Fund are Bergdorf Goodman, Forsythe Cosmetic Group, J Brand, and True Religion Jeans.

Since it started in 1989, the AIDS Fund has awarded more than $20 million in grants to community organizations that help prevent and treat HIV/AIDS. “With more than half a million dollars from Fashion’s Night Out 2010, the AIDS Fund made 26 grants to agencies seeking to eradicate AIDS in communities most affected by the epidemic—gay men and communities of color,” said Len McNally, chair of the NYC AIDS Fund and program director for health at The New York Community Trust. In 2009, Mayor Bloomberg recognized the Fund for its “tremendous dedication to combating the spread of HIV/AIDS and for providing care to those affected by the disease.”  The following funders currently support the AIDS Fund: Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Initiative, DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS), MAC AIDS Fund, National AIDS Fund/Elton John AIDS Foundation, The New York Community Trust, the Paul Rapoport Foundation, and United Hospital Fund of New York.

About The New York Community Trust
Through the generosity of New Yorkers past and present, The New York Community Trust makes grants for a range of charitable activity important to the well-being and vitality of our city. We’ve helped donors with their philanthropy since 1924.

Grants made from these funds meet the changing needs of children, youth, and families; aid in community development; improve the environment; promote health; assist people with special needs; and support education, arts, and human justice. The Trust ended 2010 with assets of $1.9 billion and made grants totaling $141 million.



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