Do you have plans this Thursday? If so, clear them. Instead, pick out your most fashionable outfit and head out to the stores. Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue are just a few of the local locations participating in the worldwide event, Fashion’s Night Out on September 6th.
FNO is less a singular event and more of a collective night for department stores, boutiques and designers to open their doors and bring clientele in to experience the art of fashion.
The evening is a brainchild of Anna Wintour, who in 2009 launched FNO as way to encourage spending in a down economy. The mix of star-studded events, charitable donations to an abundance of causes and the backing of both Vogue and CDFA have made FNO nothing short of a success.
This year they created a chic PSA (oxymoron?) featuring Taylor Swift, Michael Kors, Olivia Wilde, Justin Bieber and more – each outfitted in the official FNO Collection, which proceeds raised from sales will go to the New York City AIDS Fund in the New York Community Trust.
Honestly, we didn’t really hear much of what they said over the smooth rendition of “Dress You Up” performed by Glee cutie Darin Cross. Now where were we… Oh right, Fashion’s Night Out.
Both Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue will have nibbles, libations and fashion-filled surprises like hair chalking and special gifts.
Extra bonus for Neiman’s guests, Thursday also launches their semi-annual Beauty Event. All sales from the beauty department over $100 receive an on-trend tote filled with samples from Laura Mercier, RéVive, Givenchy and more.