It’s that time of year again, when eager shoppers turn the city into one big block party. Here’s a look at just some of the events taking place on Fashion’s Night Out on Sept. 8.
UPPER EAST SIDE/MIDTOWN EAST
alice + olivia
755 Madison Ave., btwn 65th and 66th sts.; 80 W. 40th St., btwn Fifth and Sixth aves.
The always-fun alice + olivia is hosting a full-on shopping carnival, complete with vintage games, jugglers, fortune tellers and cotton candy.
Barneys New York
600 Madison Ave., btwn 57th and 58th sts.
Barneys takes the high road for FNO and is donating 10%of the entire day’s and night’s sales (both in-store and online) to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
754 Fifth Ave., at 65th St.
Michael Kors is making an appearance in the windows to celebrate 30 years of being stocked by the retailer. More into cutesy fun? Designers such as Joseph Altuzarra and Reem Acra are strutting their stuff in a designer dog show accompanied by their canines.
1000 Third Ave., btwn 59th and 60th sts.
It’s sure to be a madhouse at Bloomie’s with the countless events and appearances, including by Rachel Zoe, Milly’s Michelle Smith and Erin Wasson. Edun’s Ali Hewson is hosting a “Truth or Lie” game in which she and a special guest tell shoppers a story and have them decide whether it’s true or false. We’re betting the guest is Hewson’s hubby, Bono.
945 Madison Ave., btwn 74th and 75th sts.
Purchase a signature Carolina Herrera white shirt and receive complimentary monogramming on-site.
655 Madison Ave., at 60th St.
It’s a celebration of New York street style at DKNY. With a $250 purchase, shoppers receive a tote with a DVD of the beyond-fabulous documentary “Bill Cunningham New York,” about the photog. Free haircuts are being offered compliments of Blind Barber, and street shutterbugs are set to snap away.
712 Fifth Ave., btwn 55th and 56th sts.
For one night only, the Lower East Side shakes up Fifth Avenue when the Hester Street Fair takes over Henri Bendel in honor of FNO. Curated by the trusty, fashionable Hester team, the third floor is being invaded by more than 50 local artists, designers, chefs and craftsmen scheduled to be on hand.
732 Madison Ave., at 64th St.
Designer Gilles Mendel hosts this fete, where Vogue editors help shoppers find chic looks. Plus, with any purchase, shoppers are entered in a raffle to win two tix to the J. Mendel fashion show.
608 Fifth Ave., at 49th St.
The classic brand throws this can’t-miss soiree, with DJ AndrewAndrew spinning all night, an appearance by Foster the People and Patron popsicles and cocktails.
The Marimekko Shop at Crate and Barrel
650 Madison Ave., at 60th St.
Crate and Barrel and Marimekko invite creative shoppers to assemble necklaces made from the Marimekko’s signature bold fabrics.
Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Ave., at 49th St.
At Saks, mingle with a fashionable crew, including Tilda Swinton, Prabal Gurung and Waris Ahluwalia. ?uestlove is spinning tunes, and R&B star Ne-Yo is scheduled to perform.
103 Grand St., at Mercer St.
Watch as pre-chosen shoppers bring their freakiest talents to be judged by special guest hosts and win prizes like a Rocco bag or a T by Alexander Wang wardrobe.
Belle by Sigerson Morrison
28 Prince St., at Mott St.
Belle is set to take over the boutique of sister label Sigerson Morrison and throw an old-school rager. Expect a DJ, kegs, a menu of munchies and an in-house tattoo artist.
138 Wooster St., at Prince St.
Toast FNO with music by DJ Kalkutta, makeup by Stila Cosmetics, live models, cupcakes, champagne and a chance to win a Betsey tote.
54 Bond St.,at Lafayette St.
Join designer Billy Reid at his New York flagship store for an evening of live performances from Keegan DeWitt, Cory Chisel and Shelly Colvin. Bring your appetite — New York food truck fave Mexicue is serving up grub to pair with Heineken beer and Buffalo Trace bourbon.
Diane von Furstenberg SoHo
135 Wooster St., at Prince St.
Apart from after-hours shopping, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, guests can capture the moment in a custom flipbook photobooth and get a sneak sniff of the brand’s new fragrance, Diane.
99 Prince St., at Mercer St.
Meet J.Crew’s president and creative director, Jenna Lyons, as well as Marissa Webb, head of women’s design. Spend $150 or more and score a custom FNO tote featuring a one-of-a-kind sketch.
595 Broadway, at Houston St.
Listen to the tunes of the band Parachute while chowing down on snacks and sipping cocktails. All shoppers receive an FNO tee and $25 off a purchase of $125 or more, to be used in September.
428 Broadway, at Howard St.
QVC is live-broadcasting from FNO to introduce the newest names in QVC Style, including Wildlife by Heidi Klum and Kris Jenner Fashion Kollection. Meet QVC designers in person and get the latest tips in beauty, skincare and accessorizing. Expect live interactive customer experience and giveaways.
109 Prince St., at Greene St.
Polo player and RL campaign hunk Nacho Figueras hosts FNO at Ralph Lauren Prince Street with downtown beats spun by Ralph Lauren’s runway models.
591 Broadway, at Houston St.
Get your photo taken with VS Angels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Erin Heatherton and Lily Aldridge while scoring makeovers and a fragrance preview.
812 Washington St., at Gansevoort St.
Intermix’s evening includes the debut of a limited-edition collection of exclusive must-haves from Rachel Zoe (who is set to make an appearance), ALC, Helmut Lang, J Brand, rag & bone, Jocelyn, Adrienne Landeau and Hunting Season. Revelers can sip cocktails created by mixologist Bols Genever.
Post Script Couture
420 W. 14th St., at Ninth Ave.
This exclusive by-appointment-only vintage boutique is opening it’s doors to the public for permanent hours of operation starting Sept. 7 — on FNO, guests can view the vintage collection of Debbie Harry.
34 Gansevoort St., at Little W. 12th St.
Sip cocktails and snack on cupcakes while previewing Rebecca Taylor’s holiday collection at her Meatpacking District boutique.
861 Washington St., at W. 13th St.
Scoop pairs up with Citizen of Humanity, Birchbox, and Yosi for a MePa block-party. Zac Posen is set to blast tunes along with DJ Jus Ske, and artists are creating a graffiti masterpiece on Scoop’s windows. Retail-wise, if you spend more than $150 on Citizens of Humanity denim, you’ll score a customized gift from Birchbox.
38 Gansevoort St., at Little W. 12th St.
In honor of FNO, Theory artistic director Olivier Theyskens collaborated with Dana Veraldi and Kevin Tekinel of Deer Dana to create limited-edition Theory and Theyskens’ Theory T-shirts, available in-store starting Sept. 8.
GREENWICH VILLAGE/WEST VILLAGE
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Men’s (382 Bleecker St., at W. 10th St.) and Women’s (403 Bleecker St.,
at W. 11th St.)
Marc Jacobs turns Bleecker Street into a giant carnival, with the chance to play games, mug for photos and receive a limited-edition Marc Jacobs tote (while supplies last). Guests also have a chance to win Marc Jacobs prizes and sip Sofia Mini champagne cans.
Bond No. 9
399 Bleecker St., at W. 11th St.
Bond No. 9 — adored for its gorgeous scents named for New York landmarks and icons — introduces I Love New York by Bond No. 9. Plus, the shop is right in the middle of all the Bleecker action.
7 For All Mankind
347 Bleecker St., at W. 10th St.
Guests will enjoy champagne and sweets, all set to the backdrop of 7 For All Mankind’s fall collection. Bonus: Buy a pair of jeans and a free hem.
95 Greenwich Ave., at Bank St.
Shoppers can buy exclusive fall pieces and groove to music by Wylie (a five-piece indie rock band). Snack on food and cocktails provided by Pera the tasty Turkish Taco Truck.
641 Hudson St., at Horatio St.
Get ready to shake it at Tracy Reese, who is hosting her second FNO dance-athon, inviting guests to show off their best moves. Not up for dancing? Sip Clos du Bois wine and browse the collection.
Angel Street Thrift Shop
118 W. 17th St., at Sixth Ave.
Fashion and décor are the stars of the show, with the chock-full-of-treasures thrift store displaying both new and vintage designer clothing and home items. Also, an auction of new designer furniture, accessories and clothing is set to take place.
542 W. 22nd St., btwn 10th and 11th aves.
Extended shopping hours and a Champagne reception is on the menu at super-chic Balenciaga, along with the fashion house’s newest arrivals to drool over.
101 Seventh Ave., at 16th St.
Before designs go down the catwalks during Fashion Week, Loehmann’s is hosting a runway show of its own showcasing hot looks for fall 2011. Also on hand at the Chelsea outpost of the store: promotions, special sale items, refreshments and music.
Macy’s Herald Square
151 W. 34th St., at Seventh Ave.
Among the dozen of events going on at this mega-store, shoppers can expect to get a glimpse of Tommy Hilfiger, Coco Rocha, Rachel Roy and Amar’e Stoudemirea. Hang out in Sean John’s FNO Club Room where shoppers can receive a VIP bracelet to take a turn against Diddy in a game of billiards.
31 W. 54th St., at Sixth Ave.
Sarah Jessica Parker joins the shoe designer who“Sex & the City” made a household name for the launch of a Parker-Blahnik shoe. A portion of proceeds goes to the Fund for Public Schools.
KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR
Barbie Loves FNO
Join Barbie and her favorite CFDA designers for the ultimate fashion hunt and the chance to win some of the fall's haute-est looks. Fashionistas can shop for Barbie's closet via a city-wide mobile scavenger hunt with QR code clues and free rides aboard the Official FNO Bus. Full rules and info at BarbieLovesFNO.com