Announcing Fashion’s Night Out, Take Two-------
September 9, 2010, may seem like a long, long way off, but Mayor Bloomberg, Vogue, the CFDA, and NYC & Company want you to save the date. That evening, stores across the city’s five boroughs and around the world will re-create the success of this year’s first-ever Fashion’s Night Out, which saw no less than 800 New York City stores stay open until 11 p.m. and a reported 50 percent increase in retail foot traffic. (In case you missed it the first time around, model-turned-photographer Astrid Muñoz captured some of the action for Style.com here.) “The numbers are in, and it’s clear that Fashion’s Night Out was a tremendous success,” said Mayor Bloomberg. The CFDA’s Diane von Furstenberg added that “to have designers in stores to celebrate and start a shopping season is the best idea for everybody.” Our only question is, how do you top Barbara Walters, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Oscar de la Renta singing a cappella in the designer’s Madison Avenue store?