Gearing Up For Fashion’s Night Out-------
Wherever you are on September 8, odds are good that you’ll be able to partake in the third annual Fashion’s Night Out, the up-all-night (or close to it) shopping event that’s become a mainstay of the September shows during New York fashion week. Today, the Web site for this year’s festivities launches at www.fashionsnightout.com, with details on events planned in New York, throughout the U.S., in cities across the globe, and—now more than ever—at online merchants, as well. (Net-a-Porter, Gilt Groupe, and Shopbop are all participating.) New York in particular will be a designer and celebrity destination: Smaller stores will host Champagne fêtes with exclusive products and deals (including the new Fashion’s Night Out collection of tees and totes), while larger stores are holding multi-event parties. (Bergdorf’s will celebrate its 30th anniversary of carrying Michael Kors, while a few floors below, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa will host a designers-and-their-dogs fashion show; Bloomingdale’s will debut the new Alexander Wang x Dockers chinos, the collaboration initiated by Wang’s GQ Best New Menswear Designer award win, with Rachel Zoe and Erin Wasson holding court on other floors; Tilda Swinton and Central Saint Martins’ Louise Wilson will join new Pringle of Scotland designer Alistair Carr at Saks; and Solange Knowles will drop by Lord & Taylor to spin a set.) A still-evolving list is now online, and New Yorkers can use the site to plan their own itineraries or download FNO apps for their smart phones. Remember, it’s important to stay hydrated when you’re multitasking—which is why we’re especially glad to find Bruce Weber and Nan Bush hosting a refresher at the Standard’s Biergarten.
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