Mark your calendars: Fashion's Night Out is September 10th
I will admit I was a bit skeptical of Fashion's Night Out--spearheaded by Vogue and CFDA, it's a worldwide event designed to promote consumer confidence and, well, get everybody to shop. And while it's probably going to take more than one night to save the fashion and retail industries, there's a ton of stuff going on, so why not take advantage of it? Basically, every women's clothing and accessory (and even beauty) store in the city is participating in the event, from the big department stores on down to the single-designer and indie boutiques. Most stores will have cocktails, DJs, and/or live bands; many have gifts with purchase or limited-edition merch; and a select few will feature appearances by the designers themselves. The entire rundown of events can be found here, and you can even make a little schedule for yourself. I plan on hitting Kirna Zabete, Opening Ceremony, Korres, Le Labo, and Julie Haus, where I'll be for her Spring 2010 presentation. Oh, and, by the way, if you like Hugh Jackman, he'll be at Jeffrey. For any updates to the schedule, I suggest following the Fashion's Night Out Twitter feed; Racked has also had great coverage thus far. I don't know how much shopping will actually get done, but for lovers of fashion, it's definitely not the night to sit at home.