Rather than just offering discounts, Fashion's Night Out retailers -- this year online and off -- are working in conjunction to host a sort of global shopping party. You'll find everything from bands to food to celebrities on hand to join in the fun.
Just interested in the fashion? There will be plenty of that on hand, too, with many retailers featuring live fashion shows, styling events and a glimpse of the latest styles.
Where to Find a Fashion's Night Out Event in New York CityAlthough there will be events all over the globe, the main event for Fashion's Night Out is definitely in New York City. You'll find retailers -- including everything from small boutiques to mega merchants like Macy's -- participating in the event.
Check out the official guide on Fashion's Night Out. The city will be full of parties for the Fashion's Night Out, which has official hours of 6-11 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2011.
HighlightsEvents vary by retailer, including hair braiding by Rebecca Minkoff at Saks Fifth Avenue and a Jason Wu Fashion's Night Out doll signing at Bloomingdales. Stores like Ann Taylor in New York will host a styling session for five pre-registered lucky clients by a Vogue editor, while at Anthropologie in Miami there were be personal styling.
Other retailers, like Bloomingdales in NY, are offering free entertainment. Keds is sponsoring the New York band Beach Fossils which will be playing at 7 p.m.
Guess stores -- three locations in New York and one in Los Angeles -- are offering goodies like mini-manicures, mini-makeovers and sweets (depending on location.
Travel to New York for Fashion's Night OutPlan a last-minute trip to New York for Fashion's Night Out by booking a hotel in conjunction with the event (and even if you can't make it that night, some of the hotel packages are good through the end of 2011.)
Outside New YorkAlthough the main festivities are in New York, cities all over the U.S. and Cananda are hosting great events.
For example, in Dallas head over to the Galleria mall for Fashion's Night Out and enjoy everything from snacks to gift with purchase to discounts.
In Miami you can party, get makeovers and view a live fashion show at the Dadeland Mall.
See a complete listing of Fashion's Night Out activities for out-of-state.
And for the first time, look for Fashion's Night Out in Mexico.
Fashion's Night Out OnlineThis year, for the first time, there will also be Fashion's Night Out activities online so you can join in the fun, from the comfort of your own home. QVC will be doing a three-hour live broadcast from Soho in honor of Fashion's Night Out with special merchandise, designers and celebrities.
How to Decide Where to Go for Fashion's Night OutSo many choices, only a few hours. Good thing there are some excellent cheat sheets for Fashion's Night out. Here are our faves:
- The Event Professional's Guide to Fashion's Night Out - Eight stores you'll want to hit in NYC on Fashion's Night Out.
- Beauty Events for Fashion's Night Out -- Are you more of a beauty junkie? See this list of FNO beauty events.
- Top 10 Fashion Night Out Events -- Here are some of the biggies you won't want to miss.