Fashion's Night Out


by staff, 07/10/2012

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It's time to get ready for Fashion's Night Out. For the fourth year in a row, designers, models, fashion editors, celebrities and, of course, shoppers will once again flock to their favorite stores for an extravagant night of shopping, champagne and exclusive FNO events, including some major live music acts. (Even the Empire State Building will be bathed in a special FNO-themed light display.) The celebration marks the kickoff to New York Fashion Week—a stylish way to start the season—and the festivities all happen on Thursday, September 6, from 6 to 11pm.

American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company and the City of New York created Fashion's Night Out in 2009 as a collaboration intended to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the industry's economy and put the fun back in shopping. Proceeds from sales of official FNO gear will benefit the New York Community Trust's New York City AIDS Fund.

Plan your visit now with these special Fashion's Night Out hotel offers. For updates on the event, visit and follow Fashion's Night Out on Twitter and Facebook. (You can also subscribe to's newsletters to stay in the know.) Don't miss the most exciting night of shopping in the country's fashion capital. In the meantime, get prepped for the event by reading interviews with some of the designers who participated in years past, and check out our roundups of retailers around town. For more, see below:


fashion's night out: best of the city

We narrow down the evening's must-see events.

mr mickey

mr. mickey answers

We chat with Paper magazine's man about town.

pat mcmullan

haute stuff: patrick mcmullan

The nightlife photographer talks about Fashion's Night Out, the new FDNY calendar and his favorite NYC spots.

Designer Dining

designer dining

In honor of New York Fashion Week and Fashion's Night Out, here are six style-conscious restaurants perfect for your finery (and taste buds).

Must-See Shopping

must-see shopping in nyc

From Macy's to Barneys, Saks and Bloomingdale's, these iconic NYC department stores can satisfy even the most discriminating shopper's appetite.

Lower Manhattan Shopping

lower manhattan shopping

Find designer bargains, custom suiting, unique specialty shops and luxury jewelers at downtown locations like Century 21 and the South Street Seaport.

Luxury Flagships

14 luxury flagship stores

Chanel, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Derek Lam—New York City offers the ultimate in high-end shopping adventures.

Midtown Shopping

must-see midtown: shopping

Midtown is home to some of the best retail destinations in the world—let alone New York City.

Gossip Girl

a gossip girl guide to nyc

Discover the New York City stores, restaurants, clubs and hotels featured on the CW's hit show.



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