Fashion's Night Out Returns To NYC For The Third Year! Start Planning Now!

by guestofaguest · August 16, 2011

New York's biggest fashion party returns to the city for the third year in a row! On September 8, celebrities, designers, and stars, will come together to perform and mingle with shoppers drink open bar and ostensibly snap up exclusive designs and deals for Fashion's Night Out. The schedule is up now.

This year, some 200 e-tailers have signed on so that FNO consumers can even participate from home if you want to avoid the crowds of those who are just looking to party.  Some stores will even be streaming their events for out-of-towners or those who would like to travel with Anna Wintour as she travels from store to store.

Just a few of the big fashion names that will be out and about include Joseph Altuzarra, Yigal Azrouël, Oscar Blandi, Eddie Borgo, Bobbi Brown, Georgina Chapman, Frédéric Fekkai, Prabal Gurung, Lazaro Hernandez, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, Genevieve Jones, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Phillip Lim, Jenna Lyons, Catherine Malandrino, Jack McCollough,  Zac Posen, Tracy Reese, Pamella Roland,  and so many more.

And for those who are less in it for the fashion and more excited about potential celebrity spotting, there will be plenty of those as well. Lily Aldridge, Rachel Bilson, Lauren Conrad, LuAnn de Lesseps, Diddy, Beth Ditto,Nacho Figueras, Sky Ferreira, Iman, Kris Jenner, Joe Jonas, Heidi Klum, Solange Knowles, Karolina Kurkova, Adriana Lima, Seth Meyers, Nicki Minaj, Hayden Panettiere, Nicole Richie, Amar'e Stoudemire, Tilda Swinton, Rachel Zoe and many more. Get your cameras ready now. This is going to be bananas!

Sure we are weeks away from the event, but it's never too early to start planning! We'll be brining you more dtails, but here is what we are looking forward to thus far!

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE 611 Fifth Ave. Ne-Yo will perform and promote his new hat line, and Rebecca Minkoff will run a hair-braiding bar for ladies looking for sweet and stylish leather-wrapped braids. For the sporty types, check out Yigal Azrouel’s Sundeck surf merchandise. You can even try out the surfboards on virtual simulators — surfin’ SFA.Tilda Swinton, Louise Wilson from Central Saint Martin, famed jewelry designer Waris Ahluwalia, and photographer Ryan McGinley, and Prabal Gurung will also be present.

BETSEY JOHNSON 248 Columbus Ave., 7-9 p.m. Join Betsey gals for hair by Faith and Reeva G., cupcakes, brownies, Champagne and a chance to win a Betsey tote.

FOREVER 21 568 Broadway, 6-11 p.m. Stop in and get styled by a Forever 21 stylist. Plus, there's a free gift to complement your new look!

BLOOMINGDALE'S 1000 Third Ave., 6-11 p.m. Get a henna tattoo while shopping Diane von Furstenberg Home, and show off your Skee-Ball skills for a chance to win tickets to Brooklyn Bowl.  Meet Rachel Zoe for style advice and Milly designer Michelle Smith, as well as Donald Glover from Community.

DVF SOHO 135 Wooster St., 6- 11 p.m. See, touch, smell, taste and hear the excitement of this after-hours shopping experience, complete with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Capture the moment in a custom flipbook photo booth and get a sneak sample of their new fragrance, Diane.

BERGDORF GOODMAN 754 Fifth Ave.  This is the second Bergdorf Goodman Designer Dog Show, where designers come together to model their true masterpiece collections: pooches. Lela Rose, Reem Acra, Badgley Mischka and more will take the catwalk with their canines, judged by fellow designers. High-tail it to the third floor and watch the best in style strut their best in show.

BAND OF OUTSIDERS AT OPENING CEREMONY Ace Hotel. Illustrator Jessica Repetto will be on hand to live sketch your portrait onto a tote bag. Seriously, this is what you need. A bag with you on it.