For the fashion-loving residents of New York City and the surrounding area, Fashion’s Night Out is the perfect time for cocktails and rubbing elbows with celebrities and famous fashion designers. To kick off fashion week, stores will open their doors Thursday for giveaways, meet and greets and shopping. We did the research to find you the best stops to make in order to score free drinks, free food – and a shot at meeting your favorite celeb.
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A designer known worldwide for sophisticated accessories will bring the best of New York City street fairs to Fashion Night Out when Henri Bendel hosts the Hester Street Fair the evening of Sept. 8. What’s more, the event will feature fare from New York City seafood staple, Luke’s Lobster.
Never one to let the ball drop during Fashion Week, Marc Jacobs’ Bleecker Street storefront will be boasting some serious star power for Fashion Night Out. Dakota Fanning will be on hand to promote her new fragrance.
31 W. 54th St. (at Madison Ave.)
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What goes best with a great pair of Manolos? Milkshakes, obviously. And what goes great in a pair of Manolos? Sarah Jessica Parker, of course! She did wonders for the brand with her portrayal of shoe-loving New York fashionista Carrie Bradshaw, and now SJP will be on hand at Fashion’s Night Out to debut her new collaboration with the designer – and to sell milkshakes.
Bergdorf Goodman doesn’t mess around – this we already know. For FNO, the famous department store will kick off the celebration beginning at 3 p.m. In addition to an appearance by Oscar de la Renta, there will be complementary beauty services.
From 7:00 to 10 p.m., everything at this downtown boutique will be 15 percent off in celebration of Fashion’s Night Out. Arrive early and enjoy a free glass of pink prosecco.