Fashion's Night Out is coming right up -- it's this Friday, September 10. After its overwhelming success last year, this worldwide fashion fete is even bigger and brighter, and taking place in over 100 cities in America alone. This event does so much more than celebrate fashion. It helped to ease the stress the industry felt during the economic crisis and also benefits the New York City AIDS Fund with the sale of t-shirts and other FNO swag. Models, celebrities, industry-greats and die-hard fashionistas will all be coming together this Friday night to sip free champagne and cocktails, shop till late and dance their cares away -- all in the name of fashion.
For a full list of the events taking place around the world (and perhaps in your town?), visit fashionsnightout.com. As for us, we've had a host of enticing invitations cross our desk. Here is a roundup of some of the most extraordinary, open-to-the-public events you won't want to miss this Friday night:
Swarovski Style Event with Laura Lightbody
Madison Avenue and 58th Street
6:00 to 11:00 PM
Piperlime Pop-Up Shop with Rachel Zoe and Project RunwayHead on up to Swarovski's Madison Avenue and 58th Street boutique where celebrity stylist Laura Lightbody will be on deck to reveal her super styling tips and share the inside scoop on this fall's most anticipated fashion trends. Shoppers will have a chance to sip champagne and enjoy decadent Vosges Haut-chocolat while the DJ keeps the party going, plus win Swarovski jewelry, snap up a free crystallized tattoo created exclusively for Fashion's Night Out and receive a crystallized lipstick case with any $100 purchase.
93 Mercer Street
6:00 to 11:00 PM