Fashion Night Out 2012 guide to department store events: Where to go and what to do

August 27, 2012
By Sheryl Blasnik

Fashion Night Out 2012

Fashion’s Night Out is back for a fourth time.  Join editors, stars, models, fashionistas, and designers on September 6, 2012, as they flood stores in cities across the country and around the world for fashion’s most iconic extravaganza.

Last year’s bash featured events in eighteen countries and more than 4,500 events here in the States. With special limited-edition products, celebrity appearances, and unforgettable performances, FNO 2012 is promising to be even bigger and better than before!

Since it would be nearly impossible to attend every event going on in NYC let’s start big and explore all the exciting happenings at the department stores in NYC on September 6 from 6pm to 11pm.

BERGDORF GOODMAN

Starting at 3:00 pm: Special guest appearances by beauty experts and makeup artists including Aerin Lauder, Francis Kurkdjian, Colette Malouf and Miss Pop nail bar, Brows by Sonja, lashes by Taylor and more. Join DJ Johnny Dynel.

Starting at 6pm: BOOK LAUNCH PARTY. On 3. Book signing with author Sara James Mnookin and designers to celebrate the new book “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman” (Harper Design.) With special guests Edward Bess, Halston Heritage, Lela Rose, Michael Bastian, Naeem Khan, Rachel Zoe, Roberto Faraone Mennella & Amedeo Scognamiglio, Thakoon Panichgul, Robert Verdi and an exclusive collection created especially for the anniversary by more than 100 designers.

Put on your party hat! BG and Tumblr invite you to capture your favorite FNO moments with Tumblr photographers and Bosco photo booths on 5F. Photos will stream on Tumblr and designers will be on hand to help style guests and share images with their own social media followers. Our very own 5th/58th astrologers Amy Zerner and Monte Farber will also be on hand, reading tarot cards and sharing their special brand of celestial wisdom.

BLOOMINGDALE’S

6pm to 8pm: Personalize your new Magaschoni purchase with complimentary on-site monogramming. Plus, meet Kelly Rutherford, actress from Gossip Girl (and Magaschoni enthusiast!) The New View on 3.  From 6-7:30pm, meet designer Carmen Marc Valvo and enter for a chance to win one of his exclusive fall fur statement pieces.  Stay and mingle with designer Christian Cota and view his chic new collection from 8-9pm.  Join us for a dazzling party and photo fun with REISS and take home a gift* with your purchase of 300.00 or more. Y.E.S. Contemporary Sportswear on 2. Be the first to see the military-inspired Marc By Marc Jacobs fall fashion collection, and take home a boxed stationery set with your purchase of 150.00 or more.

Venture out into the fall season with street-smart styles from DKNY, and receive a Bauble Bar bracelet with your purchase of 300.00 or more.  Plus, today only from 4-7pm, meet with a DKNY style expert for chic styling tips. The New View on 3.

Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out in style and embrace your Fame at our Lady Gaga fragrance event. Receive a pop-star manicure with your Lady Gaga Fame purchase. First-come, first-served; While supplies last.

Multi-platinum superstars Matchbox Twenty will be here to celebrate the September 4th release of their highly anticipated new studio album NORTH and their cover of the Bloomingdale’s Best of Men’s book.

Shop the fall collection from Free People and have your new Boheme look studded on-site, including Free People purchase as well as your new Fashion’s Night Out t-shirts and Fashion’s Night Out tote bags. Plus, the first 25 guests to have an item studded will receive an iPhone cover.  One per customer, while supplies last.

LORD AND TAYLOR

Meet Kim Kardashian, Max, Lubov & Joyce Azria, Kristi Yamaguchi and more. Celebrate Project Runway’s 10th Anniversary and meet the designers from current and past seasons. See if your key unlocks one of many great prizes! No purchase necessary to enter for lock boxes. Requires $123 qualifying gift set purchase.  Stop by and meet TV Personality/Entrepreneur, Jill Zarin. Preview her newly launched jewelry collection and receive an autographed photograph!  Stop by for your chance to meet Olympic Gold Medalist and NY Times Best Selling Author Kristi Yamaguchi. Kristi will be signing complimentary Tsuya tote bags*. Tsuya, helping women feel good inside and out.  Stop by for your chance to meet BCBG Chairman & CEO Max Azria and BCBG Chief Creative Director Lubov Azria as you capture your favorite FNO memories with the BCBG Photo Experience.

Stop by early (beginning at noon) and receive your FNO makeover! Plus, National Makeup Artists will be on hand for that extra added expert advice.

Receive a personalized fashion illustration* from the students of the Fashion Institute of Technology, complimentary with any purchase.

See if your key unlocks one of several great prizes including an Apple iPad, a Movado watch or wardrobe from GUESS, Michael Michael Kors, or T Tahari!

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Celebrate the launch of his new fragrance, Essential Luxuries with Mr. Oscar de la Renta. Enjoy a private consultation with Creative Director, Tom Pecheux of Estee Lauder. Meet husband and wife team, Max and Lubov Azria. Play ping pong with Spin Galactic and Men’s designers Bespoken and Number Lab. Also, come in and meet New York Knicks star, Amar’e Stoudemire!

Get styled with custom print Suno nail designs from Minx Nails with designers, Max and Erin. Meet designer, Erin Fetherston and get a bang trimming from hairstylist, Edward Tricomi. Make your Mark with Kimberly Ovitz and Rihanna’s tattoo artist, Josh Lord of East Side Ink to collaborate on custom designs to be painted on guests that night. Get a henna tattoo and meet Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia.

Fun on Five: Join Rebecca Minkoff for a Girls’ Night Out. From a “ponytail bar” and “smokey eye station” to a “make your own arm party” and nail art inspired by her fall handbag collection, guests can get decked out and dabble in DIY before they hit the town.

Personal Appearance by Rachel Roy, Gabriele Franzen, Megan Papay and Cristina Paloma-Nelson of Freda Salvador and Edgardo Osorio. Meet Elle.com’s celebrity astrologers, The Astro Twins, who will tell you which shoes are right for you based on your birthday. Superimpose yourself into the Rayban ad campaign and have fun with our Social Pix Station.

Enjoy various activities provided by Crayola. Watch artist, Diem Chau carve into jumbo sized crayons and artist, Herb Williams make sculptors. Partake in our airbrush graffiti wall and life-size paint-by-number.

MACY’S

Celebrate the opening of The World’s Largest Shoe Floor at a fashion trivia quiz hosted by fashion designer and TV personality Michael Kors. | Shoes on 2 | 7:30PM

Get Your Party Nail On! Get Star PoweRED on Fall’s most fashionable night when you visit our nail bar & take home a special gift with any $30 purchase in Women’s Ready To Wear, Cosmetics Fragrance! | Impulse on 3 & Women’s on 5 | Time: 6:00PM

Meet Britt Robertson and create your favorite Tommy Girl look for a chance to win a Macy’s shopping spree! | Juniors on 4 | 6:30PM

Get a fresh new look for the Fall! Macy’s Style Expert, Clinton Kelly will be here to answer your style questions and help you prepare for a stylish new season! With any $50 women’s apparel purchase on the day of the event, receive a special gift. | Ready to Wear on 5 | Time: 7:00PM

Create your own Fashion’s Night Out flipbook, enjoy music, nail bars, and grab a refreshing beverage while shopping the night away.

HENRI BENDEL

Join Henri Bendel at our 5th Avenue flagship for Fashion’s Night Out as they dazzle & delight with the help of Cirque Du Soleil’s Zumanity! Transport yourself to Las Vegas with a live Zumanity performance and casino night theme! Other attractions include a personal appearance by Izak Zenou, famed fashion illustrator, & Swarovski crystal customizable FNO T-shirts and phone cases. PLUS! Enjoy cocktails from The Mulberry Project’s mixologists and munch on food from some of NYC’s beloved food trucks.

Henri Bendel will bring Las Vegas to NYC for FNO in partnership with Zumanity and SWAROVSKI: -Zumanity performances – Bespoke cocktails from The Mulberry Project -Prosecco from Cupcake Vineyards® -Illustrator Izak will sign his Bendel girl prints -A purchase of $50 or more will receive a HB striped iPhone case which can be customized with SWAROVSKI -Hair and nail packages from Fekkai – FNO T-Shirts with SWAROVSKI crystals will also be available for purchase.

Fashion Night Out 2012

Can’t decide what to buy?  The official FNO merchandise is available to purchase online now at Shopbop.  This year’s collection features new styles and colors in the always popular T-shirts and totes for men and women, long sleeved for women. The tote is the perfect addition to NY Fashion Week.  Forty percent of proceeds raised from sales will go to the New York City AIDS Fund in the New York Community Trust. Be sure to pick yours up.

To stay up to date with all the events make sure to follow Fashion Night Out on Twitter and like them on Facebook.

For more information and exact times visit fashionnightout.com. Sign up to receive updates so you can plan your evening in advance.  Shop on!!

Sheryl Blasnik

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