By now you’ve heard about Fashion’s Night Out, the biggest shopping night of the entire year where retailers are pulling out all the stops to get us all shopping again. Where to go on September 10th when literally every retailer in town is participating in this non-stop fashion and shopping party? Here are my picks for the best of the night when it comes to fabulous boutiques:
3.1 Phillip Lim in Soho will be refabricating and updating five signature styles from his past collections for the current fall season. The limited-size run of these signature styles will be revealed and sold only on Fashion’s Night Out between 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. at all 3.1 phillip lim stores in New York, L.A., and Tokyo. The genius designer himself will make an appearance that night at the SoHo store and some special guests will be on hand to lend personal styling tips as you sip, shop and groove to music curated for the night.
Kirna Zabete is celebrating its tenth anniversary in conjunction with Fashion’s Night Out on the 10th and this retail star is pulling out all the stops. Their favorite New York–based designers—Narciso Rodriguez, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, Thakoon Panichgul, Jason Wu, and Peter Som—will be on hand to debut their exclusive items for Kirna Zabête: Peter Som limited-edition aprons, Proenza Schouler print tote bags, Thakoon one-of-a-kind dresses, Narciso Rodriguez photo collages, and Jason Wu fall 2009 fashion sketches.
ADAM by Adam Lippes is throwing a fabulous little soiree, with music by the renowned DJ Phresh, cocktails and two signature items available that night. ADAM has partnered with Havaianas to offer guests and shoppers personalized and custom-made ADAM T-shirts and flip flops. Shoppers can stamp their name or any other designed art available at the store on any purchased T-shirt and they can also choose straps, color combinations and any other details for one-of-a-kind flip flops. This shopping groove fest will go until 1:00 am, so be sure to take a disco nap and plan accordingly.
Kate Spade has decided to spice up the night with cha-cha lessons on the city streets while sipping Havana Highballs, followed by shopping of their debut clothing collection and our limited-edition Fashion’s Night Out tote.
Opening Ceremony is hosting a super-festive block party featuring food, music, and special edition merchandise. Expect appearances from Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, Delfina Delettrez Fendi, and Alexander Wang and Scott Sternberg of Boy/Band of Outsiders, where each designer will offer goods made exclusively for Fashion’s Night Out, sold out of the back of custom cars tailored to each designer’s aesthetic. Sshoppers will enjoy DJ sets by special friends as well as food and refreshments from neighborhood vendors.
Patricia Field will keep the party going late into the night with a midnight raffle, custom airbrush demonstrations, trunk shows from A-Morir by Kerin.Rose, Tom Tom Fashions, and Pavon by Luz & Victoria. Tom Tom Fashions will be customizing those fabulous Fashion’s Night Out T-shirts in his unique rock-’n’-roll-glamour style. Refreshments will be on hand and the fabulous Patricia Field will make an appearance. It’s a don’t miss.
Stay tuned to FSB for more of our picks for Fashion’s Night Out. Next up is pop-up shops!