Fashion’s Night Out is less than a month away, but we’re already prepping our schedules. So many stores! So many celebs! So little time!
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be helping you vet your FNO choices. For now, let’s discuss basics. Pretty much every store you can imagine is taking part in the Sept. 8 festivities, which also happens to coincide with the first day of New York Fashion Week. FNO swag is being sold leading up to the event, with 40% of the proceeds going to charity. (We’re particularly fond of the teal and purple tribal print tee.)
We must admit navigating the FNO scene can be super duper intimidating, which is why the debut of the FNO NYC Guide app comes as a bit of a relief! But still, SO MANY OPTIONS. Let’s discuss.
As per usual, a lot of the biggest events are going down in Midtown and on the Upper East Side (read: in and around Fifth and Madison Avenues). Bergdorf is having Michael Kors act as a window mannequin, while Oscar de la Renta signs books, and designers like Joseph Altuzarra take part in a runway show with their dogs. Tilda Swinton and Prabal Gurung will be setting up shop at Saks, and Rachel Zoe (and maybe Bono!) will be at Bloomingdale’s. Of course, there are a slew of downtown events, too. Olivier Theyskens will be holding court at Theory in Meatpacking, Marc Jacobs will be throwing carnivals in the West Village and Soho, and the Victoria’s Secret angels will be hanging out at the VS in the Financial District.
Oh, and the majority of stores haven’t even announced their events yet! Make sure to check back here for all sorts of details in the weeks to come, and take a peek at the FNO website while you’re at it.