Fashion's Night Out is tonight! We're just giddy contemplating the dozens of parties around town, planning our evening out among friends, and selecting the perfect pair of platform heels for the occasion, happening Thursday, September 8.
We'll help you get ready to celebrate the third-annual international Vogue initiative and shopping extravaganza that is Fashion's Night Out with our guide to the hottest events near you.
If you adore vintage … Head to Forty Five Ten, 4510 McKinney Avenue, to check out the Decades pop-up shop with special guests Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos, founders of the Los Angeles-based luxury vintage mecca. Tunes by DJ Lucy Wrubel and cocktails sponsored by Moet and Belvedere complete the fashionably fun experience.
If you're young and fashionable… Neiman Marcus' Northpark location, 400 Northpark Center, is teaming up with FD Luxe to throw a killer party featuring top Dallas bloggers Amber Venz, Krystal Schlegel, Bradley Agather, and Alison Gross. DJs Jennifer Miller and Paul Paredes will rock the party while TART bakery provides the sweets to compliment red wine tastings by Chateau Bonnet. Of course, Northpark will also feature many other Fashion's Night Out events at haute boutiques around the center, and the mall will have live music from Brad Hanson, Dallas String Quartet, and Bart Marantz Jazz Ensemble playing throughout the complex.
If you live in the northern suburbs… The Shops at Willow Bend, 6121 W. Park Boulevard in Plano, is throwing what might be one of the most elaborate Fashion's Night Out celebration in the metroplex. The shopping destination will boast numerous parties simultaneously, and our top pick is the On the Go Yoga casual clothing presentation at Neiman Marcus, with the top bloggers from Where Wear in the City.
If you're an Uptown junkie… We recommend shopping the West Village, located at the intersection of Lemmon and McKinney Avenues, during the Fashion's Night Out event, since you'll be able to browse the center's new boutique additions, like Demerara, and snag free Pinkberry at L. Bartlett. We also suggest swinging by Epic Apparel for a quickie feather hair extension, provided for $35 by Feather Your Mane.
If you want to see "North America's Longest Fashion Runway"… Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, is the only place to be. The quarter-mile runway will meander throughout the Galleria complex, and with Jan Strimple Productions helming the show, it's sure to be beyond fashion-forward. Additionally, Fashion Group International will host a ticketed near Nordstrom while The Fashionistas party in their complimentary champagne lounge, which is open to the public from 5 to 9 p.m.
If you want a laid-back yet luxe evening… The Shak at Stanley Korshak, 500 Crescent Court, will host the designers of Sachin + Babi, featuring a runway show highlighting the label's trunk show, music by DJ wish FM, cocktails by Patron and Ultimat Vodka, and lots of raffle and special gifting options.
If you're seeking major style star sightings… Don't miss Highland Park Village's celebration, at the intersection of Mockingbird and Preston; nearly every shop is hosting a major blowout and in the main outdoor spaces, you'll be able to watch runway shows from the busy group at Jan Strimple Productions. Jimmy Choo will team up with D Magazine to launch recently unveiled super-blog, StyleSheet; Hadleigh's will officially open its new location with polish and a prosecco bar; and Scoop will feature a styling event with hosts including yours truly, Lisa Petty, NBCDFW's Annie Potasznik, and Stephanie Quadri.
If you're a Fort Worth fashionista… Neiman Marcus' Fort Worth store, 2100 Green Oaks Boulevard, has you covered. The department store has teamed up with the founders of Go To Girls blog Kim Boyd, Chelsea Ray, and Sarah Smith to throw a fabulous party featuring music by DJ Zoo, Argentinian wine tastings from Bottle Pottery Imports, and local artist Mindy Page.
If you're a chic Collin County resident…Watters Creek in Allen, Texas, 970 Garden Park Drive, is ringing in Fashion's Night Out with parties throughout the complex. Dance to music by Diva G & The High Maintenance on the Watters Creek Green, check out the Barbizon Modeling runway show, and enjoy special offers and in-store events at most boutiques. And, of course, grab a free cocktail and appetizer at The Londoner until 7:30 p.m. to keep you energized while you shop.
Each event will take place the evening of September 8; visit the specific venues online for more information.