Coming up tomorrow night, shoppers around the world will celebrate the second annual Fashion’s Night Out. Sponsored in part by Vogue Magazine and The Council of Fashion Designers of America, FNO equals shows, celebrity appearances, and parties hosted by individual retailers and shopping centers between the hours of 6 and 11 P.M.
But fun isn’t the only goal of this massive event. Fashion’s Night Out also aims to stimulate the fashion industry’s economy and raise money for charity.
Here in Dallas, we’ve seen an increase in the number of FNO events over last year, as well as in the variety of activities planned. In order to squeeze every last drop out of the evening, we’ve mapped out an itinerary of essential stops. Choose one or all, add a party dress and shop the night away.
Stop 1: Neiman Marcus
The grand dame of Dallas shopping will host multiple events at its NorthPark Center location, beginning at 6 P.M. Highlights include the World of Gucci Lounge in designer handbags and lots of sweets at a candy buffet in the CUSP boutique. Hey, you’re gonna need the energy.
Stop 2: Nordstrom
While you’re at NorthPark, stop into Nordstrom to pick up a tee, tote, or hoodie to commemorate the occasion. Forty percent of the proceeds from sales of FNO merchandise will benefit the New York City AIDS Fund.
Stop 3: Vince
As the party swings into full gear, get yourself to Vince in Highland Park Village. Texas’ only outpost of the designer sportswear boutique will host David Woo, author of Top Dogs and Their Pets, and guests are invited to bring their own four-legged friends. The party starts at 7, and complimentary beverages will be served.
Stop 4: Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo
Just a few steps from Vince, Dallas’ brand-new Christian Louboutin boutique will be previewing its spring collection. And if that doesn’t fill up your shoe wish list, head a few doors down to Jimmy Choo, where you might also score a “special give-away”.
Stop 5: Chanel
Wrap up the evening with a relaxing manicure at Chanel in Highland Park Village. Polished to perfection by a professional from Frédéric Fekkai Salon, you’ll be ready to take on the remainder of the weekend in style.