The clock is ticking, the anticipation is rising and the final count down forÂ Fashionâ€™s Night Out has begun. This Friday, onÂ September 10, cities around the world are giving all of usâ€”the ever so fabulous shopaholics, the opportunity to raid the city streets and shop until we drop. With sensuous sweets, sparkling champagne, giveaways, contests, make-up makeovers, assistance from personal shoppers, fashion shows, and appearances by various celebrities, this is a night you donâ€™t want to miss.
Fashion’s Night Out is a globe-spanning extravaganza created by Vougue, Mayor Bloomberg, NYC & Company and the CFDA. The goal of Fashion’s Night Out is to celebrate and support the fashion and retail industries. This does not mean that every store will have record breaking sales, but there will be some incentives for the shoppers that attend any of the events.
After viewing the FNO website I was excited to see all of the designers that are participating. For the curvy plus individuals make sure you check out Marie’s Recap of the Plus Size Events for Â Fashion Night’s Out!
I reallyÂ wish I was there!! But since I canâ€™t make it to New York, I reviewed the line up forÂ San Francisco and I amÂ angst to attend at least one if not all of the events. Based on the list below, San Francisco is in for a treat:
Neiman Marcus: Cosmetic makeovers in the beauty department; a fashion exhibition by Academy of Art University students whose works will be shown at Fashion Week in New York; highlights of Christopher Collins’ collection. Also, DJs will spin while light snacks will be offered; view 17th and 18th century engraved prints from Prints Etc. in the fifth-floor galleries; open until 8 p.m. 150 Stockton St.
Saks Fifth Avenue: DJs from JE Models and Look Modeling Agency will spin in the fifth-floor Fashion Mix lounge; a fashion trivia contest will be conducted; rock-inspired informal modeling will take place; sketch artists will draw you into a fashion sketch at Chloe on the second floor; open until 8 p.m. 384 Post St.
Saks Fifth Avenue: men’s store: On the fifth floor, Vessel nightclub creates fun with music and videos; refreshments will be served to set the tone while shoppers browse the latest collections. The party continues at Vessel, which opens at 8 p.m. for Saks customers participating in Fashion’s Night Out – free admittance for two before 10:30 p.m. and one free drink (must be 21 or older). 220 Post St.
Nordstrom San Francisco Centre: Attend a Girls Getting Gorgeous party, a chance to win a Golden Ticket Fashion Experience that includes a $2,500 shopping spree and closet makeover; trend seminars with a personal shopper; DJ, food treats and cosmetics demonstrations; open until 10 p.m. 865 Market St.
Macy’s Union Square: An appearance by Countess LuAnn de Lesseps from “The Real Housewives of New York”; open until 9 p.m. 170 O’Farrell St.
Bloomingdale’s: Style lounge with informal modeling, small bites and sips from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Westfield Centre, 865 Market St.
Westfield Centre: VIP fashion and beauty event Under the Dome, $10, benefits ArtPoint. More details at westfield.com. 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 865 Market St.
Simayof Jewelers: Free jewelry cleaning and checkup, plus a gift with any purchase of more than $350; open until 9 p.m. 295 Geary St.
Naramacie: Sip bubbly and guess the number of rosebuds in a jar to win a free women’s or men’s shirt of your choice (winner announced the next day); open until 8 p.m. 352 Sutter St.
Burlingame Avenue: Approximately 16 participating retailers, including Trina Turk, Morning Glory, Ralph Lauren, Anthropologie and Les Deux Copines, will offer various refreshments and surprises; open until 9 p.m. Various locations, Burlingame.
From the Bay to LA, Fashion’s Night Out is going to be monumental! Where will you be? Stay tuned into the Curvy Fashionista for the latest updates and recaps as well as the best in plus size fashion treats!