As if you really needed an excuse to shop, the second annual Fashion’s Night Out celebration is this Friday, September 10, taking place all over the world. Whether you’re in New York, London, Paris or Bucharest (okay maybe not there), your city has events planned for you to celebrate fashion by shopping, drinking, and hanging out with some famous faces. All the events are open to the public, the only difficulty is choosing what to hit when there’s a party on every block.
Here are our top choices in New York:
What: Photo shoot at John Varvatos
Who: Mick Rock
Where: 122 Spring Street (7-10PM)
Why: Get your portrait taken by legendary rock photographer Mick Rock, who’s photographed everyone from Bowie to Jagger and Iggy Pop if you spend $300 and up at the SoHo store.
What: Meet the fashion icon Tom Ford at Bergdorf Goodman
Who: Tom Ford
Where: Bergdorf Goodman, 2nd Floor (8-8:30PM)
Why: Because he’s the man that breathed life back into Gucci, makes the world’s most lust-worthy menswear and any Tom Ford fragrance purchase signed.
What: The World of Travel from Assouline
Who: Waris Ahluwalia, Pamela Fiori, Tommy Hilfiger, and Rima Suqi
Where: ASSOULINE at The Plaza 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, lobby mezzanine
Why: If the chance to get your picture taken with one of the most famous names in American fashion doesn’t woo you, then the free champagne from 6-8PM should do it.
What: Shipley & Halmos + Guerrilla Ice Cream Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out at Odin New York
Who: Lots of hipster fans of the brand and Brooklyn Brewery beer
Where: Odin New York (Soho), 199 Lafayette St. (6-11PM)
Why: Mingle with the cool kids while drinking local beer.
What: “Love Express”
Who: Supermodel Jessica Stam
Where: Express Soho, 545 Broadway (between Houston and Prince)
Why: Complimentary manicures, tarot card readings, music by the blond supermodel and $30 off each $90 purchase.
What: Guess? No really, that’s the name.
Who: Guess? models and DJ Jolina
Where: 537 Broadway (6-11PM)
Why: Free mini-makeovers, cocktails, and discounts.