Fashion’s Night Out goes on hiatus in the US

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After four years of late-night shopping and free cocktails every September, Fashion’s Night Out takes a break in the U.S.

The event, which will still be take place in select international cities, will not be held September 2013.

The sponsors of the event, Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and NYC & Co., decided to put the event on hiatus so designers and retailers could focus their budgets on specific projects that fit their objectives, according to Women’s Wear Daily.

Fashion’s Night Out, which launched in 2009, was a celebration of shopping in what was at the time needed to jump-start the recession-hit economy in the city.

The 2009 event was a hit so it was held again in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In the four years, Fashion’s Night Out expanded to stores in 500 cities nationwide and 30 cities across the world.

Since then the event has become a big, street festival-style party, where even celebrities come out to play.

“Fashion’s Night Out brought great energy, optimism and enthusiasm to the city’s retailers, who make up a thriving part of our economy. We can always count on fashion industry leaders to use their creativity and savvy to benefit New York City – whether they are helping us recover from a national recession, a national disaster or whatever the next challenge may be,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

Over the past four years, Fashion’s Night Out raised more than $1 million for NYC Aids Fund, and Steven Kolb, chief executive officer of the CFDA told Women’s Wear Daily that they will continue to support this cause in other ways.

While the September party has been canceled in the United States, 19 other countries will be participating in 2013, including first-timers Thailand and Ukraine.

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