This year, more than 1,000 stores in NYC alone are participating in FNO. So how do you navigate the city’s ultimate party scene? You start with a foolproof game plan for free booze. To help you have the best time, sip on the best bubbly and score the most free goodies, we’ve highlighted our top events. See you there! Just remember who clued you in to free Chanel manis before you swipe the last lobster roll.
812 Washington St., 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Party at Intermix’s newest boutique with Rachel Zoe, who’ll be making an appearance. Sip on cocktails by local hot spots such as STK and The Darby while you check out the limited-edition FNO collection from brands such as Helmut Lang, J Brand and Rag & Bone.
2: Bruce Weber Presents Weberbilt
848 Washington St. at The Biergarten at The Standard
212-226-0814, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Photographer Bruce Weber’s jam party celebrating the launch of Weberbilt, his new underwear and T-shirt line, includes music courtesy of Josh Cocktail, Loggy and Big Red along with refreshments and surprises.
3: Christian Louboutin
59 Horatio St., 212-255-1910 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Two limited-edition FNO styles — the Daffodile Brodee platform pump and the Sweety Charity Brodee cross-body bag — will make their debut. Stylists from Frederic Fekkai will be on hand to treat shoppers to fancy hairdos. Plus: Grey Goose cocktails, music and treats.
4: Stella McCartney
429 W. 14th St., 212-255-1556, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Alexa Chung will man the turn tables while you sip on Acai berry cocktails and take pictures in the photo booth.
5: Rebecca Taylor
34 Gansevoort St., 212-704-0607, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Enjoy cocktails, cake pops and tunes from Brooklyn band Avan Lava, along with DJ performances by Narcisse & Fischerspooner’s Ian Pai & Le Chev. Rock your favorite Rebecca Taylor look and you’ll be entered to win two tickets to the designer’s fashion show.