NYFW: A guide to Fashion's Night Out

<span class="Apple-style-span">Fashion's Night Out is your invitation to an evening of shopping and free partying. </span>

 

 

Fashion's Night Out is your invitation to an evening of shopping and free partying. This Thursday, stores all over the world will be offering up champagne, music, pampering, fashion shows, celebrity appearances and more, all in the name of jump-starting the floundering fashion
industry. The question is: Where to go? We edited down the retail happenings that will help kick-start New York Fashion Week.

 

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Barneys New York
660 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Mingle with designers such as Narciso Rodriguez, Mary Kate, and Ashley Olsen, Thom Browne and Alexander Wang. Wang will even be teaching shoppers how to work the runway with a special catwalk lesson.
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Calvin Klein Collection
654 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065
The women's wear and men's wear creative directors of Calvin Klein, Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli, will be on hand to greet shoppers and dole out fashion advice. Hot model/musician Jamie Burke will play the guitar.
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Bloomingdale's
1000 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Billed as a freebie bonanza, Bloomingdale's will be plying shoppers with free food, drinks, beauty treatments, designer treats and the music of Howie Day. The night will also include Hollywood costume displays and a Madame Tussauds exhibit.Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Livemusic.pngThumbnail image for freeeatsanddrinks.pngThumbnail image for Freetreatmentsandproducts.png

Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10020
They've got so many celebs coming, they're breaking out the red carpet. Pop-up store is the idea of the night with William Rast founders Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala celebrating theirs in one area of the department store and Donna Karan launching hers in another. The night will also include 1,000 cosmetic giveaways and free sweets and tarot card readings. Coco Rocha will also be sharing her beauty secrets alongside the legendary Bobbi Brown. Meanwhile, Giuseppe Zanotti will make an appearance on the shoe floor.
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Catherine Malandrino
652 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
Dubbed as "Paris meets New York Marche," Catherine Malandrino's party will be a street fair of Moulin Rougesque magnitudes, with live dancers performing in the store windows and a performance by Les Nubians. You can also expect Marie Belle chocolates, triple crepe cart and Cointreau cocktails.
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Versace
647 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Christopher Kane's new collection for Versus has created more than a whisper among fashion editors this season, and this party is sure to add to the excitement. Models Chanel Iman, Jessica Joffe and Hana Soukupova will be attending in addition to Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen. The Misshapes will DJ, helping you loosen up enough to break out your credit card as you sip on vodka martinis.
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Jimmy Choo
716 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10065

Witness a full-on fashion photo shoot. Angela Lindvall will model Jimmy Choo's autumn/winter '09 collection. The shoot will be styled by Tamara Mellon and photographed by Sean Thomas. Vogue editors will also be on-hand to give shoppers styling tips.

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The Plaza Beauty by Warren-Tricomi
The Plaza
1 West 58h Street
New York, NY 10019
Make this your last stop after a night of shopping and partying. Sjal and Comfort Zone representatives will give free mini-facials, hand massages and a variety of other treatments. You'll leave with skincare samples from brands such as Lisa Hoffman, and the opportunity to win a day of beauty at the Warren-Tricomi Salon.
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Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream
456 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012
Pharrell Williams will be at the cash register in his Soho flagship store. He'll be rolling out exclusive new BBC releases for the night and a few special surprises.
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Opening Ceremony
35 Howard Street
New York, NY 10013
It will probably be the most fashionable car boot sale you will ever see: Alexander Wang, Rodarte and Proenza Schouler will all be selling exclusive goods, literally out of the back of customized vans and cars. Erin Wasson and Wayne Lee will also drop by. The evening will also
include beer and snacks from local vendors and music by Lissie Trullie and Vampire Weekend members Ezra and Rostam.
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