All over the country, retailers kick off the start of Fashion Week by hosting huge events in their stores complete with the two most important components of a shopping event: a great sale and alcohol. With over 1,300 stores participating in Manhattan alone, Brooklyn and Queens weren’t too far behind with all the goings-on that evening. Here are some honorable mentions:
Bird celebrated the evening with their Fashion’s Night Out aimed at benefiting City Harvest (a charity for hungry New Yorkers). The night boasted music by DJs, special featured designers, discounts and cocktails for all who flew by.
The plus size resale and vintage store gave away goodie bags to the first 50 people who jumped on their protest bandwagon, joining the fight for more recognition and love of women sizes 14 and up.
The Textile Arts Center
The 3,200 space in an old sweater factory in Park Slope has become a mecca for the fiber art creative design community of Brooklyn. The Fashion’s Night Out celebration was ‘on’ with free workshops on how to repair damaged clothing, natural tie-dyeing, bag-making with Bags for the People, panel discussions, a pop-up shop with top “slow fashion” designers like M2 Jewelry, Odette NY, and reMade USA. What a creative way to spend Fashion’s Night Out and support a fabulous fashion and textile creative community space.
The D.U.M.B.O. location of the upscale ZOE enterprise featured gift bags from Alexander Wang, champagne, DJs, high style and great views from under the bridge! The party continued throughout the evening with discounts and deals from this high-end designer upscale boutique beneath the Manhattan Bridge overpass.
This Astoria one-of-a-kind boutique held a swanky soiree with a special trunk show, DJ, cocktails and discounts to ready shoppers for fall.
The Macy’s at Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst hosted a huge event featuring stylist Daisy Lewellyn as ‘the hostess with the mostest.’ A fabulous fashion show with the new looks of the season along with music, giveaways, and freebies were the hot topics of the evening.
This event will surely go down in history as one of the most talked about celebrity-based events in the fashion universe. It is already being projected that the line up will top last year’s numbers in retail sales and charity contributions. Brooklyn and Queens will continue to be one of the most desirable places to be on Fashion’s Night Out 2011 and beyond!
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