America’s Premier Shopping Places, a collection of shopping and dining destinations located throughout the USA is joining in the celebration of Fashion’s Night Out, an annual event celebrating style and fashion around the world.
Last year’s Fashion’s Night Out featured events in 18 countries and more than 4,500 events in the United States, featuring special limited-edition products, celebrity appearances and unforgettable performances. Many of America’s Premier Shopping Places located in popular travel destinations will welcome visitors with a wide variety of celebrity appearances, fashion shows, beauty makeovers, special gifts and more. The following is a sampling of events and activities sure to delight travelers from near and far.
Visitors to Chicago will be able to enjoy 14 days of fashion fun at Water Tower Place during The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by Mastercard. The event starts August 24th and culminates on Fashion’s Night Out, September 6th. The highlight of Water Tower Place’s programming is the ultra-chic In Fashion Lounge, designed by international design agency Majeur Won, which will feature a series of special events ranging from styling workshops, and fashion shows, to hair, makeup, skincare and cooking demonstrations. Throughout The Magnificent Mile Shopping FestivalTM visitors to Water Tower Place will receive special offers from select retailers and can enter for a chance to win a $500 Water Tower Place gift card by visiting the In Fashion Lounge. On Fashion’s Night Out, September 6th, from 6pm-8pm, visitors will experience fashion, food and fun from three of the world’s fashion meccas: London, Milan and Paris. For the two hours, visitors will experience a variety of fashions events and special offers while lingering through London on Level 2, Mixing and mingling in Milan on level 4, perusing Paris style on Level 6, with a grand American design party in the U.S.A. on level 7. For further details and event information, visit shopwatertower.com/events.
Visitors to Honolulu’s Ala Moana Center will help kick off “The Fall Fashion Event” consisting of four days of events including runway fashion shows, entertainment, exclusive gift-with-purchase offers, in-store demonstrations, cocktail receptions, a Las Vegas trip give away and more. Highlights include a special appearance and fall fashion workshop by NBC’s TODAY show style editor Bobbie Thomas, and runway shows produced by local award-winning designer Amos Kotomori, featuring chic fall styles from participating Ala Moana Center merchants, including Jimmy Choo, Diane von Fursternberg, Juicy Couture and more. Shoppers who bring two gently used items to donate to Dress for Success can enjoy a special night with Celebrity Fashion Expert Bobbie Thomas. Eligible shoppers will receive entrance to a VIP area that includes a special fashion Q&A session, refreshments, mini makeovers, and a photo and autograph session with Bobbie. Tech savvy shoppers can tweet their fashion questions to Bobbie using the hashtag #TFFE12 and @BobbieThomas. Shoppers who tweet their questions will have a chance to win VIP seating for two at Girls’ Night Out, be the first in line to have a photo take with Bobbie and receive a special gift. For more information about The Fall Fashion Event at Ala Moana Center (September 6 – 9) please visit AlaMoanaCenter.com.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Visitors to The Shoppes at The Palazzo, Thursday, September 6, will witness a not-to-be-missed Fashion’s Night Out fete. George Kotsiopoulos, fashion expert, celebrity stylist and co-host of E!’s “Fashion Police,” will headline the chic celebration for fashionistas everywhere. Notable evening highlights include a $1,000 shopping spree, a Q&A with George, top fall picks from retailers at The Shoppes and a chance to enter to win a trip for two to Hawaii, complete with a $500 shopping spree at Ala Moana Center and a three-night stay at The Modern Honolulu. The stylish soiree continues throughout the evening and weekend with live entertainment including lipstick readings at the Kiss & Tell Beauty Bar, Style Horoscopes and Secrets of a Stylist Seminars. Gift-with-purchase offerings include a China Glaze complimentary nail polish kit with purchase of $250 or more and a $75 dining gift card to participating restaurants, including LAVO, TAO, Public House, The Capital Grille and Maggiano’s Little Italy, with a spend of $750 or more. New this year, world-renowned Canyon Ranch SpaClub® will have a pop-up salon featuring complimentary mini spa services along with a $1,000 spa giveaway. For additional information visit facebook.com/TheGrandCanalShoppes.
Visitors to Miami will have the chance to join celebrities, models, designers, editors and fashionistas as they descend upon the upscale shops of Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables, Florida for fashion’s most iconic extravaganza. The highlight of Fashion’s Night Out is a live runway fashion show featuring the latest fall fashions from participating retailers including Adolfo Dominguez, Azzurro, Francesca’s Collections, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Tommy Bahama, Swarovski and 120% Lino. The stylish soirees continue with the debut of Fashion’s Weekend Out, September 7 – 9, a weekend of chic parties and shopping with local fashion icons, all benefitting Fashionably Conscious. Nordstrom and many other Village of Merrick Park stores will be hosting in-store events. Neiman Marcus will celebrate with a Fall Trend Fashion Show hosted by Shireen Sandoval of DECO DRIVE and co-styled by Ocean Drive magazine editor-in-chief, Suzy Buckley, plus mini mani’s, a Braid Bar, and cocktails prepared by mixologists from some of Miami’s renowned hot spots. For more details visit villageofmerrickpark.com.
Visitors to Christiana Mall will enjoy the ultimate fashion soirée as Delaware’s premiere shopping destination celebrates Fashion’s Night Out, September 6 from 6 – 11 pm. Guests can relish in the fun and excitement of this celebration of fashion, taking advantage of special retailer offers, fabulous giveaways, in-store demo parties, gifts-with- purchase and celebrity appearances. Shoppers visiting the “Style Lounge” will have the opportunity to meet New Jersey Housewife, Melissa Gorga. Other highlights include “Fashion on the Streets” featuring fashionable freeze modeling, beauty bars and photo opportunities, Style Savvy with Kim Krzanowski and Fashion Pop Up Shops showcasing the hottest fashion trends and tips, and a chance to win a closet makeover and a $250 Mall Gift Card for new fashions and accessories. Shoppers who spend $75 in mall purchases and donate any new or slightly used business attire, heels or accessory to support “Mom’s House Wilmington” will receive a $15 Mall Gift Card. For information, call (302) 731-9815 or visit www.shopchristianamall.com.
San Antonio, Texas
Visitors to San Antonio will have the chance to join local celebrities, walk the red carpet and discover their own unique styles, Thursday, September 6, as part of “Macy’s What’s Your Style?” at The Shops at La Cantera, on Fashion’s Night Out, the world’s most iconic fashion extravaganza. Fearless fashionista, classic cover girl, sporty stylist or glamour goddess? Each guest of “Macy’s What’s Your Style?” will have the opportunity to identify her own personal style, then take it to the runway for a chance to win a $500 Macy’s Gift Card. Other highlights include special retailer offers and giveaways, a beauty lounge featuring Project Dior Beauty and Fragrance by Christian Dior, brought to you by Derma SA, billboard DJ tunes, tasty bites, and some serious shopping. The first 200 guests will receive special Fashion’s Night Out swag bags.
Woodlands, Texas (Houston Area)
Visitors to the Houston Area, Thursday, September 6, will be treated to special retailer offers, fabulous giveaways, a special gift-with-purchase offer, entertainment and more as part of Fashion’s Night Out, a global event to celebrate fashion. The highlight of Fashion’s Night Out at The Woodlands Mall will be a full runway show featuring fashions from the latest fall and holiday collections of center retailers. The first 150 guests to take their seats at the show will receive swag bags filled with souvenirs, coupons and gifts, including a copy of the latest edition of reviewit Magazine, a glossy printed and online magazine chronicling the finest in beauty, business, dining, entertainment, fashion, interior design, and society buzz in The Woodlands, Conroe and Spring. For more information visit thewoodlandsmall.com or call (281) 363-3409.
Arlington, Texas (Dallas Area)
Visitors to the Dallas Area will be surrounded by “all things beautiful” when Beauty Rocks! returns to The Parks at Arlington in Arlington, Texas. The high-energy beauty fest, featuring beauty experts, products and demonstrations from Bare Escentuals, Bath & Body Works, MAC Cosmetics, Sephora and national cosmetic retailers, will help women discover the freshest looks for fall. Stylists from Toni & Guy will also be on hand, demonstrating new trends for hair and offering one-on-one consultations.