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Fashion's Night Out 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012
Tory Burch, Darren Criss, Kristen Wiig, Taylor Swift, Karlie Kloss, and Justin Bieber sporting their FNO shirts.

The 4th annual Fashion's Night Out (FNO) took place in New York City this past Thursday, September 6th. FNO was an event created by Vogue editor, Anna Wintour, to help stimulate the economy by creating an outlet for friends, celebrities, and fashion goers to support full price retail. This is also a kick off event for Fashion Week and allows stores to stay open until 11 p.m. to hand out swag bags and other deals. Not only does the U.S. participate, but many other countries like Austrailia, Brazil, Japan, Russia, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom have their own night of fashion events and promotions. Many of our favorite celebrities participated in the event this year by supporting some of their favorite designers. Celebrity sitings mostly took place at retailers on Madison and 5th Ave.

- Victoria Beckham & Anna Wintor signed copies of the September Vogue at Bergdorf Goodman. Daren Criss also made an appearance.
- Michael Kors held a karaoke competition with hand picked YouTubers. Guest judges included Nikki Reed, Kate Upton and Debra Messing. The winner won a $5,000 shopping spree.
- Donna Karan had special guest Miss Piggy at her Soho DKNY store along with Karlie Kloss who was selling oatmeal cookies for the FEED Organization.
- Lady Gaga preformed at Guggenheim's black-tie event.
- Diane von Furstenberg was at the Meat Packing District while Solange Knowles was DJ, and Vogue editor, Meredith Melling Burke gave styling tips. 
- Rachel Zoe and Olivia Palermo were at Piperlime's new space for their grand opening. (This would totally be the one I would pick to attend!) This is Piperlime's first physical store.
- Kim Kardahsian was at Lord & Taylor to sign bottles of her new fragrance.
- Bachelorette, Emily Maynard, was at Macy's posing with fans who made a purchase of Benefit Cosmetics while Bethenny Frankel was signing head shots in the intimate section to promote her shape wear.
- Kellen Lutz from "Twilight" went shirtless at his appearance at Bloomingdale's. (ow ow!)
- Stylist Brad Goreski played pictionary at Kate Spade. (LUHHHVE Kate Spade!)
- Stacey London from What Not to Wear stopped in New York and Company to offer styling tips.

Overall, you could say celebrities enjoyed themselves with a night out on the town. Lines were out the door and wrapped around the corner at several venues and you could say many purchases were made. However, I wonder if a middle class shopper, like myself, who is just getting buy in college, would be able to attend this event? Sure, we can go out and see all the great celebs, but are they really deals? Probably not. I'm guessing that $1,000 dress is now $900...Just something to think about!

Anna Wintour and Victoria Beckham signing copies of September Vogue.

Debra Messing and Michael Kors take a break
during the karaoke competition.
Nikki Reed and Kate Upton at Michael Kors.
Solange Knowles, Diance Von Furstenberg, Allison Williams, and Meredith Melling Burke at DVF.
Olivia Palermo and Rachel Zoe at Piperlime.
Kim Kardashian at Lord & Taylor promoting her fragrance True Reflection.

Emily Maynard and Jeff Holm (HOTTIE TOTTIE) promoting Benefit Cosmetics
at the Beauty Best or Bust party.
Nicole Richie and Jennifer Hudson at a QVC event.

X&O,
katie

All celebrity photographs via US Weekly online. Fashion's Night Out header made by me!
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