Let the shopping begin. As if some of us really need a reason to walk retail stores leisurely, but, if you happen to be of the small breed of people who do need a reason, consider this your lucky day. No, we don’t have a rich Uncle named Phil of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fame, but, we do have the latest on the once a year event, Fashion’s Night Out.
Now in its 3rd year, Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative originally created to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry’s economy during the recession. Well that’s at least the feel good story, we at Urban Professor have found it to be the official kick-off to NY Fall Fashion Week, and what better way to kick such a week off than being hosted and courted by the finest brands in retail, especially when the courtship is free and tasty.
From 6:00PM – 11:00PM, the public is encouraged to participate in the fashion celebration, known for random celebrity sightings, in-store deejays, free food and wine, and sometimes great sales, Fashion’s Night Out has become the anticipated night for fashion aficionados and culture seekers alike.
So whether you secretly lust for Hermes or you’re looking to find out more about some brand mentioned by the “Swag Elite,” Fashion’s Nite Out is the playground of playgrounds for those with fashion flair, so change into your play clothes and for tonight only it’s alright to stay out pass the time that the street lights come on.