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Fashion Night Out & Online Fashion Week

We’ve mapped our night out and planned our night in. Have you?

Written by . Published on September 6th 2011.

Fashion Night Out & Online Fashion Week

VOGUE’S Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an after ours shopping extravaganza taking place across the globe this September. FNO’s purpose is to celebrate our love for fashion and retail and recognise its importance, inviting celebrities and designers to mingle with fashion forward shoppers for the third year in a row.

Last year 270 stores in central London participated, and this year’s set to be even bigger. The fashion party of the year kicks off in Russia on Tuesday 6 September, followed by Spain on the Wednesday 7 September. The all important UK event takes place on Thursday 8 September  along with Portugal, Australia, Brazil (Sau Paulo), France, Germany, Italy, Korea and Mexico. Brazil (Rio) will hold another event on the Friday 9 September, while Taiwan and India’s falls on Saturday 10 September. China follows on the 11th, finishing in Greece and Turkey on the 15th.

Both designer and high street stores will offer exclusive gifts designed for the night, limited edition keepsakes and money off selected products. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Kids Company, a children’s charity which protects and provides support to deprived children and teenagers.

If this sounds just up your street, then the capital has plenty of FNO action. Catwalk your way down New Bond Street to purchase Miu Miu’s exquisite mini bags in mink, suede and nappa leather (Miu Miu, 150 New Bond Street, W1S 2TU).

Similarly, fashion icon and Kate Moss BFF, Stella McCartney is offering an elegant, limited-edition gold chain bracelet from the store on Bruton Street (Stella McCartney, 30 Bruton Street, W1J 6QR).

Or for a budget buy, high street favourite, Accessorize is slashing their prices by 20 per cent between 6-9pm at the Oxford Street store (Accessorize, 386 Oxford Street, W1C 2DX).

If you’re head over heels for all things shoes, clip clop your way onto Jimmy Choo’s red carpet, where you’ll mingle among the glittering guest list and be snapped for their online gallery (Jimmy Choo, 27 New Bond Street, W1S 2RH).

For the more camera shy shoe fan, Aldo are reissuing their sold-out spring hit: the Aldo X Julian Louie shoe in this year’s fashion forward autumn shades (Aldo, 184-188 Oxford Street, W1D 1NP).

You’d imagine running around the most exciting night on the shopping calendar would leave you weak at the knees with hunger, but do not fret (or faint) just yet, as complimentary canapés and Champagne will be (free) flowing all night long.

Wash down Thomas Pink’s Hummingbird Bakery cupcakes (Thomas Pink, 85 Jermyn Street, SW1Y 6JD) with a signature cocktail at Diane Von Furstenburg (Diane Von Furstenburg , 25 Bruton Street, Mayfair, W1J 6QH) or enjoy the British-classic, toad in a whole at Mulberry  (Mulberry, 171-175 Brompton Road, SW3 1NF).

Fashion Night Out AppFashion Night Out app

You can also download the Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out app from iTunes to stay in the loop of what’s going to be fashion’s biggest party to date. You’ll also find a helpful map directing you to the shops we’ve suggested as well as other favourites.

Too much, too soon? If you haven’t budgeted for a shopping spree in September then fear not - from 9am on Monday 5 December – 6pm on Friday 9 December, you can enjoy a similar shopping extravaganza from the comfort of your own home.

Vogue.com is launching Online Fashion Week, an online fashion blog offering shoppers the perfect start to their Christmas wish list. Originally named Fashion Night In, Online Fashion Week will direct all online shoppers to exclusive offers and never-seen-before collections. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity. Online Fashion Week is tipped to be bigger and better than last year, featuring exclusive shopping deals and videos of retailers styling their collections. Dolly Jones, editor of Vogue.com said: “It is exactly like London Fashion Week, online.”



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