With New York’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week around the corner, it’s time to turn the spotlight on the annual and fabulous Fashion’s Night Out, which celebrates its 4th anniversary this year. The brainchild of Vogue editor Anna Wintour in partnership with New York City, Fashion’s Night Out is now a worldwide celebration of chic glamour, and an incentivized evening of shopping. Think: free-flowing champagne and delicious edibles while you shop. Think: celebrities and limited edition offerings. This is an evening not to be missed.
Of course, the beauty industry is offering all sorts of glorious promotions too. Here are just a few of the New York City happenings we love:
Chanel: will debut its latest Rouge Allure Velvet Lipsticks and three new shades of Le Vernis during Fashion’s Night Out. Created exclusively for the September event, the new Twin-Sets de Chanel Nail Colors will retail for $26 each and Lip Colors for $32.50 each. The Twin-sets de Chanel collection will be sold at CHANEL boutiques as of September 6. The NYC flagship is located at 737 Madison Avenue.
Destination Maternity: enjoy candy and mocktails from Dylan’s Candy Bar, get massages courtesy of Mama Mio, get a complimentary skincare consultation from Basq and listen to Sara Gore, host of NBC’s Open House and New York Live, share her design and real estate expertise for making sure your home is ready for baby. At the 28 East 57th Street in NYC location only.
Georgetown Cupcake: not beauty related, but who can’t resist a free cupcake? Seriously. All Georgetown Cupcake locations (Georgetown, Bethesda, SoHo and Newbury) will be open until 11 pm in celebration and will be offering one FREE cupcake per person (customers will be able to choose which flavor they would like) all day long. The New York shop is located at 111 Mercer Street.
Gotham Beauty Lounge: is offering free makeup touchups, a free tote with any purchase, and food by their private chef, The Ginger Man. Gotham Beauty lounge is located at 32 West 40th Street, New York, NY.
Henri Bendel: has a number of things going on. Celebrity favorite India Lee, who has a natural skincare line, will be there to debut new products and answer questions. The store will have performances form Cirque Du Soileil’s Zumanity, special beauty deals all night long, treats from a selection of NYC’s best food trucks, and drinks from Mulberry Project, Cupcake Vinyard, and Smartwater. And later on in the week, Richard Anderson, founder of per-fékt beauty, will be at Henri Bendel on Saturday 9/8 for a demonstration of the brand’s top-selling products. In NYC, Henri Bendel is located at 712 Fifth Avenue.
Jurlique: get a free tote and samples with any purchase, at Jurlique’s Flagship Boutique from 6-8 pm at 477 Madison Avenue. Plus, your will have a chance to experience the limited edition Rose Water Balancing Mist.
NARS Cosmetics: has added two new products to its 413 BLKR line-up, a Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and Duo Eyeshadow, and will be debuting this rockstar combination on Fashion’s Night Out. NARS International Stylist Lena Koro will be on hand creating fashion-forward looks at the 413 Bleecker flagship boutique from 6-9 pm. Visitors to the boutique will receive a complimentary 413 BLKR tote bag and deluxe sample bundle, including a new Lover Mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and Mini Super Orgasm Blush (one per customer, while supplies last).
Olie Biologique’s Twitter party rocks on with the #GreenBeautyonFNO tag. Receive a signature pochette with the purchase of one full and one travel size product at the Olie Biologique boutique at 228 Park Avenue South.
Saks Fifth Avenue: designer Oscar de la Renta will make a personal appearance at the fragrance department to greet guests and introduce his new collection, Essential Luxuries. Other fashion and beauty luminaries who will make an appearance include Frederic Fekkai, Yigal Azrouel, Christian Cota, Questlove and Prabal Gurung. In New York City, Saks is located at 611 5th Avenue.
Scoop NYC: is having the ultimate block party at 875 Washington Street from 6-9 pm, with an appearance by Zac Posen, and the bloggers of Born and Bread. Representatives of BeautyBar.com will be on site to give out deluxe beauty samples including Deborah Lippman nail polish, Jane Iredale mascara, Borghese body cream and Arcona cranberry toner as well as a bounce back card to shop the site.
Yarok Beauty Kitchen: join Real Housewives of New York’s Aviva Drescher and get your hair done by Mordechai Alvow, while experiencing the organic and green beauty goodness from Christopher Drummond Beauty. Enjoy the party and snack on green/organic goodies and juices. Yarok Beauty Kitchen is located at 39 West 19 Street, Suite 610 in NYC.
Fashion’s Night Out is not only in New York. Special events and promotions are available across the country and around the world; you can even celebrate FNO by shopping ONLINE. The fashion and beauty stars will be aligned, so go out and have a fabulous time.