Fashion’s Night Out welcomes all divas and fashionistas


Celebrity couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic host Fashion's Night Out at The Shoppes at The Palazzo on Sept. 8 at 6 p.m.

Celebrated in more than 100 cities in 15 countries, “Fashion’s Night Out” comes to Vegas for the second year in a row.

Created in 2009 by “Vogue” magazine, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company and the City of New York, this event brings back the fun to shopping. FNO highlights the fashion industry with fall fashion showcases, live runway shows, giveaways, parties and much more.  

“Fashion’s Night Out is a celebration of fashion,” said Janet LaFevre, senior marketing manager at the The Shoppes at The Palazzo and The Grand Canal Shoppes. “A lot of Strip retail properties are really embracing this event. Combined, we have over 120 retailers that will be supporting this year.”

The Fashion Show mall will showcase runway shows featuring clothes from Saks Fifth Avenue and Pinto Ranch. The Fashion Show will also include complimentary “Secrets of a Stylist” seminars. Popular Vegas act Zowie Bowie will perform live inside Neiman Marcus and shoppers at Saks Fifth Avenue can enter to win a tote bag from Manolo Blahnik.

You may have had palm or card readings in the past, but how often can you get a lipstick reading? At The Shoppes at The Palazzo, you can enjoy complimentary lipstick readings at the Kiss & Tell Cosmetics Bar. Sip on complimentary champagne while looking at the exclusive jewelry collection at Barneys New York

If you can’t get enough, FNO continues the celebration into the late-night hours. Dance the night away while sipping on savory FNO-tini cocktails and watching live runway shows during Old School Wednesday at Lavo and Worship Thursday at Tao inside the Venetian.

And speaking of Venetian, the hotel’s Grand Canal Shoppes (as well as Fashion Show mall and The Shoppes at The Palazzo) gives shoppers a chance to win a trip for two to Hawaii, a $500 shopping spree and hotel accommodations.

FNO2On Sept. 8, Forum Shops at Caesars Palace features events from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. These include the naming of Las Vegas’ Best Designer and an appearance by the hotel’s headliner, crooner and fashion icon Matt Goss. The one-night-only event will also offer an evening of fashion shows, in-store events giveaways, restaurant specials and in-store events. These include in-store refreshments at Custo Barcelona, DKNY, Giuseppe Zanotti, James Perse, St. John, Swarovski, Tadashi, and Vilebrequin. Michael Kors will have chocolates, champagne and a raffle, while Montblanc will feature a fine jewelry trunk show. Dance the night away with live DJ sets and parties at Y-3, H&M and Emilio Pucci or treat yourself to complimentary facials and martinis inside Fresh and mini-makeovers and refreshments at GUESS and GUESS by Marciano.

In addition to these stores, there will also be FNO menu items, signature drinks, activities and special offers at restaurants like Max Brenner – Chocolate by the Bald Man, P.J. Clarke’s, Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab, Planet Hollywood, Spago, The Palm Las Vegas, Trevi Italian Restaurant, BOA Steakhouse  and Sushi Roku.

Crystals at CityCenter will include live entertainment from soul indie band Fitz and the Tantrums and Nevada Pops Jazz Trio, unique in-store activities and complimentary cocktails and appetizers from Todd English P.U.B., Mastro’s Ocean Club, Beso Steakhouse and Social House, to name a few.  If you purchase merchandise from Fendi, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Lanvin this weekend, part of the proceeds will go to local charities. Shopping for a cause is a win-win for everyone.

“We expect this year to blow everyone away,” said Judy Stone, director of marketing for Crystals.

Indulge in even more FNO festivities at multiple stores (including Ben Sherman and Betsey Johnson) inside Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops. For more information and a list of other participating stores on the Las Vegas Strip, you can also check out Fashion’s Night Out website.

The annual shopping extravaganza begins Thursday, Sept. 8. Some events will last all weekend. We suggest you give your gals a call immediately and start planning your fashion-filled weekend trip to Vegas.


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