Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fashion's Night Out Invades Miami TONIGHT!

Fashion's Night Out is a global initiative, sponsored by Vogue magazine and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). The first event took place in New York City in 2009 as a means to encourage consumers to shop and support the fashion industry during the tough economic climate.

In 2010 the event expanded, taking place in Australia, Brazil, China, London, Paris, Berlin, Greece, India, Milan, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey!

This year's event takes place on Sept. 8 at several Miami shopping meccas, with giveaways, events, runway shows, designer appearances, and more! 

Don't miss out on these amazing Fashion's Night Out events:

The sketch that will be featured on the
Tote Bag. (Design by student fashion
designer Melanie Figueroa Nieves)
More than 75 stores will offer everything from live music to discounts, gifts with purchase and other promotions. The first 150 shoppers who show same day receipts for more than $150 in the mall will receive a special Fashion’s Night Out tote bag at the MasterCard concierge desk.

A runway fashion show and exhibit, "Decades of Passion for Fashion," created with celebrity stylist Danny Santiago of "Sex and the City" and "Sex and the City 2," will begin at 7 p.m. in the mall’s fountain court.
Stylist Danny Santiago (center)

Macy’s will have a fall fashion presentation hosted by Jill Zarin of "The Real Housewives of New York" at 6:30 p.m. The first 100 shoppers who spend $50 or more at Macy’s can meet Zarin, receive her autographed picture and get a complimentary cosmetics clutch.

Aventura Mall is located at 19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura. For more information please contact 305-935-1110 or visit and Facebook. Please see this link for more information about the Fashion's Night Out event at Aventura Mall.

Beginning at 6 p.m., the mall will host events including music by DJ Ess & Emm, complimentary cocktails, light bites and informal modeling. Shoppers can enjoy a photo booth session with a $25 purchase from any retailer.

More than 40 stores are participating with food, drink, discounts, gifts with purchase or performances.
Neiman Marcus is planning a major event, in partnership with Ocean Drive Magazine, including a fall trends fashion show on an elevated runway, music by DJ Rascal, complimentary ping pong, a "Bordeaux Beauty Bar" with mini-manicures, a photo booth, and Grey Goose cocktails from the professional mixologists at some of Miami's finest restaurants: Soho Beach House, Sra. Martinez, Sustain restaurant + bar, and STK.

“We wanted to really do it up this year,’’ said Neiman Marcus Coral Gables spokeswoman Katharine Rubino.

Nordstrom will also celebrate, offering specialty cocktails at an open "mega-bar," informal modeling, and the chance to enter to win a $500 shopping spree.

Village of Merrick Park is located at 358 San Lorenzo Ave, Coral Gables. For more information please contact 305-529-0200 or visit and Facebook. Please see this link for more information about the Fashion's Night Out event at Village of Merrick Park. 

The open-air mall will have a special welcome tent featuring fashion vignettes, cosmetics demonstrations, hors d’oeuvres from Macy’s Taste Bar and cocktails by Blue Martini Kendall.
Various stores will participate, including Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, A√©ropostale, Banana Republic, Brighton Collectibles, Brooks Brothers, Cach√©, Flip Flop Shops, Francesca’s Collections, Nine West, Norka and Pac Sun

The Falls is located at 8888 SW 136 Street, Miami. For more information please contact 305-255-4570 or visit and Facebook. Please see this link for more information about the Fashion's Night Out event at The Falls. 

Neiman Marcus is partnering with Plum Miami Magazine to host a fall trends fashion show, with music by DJ Affect, bites by Il Mulino New York, Texas de Brazil and Divine Delicacies Cakes and lipstick portraits by Lipstick Artists.

Chloe is hosting an event with champagne and music from DJ Johnny the Boy. A Polaroid instant mobile printer will be available to link to shoppers’ cameras or smart phones, to print shots of fashion or partygoers.

"We’d love for people to come and have fun with us and enjoy their time," said Jose Manrique, store manager for Chloe at Bal Harbour.

Yves Saint Laurent will offer champagne and gourmet macaroons. The store is donating 15 percent of the evening’s proceeds to the Bass Museum of Art.

Fendi will donate 20 percent of proceeds from the evening’s purchases to the Wolfsonian-FIU.

Bal Harbour Shops is located at 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour (Miami). For more information please contact 305-866-0311 or visit and Facebook. Please see this link for more information about the Fashion's Night Out event at Bal Harbour. 

At least 13 retailers will participate in the evening’s activities, including The Webster at Luminaire, Marni, Maison Martin Margiela, Duncan Quinn, Anya Ponorovskaya, En Avance, Tomas Maier, Kiliwatch Miami, Nectar de Stagni, Sebastien James, Turchin Love & Light Collection, I on the District and Y-3.

Shoppers also can enjoy complimentary Grey Goose cocktails at Oak Plaza on 39th Street. And there will be live musical performances by Agape and Artofficial from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Palm Court, said Anna Williams, vice president of marketing for Dacra, developers of the Design District.

The Design District is located between North 36th Street to the south, North 43rd Street to the north, West First Avenue to the west and Biscayne Boulevard to the east (please see this map). For more information please contact 305-531-8700 or visit and Facebook. Please see this link for more information about the Fashion's Night Out event in the Design District. 

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