Fashion's Night Out events on Long Island
The annual shopping spree known as Fashion's Night Out is set for Thursday night, the fourth year the extravaganza has invited the public to get in on the Fashion Week action.
In New York City, heavy duty names like Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors will make appearances (see the entire schedule at fashionsnightout.com). But Long Island shoppers don't need a red carpet invitation -- or even a train ticket -- to join the fun.
Local stores will pamper patrons with freebies ranging from cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to styling, giveaways and fashion shows during the event, an initiative celebrated at retail destinations all over the world.
"At Walt Whitman, we love hosting events for the night to get people excited about our store and about shopping," says Diane Wallace, marketing director at Saks Fifth Avenue in Huntington Station. "We can't wait to share the new fall fashions -- there are some really beautiful trends happening this season."
Here are some highlights on the Island:
Check out a casual fashion show and join the tea party, where you can browse the new fall collections from a selection of British designers, including Burberry, LK Bennett and Ted Baker, from 1 to 4 p.m. Or head over to the brand new Shop for Petites on the upper level, where you'll be showered with sweets and gifts from Michael Kors, Not Your Daughter's Jeans and more, 1 to 5 p.m.
Get styled from head to toe in BCBGMAXAZRIA from 6 to 9 p.m. Post your new look on Instagram with hashtag #BCBGFNO and you could win a $1,000 BCBGMAXAZRIA wardrobe.
1 Main St., East Hampton
Shop while sipping sparkling lemonade and enjoying hors d'oeuvres and a DJ from 6 to 7 p.m. Save $100 on any purchase of $400 or more.
Stop by Beauty Bar's Lip Touch Up Bar and Lounge in the front of the restaurant Toku starting at 5 p.m., where you can try the Exude lipstick line. At 6 p.m., diners will see an informal fashion show featuring fall styles from Bottega Veneta, Fendi, Gucci, Lanvin and Alexander McQueen. Dinner reservations are recommended.
Enjoy free makeovers and drinks at the Trish McEvoy and Bobbi Brown makeup counters or get a nail polish change by Chanel while DJ Nick Russo gets the party going from 6 to 9 p.m. Snack on light bites and Godiva chocolates, and sample wines from Peconic's Rafael vineyard. Pick up a card at the entrance and join a fashion treasure hunt throughout the store.
Alice + Olivia
This slumber party-themed celebration will feature '80s music, chick flicks, sweet treats and palm readers. Shoppers also can get free manicures, have their hair done at the braid bar, or stop by the fake tattoo booth and charm bracelet station from 6 to 8 p.m.
Alex and Ani
38 Jobs Lane, Southampton
Celebrate from 6 to 8 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and a raffle featuring an eco-friendly bangle set of five bracelets designed by Carolyn Rafaelian. Plus, get one free flat charm bangle with any purchase of $100 or more.
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