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Your Guide to the Best of Fashion’s Night Out
Oh my, how Fashion’s Night Out has spread across the Puget Sound: Now in its fourth year, the Vogue-led celebration of fall shopping has installments all over our fair city and the Eastside, so much so in fact, it’s nigh impossible to hit everything in an evening. But if you are primed for the challenge, we’ve got the best bets for tomorrow night. Grab your gals, get dressed up and point your GPS to one of these locations:
In case you were curious, I always head to Neiman Marcus for FNO and there is even more of an incentive to do so this year: Our own 2012 Seamless in Seattle winner Erin Roby will be featured with her line at the event. Add in Neiman’s signature fall fashion show (two chances to watch, at 6:30 and 8:30), events at nearby Anthropologie, Hermes (new scarf designs!) and Piazza Sempione, plus late-night happy hour at John Howie Steak from 9-11 p.m., well, this is a sure-fire bet.
In preparation for their upcoming Fashion Week (September 26-30), the Bellevue Collection is hosting the designers who will be featured at their first-ever independent designer fashion show. Find them at an exhibit in Center Court and gawk at wares from the likes of Vian Hunter, Lizzie Parker and Masha Osoianu. Oh, don’t worry, there is plenty of shopping to be had, too.
Peruse luxe University Village for a bevy of fun deals and specials. Madewell will set up a braid bar and give you a free (secret) gift with a $100 purchase; get a $25 coupon when you walk into the door at Eileen Fisher; and bring in a “conundrum garment” (you know, that sweater that you like but never wear because you have no idea what to pair it with) and a J. Crew Style Consultant will work their magic and show you just how to style it this fall.
If you have deep pockets, then downtown’s fashion show may just be for you: Admission ranges from $75-$125, but with participants that include Nordstrom, Baby & Co., Alhambra and Barney’s we bet it will be worth the dough.