We cannot believe Fashion's Night Out is really here. Something like a thousand shopping events are actually happening. Tonight. And they all sound amazing and, in New York, whether they're uptown or downtown, you probably want to go to all of them. While that is simply unrealistic, we are getting some help from Volkswagen, who are providing us with a fancy new 2011 Jetta to transport us and our shopping bags around what in a few short hours will be a total shitshow of a city.
Jealous? Don't be - From now until 12:00 a.m., shoppers can visit two Volkswagen Style Express locations for a ride uptown or downtown in the all-new 2011 Jetta: 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues; and Greene Street between Spring and Prince Streets. If these end up running smoothly and often, it's probably your best bet if you want to play ping pong at Barneys before getting a manicure at the Soho Chanel store.
Otherwise, our advice is to stay in one part of the city. If you try to do to much, you'll end up wasting a ton of time in transit, stressing out and missing things. So, in our final FNO party roundup (until next year), here are some of the main draws in six key neighborhoods that will either help you decide where to hang out or confuse and overwhelm you even more. God Speed. Fifth Avenue/Madison Avenue (Uptown)
Of course there are all the major department stores and designer boutiques, which we've already mentioned.
Also, Tiffany's will be hosting a surprisingly hip bash featuring Mark Ronson on the 1's and 2's hosted by Estee Stanley, stylist to stars like Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. Estee will be dolling out styling tips and outfitting guests in Tiffany's new Yellow Diamonds collection.
DVF and Helmut Lang will be big draws here, as will Jeffrey with appearances by the likes of Jason Wu and Christina Ricci.
The Teen Vogue X ASOS block party will be sure to draw a young and happening crowd. It's all happening on Bleecker & Perry and will feature a cute fashion show.
If you're a boy and/or you like ice cream, check out the Odin store on Lafayette & Broome for Brooklyn Brewery beer and limited edition Guerilla ice cream in collaboration with Shipley & Halmos.
There's also the Phillip Lim/Rag & Bone block party on Mercer and Little Cupcake Bake Shop is providing goodies for Only Hearts and Velita on Mott street.
East Village/Lower East Side
The Bond & Bowery area will likely become hip block party, with events happening at Oak, The Smile, Billy Reid, Rogan, Eva New York and the Bowery Hotel.
COACD and Male Model Madness are collaborating on an event at The Blind Barber on 10th street between A & B. There will be free cocktails and haircuts from 6-9, followed by an after party to celebrate the magazine MMM (Male Model Madness). The party will include a kissing booth and bachelor auction which will be auctioneered by Derek Blasberg.
Bird's three Brooklyn locations (Cobble Hill, Park Slope and Williamsburg) are all hosting worthy events tonight with lots of amazing food.
Franklin Street will be the hub of Greenpoint's Fashion's Night Out, with events at In God We Trust, Hayden-Harnett, Old Hollywood, The Parlour and more.
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