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Every Open-to-the-Public NYFW Event You Need to Know About

Mark your calendars!
The finale walk at Rebecca Minkoff spring 2016. Photo: Imaxtree

The finale walk at Rebecca Minkoff spring 2016. Photo: Imaxtree

We'll admit, we editors often take the privilege of attending a week-long cavalcade of fashion shows and parties that are industry-exclusive for granted. With that in mind, we've rounded up all the best events that are open to the public and taking place during New York Fashion Week, which kicks off on Sept. 7. From makeovers with beauty experts to a fashion show at Madison Square Garden, we have a feeling there's something for everyone. Mark your calendars!

John Varvatos "From New Heights"
Westfield World Trade Center, 185 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007

The designer is collaborating with photographer Karsten Staiger to present a digital exhibition entitled "From New Heights" in the newly opened Westfield World Trade Center. The show features Staiger's images of the city projected on 19 large-format screens in the new shopping hub's underground concourses and shopping areas.

Bluemercury Fashion Facial
Bluemercury Tribeca, Union Square and West Village

Get a complimentary Bluemercury express facial — consisting of a 10-minute cleansing and exfoliation treatment — followed by a makeup touch-up with products from the retailer's in-house cosmetics line, Lune+Aster

Macy's Front Row 
9/7, 7:30PM 
The Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001

Ariana Grande and Flo Rida headline this fashion-centric spectacular, which will include a runway show featuring looks by Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole and Tommy Hilfiger. For more information and to purchase tickets (100 percent of the proceeds benefit various charities), visit

Kendall + Kylie Fall Collection Launch
9/7, 8-10:00pm
Samsung 837 at 837 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

Experience a virtual Kendall + Kylie shopping experience presented by Samsung 837, in addition to testing out airbrush makeup and a monogram station. If you can't make it to the Meatpacking district, tune into the livestream on the brand's website. 

Kerastase Fusio Dose Hair Care Treatments
Beginning 9/8, until until supplies last
Butterfly Studio Salon 149 Fifth Avenue, #2, New York, NY 10010

Lackluster hair got you down? Go in for an express treatment courtesy of Kerastase: The Fusio Dose treatment (starting at $60) is custom mixed on-site based on your specific hair concerns, and during fashion week, the first 50 people to experience a Fusio Dose treatment will also receive a miniature Kerastase hair masque to take home. 

The Shop @ NYFW: The Shows
9/8, 12-7pm, 9/9, 12-3pm, 9/10-9/11, 12-6pm
875 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014

This IMG-sponsored pop-up shop will carry a range of designer jewelry, accessories and apparel in addition to a selection of products from NYFW partners including Maybelline and Intel. For more info, visit

TRESemmé Runway Studio
9/8-9/14, 8-8pm
Spring Studios, 6 St. Johns Lane, New York, NY 10013

Enjoy exclusive behind the scenes NYFW content while receiving complimentary runway look-inspired styling with Tresemmé, the official hair sponsor of New York Fashion Week.

Urban Decay x Story - 90s Manis & Makeovers
9/8, 5-9pm
Story, 144 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Haven't you heard? The '90s are back. Get in on the glitter and grunge of the decade with a manicure featuring Urban Decay's nail color collection and a 15-minute makeover.

The Gap Is Open
9/9-9/10 from 12-9pm, 9/11 from 12-6pm
The Supermarket, 393 Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Experience a personalization workshop with "campaign talent and local artists" and shop a special collection of vintage Gap pieces in addition to new fall items. A limited-edition Gap logo T-shirt will also be available exclusively at the event, and all purchases can be customized with unique embroidery and screen printing at no additional cost.

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Tommy Pier 
9/9, 7pm, 9/10 12-9pm
South Street Seaport - Pier 16, 89 South St, New York, NY 10038

The designer is pulling out all of the stops for New York Fashion Week. In addition to the runway show taking place on Sept. 9, Pier 16 will be transformed into a Tommy carnival with food, games, rides and, obviously, a Ferris wheel. The runway show will reportedly host 2,000 guests — half of that number being consumers. Free tickets will be distributed to loyal customers, and the items featured will be live-streamed and shoppable both online and in-store right after the show (#seenowbuynow). After the show, "Tommy Pier" will remain open, and feature Tommy x Gigi pop-up shops, an offering of vintage Hilfiger items, a record store and a salon offering nail art and temporary tattoos.

Rebecca Minkoff #RunwayToRetail Show
9/10, 12pm
96 Greene St, New York, NY 10012

Rebecca Minkoff is taking her show to the streets with a runway staged right outside her SoHo boutique. The majority of the audience will be fashion industry media and buyers, but fans of the brand can get a chance to attend by applying on her website.

Charlotte Tilbury Fragrance Launch
9/10, 12-8pm
Samsung 837 at 837 Washington St, New York, NY 10014 

Fête the launch of Charlotte Tilbury's new fragrance, Scent of a Dream, and experience the beauty brand's virtual reality content via Samsung Gear VR.

Timo Weiland Show
9/11, 11am-1pm
Samsung 837 at 837 Washington St, New York, NY 10014 

Timo Weiland's show is getting the tech treatment, and everyone's invited. Click here to RSVP and to get more information on the event.

Gypsy Sport Show
9/11, 4-6pm
Samsung 837 at 837 Washington St, New York, NY 10014 

The tech brand is continuing to build up its profile in the fashion space with Gypsy Sport, whose runway show is not one to miss. RSVP and get more details here.

F.Y.I. @ MADE New York
9/12-9/14, 12-8pm
449 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

F.Y.I. will sell straight-off-the-runway items from designers including The Blonds, Chromat and Pyer Moss, and also feature a multimedia mix of art and video from designers showing on the MADE New York circuit.

Walk In Closet at W Downtown 
9/13, 5:30PM - 8:30PM
W New York - Downtown Residences - 123 Washington Street Floors 57 & 58 New York, NY 10006 

Shop exclusive items from local fashion boutiques, sip on Ciroc cocktails and get your hair styled all under one roof. Tickets are available here.

Sir John Beauty Gallery
9/14, multiple time slots
Mercantile Annex 38, 518 W 38th St., New York, NY 10018

Want your makeup done by Beyoncé's go-to guy? Of course you do! Get tickets here.

David Michael Presentation
9/14, 4-5pm (press presentation), 5-6pm (public "decompression")
51 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

The designer will be making his NYFW debut at his brand new retail space on the Lower East Side. Immediately following his spring 2017 presentation, enjoy cocktails and browse the boutique.

Flying Solo Collective
224 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012

Flying Solo is giving ten up-and-coming designers the platform to showcase their collections during market week in the collective's SoHo showroom space. 

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