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 Volkswagon, 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.
Fashion's Night Out is a little more than a month away and more details are being revealed around the world as the night gets closer. For one, Hamish Bowles and Lauren Santo-Domingo will not be the only Vogue editors to appear on the September 20 FNO-themed Gossip Girl episode. Vogue market editor Meredith Melling-Burke will also make an appearance and we hear she's wearing Chloe. In other news, Payless is offering Facebook fans a chance to win a 5-day trip to NYC for Fashion's Night Out. The "All Fashion Pass" will include access to the Vogue fashion show and a meet and greet with Payless designers Christian Siriano, Patricia Field, Lela Rose and Isabel Toledo. This actually sounds really cool. From NYC to Australia, Chanel to Billy Reid, we've got the scoop on even more major FNO events you won't want to miss.
Alexis Bittar Deal: 25% off the jewelry designer's Spring/Summer 2010 collection, including Lucite, Elements and Miss Havisham. When/Where: Ongoing until they run out. At Alexis Bittar's three shops: 353 Bleecker St., 1100 Madison Ave., 465 Broome St., New York, and also online at AlexisBittar.com. Eva New York Deal: 30% to 70% off clothing from designers like Henrik Vibskov, Mandy Coon, Eairth, Ann Yee, and Logan Neitzel. When/Where: Sunday, July 11 through Saturday, July 31. Sun—Thurs noon—8pm, Fri—Sat noon—9pm. 355A Bowery between Third and Fourth Sts (212-925-3890) Native on Franklin Deal: 25% off all accessories and jewelry. When/Where: Monday - Friday, noon to 10pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 10pm. 5915 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles. (323-962-7710)