Fashion Night Out, the largest global shopping event of the year, is taking place this Friday, Sept. 7, 2010. The occasion, which is the brainchild of Vogue’s editor, Anna Wintour, aims get customers into the store to buy their favorite designer goods. Though all clothing is still at full price, customers will be treated to a bevy of special events from celebrity appearances to giveaways. Check out the list of FNO events occurring in the San Francisco Bay Area, courtesy of SFGate.com.
Neiman Marcus: Cosmetic makeovers in the beauty department; a fashion exhibition by Academy of Art University students whose works will be shown at Fashion Week in New York; highlights of Christopher Collins’ collection. Also, DJs will spin while light snacks will be offered; view 17th and 18th century engraved prints from Prints Etc. in the fifth-floor galleries; open until 8 p.m. 150 Stockton St.
Saks Fifth Avenue: DJs from JE Models and Look Modeling Agency will spin in the fifth-floor Fashion Mix lounge; a fashion trivia contest will be conducted; rock-inspired informal modeling will take place; sketch artists will draw you into a fashion sketch at Chloe on the second floor; open until 8 p.m. 384 Post St.
Saks Fifth Avenue men’s store: On the fifth floor, Vessel nightclub creates fun with music and videos; refreshments will be served to set the tone while shoppers browse the latest collections. The party continues at Vessel, which opens at 8 p.m. for Saks customers participating in Fashion’s Night Out – free admittance for two before 10:30 p.m. and one free drink (must be 21 or older). 220 Post St.
Nordstrom San Francisco Centre: Attend a Girls Getting Gorgeous party, a chance to win a Golden Ticket Fashion Experience that includes a $2,500 shopping spree and closet makeover; trend seminars with a personal shopper; DJ, food treats and cosmetics demonstrations; open until 9 p.m. 865 Market St.
Macy’s Union Square: An appearance by Countess LuAnn de Lesseps from “The Real Housewives of New York”; open until 9 p.m. 170 O’Farrell St.
Bloomingdale’s: Style lounge with informal modeling, small bites and sips from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Westfield Centre, 865 Market St.
Westfield Centre: VIP fashion and beauty event Under the Dome, $10, benefits ArtPoint. More details at westfield.com. 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 865 Market St.
Simayof Jewelers: Free jewelry cleaning and checkup, plus a gift with any purchase of more than $350; open until 9 p.m. 295 Geary St.
Naramacie: Sip bubbly and guess the number of rosebuds in a jar to win a free women’s or men’s shirt of your choice (winner announced the next day); open until 8 p.m. 352 Sutter St.
Burlingame Avenue: Approximately 16 participating retailers, including Trina Turk, Morning Glory, Ralph Lauren, Anthropologie and Les Deux Copines, will offer various refreshments and surprises; open until 9 p.m. Various locations, Burlingame.