STORES IN MORE THAN 500 CITIES NATIONWIDE TO CELEBRATE FASHION’S NIGHT OUT ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2012

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STORES IN MORE THAN 500 CITIES NATIONWIDE TO CELEBRATE FASHION’S NIGHT OUT ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2012

VISIT FASHIONSNIGHTOUT.COM TODAY TO VIEW THE GROWING LIST OF EXCITING EVENTS HOSTED BY RETAILERS FROM EAST COAST TO WEST

New York, NY – August 13, 2012—It’s hard to believe, but Fashion’s Night Out is in its fourth year, and stores in more than 500 cities nationwide will celebrate the world’s premier shopping event on September 6, 2012. As of today, shoppers can visit Fashionsnightout.com, powered by QVC, to view a growing list of stores and events for this year’s celebration, an initiative created to support the fashion industry and give shoppers a large dose of retail therapy. In New York City, shoppers for the first time will bask under the glow of the Empire State Building, awash in FNO red, in honor of the celebration.

As always, from East Coast to West, retailers, designers, beauty brands, and celebrities will come together to transform the nation into a one-night shopping spectacular.  Fashionistas will enjoy fashion shows, hobnobbing with their favorite designers, musical performances, limited-edition merchandise, gourmet treats, and more.

For this year’s celebration, FNO has designed another unique capsule collection that includes men and women’s tees in various colors and styles along with a stylish new tote. As in the past, 40 percent of the proceeds will benefit the New York City AIDS Fund in the New York Community Trust. FNO has already raised more than $1.5 million in the first three years of the initiative. For a list of the retailers carrying the collection, visit http://www.fashionsnightout.com/collection

Partial lists of some of the luminaries who will be celebrating FNO in NYC and across the country on September 6.

Confirmed Designers & Beauty Experts:
Steven Alan, Max Azria, Lubov Azria, Joyce Azria, Ashley Baker, Walter Baker, Michael Bastian, Erin Beatty, Carly Beck, Edward Bess, Vince Camuto, Georgina Chapman, Anna Corinna, Christian Cota, Keren Craig, Eric Daman, Oscar de la Renta, Jillian Demling, Erin Fetherston, Patricia Field, Dana Foley, Tess Giberson, Maria Giulia Maramotti, Gary Graham, Joy Gryson, Patricia Herrera Lansing, Sang A Im-Propp, Naeem Khan, Michael Kors, Reed Krakoff, Francis Kurkdjian, Kara Laricks, Sabine Le Guyader, Colette Malouf, Carmen Marc Valvo, Jill Martinelli, Faraone Mennella, B. Michael, Rebecca Minkoff, Margherita Missoni, Isaac Mizrahi, Karen Mulligan, Max Osterweis, Kimberly Ovitz, Thakoon Panichgul, Nellie Partow, John Patrick, Monique Péan, Tom Pecheux, Christopher Raeburn, Katy Rodriguez, Lela Rose, Christian Siriano, Michelle Smith, Peter Som, Jin Soon, Rebecca Taylor, Edward Tricomi, Vera Wang, Stuart Weitzman, Gucci Westman, Carolina Zapf, Rachel Zoe.

Confirmed Celebrities & Models:
Alessandra Ambrosio, Azealia Banks, Nigel Barker, Alexis Bellino, Julissa Bermudez, Lauren Bush Lauren, DJ Cassidy, Chairlift, Jessica Chastain, Alexa Chung, Steven Cojocara, Claire Courtin-Clarins, Jenna Courtin-Clarins, Prisca Courtin-Clarins, Virginie Courtin-Clarins, Luann de Lesseps, Cirque du Soleil, Scott Disick, Erica Domesek, Miroslava Duma, Kelly Framel, Bethenny Frankel, Melissa Gorga, Lucy Hale, Mary Helen Bowers, Jennifer Hudson, Sara James Mnookin, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Clinton Kelly, Karlie Kloss, Solange Knowles, George Kotsiopoulos, Carson Kressley, Ali Larter, Aerin Lauder, The Lonely Forest, Felix Mercado, Marc Murphy, MYA, Janel Parrish, Elena Perminova, Lauren Remington Platt, Nicole Richie, Britt Robinson, Kelly Rutherford, Jessica Seinfeld, Amar'e Stoudemire, Chrissy Teigen, Robert Verdi, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Allison Williams, Kristi Yamaguchi, Jill Zarin, Anya Ziourova.

Fashionable Getaway: Eager to spend FNO in NYC?  More than fifteen hotels throughout the city have created special packages for an FNO celebration you won’t soon forget. For fashion lovers seeking a stylish stay, check out www.nycgo.com/fashionsnightout.

It’s Keen to be Green: Green shoppers won’t want to miss the Ford Fusion eco design pop up shop based in the heart of New York City's Meatpacking District. Inspired by the use of recycled and sustainable materials in the all-new Fusion, Vogue’s Fashion Director, Tonne Goodman, will be on hand with designers John Patrick of Organic and  Christopher Raeburn, among others, to help guests shop the latest in sustainable style, and feel great about their environmentally-friendly purchases. But that’s not all – if you're an aspiring Dj, you can test the Ford Fusion’s new infotainment technology to program the shop’s FNO tunes. For shoppers located outside of NYC, Ford is giving one lucky fashionista and a guest the chance to experience all the glitz and glamour to Fashion’s Night Out in New York City. Shoppers can visit www.RandomActsOfFusion.com for details.

Get Glammed Up: Maybelline New York is kicking off FNO early and bringing the party to you!  Visit the Maybelline New York Makeover Truck making stops in Union Square and Times Square between 10:30am -6:00pm. Receive free mini-makeovers and mini-manicures from top Maybelline New York artists, and meet some of Maybelline New York’s famous faces that will be on hand to answer any fashion or beauty questions.  The fun continues into the evening at the Maybelline New York, Fashion’s Night Out Tent, open from 6pm-11pm in the Meatpacking District.  Don’t miss more mini-makeovers and a sneak preview of Maybelline New York’s newest launch, Cat Eyes Mascara, as well as a chance to meet Kara Laricks, the winner of NBC’s Fashion Star, who has designed a limited edition t-shirt. Be among the first to arrive and receive Kara’s limited edition t-shirt and Cat Eyes Mascara! Then strut your stuff down their catwalk along with top Maybelline spokesmodels.  It will be fierce! 

West Coasters, don’t fret; Maybelline New York will be at the The Beverly Center providing mini makeovers and sampling Color Show Nail Lacquer in addition to doing the makeup for the Center’s highly anticipated fashion show.  For additional details, visit www.facebook.com/maybelline.

Curated Favorites: QVC® is scheduled to broadcast live from New York City during FNO, with an impressive lineup of designers, stylists, and celebrities who will present the latest in fall fashion and beauty. Jennifer Hudson, in her QVC debut, along with Isaac Mizrahi, and Nicole Richie, is among those who will introduce exciting new offerings during the broadcast. Beginning at 6:00 P.M., the multimedia retailer will also engage the public in a unique interactive experience in the Meatpacking District at the intersection of Fourteenth Street and Ninth Avenue. The event is designed to creatively showcase some of QVC’s hottest fashion and beauty products and will feature various celebrity appearances, along with giveaways.  QVC will also continue its support of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in its fight against breast cancer by offering a Vogue-designed FNO tote sold exclusively through QVC. For updates and previews of QVC’s FNO activities and offers, visit www.qvc.com/fashionsnightout.

Fashion’s Night Out would like to thank Ford, Maybelline and QVC for their support of the initiative.

Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative originally created in 2009 to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry’s economy during the recession. On Thursday, September 6, 2012, in response to overwhelming demand, Fashion’s Night Out will return to New York City and cities across the country to highlight fashion and support retail with exciting events that include designer appearances, celebrity guests, fashion shows and musical performances. Purchase items from the 2012 FNO collection and a portion of the proceeds will go to the New York City AIDS Fund in the NY Community Trust.  In the United States, the program is a collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York. For more information visit: http://www.fashionsnightout.com/or FNO on Twitter at @fnonyc (#FNO).

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Contact: NYC & Company/ Kimberly Spell 212-484-1270