In just a few days, the creme de la creme of the fashion world will come together to celebrate as Fashion's Night Out turns four. While over 500 American cities will participate, the main events will be happening in New York City, a precursor, or shall we say the pre-party, for Spring 2013 Fashion Week. So what's good, you ask? Here are the top hot spots at which you'll want to be seen, instagrammed, tweeted, tagged, foursquared, etc. And while you're at it, be sure to tweet your FNO adventures to us @thefashion_spot.
Alexis Bittar's Karaoke Extravaganza
Taking place at the Alexis Bittar Soho Boutique (465 Broome St), the in-store party will be hosted by renowned comedian and performer Bridget Everett, and will feature many special guests, as well as complimentary cocktails. Customers who choose to take the mic during the karaoke extravanza will be rewarded with a $50 store gift certificate—just in case you needed another reason to stop by.
Slumber Party at Alice + Olivia
Stop by at alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet (755 Madison Ave.) to partake in the ultimate girly-girl slumber party. Guests will dance along to top 80s songs and watch slumber party chick flicks while enjoying sweet treats. Best of all, you will get to browse and shop the boutiques for the latest fall frocks! Additional incentives include a braid bar, manicure and charm bracelet stations, tattoo booths, and palm readers to read your fashionable future.
Carve a Pumpkin at Balenciaga
Balenciaga (542 W. 22nd St.) will celebrate the launch of a limited-edition “Pumpkin” accessories line created by Vogue's Grace Coddington and designer Nicolas Ghesquière. This special line of accessories features Grace Coddington’s whimsical drawings of Pumpkin, her cat, modeling iconic Balenciaga looks. Choupette who?
Sing Happy Birthday to 111-Year-Old Bergdorf Goodman
Help Bergdorf Goodman celebrate a very special birthday party throughout the store to kick off a season of celebrations commemorating Bergdorf Goodman's 111th Anniversary. Special guests will include Halston Heritage, Lela Rose, Michael Bastian, Naeem Khan, Rachel Zoe, Thakoon Panichgul, Robert Verdi, and more. Activities that night will include a BG 5F booth that you can later stream on Tumblr, tarot-card readers, book signings, and makeup tutorials from Aerin Lauder.
Celeb-Fest at DVF
Head to DVF's meatpacking shop (874 Washington Street) to hang out with Girls' Allison Williams and Vogue's Meredith Melling Burke, all while receiving styling advice from a Vogue editor and makeup touch-ups from MAC artists. When you are done primping, you will have a chance to ask a fortune teller to look into your celestial future, while enjoying cocktails and desserts. Did I mention that the super stylish DJ Solange Knowles will be there, too?
Cigar Roll with Scott Disick at Macy's
Stop by Macy's Men's Lounge (151 W. 34th St. on Level 3) to chat with everybody's favorite Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, Scott Disick. Enjoy cigar rolling, refreshments, and getting your picture taken with Scott. Plus, you will have the best excuse to get your boy to tag along as the New York Jets Flight Crew Cheerleaders will be there.
Closet 2 Closet with Opening Ceremony
Calling all budding designers. Make sure to trek down to the Ace Hotel (1190-1192 Broadway) for Opening Ceremony's FNO experience which includes meeting Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Band of Outsiders, Stevie J and Yoni P, and Tara Subkoff from Imitation of Christ, who will be there to participate in the “Closet2Closet” initiative, offering fun and one-of-a-kind items from their closets to be sold at FNO. Proceeds from this special sale will be donated to Broome Street Academy.
Get Your Glee On with Darren Crisis at Saks
Head over to Saks Fifth Ave. (611 Fifth Ave.) to meet Darren Criss of Glee and other special guests who will be there signing copies of Vogue's September Issue. Other highlights include meeting Oscar de la Renta as he introduces his new fragrance, Essential Luxuries, a private styling consultation with designer Erin Fetherston and Warren Tricomi. End your night meeting Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire—one of the NBA's most fashionable players.
The Shops at Target Pop Up
Join Target (441 W. 14th St.) for its fall installment of "The Shops at Target" featuring New York City's Odin and Kirna Zabete, Boston's Patch NYC, and San Francisco's The Curiosity Shoppe. The one-night-only, pop-up shop will give New Yorkers the chance to shop the collections before they launch at Target stores nationwide and on Target.com. It's probably best if you start lining up now.
Get Gossip Girl Tips at Vera Wang
Stop by Vera Wang's boutique (158 Mercer Street) to meet the designer who will be co-hosting with Eric Daman, Gossip Girl's famed costume designer. Get tips on what Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen will be wearing during the show's last season.
For a full list of what is happening that night, check out the official FNO website.