DC fashion-minded retailers roll out the red carpet for an evening of shopping and socializing this Friday, September 10, from 6 – 11 p.m. Fashion’s Night Out, heralded by New York City’s fashion elites last year in response to the industry’s economic hit, returns this year to celebrate the industry’s talent. The event’s gone global with stores participating from London, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo to our nation’s capital.
Shop and mingle among local celebrities and stylists at any one of the 100 stores and restaurants in the Georgetown and U Street retail district.
Here’s a sampling of what to expect:
Alchimie Forever – Ada Polla treats guests to complimentary facials and makeovers and a discount on Alchimie Forever products. Ann Hand will be there with a jewelry trunk show! Meet Ask Miss A’s own Andrea Rodgers and hear about her recent photo shoot for the September issue of Vogue.
Lettie Gooch – Preview local designer Artistic Aya by Dana Greaves’s fall collection and be placed on Lettie Gooch’s “Best Dressed” List by wearing your favorite Lettie Gooch wear!!! Special Guest “Muse” Anji Corley – On-Air Radio Personality of WPGC.
Lost Boys – Kelly’s got the guys covered with “Going Out Lost Boys Style: The Lost Art of the Pre-Game”. Guys get traditional straight razor shaves, shoeshines, Bourbon tastings, and Jeff Dufour’s “Top Secret Destination Picks” for an unforgettable night-out on the town.
M29 Lifestyle Boutique – Enter a drawing for a Moyna LBB (little black bag) while shopping the store’s mix of home décor, clothing, and accessories.
Redeem – Fall 2010 Preview Party with special guest appearance by local jewelry designer Thomas Griffeths of Couture Saboteur, showcasing his one-of-a-kind hand-constructed collection. Also, DC artist Shawn Helton presents The Red Thread... mixed media paintings about myth and the human condition.
Reiss – Stop by this store from the UK for 10% off all full-price clothing and a free gift with purchase. Meet men’s style bloggers Grant Harris from Image Granted, LLC, Klay Williams of Harrison Williams and style editors from The District Cut, who will be giving one-on-one style advice and showcasing their favorite looks from the REISS 2010 Autumn/Winter Men’s Collection.
Rue 14 – Shop the GANT trunk show to live music, including a DJ set from John Thornley, the lead singer of U.S. Royalty and GANT model. Also meet with stylist Victor Price to create a fresh look with our new fall merchandise, and receive complimentary mini-makeovers from a professional make-up artist.
Simply Soles – Shop the fall collection and De*Nada Designs trunk show while sipping on cocktails and meet Lisa Church, the inventor of Stiruppz.