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Nashville Joins Fashion’s Night Out

(Photo Credit: FNO)

This Thursday, September 8, Nashville-area retailers will join other stores around the world in celebrating Fashion’s Night Out, otherwise known as FNO. Founded as a global initiative to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the industry’s economy and put the “fun” back in shopping, Fashion’s Night Out is set to take place around Nashville and more than 100 cities and 15 countries. Our area events include:

The Mall at Green Hills

Nashville’s greatest shopping mall will host a fashion show highlight retailers such as Lucky Brand, Cache and Betsey Johnson from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 8. FNO stores that will be featured in the show and offering in-store promotions include:

  • Bare Escentuals
  • BCBG MAXAZRIA
  • Betsey Johnson
  • Cache
  • Juicy Couture
  • Lucky Brand
  • Specs Optical
  • True Religion Brand Jeans

WHERE:
The Mall at Green Hills
2126 Abbott Martin Road
Nashville, TN 37215
Ph. 615-298-5478

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Cool Springs Galleria/Franklin Area

Belk at Cool Springs Mall and Haven in Downtown Franklin are also set to host promotions and specials this Thursday night in honor of FNO.

WHERE:
Belk
1800 Galleria Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Haven
343 Main Street
Franklin, TN
615.790.7564

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Avenue Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro’s largest outdoor shopping mall, The Avenue, will host exclusive offers, a DJ and live music and unique in-store experiences from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. this Thursday. A full list of special offers and promotions is available here. Events taking place will include personal styling sessions, mini-fashion shows, trunk shows, food sampling and giveaways. An instant fashion photo booth will allow shoppers to get snap-happy with their friends and the first 200 attendees will also walk away with a FNO gift bag full of surprises from The Avenue retailers. All shoppers can enter to win a $500 shopping spree, taste complimentary refreshments and enjoy drink specials and “mocktails” at area restaurants.

FNO Door Prizes Provided by the following Avenue stores:

  • Bath & Body WOrks
  • Carla & Co.
  • Express
  • Francesca’s Collections
  • Great American Cookies
  • Merle Norman
  • New York & Company
  • Off Broadway Shoes
  • Origins
  • Painting With a Twist
WHERE:
The Avenue Murfreesboro

2615 Medical Center Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Ph. 615-893-4207
HOURS OPERATION:
Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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