Fashion Night Out ’11::Yoli’s Picks

Updated 2011-09-02 9:40am est.

I use to avoid fashion night out because I thought oh just a bunch of snot nosed teenagers looking to spot some couture designers. Yes, I was wrong in my assumption. Depending on where you are, the crowd can get out of hand. But if you plan and go earl, you can get lots of of your FNO evening. Fashion Night Out in NYC is fun time to meet other fashion and beauty lovers, meet and interact with brands, and have a fabulous time. I attending last season with my sister and enjoyed events at some of my favorite brands like Aveda and Korres. There are several events happening at department store locations such as Bergdorf, Bloomies etc. I’ve only highlighted the ones hopefully I’ll be able to get to. Most of the locations will be hosting FNO from 6-10pm unless otherwise noted.

Here are my top picks:


  • Aesop
    232 Elizabeth Street New York NY 10012
    This is Aesop’s first store in the United States: Aesop Nolita is a example of sustainability, crafted from reclaimed newspaper and human ingenuity. Light refreshments will be on offer while Aesop staff provide skin care, body care, and hair care consultations.
  • Aveda
    10 Columbus Circle Suite 308 New York NY 10119
    + additional stores. Visit to see the complete list.
    Connection Beauty, Environment and Well Being. I’m not exactly sure what they have planned, but last year my sister has her hair blown out, I received a wonderful back massage. Definitely stop by.
  • Bare Escentuals
    44 West 34th Street New York NY 10001 :: 212-220-1900
    + additional stores. Visit to see the complete list.

    “Call the individual boutiques to make your reservation for a FREE make-under! PLUS… Take home a FREE limited-edition tote bag with any $50 Bare Escentuals purchase.* Be the first to score Drop Red Gorgeous before it launches in October! Our coveted 6-piece collection will be available one day only to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out”

  • C.O. Bigelow
    414 Sixth Avenue Main Floor New York NY 10011
    They will host a night of cocktails, fun, and mini makeovers.
  • Ricky’s
    2387 Broadway New York NY
    Free food and drinks, including makeovers and manicures by Dashing Divas. In-store appearance by “Hair Battle Spectacular” judge Derek J.. Raffles all night long and $25 blow-outs by their Revolver Salon staff.
  • Devachan Salon and Deva Spa
    425 Broome Street New York NY 10012
    For a night of relaxation via chair massages, makeup touchups, hands massages, cultinis, plus raffles and giveaways.
  • DEX New York Cosmetics
    46 East 65th Street Between Madison & Park Avenue New York NY 10065
    We LOVE DEX. Definitely stop by. I promise it will be worth it.
    Click here to get the evite.
  • Fresh
    57 Spring Street New York NY 10012
    + additional stores. Visit to see the complete list.
  • Gotham Beauty
    873 Broadway Capsule Studio New York NY 10003
    Now THIS is an exciting one. Gotham will be focusing on natural beauty brands, discussing Fall 2011 colors and trends, while you sip cocktails rooftop terrace from 6-9pm.
  • Henri Bendel
    712 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10019
    Beginning at 3 p.m., stop in for crystallized beauty makeovers by Frédéric Fekkai. Services include manicures and hair styling, all infused with the sparkle of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.
  • Kiehl’s Since 1851
    109 Third Avenue New York NY 10003
  • Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor
    418 West 13th Street
    Celebrate the arrival of 100% vegan and cruelty-free Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.
  • Oh My Heavenly Hair
    Hyatt 109 East 42nd Street New York NY 10017
    6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Natural, vegan and organic products offering free hand massage and beauty services.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
    611 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10022
    Tweeting & Treating Bar
    On 1: Join top beauty bloggers to tweet the hottest beauty products and receive a treat from Tom Ford fragrance 6-7pm; Estee Lauder 7-8pm; Burberry 8-9pm; Cellcosmet 9-10pm; and Ioma 10-11pm.


  • (sustainable) Fashion’s Night Out
    Textile Arts Center in Manhattan
    26 West 8th Street, between 5th and MacDougal

    Join EcoSalon, the Textile Arts Center, Of Rags and the New York City Fair Trade Coalition for the first-ever (sustainable) Fashion’s Night Out to meet the designers A.D.O Organics, Afia, Arcadia, Digs, Erin Considine, Feral Childe, Global Goods Partners, Kaelyn Garcia, LOVE IS MIGHTY, Mongo, Of Rags, Shabd, The Sock Hop, Tompkins Point Apparel, Wool and the Gang and more.

    An evening of interactive displays that chart the flow of clothing in the global marketplace, refreshments, music and a demonstration of fabric creation. The first thirty guests will receive a free gift bag…for more info visit

  • Bloomingdale’s
    1000 Third Avenue New York NY 10022
    EDUN Meet, Guess & Win
    Celebrate Edun’s new “Storytellers and Liars” Collection with founder Ali Hewson and Bryan Greenberg and Victor Rasuk from HBO’s How To Make It in America. Enter to win* a special gift from Edun. *No purchase necessary to win.
  • Scoop Stores
    873 Washington Street
    Scoop NYC and EDUN have partnered up to treat you to an evening in honor of Africa. Enjoy specialty cocktails mixed with Belvedere vodka.The first 100 EDUN shoppers receive a free gift and the Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Truck will give free scoops to the first 200 Scoop shoppers.
  • Urban Zen
    705 Greenwich Street New York NY 10014
  • City Opera Thrift Shop
    222 East 23rd Street New York NY 10011
    Thrift shopping is always eco-friendly.
  • H&M
    1328 Broadway 34th Street – Herald Square New York NY 10001
    Double deckers buses are being provided for transportation!
    Plus they have recycled fabric dresses….beautiful.
  • MooShoes
    78 Orchard Street New York NY 10002
    Vegan snacks from Blossom and one of a kind bags from Cri De Coer and Vaute Couture? Yes, please.

  • Tracy Reese
    641 Hudson Street New York NY 10014
    My Tracy Reese collection is growing. I’ve attended her show in previous years and it is always a ethereal experience. Stop in for music, a dance contest judged by Ms. Reese herself, discounts, and wine.
  • YEOHLEE New York
    25 West 38th Street Ground Floor New York NY 10018
    …perhaps I am a bit biased…
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    YGL staff