By Sonya Magett, EnStarz | Sep 06, 2012 03:22 PM EDT
Fashion's Night Out has returned this year with over 4,500 events around the country. The fourth annual event has gone global with eighteen countries participating this year.
The idea for FNO started back in September 2009 by Vogue magazine Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour to help boost the retail economy following the recession in 2008. It started with 300 stores in New York City from downtown Soho area to uptown in Harlem.
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The fourth annual event runs from 6pm-10pm. Retail stores, small and large, will stay open later than usual to offer freebies, discounts, opportunities to win free prizes, contests, cocktails, free haircuts, make-up applications and free performances to promote shopping at their store.
In new York City alone, 80's rocker Cyndi Lauper will perform for the well-heeled crowd at shoe designer Manolo Blahnik's boutique and rapper Azalea Banks will perform at the MAC Cosmetics store to push her limited-edition lipstick. Other celebrities expected to participate around the country include celebrity stylist/Bravo star Rachel Zoe, models Kate Upton and Alessandra Ambrosio; "Twilight" star Nikki Reed and a host of "Housewives" reality stars in New York City. Actress Ali Larter will be available at several locations in Chicago and "Keeping up with the Kardashians" star Kendall Jenner will host at her sisters' DASH boutique in West Hollywood.
Here is the list below of the celebrity appearances scheduled in major cities:
New York City
Bergdorf Goodman- Rachel Zoe and fashion designers Lela Rose, Thakoon, Michael Bastian, and Naeem Khan
754 Fifth Ave. 212-872-8957
Billionaire Boys Club- Pharrell Williams
456 West Broadway, 10012. 212-777-2225
Christian Siriano- "Project Runway" star Christian Siriano
252 Elizabeth Street, 212-775-8494
Diane von Furstenberg- Solange Knowles will guest DJ
874 Washington St, 646-486-4800; 135 Wooster St., 212-542-5754
H&M - Private performance by Lana Del Rey
hm.com for locations
M.A.C.- Rapper Azealia Banks will be performing around 7:45 p.m.
506 Broadway, 212-334-4641
Michael Kors- Michael Kors, Nikki Reed, Kate Upton, and Nina Arianda
667 Madison Ave, 212-980-1550)
Moschino- Alexa Chung will DJ
401 W. 14th St, 212-243-8600
Manolo Blahnik- Cyndi Lauper promoting new musical Kinky Boots.
31 W. 54th St., 212-582-3007
Victoria's Secret- Angel Alessandra Ambrosio
591 Broadway, 212-219-3643
Crystals at City Center- Patricia Field
3720 South Las Vegas Boulevard, 702-590-9230
Dash- Kendall Jenner
Rebecca Taylor- Nicole Chavez (Rachel Bilson and Kristen Bell's stylist)
107 South Robertson Blvd, 310-734-0599
Tory Burch- "Revenge" star Ashley Madekwe
142 South Robertson Blvd., 310-284-2612
900 N. Michigan Shops- actress Ali Larter
900 N. Michigan, 312-915-3916
Macy's- Aviva Drescher of "The Real Housewives of New York City" and Nzimiro Oputa of "Fashion Star"
Neiman Marcus- "House of Consignment" reality star Corri McFadden hosts runway presentation at 7 p.m.
737 N. Michigan, (312) 642-5900
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