My Guide to Philly's Fashion Night Out 2012

I have to admit, I'm pretty excited for Fashion Night Out (FNO) this year in Philly. Tons of stores, designers, and artists have lots of events lined up in the next few days and into the next week, so I'm going to soak up as much as I can! I'll be bringing my camera out with me wherever I go so keep your eyes peeled for a street gazer's view on Philly FNO.

Since there's a lot going on this year, I've put together this small guide of events I'm really looking forward to! To see a full list of events visit The Philadelphia Collection. What events are you planning on attending? Maybe I'll see you there!

Click through to see the list of events...

Thursday, September 6th

  • FNO kicks off tonight with stores all across the city hosting their own exciting in-store events including sales, cocktails, shows and more!
  • The Free People at King of Prussia and here in the city on Walnut Street are each starting their FNO parties at 6pm. 
  • Kamira, of Skinny Minority, is hosting Macy's FNO Event at their downtown location (1300 Market) at 6:30pm. More details here!
  • Consignment With A Cause 6-10pm at The Rain Lounge on 120 Chestnut St. More details here.
  • Aoki Boutique 115 S 22nd Street - Champagne, live music, and the fashionable gather together for an evening of cocktails and fashion. 6-8pm.
  • Knit Wit - Meet the designers, be styled by the experts, shopping, live music, and champagne...a night to remember. 6-10pm at  1729 Chestnut Street.
  • Third Street Habit celebrates FNO with a trunk show by Mother Denim. Drinks and giveaways at 6pm.
  • Nicole Miller - Exclusive pre-fall shopping and cocktail party at 200 S Broad Street.
  • Kembrel showcasing several of their designers tonight at their location on 1822 Chestnut Street. 6-11pm.

Thursday, September 13th

  • Duke & Winston Showroom Grand Opening
    • This open house will feature the brand's new fall line as guests can enjoy appetizers and cocktails.
    • 633 N. 2nd Street
  • Dress & Design
    • A collaboration of graffiti and art
    • 6-8pm
    • Millesimeo at 41 South 43rd Street
  • Creative Latin Fashion
    • Please join Eyes Gallery as we showcase handcrafted clothing and accessories from Peru, Mexico and Guatemala.
    • 12pm-5pm
    • 402 South Street

Friday, September 14th

  • Ladylike
    • We will be featuring the designs of local female clothing and accessory designers and artists.
    • 5:30pm-8:30pm
    • 750 South 4th Street
  • Art in the Age Presents: The Brooklyn Circus
    • Guests will have the chance to meet the visionaries behind the Brooklyn Circus Brand.
      • Friday, the 14th: Meet and Greet 6pm-8pm
      • Saturday, the 15th: BKc Pop-up Shop 11am-7pm
      • Sunday, the 16th: BKc Pop-up Shop 12pm-6pm
    • 116 North 3rd Street

Saturday, September 15th
  • A Styled Life: Fashion Careers 101
    • Fashion lovers will unite to look at new and old world of fashion and explore the various exciting career paths. Industry vets will give a realistic sense of what a career in the fashion industry truly encompasses.  Discuss what skills and tools are needed for aspiring fashion executives to get a competitive edge over the growing competition now. Panelist will state where they think the future of the fashion industry is headed and what this will mean in terms of the type of jobs available. Panelists will examine ways to stay relevant in the ever-changing field of fashion and what leads to career longevity in the fashion biz. RSVP is required to
    • 12pm-2pm
    • Macy's Greek Hall at 1300 Market Street

Sunday, September 16th
  • Art in the Age Presents: The Brooklyn Circus
    • Guests will have the chance to meet the visionaries behind the Brooklyn Circus Brand.
      • Friday, the 14th: Meet and Greet 6pm-8pm
      • Saturday, the 15th: BKc Pop-up Shop 11am-7pm
      • Sunday, the 16th: BKc Pop-up Shop 12pm-6pm
    • 116 North 3rd Street
Monday, September 17th
  • XIX Most Fashionable Women in Philadelphia
    • An exclusive, hand selected group of the most high profile women in the city come together for a night of fun, fashion and philanthropy at the XIX Restaurant to benefit The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator
    • Nicole Miller Philadelphia
    • 200 S Broad Street
    • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday, September 18th
  • NINObrandand HyLo Boutique's Shopping Soiree 
    • 6pm to 9pm
    • An evening of cocktails and couture as Bela Shehu, creator of NINObrand greets gusts at HyLo's studio space. Guests will have the chance to drape themselves in Bela's sultry creations and enjoy a custom fitting by the designer herself. Don't miss this rare occasion to sample the newest pieces in NINObrand's fall collection. 
    • 333 S. 20th Street
  • Fashion, INC: The Business of Fashion
    • Panelists will provide a "how-to” session on the facets of running a fashion empire including best practices for legal, financial, and sourcing, as well as marketing, brand image, and intellectual property. We will explore what it takes to break into the industry as a new fashion company, and what it takes to keep an established brand on top. Give your formula to creating a remarkable fashion brand in the modern fashion industry through business innovation, corporate-social responsibility and memorable marketing. RSVP is required to
    • 6pm to 8pm
    • Hotel Palomar at 117 South 17th Street
  • Philadelphia Fashion Week Accessories Party
    • Private Location, RSVP Only
    • This will be a Red Carpet Event featuring Live Hair and Make-Up Demos. Accessories Designers will be featuring luxury products, accessories, custom shoes, clothing and entertainment. Also featuring a Live Band & Runway Show featuring Jeantrix Clothing & LAS Swimwear. A networking mixer. RSVP to
    • 7pm to 10pm
Wednesday, September 19th
  • Boy Meets Girl
    • A lively fashion event featuring a runway that extends out of the restaurant on to Spruce Street. Come for an evening of live music, drink specials, and spectacular fashion by local designers and retailers.
    • 10pm
    • 1229 Spruce Street
  • JRochelle Designs Trunk Show
    • Roots INC in Chestnut Hill will be hosting a trunk show for the accessory collection of JRochelle Designs
    • 6pm to 8pm
    • 8436 Germantown Ave
  • Macy's Fashion Show Featuring The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator
    • Join Macy’s Center City and celebrity host Kara Laricks, NBC “Fashion Star” winner, for an unforgettable runway show featuring The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator designer labels: Aso Damisi, D’Agostino Fashion Textile Design, Heartless Revival and Kaitlyn Elizabeth. The designers-in-residence will debut their spring 2013 collections in a collaborative fashion event featuring Macy’s hottest fall style trends. Shop the featured looks after the event and enjoy makeovers from Macy’s Center City beauty partners.
    • 5:30pm
    • 1300 Market Street

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