Last year, I spent Fashion's Night Out in the heart of New York City. That evening took the phrase "shop til you drop" to an entirely different level. There was so much to see and do, that actually trying to plan what stores to go to was pointless. We just found a starting point and then kept walking, ducking into stores when we could and then running out to escape the melee. It was an absolute shopping frenzy. This year, I'll be spending Fashion's Night Out in Nashville. You'll find me at the Mall at Green Hills for the Nfocus Calendar Launch Party in Nordstorm Court outside of Nordstrom and the Apple store. Stop by and see me between 6-9pm. You can pick up your copy of The Season, the Nfocus 2012-2013 social calendar, get your photo taken on the red carpet by our friends at Dub Chek Photography and keep those sugar levels up with a cupcake (or four) from our favorite cupcake purveyor, The Cupcake Collection. I have to admit, it's not the worst way to spend my birthday.
Between the boutiques around town and the Mall, there are tons of discounts happening, so consider this your special sale post for the week. Here is the list of stores in the Mall at Green Hills and their events for the evening.
Accessories by Anthropologie - Champagne, refreshments and acoustic live music
Aveda - Receive a custom Spirit Spray with any purchase/Complimentary hair consultations
Banana Republic - Enjoy 25% off purchases of $100 or more
Bare Escentuals - Previewing the READY 8.0 Star Treatment/Complimentary gift with purchase
Brooks Brothers - Be treated to 15% off the entire store
Buckle - Enjoy a complimentary drawstring tote with any denim purchase
Caché - Receive 25% off regularly priced styles
Chico's - Delight in 10% off purchases/A trunk show and giveaways
Coldwater Creek - Enjoy fashion demonstrations, jewelry giveaways and refreshments
Cole Haan - Preview fall trends and register for exclusive store prizes
David Yurman - Savor champagne and truffles as you shop
Eileen Fisher - New Store! 10% off purchases, swag bags and decadent sips and sweets
Gap - Be treated to 25% off regularly priced merchandise
GapKids/babyGap - Receive 25% off regularly priced items
Godiva Chocolatier - Samples and specials on favorite items/Free gift with any purchase
Gus Mayer - Tax-free items/Lafayette 148 fall trunk show/Gift with purchase/Refreshments
J. Crew - Receive an exclusive Fashion's Night Out gift with purchases of $100 or more
Jos. A. Bank - Enjoy 20% off purchases of $250 or more
Juicy Couture - Exclusive discounts on the Couture Yourself Charm Collection/25% off select purchases
Kiehl's Since 1851 - Receive a complimentary trio of deluxe beauty minis on purchases of $65 or more
Lacoste - Enjoy 20% off purchases of $150 or more
L'Occitane en Provence - Receive tote filled with the store's favorite products with purchases of $55 or more
Marmi - Receive 10% off new arrivals and sale items/Custom shoe fittings and refreshments
Michael Kors - Celebrate fashion with a reveal of the fall collection/Handbag giveaway
Sephora - Indulge with goody bags and a complimentary consultation with a personal beauty advisor
Specs - Treat yourself to 20% off purchases
Stuart Weitzman - Enjoy champagne, refreshments and a gift with purchase
Suzani Styles - Celebrate with belly dancers, henna tattoo artists and special drawings
The Nail Spa - Luxuriate in a $35 VIP mani/pedi
Therapy Systems - Treat yourself to $20 off all Therapy Systems skincare and makeup
Tory Burch - Savor refreshments as you shop
Trade Secret - Pamper yourself with the help of 20% off all Trade Secret products
True Religion Brand Jeans - Debut of True Religion Coated Denim Collection/Gift with each purchase
White House|Black Market - Complimentary fashion sessions with personal stylists/BlackBook members receive 5% off purchases
While we're talking about mall events, if you're in the Cool Springs area, head to Belk at the Cool Springs Galleria. They'll be celebrating Fashion's Night Out New York style with a fashion show at 6:30 and 7:30 and cupcakes from NYC's Magnolia Bakery. You can enjoy a polish change at Estee Lauder along with a free eye pencil with a makeup consultation. Register to win a trip to Charleston Fashion Week 2013 and more. The 1st 100 guests receive a free chic train case.
Boutique events include:
Emmaline - Join them as they celebrate their grand re-opening in their brand new space!
Haven - Get your official Fashion's Night Out tee.
Billy Reid - The Hill Center will be celebrating tomorrow night too so make sure you stop by your favorite shops. They'll be cocktails, food, music and fun!
The Cosmetic Market - In case you start to feel some Fashion's Night Out withdrawal come Friday, head to the Cosmetic Market for these fun events.
Gus Mayer - Enjoy tax-free shopping, trunks shows and more.
H. Audrey - Stop by H. Audrey for a cocktail and enter to win a $200 gift card!
Between downtown Franklin, the Hill Center and the Mall at Green Hills, you're going to enjoy all kinds of FNO festivities. Have fun and let us know your favorite stops!