Many compared Fashion’s Night Out to stylish trick or treating, others got a Black Friday vibe, we thought it felt a bit like Christmas eve, but regardless of what it was reminiscent of, the evening certainly drew hordes of shoppers hoping for a VIP sighting. Throngs of shoppers gathered in Bloomingdale’s to catch Gwen Stefani and get her autograph, to pick a bag with Rebecca Minkoff or to hear Monique Lhuillier talk wedding dresses. Victoria’s Secret’s Lexington Avenue flagship had a continuous line around the corner of fans eager for an encounter with Miranda Kerr and Adriana Lima (who could blame them). At Bergdorf Goodman it was hard to even get in the door; with the Olsens bar tending, Zac painting in the window, Victoria Beckham stopping by and Padma judging a designer cook off at BG the store was alive. Driving across 57th St. proved to be nearly impossible. Charlize Theron signed copies of Vogue at Dior, Coach created one of a kind totes, Tiffany gave out much needed cups of coffee in their iconic blue color.
The Meatpacking felt like a glorified block party. Catherine Malandrino’s Marche was complete with a crepe truck and free French beauty products. ADAM turned into a dance party with the opportunity to customize white Havaianas. Stella McCartney’s store was packed to the gills. A fragrant pizza truck worked tirelessly to fill the store with pies so that those who made it inside to catch a glimpse of Kate Hudson got a slice. Those stuck outside were treated to a musical street performance. Purple Lab kept Scoop bumping with lychee martinis and a burlesque performance from Veronica Varlow in the window. Across the street at Diane von Furstenberg, Madonna’s trainer Tracy Anderson gave fitness tips to shoppers, while Michelle Trachtenberg and Molly Simms browsed the racks. But our favorite stop of the evening had to be Tory Burch. Her Little West 12th Street boutique felt like a fab frat party. With La Esquina grilling corn on the cob outside and buckets of beer inside, Burch danced throughout the evening to 80s music with a Corona in hand. “We’ve been partying like this since 5 pm, I’m about to drop,” said Burch, when we stopped in at 10 pm. “But grab a beer and stick around for a while.” And we did. ~ Nola Weinstein
Tory Burch Party