Fashion Week is quite the scene every September in NYC. Designers come out and put on elaborate shows, showcasing their Spring fashions. And to add more excitement to the mix is Fashion’s Night Out, a night that starts off the week with a celebratory feel and one that everyone can participate in. You don’t have to be a designer, stylist or fashion editor to partake. Just grab a friend and head to NYC for great deals, promotions and parties at your fave stores and restaurants!

Created a few years ago by Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, Fashion’s Night Out aimed to inspire excitement and boost sales around NYC — by bringing celebrities, champagne and offbeat activities into stores. And this year was no exception. Fashion lovers were out in droves, airkissing, posing and looking fabulous! Here were some standouts:

Uptown, shoe designer Brian Atwood threw a party celebrating the opening of his new Madison Avenue store. His pals Rachel Zoe, Michelle Trachtenberg, Heidi Klum, and Ryan Lochte made this stop A-list all the way!

Du Jour, the latest glossy magazine to hit newsstands, celebrated it’s debut issue with a party hosted by cover star Christy Turlington and photographer Bruce Weber. The party, which was held at Capitale, drew the likes of Russell Simmons, Hoda Kotb and model Hilary Rhod.

Downtown in the meatpacking District, the party took to the streets. One fashion goer exclaimed, “It looks like Times Square!”. From DVF to Vince to Theory; in some cases the lines went around the block.

So what can the fashionista at home, who is unable to get to NYC on Fashion’s Night Out do to feel like part of the scene? Well, alot of stores participate online with deals and promotions. Trina Turk and Tibi just to name a few of our faves! Department stores like Neiman Marcus have their own event each year and even stores in the suburbs participate in one way or another.

And the parties are just beginning! With Fashion Week now underway, you will be seeing alot of promotions and celebrations at your fave stores and boutiques all week. We will be blogging in upcoming weeks on all the great Spring Styles that hit the runway this week. So stay tuned for that! And we here at The Style Duo ALWAYS love a party! So we are hosting our own SHOPPING & STYLE EVENT in honor of this incredible week on Thursday at one of our favorite stores in NJ, GITO!

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