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Los Angeles Fashion Night Out

September 10, 2009

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“On Thursday, Vogue and the Council of Fashion and Design are hosting Fashion’s Night Out, a global event urging consumers to shop to save the economy and the fashion industry. Here are some of the events in and around Los Angeles.” -LA Times

3.1 Phillip Lim Los Angeles
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6 to 11 p.m.
631 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 358-1988

Remember that Phillip Lim piece you almost bought a couple years ago? Now’s your chance to grab it. The designer is re-imagining five signature pieces from his archives with today’s fabrications and embellishments. The special edition 3.1 archival items are available in a limited-size run on Thursday night only.

American Rag Cie.

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5:30 to 9 p.m.
Fashion Island
953 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 760-1510

The popular shop’s Orange County version has music from Warriors of Radness and trunk shows from Kasil, 12th Street, and Rough Roses as well as eats from its in-store Cafe Beau Soleil.

Fred Segal Feet

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7 to 11 p.m.
8100 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-9500

TubeFlops by Sanuk and Velvet Angels is using this shopping extravaganza to debut their new styles at Fred Segal Feet on Melrose Avenue. Artist Michael Norice will create crystallized custom sneakers and album covers. Cocktails available, plus live music from Toddy Ivy and William Tell. RSVP to rsvp@alinemedia.com or rsvp@beachhousepr.com.

Fred Segal Flair in Santa Monica

4 to 7 p.m.
500 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-4477

This outfit or that one? Get an expert’s opinion. Sip some bubbly and go shopping at Trash and Luxury’s first pop-up shop with designer Hushi Mortezaie. Added perk: Get a free gift if you spend $75 or more.

Moods of Norway

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6 to 11 p.m.
113 S. Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90048
(310) 271-7172

Moods of Norway gets into the buying spirit, taking up to 75% off everything in the store. Plus, who can turn down waffles, Champagne and music?

Neiman Marcus

6 to 9 p.m.
9700 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 550-5900

The vibe will be more NYC (Nathan’s hot dogs and Factors New York cheesecake will be served). From 6 to 9 p.m., there will be a jazz band, runway shows, special gifts with purchase, and a trend presentation at 7 p.m. with Lisa Love, West Coast editor for Vogue.

“It’s not about going out and spending $20,000 on a bag in a poor economy,” Love said. “It’s about supporting the industry even just by buying some perfume or a T-shirt. Because if people aren’t supporting the industry, we’re losing jobs.”

Neiman Marcus Topanga

6 to 10 p.m.
6550 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Canoga Park, CA 91303
(818) 316-7000

The San Fernando Neiman’s has Armani Collezioni and King Baby trunk shows in its men’s section and a 29 Cosmetics makeup artist event in cosmetics. See the Mandalay Special Collection in dress collections and, from 5 to 8 p.m., Dominique Cohen will make a personal appearance at his trunk show in the designer jewelry department.

Rock & Republic

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Photo from Apparel News

6 to 11 p.m
105 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 285-0486

The brand’s Robertson Boulevard boutique will be offering makeovers, giveaways and limited-edition leggings for sale with gunmetal studding ($178). Michael Ball, the chief executive and creative director who’s never far from the center of attention, will be guest DJing. The official Fashion’s Night Out T-shirt will be available at the store, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York.

Ron Herman at Fred Segal Melrose
7 to 11 p.m.
8100 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 651-4129

Ron Herman and the whole Fred Segal Melrose team will open the doors for special appearances by designers, stylists, photographers and artists. Chan Luu will showcase her newest wrap bracelets, Rory Beca will debut her “Willy Wonka”-themed fall collection, Paige Geller will demonstrate how to “destroy” your own jeans (love that), and Whitley Kros designers Sophia Coloma and Marissa Ribisi will teach shoppers how to perfect the oversized T-shirt look and introduce a limited-edition style available that night only. Michelle Wenke and Megan George, of L.A.-based line Monrow, will sell a limited-edition T-shirt for $102, autographed by supermodel Amber Valletta, as well as offer customers a free canvas tote with purchase. For the denim inclined, J Brand Gallery will offer a buy-one-get-one-free deal with any regular-priced J Brand purchase. Rocker-turned-clothing designer Pete Wentz’s Clandestine Industries brand will show its teacher’s dirty looks fall collection, (Wentz will join shoppers in a round or two of the board game Guess Who? from 8 to 9 p.m.). Cobra Snake will be snapping photos and selling T-shirts, while Nike designers are on hand to customize shoes and much more.

Roseark

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Photo from JC Report

6 to 10 p.m.
1111 N. Crescent Heights Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 822-3600

West Hollywood’s Roseark celebrates Thursday with fine art, music, Champagne, tarot cards and lots of jewelry. Designers include Katey Brunini (K.BRUNINI jewels), Kathy Rose for Roseark Holiday collection, Robbie Conal, Deanna Hamro and Mannin. Diana Orr of Capstone Couture will do fittings of her couture designs.

Toms Shoes and Trovata’s Family Reunion


6 to 11 p.m.
Toms Shoes headquarters
3025 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Beach boys Blake Mycoskie (Toms Shoes) and John Whitledge (Trovata) ask guests to partner with friends and stop by the Toms westside base camp dressed as an iconic family from a past decade. Your hard work will be documented photographically (period-appropriate props will be provided) and the winning family will receive a $1,000 shopping spree from Toms and Trovata. They’ll also sell Toms’ newest lace-up silhouette, the Cordones, and provide computer terminals for online purchases. Trovata’s fall-winter collection will be available.

Trina Turk


6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
8008 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 651-1382

While all of Trina’s stores are offering a chance to peruse the fall collections with a glass of Champagne, the store near the Grove is the only one where you can do so while getting a glimpse of the designer in person. Bonus: Get a free “Mum’s the Word” scarf with any full-price purchase of $250 or more.

By Booth Moore and Whitney Friedlander Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
One Comment leave one →
  1. Stella J. Abatangelo permalink
    September 14, 2010 10:50 pm

    I am so upset that I missed Fashion Night out. I didn’t hear a thing about it. I didn’t hear any advertisment about this at all. I love fashion watch every TV program that has to do with clothes make up hair. Please next time please please get it out to the public.

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