Fashion's Night Out Fun — 7 Soirées You Must Attend



mainGood-bye, beaches. See you next year, street festivals. We can't think of a better way to kick the end-of-summer blues than with Fashion's Night Out this Thursday! You pretty much just need to stumble out onto Michigan Avenue to find a fete, but we've made it even easier with this handy go-to guide of festivities. While it's impossible to hit 'em all, here are seven soirées worth attending.

Blowtique — Noon to 5 p.m.
We're flipping over the free blowouts from this new BDS emporium in River North! Available on a first-come, first-serve basis only, get one of the signature looks, like The Magnificent (a classic blowout with a smooth, light-weight style), before heading out for your night out on the town. Blowtique, 1 East Huron Street (at State), 312-280-2400.

900 North Michigan Shops — 6 to 9 p.m.
Get beautified for your night out with complimentary mini-services from Mario Tricoci. Then, strike a pose in the Glossedandfound.com photo booth — say cheese!. This multi-leveled party (hosted by actress Ali Larter from Heroes, pictured) also includes a fall fashion show styled by Eric Himel, in-store promotions, light bites, and cocktails. 900 North Michigan Shops, 900 North Michigan Avenue (between Walton and Delaware),

Henri Bendel — 6 to 8 p.m.
Show your FNO spirit with a Swarovski crystal T-shirt made especially for the occasion. The New York transplant is also offering a free gift with your purchase. Henri Bendel, 845 North Michigan Avenue (between Chestnut and Pearson), 312-951-1928.

Haberdash — 6 to 9 p.m.
Gents are definitely not left out of the FNO festivities at this man cave. Sip Koval cocktails and snack on eats from Osteria via Stato while checking out the latest and greatest from Red Wing Heritage and Levi's Made & Crafted. Gifts with purchase aren't just for the ladies, either. Haberdash, 607 North State Street (between Ontario and Ohio Streets), 312-624-8551.

Moncler — 5 to 8 p.m.
Pick up a limited-edition Moncler T-shirt during this exclusive cocktail party. While you're at it, browse some of the brand's signature winter gear. It'll be here before you know it. RSVP at: monclerchicago@moncler.us. Moncler, 33 East Oak Street (between Rush and Michigan), 312-361-8573. moncler.com).

Neiman Marcus — 6 to 8 p.m.
You'll wonder if the "f" in FNO stands for food at this party. Restos like Paris Club, More Cupcakes, RPM, Ai Japanese, and Rosebud will be offering bites on the third and fourth floors. To tie in the real theme of the evening, there will be a fall fashion show hosted by Corri McFadden of e-Drop Off. Neiman Marcus, 737 North Michigan Avenue (between Chicago and Superior Streets), 312-642-5900.

Saks Fifth Avenue — 6 to 9 p.m. A party within a party, this affair celebrates FNO and the launch of the Chicago Sun-Times new section "Splash," launching in this Sunday's paper. Enjoy cocktails, music, exclusive contests, and more over three floors of the store. Reserve your spot at: RSVPChicago@S5a.com. Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 North Michigan Avenue (between Huron and Superior Streets), 312-799-5211.


Photo: Courtesy of 900 North Michigan Shops