The Ultimate Guide To Fashion's Night Out In L.A.

The frenzy of FNO is mere days away, and we bet you're still scrambling to secure some solid plans. While we'll be partying with the crew at 3.1 Phillip Lim (you should join us!), there are tons of can't-miss events happening all around town.
Whether you're looking to score some steep discounts (we totes are!), or just searching for an end-of-summer cocktail (count us in!), the retail world is your oyster come Thursday night. Each boutique has its own itinerary for the evening, but most soirées commence around 6 and last until 10 p.m.
So, put on your most head-turning ensemble and hit up any one of these sure-to-stylish shindigs. Not only will you be supporting local businesses, you'll have a blast while doing so!
Photos: Courtesy of Fashion's Night Out; 3.1 Phillip Lim; Planet Blue; Cheap Monday
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3.1 Phillip Lim and Refinery29
Where: 3.1 Phillip Lim, 631 North Robertson Boulevard (between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue); 310-289-0888.
When: 6 to 9 p.m.
Why: Our L.A. editors will be on hand at this comic-themed fête complete with superhero-inspired activities. You'll get a signed comic book with any purchase (15% off all!), and a snazzy scarf from the fall '12 collection if you snag a bag (don't forget to enter our amazing giveaway contest, too!).
RSVP: Here

Tory Burch
Where: Tory Burch, 142 South Robertson Boulevard (between Alden Drive and West Third Street); 310-248-2612.
When: 6 to 9 p.m.
Why: Spend $100 at the shop and receive the most adorable e-tablet cover we've ever laid eyes upon! Plus, Ashley Madekwe from Revenge will pose for photos that can be printed with Instagram filters — a techie dream come true.
RSVP: Here

Lauren Moshi
Where: 107-109 Robertson Boulevard (near Alden Drive); 323-888-8838.
When: 6 to 11 p.m.
Why: Planted right next door to The Ivy, this shop's giving out free hippie towels with any $200 purchase.

Hale Bob
Where: Hale Bob, 104 South Robertson Boulevard (at Wilshire Boulevard); no phone.
When: 6 to 11 p.m.
Why: Swing by for complimentary cocktails and gelato. And even if you don't win the big bucks (a $500 gift card is up for grabs), the shop is offering 20% off storewide.

Paige Denim
Where: Paige Denim, 116 North Robertson Boulevard (between Beverly Boulevard and Alden Drive); 310-360-9888.
When: 6 to 11 p.m.
Why: Sincerely, Jules’ Julie Sarinana will reveal a storefront window display debuting three brand-new styles by the local denim brand. Don't forget to upload your most daring style with the hashtag #UniquelyPaige to enter to win a free pair of pants (and a chance to appear on Sarinana's blog!).

Photo: Courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim
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Where: Satine, 8134 West Third Street (at South Kilkea Drive); 323-655-2142.
When: 7 to 10 p.m.
Why: Melissa Coker's latest muse, Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor (you may recognize her from our 30 Under 30 feature), will be hosting the stylish soirée along with cocktails specially crafted by Prévu and music from DJ Luke Harris. Just don't miss the photo booth and 10% discount!
RSVP: Here

Saks Fifth Avenue
Where: Saks Fifth Avenue, 9600 Wilshire Boulevard (at South Peck Drive) 310-275-4211.
When: 6 to 8 p.m.
Why: Make sure to meet Andrea Lieberman, designer and founder of A.L.C., jewelry designer Bonnie Star, and shoe guru Jerome C. Rousseau in between getting a glitter tattoo and having your lipstick and handbag fortune read.

Where: Madison, 8745 West Third Street (at South Robertson Boulevard); 310-275-1930.
When: 6 to 10 p.m.
Why: Ashley Lewis of The Street Corner Girl will play hostess as guests build custom LnA T-shirts and check out the newest creations from Luv Aj and Janessa Leone.
RSVP: Here

Beverly Center
Where: Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Boulevard (at La Cienaga Boulevard); 888-612-2855.
When: 6 to 11 p.m.
Why: The birthplace of L.A.'s FNO festivities has a whole slew of events and appearances planned. From the presence of Vogue's lovely Lisa Love to a performance by Lana Del Rey, head over to BC's site for specifics.

Where: Intermix, 110 South Robertson Boulevard (at Alden Drive); 310-860-0113.
When: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Why: Get gorgeous with Benefit Cosmetics, and bop to the tunes of Foster the People all while taking in the shop's exclusive styles.

Photo: Courtesy of Wren
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Christian Louboutin
Where: Christian Louboutin, 650 North Robertson Boulevard (between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue); 310-247-9300.
When: 6 to 9 p.m.
Why: Red soles and read souls (a fortune teller is moving in!) will combine at this haute happening. And, with Daisy O'Dell on the ones and twos, toes will definitely be tapping.
RSVP: Here

Where: Chanel, 125 North Robertson Boulevard (near Wilshire Boulevard); 310-278-5505.
When: 6 to 10 p.m.
Why: Chanel Makeup's Creative Director Peter Philips will celebrate the brand's FNO-exclusive line of matching lip and nail duos. In plum, intense pink, and refined beige — this double-C purchase is much more reasonable than a quilted satchel.

Where: Ron Robinson, 8118 Melrose Avenue (at North Crescent Heights Boulevard); 323-651-1800.
When: 6 to 10 p.m.
Why: In the market for a black-diamond mani or want to sneak a peek at Orlando Bloom's custom motorcycle? Swing by the massive store where you can also pick up hoodies with built-in headphones, one-of-a-kind jewelry, or sugary-sweet treats.

Kelly Wearstler
Where: Kelly Wearstler, 8440 Melrose Avenue (at North Croft Avenue); 323-895-7880.
When: 6 to 10 p.m.
Why: For her first-ever FNO, Wearstler has teamed up with NCLA to create four custom nail-art designs inspired by her fall '12 home and jewelry collections. Get your digits outfitted in a new shade, enter to win some goodies, and score free decor advice from the lady herself.

J Brand
Where: Ron Herman, 8100 Melrose Avenue (at North Crescent Heights Boulevard); 323-651-4129.
When: 6 to 11 p.m.
Why: Karla Deras of Karla’s Closet (another 30 Under 30 star), will greet guests as they try on the label's exclusive new jeans, the Brix Power Stretch Cargo in a cobalt-blue hue.
RSVP: Here

Photo: Courtesy of Christian Louboutin
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Planet Blue
Where: Planet Blue at Malibu Country Mart, 3835 Cross Creek Road (at PCH); 310-317-9975.
When: 6 to 10 p.m.
Why: Local designer Mary Myers of Novella Royale will DIY a beaded plant hanger with guests and show off her latest creations. Plenty of sangria will be flowing, and customers can take 20% off their purchase with a simple Facebook check-in.

Santa Monica Place
Where: Santa Monica Place, Center Plaza, bottom floor, 395 Santa Monica Place (between 3rd Street and Broadway); no phone.
When: 6 to 10 p.m.
Why: Nearly every shop is offering some kind of cool promo and American Idol finalist Stefano will open the fashion show. Head on over to the venue's site for more details — we're looking forward to the fashion illustrator that will sketch our entire look!

Jenni Kayne
Where: Jenni Kayne at the Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street, Suite 30b (at San Vicente Boulevard); 424-268-4765.
When: 5 to 8 p.m.
Why: Suzanne Donegan of Mannin Fine Jewelry will be the guest of honor at this shindig, offering up her diffusion Insignia Collection for 10% off.

Le Labo and Strange Invisible Perfumes
Where: Strange Invisible Perfumes and Le Labo, 1138 Abbot Kinney Boulevard (near San Juan Avenue); 310-314-1505 and 310-581-2233.
When: 6 to 9 p.m.
Why: Stop by for the Fragrance Love Fashion event and scoop some deliciously scented goodies.

Decades, Inc.
Where: Post 26 at the Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street, Suite 35 (at San Vicente Boulevard); 310-451-0950.
When: 5 to 9 p.m.
Why: Christos Garkinos will kick off the four-day shopping extravaganza, dubbed "West Side Story," from his store. Receive a copy of his partner Cameron Silver's new tome with a $300 purchase and enter to win a $500 gift card.

Cynthia Vincent
Where: Principessa, 1323 Abbot Kinney Boulevard (near Andalusia Avenue); 310-450-6696.
When: 6 to 11 p.m.
Why: The famed L.A. designer will grace the AK store with her presence to preview the gorgeous fall '12 collection (just wait until you see the fur-lined grandpa cardis!). The evening will be filled with fun giveaways, discounts, and more.

Malibu Country Mart
Where: Malibu Country Mart, 3835 Cross Creek Road (at PCH); 310-456-7300.
When: 6 to 10 p.m.
Why: The Bumby's are back and offering up those fair and honest appraisals. Once you receive your "rating," make your way to the couture-themed carnival for tarot-card readings, henna tattoos, and an ice cream sammie from Coolhaus. Yum!
RSVP: Here

Photo: Courtesy of Planet Blue
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Vivienne Westwood
Where: Vivienne Westwood, 8320 Melrose Avenue (at North Flores Street); 323-951-0021.
When: 6 p.m.
Why: WLDCT will perform as shoppers sip on cocktails and take in Westwood's new collection of merino wool. Plus, if you spend $250 or more, you'll walk away with a T-shirt from the warm and fuzzy collection.

Where: Balenciaga, 8670 Melrose Avenue (at Norwich Drive); 310-854-0557.
Why: Sip on champagne and celebrate the launch of the label's limited-edition “Pumpkin” accessories line created by Vogue's Grace Coddington and Nicolas Ghesquière. The quirky illustrations of Coddington's cat are too cute to pass up!

Cole Haan
Where: Cole Haan at the Westfield Century City Mall, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Avenue of the Stars); 310-553-4800.
When: 6 to 9 p.m.
Why: From Sherman Oaks to Topanga, each of the Westfield's tenants are hosting their own take on FNO. But, Cole Haan's event at the Century City outpost will continue with its "Don't Go Home" nightlife campaign where patrons will get a sneak peek of the latest line of accessories.

Diane Von Furstenberg
Where: Diane Von Furstenberg, 8407 Melrose Avenue (at Santa Monica Boulevard); 323-951-1947.
When: 6 to 10 p.m.
Why: Prepare to rendezvous with your pals at the ever-chic Melrose stop. Grab a drink and tweet #DVFnightisyoung to stay in the loop.

John Varvatos
Where: John Varvatos, 8800 Melrose Avenue (at North Robertson Boulevard); 310-859-2970.
When: 6 to 9 p.m.
Why: Hit up the digital photo booth, then scope the shop for rock-and-roll-inspired threads — perfect for all of those fall concerts you've got lined up.

Photo: Courtesy of Vivienne Westwood
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Cheap Monday
Where: Space 15 Twenty, 1520 North Cahuenga Boulevard (near West Sunset Boulevard); no phone.
When: 7 to 10 p.m.
Why: Head on over to the sickest block party yet — with endless PBR, food trucks, photo booths, and a performance by YACHT, Cheap Monday is totally taking over Ivar Boulevard.

Where: BCBGMAXAZRIA, 8634 West Sunset Boulevard (at Sunset Plaza Drive); 310-360-0946.
Why: Pick up a go-anywhere tote or tunic from the brand's FNO collection and tweet with the hashtag #BCBGFNO for a chance to win $1,000 towards a new bon chic, bon genre wardrobe.

FNO WeHo Official After Party
Where: The Standard Hotel, 8300 Sunset Boulevard (near North Sweetzer Avenue); 323-650-9090. When: 10 p.m. to midnight
Why: Head on over to the Strip's go-to hotel for a proper nightcap. This poolside is where we'll be, showing off all of our new goodies with our girlfriends.

Photo: Courtesy of Cheap Monday