Hot List: The Top 10 Shindigs For Fashion's Night Out

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If you haven't heard of Fashion's Night Out yet, we suggest emerging from beneath that rock and planning your itinerary for the greatest block party to hit NYC since the blackout of '03. From getting Anna to sign your T-shirt at Macy's to challenging Alex Wang to a walk-off at Barneys, FNO has a little something stylish for everyone. But, with over 700 retailers and designers participating in the post-work bonanza, hitting all the events is next to impossible. Lucky for you, we've combed through the FNO line-up to bring you the best shindigs that are definitely worth a stop. Party on!
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1. Vena Cava + Bird's Girls-Only Block Party
What's Happening: The Vena Cava ladies are co-hosting a block-party with Bird boutique, featuring all female designers, vendors and DJs.
Why You Should Go: Food, frocks and your favorite young fashion femmes.
6 - 11 p.m.; 203 Grand Street, Brooklyn, 917-519 -9437
2. Opening Ceremony Sidewalk Shopping Sale
What's Happening: It's a chance to peruse the open-air wares of Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, the Proenza boys, and Scott Sternberg of Boy and Band of Outsiders.
Why You Should Go: To see Rodarte sold out of the back of a low-rider convertible. No joke. 6 p.m.- midnight; 35 Howard Street, NYC, 212-219-2688
3. Barneys New York Designer Street Fair
What's Happening: Alex Wang is hosting runway lessons on the 7th floor, Rodarte is presenting musician Justin Bond on the 2nd floor, there's a Manolo Blahnik meet-and-greet on the 4th, a VPL underwear art project on the 7th, and so much more.
Why You Should Go: The best one-stop shopping, literally.
660 Madison Avenue, NYC, 212-826-8900
4. Bergdorf Goodman Store Extravaganza
What's Happening: An Andre-Leon-Talley-hosted game show, Zac Posen paintings, Mary-Kate and Ashley bartending…basically, you can't miss it. Why You Should Go: To see who plays Vanna White to ALT's Pat Sajak. 5:30 - 11 p.m.; 754 Fifth Avenue, NYC, 212-753-7300
5. Intermix Paint-Off With Sienna and Savannah Miller What's Happening: The Miller Sisters, Alejandro Ingelmo, and reps from Art Battles are painting storefront mannequins to the beats of DJ Cassie and Harley Viera Newton.
Why You Should Go: Because we're always down for a little friendly competition!
7 - 10 p.m.; 87 Prince Street, NYC, 212-966-5303
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6. Teen Vogue's Bleecker Street Block Party
What's Happening: A party with your favorite Teen Voguettes and a runway show with the mag's favorite back-to-school looks.
Why You Should Go: It's the best event for treating your baby sis to the fashion advice you never got in high school.
6 - 11 p.m; Bleecker between 7th Avenue and Bank Street
7. Oak + April 77's DIY Jeans Party
What's Happening: A chance to stud, rip, bleach, and patch your own specially marked-down pair of April 77s (only $77!).
Why You Should Go: Boozy crafting parties? Where do we sign up?
7 - 10 p.m.; 28 Bond Street, NYC, 212-677-1293
8. P.S. I Made This + Quicksilver's Donuts & DIY
What's Happening: Paint, draw, and tie-dye a boat-load of doo-dads from our own favorite crafty goddess Erica Domenesk.
Why You Should Go: You might have had a little trouble with a needle and thread trying to re-create this look, so why not get tutored straight from the source? Also, did we mention there's donuts?
10 - 11:30 a.m.; Tia's Place, Grand Central Station, NYC
9. Gargyle Scavenger Hunt
What's Happening: It's fun for all in either their Lower East Side 'hood hunt or online for a chance to win Rachel Comey, Billykirk, April 77, or a vintage Fred Perry tennis table!
Why You Should Go: There's tons of goodies for both Google-gumshoes and the Nancy Drew set!
6 - 9 p.m.;16A Orchard Street, NYC, 917-470-9367; or online from Sept 10-11
10. Anna Wintour T-Shirt Signing in Queens
What's Happening: It's the official kick-off to the night's festivities at Macy's Queens location where the department store will be hosting a T-shirt-signing Anna and a cast performance of Hair, the musical.
Why You Should Go: You've seen Anna in a T-shirt on screen. Now it's time to see her in person.
5 p.m.; 90-01 Queens Boulevard, Queens, 718-271-7200
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