Where To Go During FNO San Francisco!

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With Fashion's Night Out almost upon us, we're sure you're wondering what on earth is going on, aside from a random appearance by reality star Sonja Morgan. No worries. We've rounded up the best-of-the-best so you can be strategic about your party-hopping. Our go-to parties, divided by 'hoods, below! Plus, take note of two great pre-FNO events at Chaya (courtesy of Refinery29 S.F.) and at the Marin Country Mart!

Marc Jacobs
Snag a free, limited-edition carnival-themed M.J. tote bag, and sip gratis Sofia Mini bubbly. No purchase necessary!
When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Marc Jacobs, 125 Maiden Lane (between Stockton Street and Grant Avenue); 415-362-6500.


Betsey Johnson
Party one last time at Betsey Johnson's Geary Street location (before the shop moves to Grant Avenue) with cocktails, music, and free bang-trims by Jungle Red Salon!
When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Betsey Johnson, 160 Geary Street (between Stockton Street and Grant Avenue); 415-3982516.

This multi-floor event will include a toaster-oven cooking demo by Sonja Morgan from The Real Housewives of New York City, a styling session hosted by our blogger crush Blair Eadie from Atlantic-Pacific, Cirque du Soleil craziness, and more.
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Macy's, 170 O'Farrell Street (at Stockton Street); 415-397-3333.

Meet some of your favorite local bloggers—including Anh from 9-to-5 Chic, Kathleen from Inspirafashion, Natalie from Like Fresh Laundry, and Amy from Refuses To Label—while they compete in a window-design contest. Also, free snacks, mini-makeovers, and portrait sessions!
When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Saks Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor, 384 Post Street (between Stockton and Grant Avenue); 415-9864300.


Enjoy Champagne and treats from the utterly yummy La Boulange bakery, while early-bird guests get a Kiehl's gift bag. Elisabeth from Mission Closet will be on hand to party with shoppers, and 25% of the night's sales will support the Children's AIDS Art Programme.
When: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Vince, 36 Geary Street (between Grant Avenue and Kearny Street); 415-951-0771.

Neiman Marcus

Hit the Hanky Panky decorate-your-own-thong station, score free Mission Minis cupcakes, and peep models showcasing the new fall wares of Victoria Beckham, Joseph Altuzarra, Tom Ford, Christopher Kane, Rachel Zoe, and the collections of talented Academy of Art fashion students.
When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton Street (between Geary and O'Farrell streets); 415-362-3900.


Westfield Shopping Centre

Nibble on light bites from eateries located under the mall's fancy fourth floor Dome for $10 (proceeds will benefit ArtPointe), and enjoy more than 25 in-store events around the mall.
When: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Westfield San Francisco Centre‎, 865 Market Street (at 5th Street); 415-5126776.
Admission: $10

Also within the mall, pretty lady Laura Ellner from On The Racks will be sharing style tips over at Bebe.
When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Bebe at Westfield San Francisco Centre‎, 865 Market Street (at 5th Street); 415-5126776.


Two Birds
For those wanting to stay south of Market Street, strut on over to Two Birds in Noe Valley, where there'll be free bubbly, 10% off all merchandise, and a meet-and-greet with local designer Ali Golden, who'll be showing off her fall 2011 collection. SF Indie Fashion will be playing host.
When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Two Birds, 1309 Castro Street (between 24th and Jersey streets); 415-285-1840.


Jonathan Adler
Design nuts should head to this FNO after-party at Jonathan Adler, hosted by Annie Wilson of Poetic and Chic. The shop will be open until 10 p.m., and there will be cocktails and tunes.
When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Jonathan Adler, 2133 Fillmore Street (between Sacramento and California streets); 415-563-9500.

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Mirroring the event at the M.J. store in Union Square, Fillmore residents can also score free carnival-themed totes and Champagne coolies.
When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Marc by Marc Jacobs, 2142 Fillmore Street (at Sacramento Street); 415-362-6500.

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