Make Plans For Fashion's Night Out
Unless you’ve been living under a very unfashionable rock, you know that tonight is Fashion’s Night Out. Newbury Street will be closed to traffic to make way for 80 luxe vehicles from Herb Chambers, performances by local bands like Sweet Tooth & the Sugarbabies, and the shopping hordes. Mayor Menino will kick off the festivities at 6 p.m.
Shops around the city are celebrating with special events and sales. Here’s a sample of the stylish festivities:
– Catch a fashion show and a live performance from Air Traffic Controller at Life is good. There will also be food and beer from Joe’s American Bar & Grill and Harpoon Brewery. 6-10:30 p.m. 285 Newbury St., Boston, 617-262-5068, lifeisgood.com
– Local designers Daniela Corte, Michael dePaulo, and mike—ton created special FNO cupcake designs for Sweet Newbury. Stop by the bakery to browse looks from the lines and to fuel up on complimentary frosting shots (6:30-8:30 p.m.). 225 Newbury St., Boston, 617-267-2253, sweetcupcakes.com
– For craftier shoppers, Free People in the Prudential Center is setting up a make-your-own headband table from 6-9 p.m. There will also be models wearing Free People’s new fall line as well as refreshments from Vita Coco. 800 Boylston St., Boston, 617-450-4902, freepeople.com
– Swirl (an iPhone app akin to a personal shopping assistant) and The Fashion Truck will be parked in Downtown Crossing. The first 100 visitors to stop by the truck and download the app will receive a free accessory, recyclable tote bag, and iPhone cover. Giveaways start at 4 p.m. 24 School St., Boston, fashiontruck.com
For a full list of events see Fashion’s Night Out’s website.
— Caroline Hatano