If Your Fashion's Night Out Is Anything Like Mine Last Year, You Might Actually Want One These Totes
August 25, 2011
Since Fashion’s Night Out apparently doesn’t result in any shopping (everyone just pushes through mobs to take Twitpics of Rachel Zoe and get sloppy drunk in a bunch of fancy stores around a bunch of price upon request clothes) FNO has released a batch of tees and totes you can buy beforehand.
Given my experience last year at FNO last year, it might not be a bad idea…After trolling a few stores with my co-workers, getting tipsy on empty stomachs at the Kate Spade store, the Piperlime pop-up store, and Alexa Chung for Madewell’s debut, we went our separate ways.
Once everyone was out of sight, I conveniently took a Humpty-Dumpty level fall, in my crippling heels (see the f$%kers here) , where I landed chin-first on Soho’s evil cobblestone, hobbled, in the heels I could barely walk in, to the nearest corner, and stood, for an hour, not even exaggerating, jockeying for an unoccupied cab. When one finally did come, a super-jerk came out of nowhere, and tried to steal it right from under my (bloody) chin. PS: I’m not British. It was real, true blood. I had to fight for it–by gesturing towards my Lady Gaga-esque shoes and showing him the blood on my hands. This is why Gaga has body guards. I get it now.
So, yeah. You might want to buy one of these handy FNO totes or tees now so you have a built-in souvenir to look at afterwards, since you probably won’t get close enough to Karl Lagerfeld to actually get his autograph. If you do buy one, do yourself a favor and stash a pair of Mary-Kate & Ashley approved TOMS in your bag for afterwards. Go forth and conquer. If you need me, I’ll be home in my pajamas.
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