Power Shopping: Fashion’s Night out Los Angeles

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Shenae Grimes and Phillip Lim at the designer's West Hollywood store.

The third annual event offers an evening full of cocktail parties and shopping for L.A.’s style-savvy attendees.

Fashion’s Night Out will celebrate its third annual event across the globe on Sept. 8, where L.A. shoppers and fashionistas will take over the streets after-dark to fete local boutiques and designers. The purpose of the event--started by Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour in association with Conde Nast in 2009—is to help remedy poor retail sales and draw attention to the fashion business as a whole.
The evening--which spans over 15 countries worldwide--offers shoppers a chance to mingle, meet designers, score discounts and win designer swag. With over 200 stores participating in open-to-the-public parties, THR has selected a list of soirees that are sure to satiate the savviest and most fashionable Los Angelenos.
Madison 3rd Street- hit this one-shop (which carries designers such as Camilla & Marc, Rag & Bone, Repetto and more) for 10% discounts and the launch of Madison’s capsule t-shirt collaboration with top celebrity stylist Annie Jagger (she has worked with Ashlee Simpson and 90210’s Jessica Lowndes).
Post 26- this quaint boutique in the Brentwood Country Mart-- owned by retailer/fashionista Jeannine Braden--will host an event with THR's Rambling Reporter and fashion writer, Merle Ginsberg, and artist Alison Van Pelt. Join the art/fashion crossover scene for a presentation of Heidi Merrick’s chic California and French infused collection.
Marni- grab a cocktail at the notorious designer’s West Hollywood store on Melrose Place to check out the brand’s new fall collection.
Oscar de la Renta- X Factor’s Nicole Scherzinger will be singing at 7:30pm during the celebration at the designer boutique on Melrose Place.
Christian Louboutin- the Robertson outlet of the famed shoe designer will beautify its guests with Frederic Fekkai's team creating hairstyles and Make Up Forever applying lashes. Sip drinks by Grey Goose vodka and enter a raffle for a chance to win limited edition FNO shoes signed by the designer.
John Varvatos- the a-list menswear designer’s Robertson store will host a cocktail reception.
Diane Von Furstenberg- Writer Katherine Schwarzenegger (daughter of Arnold and Maria Shriver) is the evening’s host at the designer’s L.A. flagship. Guests are invited to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and sample DVF’s new fragrance Diane. The fall collection will be on display and in addition to a free gift with any purchase, a percentage of proceeds will benefit charity.
3.1 Phillip Lim- featuring DeLeon Tequila, the event at Lim’s chic West Hollywood location will benefit Red Hot Chill Pepper's lead singer Flea's SilverLake Conservatrory of Music. The Cults and KCRW’s Dan Wilcox will perform while shoppers and partygoers enjoy food and drink.
Saks Fifth Avenue- Junk Food clothing is throwing a party at the famed department store’s L.A. location to benefit Meals on Wheels, which delivers nutritious meals to the homebound and handicapped (with special guests 90210’s Shenae Grimes and Dancing with the Stars Derek Hough).

For a complete list of FNO events head to their site.