It almost doesn't matter where you live in Southern California, you're not likely to be more than a freeway exit away from some kind of shopping mania on Thursday evening, the fourth annual observance of Fashion's Night Out. Jumbo malls, retail districts and small boutiques alike are getting into the spirit of things, offering discounts, champagne, hors d'oeuvres, fashion shows, special merchandise, celebrity appearances and more.
We wrote about some of the events a couple of weeks ago -- from the main Los Angeles kickoff at the Beverly Center, to the David Meister fashion show emceed by Jillian Barberie-Reynolds at the Irvine Spectrum, to the after party in West Hollywood.
For a complete listing, check out the FNO website, where you can search by city, store name or event type.
To get in the spirit, take a look at the FNOLA video, starring quite a collection of L.A. fashion stars. (If you don't recognize them all, there's a cheat sheet at the end of this column.)
It should be a great night to shop -- and provide an economic stimulus for the fashion industry, which is the reason Vogue magazine invented this "shopoholiday" in the first place.
Carla Ross, the former art director for hair-care company Jingles International, is having a public grand opening of her new Slash Salon and Academy from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 10. The salon is at 621 Broadway, Santa Monica. Phone (310) 341-0610 for appointments.
Lush Cosmetics has opened a new store at Westfield Santa Anita Mall, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Mall hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m Sunday.
The Helms Design District fall vintage boutique is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at LightSpace Studio, 8755 Washington Blvd., Culver City. The event is hosted by Clever Vintage, and is to include a variety of vendors offering designer and repurposed vintage women's clothing, accessories, jewelry and other items. Tickets are $5 at the door or free or discounted if you purchase in advance on Eventbrite.
(The stars of the FNO video include: E!'s Fashion Police: Joan and Melissa Rivers, Giuliana Rancic, George Kotsiopoulos and Kelly Osbourne; Designers: Cynthia Vincent, Tarina Tarantino, Trina Turk and Brochu Walker's Lauren Walker and Lisa Brochu; Entertainers: Paula Abdul, Karina Smirnoff and Taylor Armstrong; Stylists: Estee Stanley, School of Style's Luke Storey and Fashion Star's Daniel Musto; Bloggers: Elle and Blair Fowler and Dulce Candy.)
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