While I’m still coming to terms with the fact that it’s somehow September already, I am feeling the annual urge to stock up on sweaters and boots. Luckily, there’s an event to help fulfill my fall shopping desires: Fashion’s Night Out.
This event was founded in NYC in 2009; now it’s expanding to fashionable cities around the globe. With our edgy, accessible and earth-friendly design scene, it’s no surprise that Portland made the cut. We really do have world-class shopping and fashion here — and no sales tax, to boot!
The FNO events will run from 4-9 p.m., followed by an after-party at the Nines. There’s no cost to attend, which is good — you need that cash to spend at Mario’s, Mercantile, Radish Underground, Macy’s … the list goes on! Speaking of spending, when you spend $150 or more at participating stores, you’ll get a gift bag with an American Express gift card worth anywhere from $25-500. Instant cash back!
In addition to sales, stores will be hosting trunk shows and live music, offering refreshments and makeup tips, and more. Here are my top picks:
Pendleton will be selling items from their collaboration with New York boutique/label Opening Ceremony. This line debuted in 2009, and has gotten a lot of press for elevating the woolen mills’ classic Native American designs and quality fabrics into high fashion.
Interactive cosmetics sampling and fall accessory photo shoot at Nordstrom. They’ve got something fun going on on every floor!
I just hope my bank account is ready for what’s coming tomorrow.