From Manhattan to Milan, Atlanta to Australia, patrons worldwide will emerge on Thursday evening, September 6, 2012 from 6pm to 11pm for the fourth annual after-hours shopping extravaganza Fashion’s Night Out. After a hugely successful pedestrian traffic-only event in downtown Savannah for more than 4000 people, the City of Savannah has earned its place alongside fashion centers like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago in celebrating this global event. A collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Co., and the City of New York, this initiative was launched in 2009 to spark consumer confidence during the economic downturn. Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an evening for shoppers to mix, mingle, and participate in premiere events that will include celebrity guests, musical performances, art installations and more.
In partnership with the City of Savannah through its Department of Economic Development, all fashion and design boutiques in the city are invited to join in and become a part of this unique and extraordinary event. The deadline to register is June 11, 2012. Participating businesses will host workshops, featured artists, featured designers, live music, catering, complimentary makeovers, tastings and consultations during the event. This event is a city wide celebration for all businesses in Savannah,” says MarRonde Lumpkin-Lotson, Director of Economic Development for the City of Savannah, “we are proud to have this extended hours shopping night in our city!”