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LOS ANGELES—If you're looking for more on-the-ground fashion reporting from Michael Jackson's funeral (and really, who isn't?), head over to Racked LA, where a correspondent just returned with crowd photos and shots of the retail frenzy outside the Staples Center. [Racked LA]
NEW YORK CITY—Come Fashion Week, Vogue and the City of New York will host Fashion's Night Out, an event aimed at giving the city's flagging consumer spirit a shot in the arm. Stores in all five boroughs will stay open late the night of September 10th to offer shoppers perks like free food, live music, and makeovers. Why are we telling you about this now? Because the deadline for retailers to sign up is fast approaching. If you run a store and you're interested in participating, head over to the event's website to register before August 1st. And even if you don't, stay tuned for more details as the night comes together. [RackedWire]