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You are now allowed to hyperventilate. The program of Fashion's Night Out events has been released, and the list of participating stores goes on and on. To help you decide your itinerary for the evening of September 10, we've done the dirty work and we'll present Top Ten lists every day this week. First we looked at the Top Ten Overall Events, but now on to the Top Ten Freebies.
That there will be plenty gifts-with-purchase during Fashion's Night Out is a given, but what about straight free stuff? We need some motivation to rush around this city on our 1-day subway pass and free stuff will definitely do it.
Our list of the Top Ten Freebies of Fashion's Night Out does not mean you have to buy anything; it's pure FNO booty. Just don't forget to say "Thank You."
10. "Discovery Size" perfume collection at Le Labo
Le Labo is one of the ritziest places to have your signature scent created, and to get FNO shoppers familiar with them and this service, stop into their boutique and they'll give you a "Discovery Size" set of their perfumes. 233 Elizabeth Street.
9. La Esquina BBQ at Tory Burch
Hungry yet? The hardcore FNO shoppers will be famished by their 3rd store visit, and we'll bet most of them will make a detour from other MePa shop to Tory Burch's block party, complete with BBQ food from La Esquina. We're already penciling this in as our dinner. 38-40 Little West 12th Street.
8. Charm at TenThousandThings
Forget T-shirts and totebags and all the other crap you usually get for free anyways; MePa jewelry boutique TenThousandThings will give a special FNO charm. For those who are sticking to Midtown through Fashion's Night Out, you can also get this charm at their shop Good Fortune at The Plaza Hotel. 423 West 14th Street.
7. Yoga Classes and Yoga Mats at Adidas
Starting from 7pm, the co-owner of Virayoga in Soho will be on hand for full yoga classes, whose participants will walk away with free Adidas yoga mats. You'll also be able to enter to win an Adidas shopping spree and private yoga lessons while browsing the new Stella McCartney and Porsche Design collections. 610 Broadway and Houston.
6. 1,000 Cosmetic Giveaways at Saks
Last time we went into Saks, we left with a free "deluxe" tester of Chanel No.5, and it was nothing to sniff at. With Fashion's Night Out, they are upping the ante by giving away over 1,000 cosmetic samples throughout the night. You can also chat with Frederic Fekkai and Bobbi Brown, so it'll be the nice stuff. 611 Fifth Avenue.
5. Free Blowouts and more at Arrojo Studio
Did someone say "free blowout?" You will hear the heels clicking on the pavement for free blowouts, styling tips and bang trims at Arrojo Studio during Fashion's Night Out. And yes, this is the studio of Nick Arrojo from "What Not To Wear" on TLC. 56 King Street.
4. Vogue-favorite gift bag at Korres
For those who are wary of drinking champagne all night, how about some antioxidant cocktails at Korres' Detox Bar? That's not all, however, as visiting Korres during FNO means you'll also get natural cupcakes, makeovers, and a gift bag with Vogue's favorite Korres products. 110 Wooster Street
3. A bag at Anya Hindmarch
So technically it's more of a contest, but the odds are so good and it'll take such little time that we must include Anya's "How Do You Wear It" bag giveaway. Simply choose your favorite bag in the store, be photographed posing with it, and if Anya likes your stuff, you win the bag. We're so there. 115 Greene Street.
2. Runway hairstyling at Bumble and Bumble
Got a full roster of fashion shows the following day, or just want to look awesome at work? At the House of Bumble, you can point to a hairstyle from the F/W 09 runways and a Bumble stylist will recreate it on you. So many possibilities! Bumble and Bumble are always so great about supporting Fashion Week that we wouldn't expect anything less from them. 146 East 56th Street.
1. Jade Manicures at the Chanel Nail Bar
Look, like with every other #1 on our FNO lists, you should give yourself ample time for these events, if not the whole evening. There will no doubt be a long line at Chanel's Soho store as they will give guests free mini-manicures with their coveted, not-yet-released jade nail polish. 139 Spring Street.
· All Racked's Guide To Fashion's Night Out [Racked]
· Anna Wintour Visits Queens—And a Macy's—For the First and Last Times [Racked]
· Fashion's Night Out Directory [Official Site]