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The Fashion's Night Out website just went live, which means the slow trickle of FNO news from earlier this month has officially become a flood. Luckily, this year's website is organized to help you plan your night without wading through the event listings for all 1000 participating stores. On the site's interactive map, you can sort events by where they're located, what they sell, and what sort of perks (freebies, celebrities, DJs) they feature. The map also lets you save events and share your itinerary with friends.
Certain themes emerge as you look over the planned festivities. Barneys and Bloomingdale's 59th Street are both hosting ping-pong tournaments with designers. (We're guessing—or at least hoping—that Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos really love the game, since they're appearing at both locations.)
Barneys is also doubling up with Bergdorf on karaoke. Those who enjoy public humiliation can sing at Barneys in front of judges Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler; those who get more out of the humiliation of others should head uptown to Bergdorf to watch designers like Cynthia Rowley, Nicholas Kirkwood, and Norma Kamali take a turn at the mic.
As the big night approaches, we'll be counting down our top picks for where to go for the best celebrities, music, giveaways, contests, and more. But if you want to get an early jump on the planning and the FNO website gives you a headache, check out the Cut's guide to all the biggest highlights.
· Fashion's Night Out [Official Site]
· Where To Be On Fashion's Night Out [The Cut]
· Fashion's Night Out Will Be Even Bigger This Year [Racked NY]