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You are now allowed to hyperventilate. The program of Fashion's Night Out goes on and on and to help you decide your itinerary for the evening of September 10, we've done the dirty work. Every day this week, we're presenting Top Ten lists for the events. We've already covered the Top Ten Gimmicks, Eats, Celeb Appearances, and Top Ten Music; now it's on to our final list for Top Ten Stuff
No more totes, please. For Fashion's Night Out, the name of the game is limited-edition items and the occasional freebie. We've rounded up the best of the new product launches, giveaways and exclusive FNO collections in our final Top Ten of the week: Top Ten Stuff.
10. Alexander McQueen scarf at Barneys
Who doesn't have at least one McQueen scarf in their closet? If you answered "me," then it could be time to make that purchase. Barneys makes it extra special by offering a limited-edition Fashion's Night Out Alexander McQueen scarf. Just be sure to budget triple digits for it. 660 Madison Avenue.
9. "Jimmy Crystal" at Swarovski Crystallized
If you don't have the patience to mess with bedazzling your own phone, let Swarovski's master decorator do it for you. Jimmy Crystal, the "go-to man for celebrities who want their most prized iPhones and Blackberries crystallized," will be in the store and offering shoppers custom creations. Apparently he's worked with Lady Gaga on crystallizing some of her stuff. 499 Broadway.
8. Straight razor shaves and caricatures at In God We Trust
Are you male? Are you staying in Brooklyn for FNO? Greenpoint's In God We Trust is teaming up with Parlour Brooklyn for straight razor shaves. Plus there'll be free drinks, free caricatures, custom wallet stamping, custom engraving, and exclusive products from other collaborators. 70 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn.
7. Custom vintage jewelry at What Goes Around Comes Around
Jewelry Designer Pamela Love, Menswear Designer George McCracken, Melissa Akey and Beth Blake of Thread Social and Denim Designer Stefan Miljanic of Gilded Age will create a collection of one-of-a-kind Custom Vintage pieces to be unveiled and available for purchase at WGACA the night of Fashion's Night Out. 351 West Broadway.
6. Bachelors and free haircuts at COACD x The Blind Barber
There will be a line for this one. Confessions of a Casting Director has teamed up with The Blind Barber to give away free haircuts from 6-9pm and hold a bachelor auction in the space, with "celebrity host." 339 East 10th Street.
5. Gift cards at Nine West
In addition to previewing and shopping Joss Stone's limited edition shoe collection "as part of the Fall 2010 Nine West Vintage America Collection," the first 99 guests to donate a pair of shoes to Shoes4Souls will get a Nine West gift card. They don't say for how much, but hey?free money for shoes. 675 Fifth Avenue at 53rd Street.
4. YSL stuff at Sephora
Every Sephora has something going on, from appearances by Gwen Stefani, Kat Von D and YouTube makeup "sensation" Michelle Phan to free eyeliner, but it's the Yves Saint Laurent makeup bonanza at the Broadway location we like. In addition to the pre-launch of YSL's lipstick collection Rouge Pur Couture, and the Sephora-exclusive shade N°20 Rouge Flamme, the store will have Yves Saint Laurent makeup artists giving makeovers. The best part however may be the contest. Stop in and enter to win one of three pairs of YSL Tribute Too Red suede shoes. 1500 Broadway at 44th Street, Times Square.
3. Nail polish and custom ballerina flats at Chanel
While Chanel's 57th Street and Madison Avenue locations will offer the big spenders a chance to be the first to customize colors and material for a pair of ballerina shoes (not free, of course), the newly remodeled Spring Street store will celebrate its opening with a preview of Chanel's three khaki nail polish shades. "Les Khakis de Chanel" were created for Fashion's Night Out by the Global Creative Director of Chanel Makeup. They'll have free mini-manicures with the shades and you'll have the chance to buy them. 139 Spring Street.
2. Loads of limited-edition goodies at Kirna Zabete
Hit here towards the beginning of the night for the slew of exclusive designer goods that'll be available at Soho's Kirna Zabete. The store has asked some of their best designer friends to make things only for them, only for this night. We're talking about mini Proenza Schouler PS1 wallets clothing from Thakoon, scarves by Jason Wu and napkins?yes, napkins?by Peter Som. 96 Greene Street.
1. French flea market at Opening Ceremony
Don't head to Soho for Opening Ceremony's big FNO fete this year; the action is in the lobby of The Ace Hotel just north of Madison Square Park. OC celebrates the debut of their store there this year by asking their favorite designers, like Alexander Wang, Band of Outsiders, Rodarte, Keds and more to create products for their Parisian-themed flea market. It's here you'll find those one-night-only Momofuku cookies, too. The people-watching should be fabulous. 1190-1192 West 29th Street.
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