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If you're unsure whether or not to brave the throngs this year for Fashion's Night Out, the Lower East Side Business Improvement District is providing another, significantly less crazy option one day earlier. On Wednesday, September 5th from 6pm to 9pm, the first-ever Lower East Side Opening Night: Art + Fashion will take place. The event will simultaneously kick off the fall art season and Fashion Week, with opening receptions at many of the neighborhood's art galleries and special in-store events.
On the retail front, a handful of local boutiques will be offering up substantial discounts. There will be a 25% off markdown at Earnest Sewn, up to 60% off at Skunkfunk, a gift-with-purchase at Delicate Raymond, and other sales and events at Wendy Mink Jewelry, By Robert James, and more. There won't be any shortage of booze, either: Feltraiger will team up with Vice for a PBR-sponsored party, and The Great Frog will be handing out free rum, tequila, whiskey, and beer.
· Lower East Side Opening Night: Art + Fashion [Official Site]