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Fashion Week Freebies: Get Fancy, Get Caffeinated

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Fashion's Night Out is dead, long live Fashion's Night Out! While the Vogue-sanctioned NYFW-Eve party has been dunzo for a few seasons now, its spirit lives on in the form of complimentary manicures, free braid styling, and sweet, sweet donuts. Here's where to caffeinated, get fancy, and stuff your face for free from now until September 12th. We'll be updating the list as the week goes on, so check back often!

Where to Stuff Your Face

MM.LaFleur—a fashion startup that specializes in tailored clothing for boss-ladies—has teamed up with Carpe Donut NYC to hand out free apple cider donuts and coffee in a different location every morning from Monday, September 8th to Friday, September 12th. Follow MM.LaFleur on Twitter (@mmlafleur) to find the center of the donut action.

Where to Get Fancy

Birchbox is going big for fashion week. From Thursday, September 4th through Thursday, September 11th, the subscription site's Soho store will play host to a slew of beauty brands offering complimentary services. Update your 'do with a braid or three, courtesy of Amika, touch up your makeup with Cynthia Rowley cosmetics and the Fashionista team, or let Temptu reps make your face look like it went through three Instagram filters with their airbrush foundation. For a full list of the week's events, go here.

Glamour wants you to be your fanciest self. Which is why, from September 5th through 7th, the magazine is turning Chelsea Market into a one-stop shop for complimentary makeup applications, eyebrow styling, skin-care treatments, dry hair styling, and more. Stop by 410 West 16th Street from 12pm to 7pm daily to check out treatments from brands like Maybelline New York, Armani Sì Fragrance, Garnier, and Philosophy.

Mobile manicure service cityMANI will be stationed at Triumph hotel locations throughout the city, where they'll offer free manis with Pretty Please polishes. And they're setting up early. Stop by Hotel Belleclaire on Thursday, September 4th between 4:10am and 2pm, The Cosmopolitan Hotel Tribeca on Friday, September 5th between 10am and 2pm, The Washington Jefferson Hotel on Monday, September 8th between 10am and 2pm, or The Gershwin Hotel on Tuesday, September 9th between 10am and 2pm for that polish change.
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