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This week is going to be rather exciting in #Toronto, with the Toronto International Film Festival starting this week and Fashion’s Night Out tomorrow! You might be asking yourself…what is Fashion’s Night Out? Well, let me try to explain to your what the ideas behind this event are:

Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative originally created in 2009 to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry’s economy during the recession. On Thursday, September 6, 2012, in response to overwhelming demand, Fashion’s Night out will return to New York City and cities across the country to highlight fashion and support retail with exciting events that include designer appearances, celebrity guests, fashion shows and musical performances. For more information visit: or @FNO_Toronto (Twitter), #FNO_Toronto (Hashtag)

Well, the event is finally taking place in #Toronto! Woooooooot! Retailers and shoppers of Toronto are gearing up to celebrate the renowned global event, Fashion’s Night Out (FNO). On the international day of FNO, September 6, 2012, participating retailers are planning open-invitation events featuring the season’s must-haves offered by apparel and accessory brands. With boutiques involved throughout the city, a concentration of FNO events will take place in Yorkville and Queen West. Running from 6:00pm to 11:00pm, here is a recap on where to shop and what to do in Toronto this FNO.

Here is the line up of the stores that I think you’ll be interested in:

MasterCard’s Stylicity Lounge – Shops at Hazelton Lanes, 87 Avenue Road, Oval Square, Lower Level

Visit the Stylicity Lounge to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, complimentary styling and make-up applications from Maybelline and Redken, mingle with fashion stylists and enter for a chance to win a MasterCard gift card. Shop The Peacock Parade’s Fashion’s Night Out sale onsite for special offers.

THE BAZAAR by RAC Boutique – The Burroughes Building, 6th Floor 639 Queen Street West 647.352.4433

The Bazaar will bring together a wide array of Toronto retailers including: Gotstyle, Lab Consignment, Drake General Store, Psalms:911, Vocado, Elle Hardware, Woodlawn, Rescue Vintage, Robber, Philistine, Canon Blanc, Magic Pony, Chloe Comme Parris, Life of Manek, Foe & Dear, Love of Mine, Fischer Street, Muskox, OnlyOne Gallery, 69 Vintage, Travis Taddeo, Fashionably Yours and The Cashmere Shop. Goods will include everything from jewellery to shoes to a wide array of clothing. The Bazaar will feature music by DJs Famous Players, snacks by PopChips, cupcakes by Short & Sweet Cupcakes, drinks from Vitamin Water, beer by from Kronenbourg 1664 and offer a selection of complimentary cocktails done by Banff Ice Vodka. Attendees will have a chance to win a pair of plane tickets from Porter Airlines to anywhere Porter flies.

Aveda Canada

Civello Queen 269 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z9 416-977-7755

Join us for an evening of Aveda rituals, complimentary fringe trims, music, refreshments and a little shopping of course! Connect with us over social media to win cool prizes, and experience the magic of our new Invati line with a complimentary scalp consultation and revitalizing treatment. 6:00pm to 11:00pm.

155 Cumberland Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2E8 416-922-1025

We’re turning Cumberland into a runway with this year’s hottest looks from New York fashion week. Come in and enjoy refreshments while we rejunevanate you with stress relieving rituals. Get glammed up for your night on the town with our brand new fall make up collection and try out one of our looks from the runway. Tweet or Facebook your new look for the chance to win amazing prices! 6:00pm to 11:00pm.

Toronto Eaton Centre 220 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1 416-979-8892

Amidst the fury of Fashion’s Night Out – take a moment to relax and rejuvenuate with us at Aveda Eaton Centre. Join us for comforting tea and cupcakes, as well as all of your favourite complimentary Aveda rituals. Relax with our new stress fix line, or keep the tempo up with our hottest hair and make up trends for this season! Tweet, instagram, or facebook your experience to win cool prizes and to receive samples of the magical INVATI! 6:00pm to 11:00pm.

Yorkdale Shopping Centre 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6A 3A1 417-782-8222

We’re getting you red carpet ready for Yorkdale mall and beyond! Join us for an evening of beauty and shopping as we get you geared up for fall fashions with our Looks of the Runway and new fall makeup collection. We look forward to showing you all Aveda has to offer with new launches, special looks of the season, and giveaways all night long! 6:00pm to 11:00pm.

Bench – Toronto Eaton Centre 416.548.8656, Yorkdale Shopping Centre 647.477.4137

Bench celebrates Fashion Night Out with style advice from the cast members of MTV’s 1 girl, 5 gays! Receive a complimentary gift with any purchase over $50.

Cole Haan – 101 Bloor Street West 416.926.7575

Stop in for an exclusive Cole Haan Shopping Event at FNO Toronto. Shoppers will meet Chelsea, Col Haan’s sleek day-to-night pump, that proves sultry shoes can feel street-ready. Enjoy treats while shopping and enter to win a sweepstakes!

eLUXE – 355 Adelaide Street West, Ground Level 416.977.3325

Debuting its exclusive Smythe for eLUXE blazer, eLUXE will host guests with a trunk show from Rebekah Price, branded sweets from Megan Wappel designs and six giveaways. Photostar will be onsite snapping all guests.

Fuzz Wax Bar – 701 Queen Street West 647.738.3899

Fuzz Wax Bar invites shoppers to enjoy complimentary champagne while shopping and receive a complimentary eyebrow wax (which may be redeemed that night or at a later date) with the purchase of any retail product. Fuzz will also be partnering with jewelry company Stella and Dot to host a trunk show and raffle.

H&M – 13-15 Bloor Street West 416.920.4029, Toronto Eaton Centre 416.593.0064

Join the H&M as it celebrates Fashion’s Night Out with the ultimate shopping party! Enjoy special offers and the best Fall has to offer all while enjoying fabulous drinks and music!

Holt Renfrew – 50 Bloor Street West 416.922.2333

Holt Renfrew presents “Hot in the City” street party on Bloor Street West.

Juicy Couture

Yorkdale Shopping Centre 416.783.2227
Sherway Gardens 416.621.1512
Toronto Eaton Centre 416.591.9300

Juicy Couture will celebrate Fashion’s Night Out with its new fragrance Viva la Juicy la Fleur! The event will include fragrance samplings and great offers in store!

100 Bloor Street West, 416.323.3289
Toronto Eaton Centre 416.593.9640
Yorkdale Shopping Centre 416.783.3371

Tory Burch – Yorkdale Shopping Centre 416.783.0698

Celebrate FNO with passed refreshments and a sweet treat at our Tory Burch boutique.

Yorkdale Shopping Centre – 3401 Dufferin Street, 416.789.3261

Enjoy exclusive Style and Beauty Seminars hosted by CityLine’s Tracy Moore starting at 6 pm in Centre Court! 6 – 7 pm: International Hair & Make Up artist Diana Carreiro presents fall’s latest beauty trends 7 – 8 pm: CityLine’s Style Expert Lynn Spence shares the “TOP 20” fall and winter trends 8 – 9 pm: Meet your celebrity panel and get answers to your personal style questions followed by a night of shopping with our first-class retailers. Shops participating include 7 For All Mankind, Banana Republic, Bench, Gap, Gap Kids, Guess, Guess by Marciano, H&M, Holt Renfrew, J. Crew, Johnston & Murphy, Juicy Couture, Old Navy, Roots, Salon Donato + Spa, Sephora, Tiffany & Co., Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, True Religion Jeans and Yorkdale’s Food Collection.

Toronto Eaton Centre – 220 Yonge Street, 416.640.5525

Sherway Gardens – 25 The West Mall Space 1990, 416.621.1512

Where should I go? :)