It’s September, which means school’s back in session and Fashion’s Night Out is back for a second year. Originally created as a way to help recession-addled fashion retailers, this year’s slate of Vogue-sponsored shoptastic events spreads to Brooklyn neighborhoods like Mill Basin, Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst in addition to more expected nabes like Williamsburg and Greenpoint. You may not see the likes of Michael Kors out here (he’ll be at Bloomingdale’s), but chances are there are some stylish goings on near you: The FNO web site very conveniently lists events by neighborhood (we like the ones with booze and freebies). Here are a few of the Brooklyn shopping spots we’ll be checking out on Friday night:
Bird is having a benefit party for City Harvest at its three Brooklyn stores, featuring raffle prizes from Frankie’s Spuntino, The Farm on Adderly, Blue Ribbon, Brooklyn social, and other places we’d love to win a raffle ticket to — plus 15 percent off all merch, which includes labels like Alexander Wang, Martin Margiela and A.P.C. Watch the wine if you want to emerge with your credit score intact. Stores in Park Slope, Cobble Hill and Williamsburg. Click here for addresses.
Re/Dress NYC, an ample gal’s vintage and modern resale shop, is throwing a party/protest: Fill out a postcard or video blog to sponsor the campaign that’s highlighting the lack of attention paid to size 14s. Everyone who participates gets a shopping incentive and the first 50 guests get a gift bag. 109 Boerum Pl., between Pacific and Dean Sts., Boerum Hill.
Hayden-Harnett is having a live broadcast with Newtown Radio while you have drinks with the designers and a chance to win $250 gift certificate, scarf or Ibiza tote. 211 Franklin St. at Freeman St., Greenpoint.
Dalaga will have champagne, free totes and Brooklyn designers on-hand. Any purchase puts you in the raffle to win a $200 goodie bag. 150 Franklin St. between Kent St. and Greenpoint Ave., Greenpoint.
In God We Trust will have free tattoos, caricatures and custom wallet stamping along with drinks and a dj. Also, in collaboration with The Parlour Brooklyn, there will be straight razor shaves. 70 Greenpoint Ave. Greenpoint.
Kingdom, home of Brooklyn Royalty, is throwing a blowout event at the Knitting Factory with live music, video, photography, models and designers, specialty cocktails and more. 361 Metropolitan Ave. at Havemeyer Ave. and N. 4th St., Williamsburg.
Market Publique‘s the place to show off your own fashion that night out: Get your outfit photographed by one of their street style photographers to win a gift certificate in the Best Outfit Contest. 177 N. 10th St. between Bedford and Driggs Aves., Williamsburg.
Sir will be featuring a “window set” by singer Alexa Wilding, along with designer Joanna Baum and new collection from the SOCIETY of LES. 129 Bedford Ave. at N. 10th St., Williamsburg.
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Glad and inspired to see so many things going on locally this year. Another to add to the mix: we’re also hosting an event @ gradys collective in Clinton Hill with complimentary wine and appetizers, fashion show, belly dancing and Carmen Webber from Project Runway and Sistahs of Harlem!