Nan Napier: Think global, party local at big fashion event

A mega-shopping bag promotes Fashion’s Night Out.

Join the celebration this Thursday, Sept. 6, at fashion boutiques on the Westside.

Or jump on a plane and celebrate in New York, Paris, Tokyo or Milan.

That’s the night that stars, models, fashionistas and designers will be hopping and shopping around the world, and you can, too, right here in El Paso.

The fashion world’s most iconic extravaganza, Fashion’s Night Out, is only in its fourth year. Created in 2009 by Vogue editor Anna Wintour and other industry leaders to celebrate fashion and boost consumer confidence in New York City during the recession, this business-friendly event has become an annual red carpet night of special retail initiatives.

In New York, Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger will host a fashion trivia game at Macy’s flagship store. Kim Kardashian will be at Lord & Taylor to meet fans and promote her True Reflection fragrance.

In London, more than 400 London fashion retailers will join the celebration. Paris is taking Fashion’s Night Out to the streets this year, specifically Rue Satin-Honore, home to many, many boutiques including Collette, Gucci, Hermes, Lanvin and Longchamp.

In El Paso, Fashion’s Night Out promises to be even bigger and better than before. At press time, these stores are planning to participate, and there may be more: Ella Blu, j. luxe, Nono’s, Tres Mariposas, Ruby Lola, Versailles and tentative at press time, Luka 7.

At Tres Mariposas, the excitement has been building for weeks. We’ve got a countdown on our website and a traffic-stopping Fashion’s Night Out shopping bag outside our doors. This 12-foot structure is generating some interesting looks from drivers on North Mesa!

I’m most excited about our special showing of vintage Chanel pieces that will be for sale that night. They are a rare treat. Other Tres Mariposas events will include demonstrations from 360 The Colour Bar Salon, and demos of the Lipsense18-hour lipstick. We’ll also have a trunk show of clothing from the hip What Goes Around Comes Around line and over-the-top hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

What Goes Around is a line founded by college friends Gerard Maione and Seth Weisser. After more than a decade spent traveling the globe in search of the finest vintage clothing and antiquities, Maione and Weisser launched their new WGACA Collection, a vintage-inspired line.

Taking it one step further, they also collect vintage Chanel pieces and they’re bringing a wonderful selection to Tres Mariposas for our special event. All their pieces are handpicked from around the globe and authenticated by their team of experts.

Take a cue from shoppers around the globe and come out and support your local fashion retailers. We can’t wait to see you Thursday night!

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