Fashion’s Night Out diary: Your city-by-city guide to the chicest events in Canada tonight
Holt Renfrew’s Hot at Holts Mobile Tour at the Holts Hot in the City Street Party tonight.
hottest night out for fashion is coming to Canada for the first time tonight and the chicest retailers in the country are opening their doors to show it a good time. For your who, what and where to be seen at tonight’s inaugural soirée, we’ve mapped out your itinerary for hitting up the best events in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
Fashion’s Night Out in Toronto
6PM—HEAD START: Set the evening’s haute tone with cocktails and complimentary make-up applications from Maybelline and Redken at MasterCard’s Stylicity Lounge (Shops at Hazelton Lanes, 87 Avenue Road, Oval Square, Lower Level). If that didn’t entice you, how about the chance to win MasterCard gift card to keep this red-carpet treatment going?
7PM— SWEET RIDE: Catch a glimpse of the hottest wheels in town with a sneak peek of the Hot at Holts mobile tour at
Holt Renfrew (50 Bloor Street West). A host of stylish events are taking place in-store (to also celebrate its 175th anniversary), while its distinct hot pink exterior screens a public film premiere outside at 8PM as part of luxe retailer’s Hot in the City street party. The store is open until 11PM and is offering giveaways, shopping treats and a taste of Holts 175 Diet Coke. With DJ Brendan Fallis spinning tracks outside all night, this may be your haute one-stop shop for the night, folks.
8PM— STYLISH GLIMPSE: If Fashion’s Night Out can only be a short pit stop for you, make your rounds at
eLUXE (355 Adelaide Street West, Ground Level), which will debut the exclusive Smythe for eLUXE blazer tonight. The e-retailer also host a Rebekah Price trunk show, sweets from Megan Wappel designs and six giveaways. Get photo-ready, friends, on-site photogs from Photostar will be snapping stylish guests all night.
9PM—RED CARPET READY: Toast the city’s two fabulous launches tonight—FNO and TIFF—at
INTERMIX (130 Bloor Street West) with champagne and sweets while hobnobbing around the shop as the DJ spins the latest tracks. ILIA Beauty will also be on-site to offer your celeb-worthy beauty fix. Your next move is finding an equally luxe after-party.
10PM— NIGHT CAPPER: The fashionable shops brought together for
The Bazaar by RAC Boutique (The Burroughes Building, 6th Floor 639 Queen Street West) are not like the others. But that’s just what we expect in a fashionable night out with Chloe Comme Parris, Drake General Store, Magic Pony—among a slew of the city’s hottest shops coming together for the event. On-site eats include cupcakes by Short & Sweet Cupcakes and complimentary cocktails by Banff Ice Vodka. End your night on an haute note (literally) with a chance to win a pair of Porter Airlines tickets to any one of its sleek locales.
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Fashion’s Night Out in Vancouver
6PM—HEAD START: An into-the-night fashion event that kicks off with a fashion show? Sign us up: Showcasing both local and international talent, the
FNOV Fashion Show (700 Hamilton Street) lineup includes French Connection Canada, Miss Sixty, and Vancouver designer Jacqueline Conoir.
7PM— SWEET RIDE: This
on-location fashion truck (1070 West Georgia Street) features jewellery and goodies made by local designers. Come for the stylish menu of tea and snacks courtesy of The Urban Tea Merchant, and check out the various pop-up shops along Alberni Street.
8PM—SITTING PRETTY: Beauty gets a night out too with extended hours at
Ishara (38 Water Street) as well as a pop-up beauty lounge featuring the Bombay Brow Bar. And if you haven’t had your beauty and shopping fill yet—the night is still young—there will special offers on regular and sale items.
9PM— GIFT WITH PURCHASE: Vancouver’s creative fashion outlet
Habit of Urban (1193 Robson Street) is offering moonlight shoppers a complimentary reversible tank with every item purchased.
10PM—NIGHT CAPPER: Arriving fashionably late to this Yaletown post is not an option—the first 300 guests to arrive at
Bar None (1222 Hamilton Street) will receive two complimentary drink tickets. Cheers to a night well shopped!
Fashion’s Night Out in Montreal
6PM—HEAD START: How about a pop in at any one of the shops of our fave participating Quebec designers? Denis Gagnon, Philippe Dubuc and Michel Brisson (to name a few haute spots) are all hosting suave in-store events.
7PM— SITTING PRETTY: The night is still young so best to stop for a quick beauty fix at
Aveda Canada (880 rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest). Test out beauty trends from the Fall 2012 runways with Aveda’s latest makeup line—which fittingly suits the new fall wardrobe you’re shopping for tonight.
8PM- UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL: Take a bling stop: Mingle with local jewellery designer Lauren Klassen at
Cahier d’Exercices (369 St. Paul O, Old Montreal) and shop her exclusive collection.
9PM- STREET PARTY: Make a point of stopping at downtown Montreal’s bustling fashion strip, St. Catherine, if only for some stylish people-watching. Join one of the hottest FNO parties at
H&M (1100 St. Catherine Street) to shop the latest fall collections (with special deals) while sipping drinks and dancing to the hottest tunes well into the night.
10PM—NIGHT CAPPER: Clink cocktail glasses with the stylish set for a
special closing night reception at the PHI Centre to toast Old Montreal’s fashion industry.