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Stores aim to lure shoppers with celebrities and giveaways as cheap Michael Kors Fashion’s Night Out’s hits 4

Donna Karan mingled with Miss Piggy, Michael Kors judged karaoke with Debra Messing and Kim Kardashian signed perfume sets Thursday as shoppers cheap michael kors broke out their stilettos and their wallets for the fourth annual Fashion’s Night Out.

The celebrity studded night was designed to lure shoppers into stores for celebrity spotting, music, giveaways, food and drinks, and, of course, shopping. By early evening in New York, the basement beauty floor of Bergdorf Goodman was packed.

The event launched in 2009 in New York by Vogue fake michael kors editor in chief Anna Wintour has proven so popular that it’s now fake cheap Michael kors handbags a fixture in some 19 countries, over three weeks involving tens of thousands of shoppers.

He bought the Kardashian perfume gift set for his mother and has purchased more than 50 other items from the Kardashian brand as gifts.

“I love Kim but I am not a girl,” he added. “I am a Kim Kardashian curator.”

Donna Karan schmoozed with Miss Piggy at the DKNY store cheap michael kors on Madison Avenue, the pig in a black dress designed by Karan herself fittings and all. The two fashionistas posed together with hunky New York City firefighters featured in the fire department’s calendar, their ladder truck parked outside.

Michael Kors helped judge a karaoke contest with Debra Messing and Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl Kate Upton michael kors cheap at his Madison Avenue store. He called Fashion’s Night Out the trifecta: “It’s starting the new season, you’re excited to see what’s in stores. You’re reminded it’s fun to shop and you can feel the energy.”

At the nearby Ann Taylor store, bank worker Lenore Muller of Manhattan headed inside for a chance to be made over by stylist Mary Alice Stephenson and get counted among 50 women to pose in the store’s windows for the crowds outside.

“We call it window glamming,” Stephenson replica cheap Michael Kors said.

Muller, in a Taylor top, is a regular shopper at the store. “I’m getting together with girlfriends and this is a reason to get together,” she said.

At the Macy’s in Herald Square, 38 year old customer service rep Keisha Carter from Brooklyn picked up two shirts and a dress on sale, but she admitted she cheap replica michael kors hadn’t realized it was Fashion’s Night Out for the second year in a row! She said she enjoyed the energy.

“People are more helpful,” Carter said. “There’s a busy ness cheap michael kors purses feeling, even more than usual.”

In the makeup department, Lorrin Lynn, 24, a CPA, got a free makeover at Bobbi Brown after buying her special FNO lipstick. She also went hunting for reality star Bethanny Frankel showing off her shapewear line in the intimates department and “Bachelorette” star Emily Maynard at the Benefit Cosmetics counter.

“It’s fun to go out to the stores, see the trends, and there’s free booze!” said Lynne, cruising the night with a friend for their second FNO.

By dusk in Paris, the luxury shopping district was awash with thousands of people both the serious shoppers and those who just wanted to enjoy themselves.

“There are too many people here to buy clothes. But people get to know the brands, and buy another time. Today, it’s all about fun,” said Corine Marneffe, 50.

Chloe produced one of the best spectacles in Paris: A parade of dancing cheerleaders who descended in camp style from a Chevrolet truck.

In London, models Yasmin and Amber Le Bon (wife and daughter of Simon) were walking in a fashion show at the Westfield shopping centre along with Lizzy Jagger (daughter of Mick).

Does all the starpower and hoopla help at the register? “Ask replica michael kors me tomorrow,” Max Azria said with a laugh backstage before his BCBG presentation at New York Fashion Week. He said it can’t hurt to meet shoppers. are also holding events, though they’re less star studded. In Chicago, Saks Fifth Avenue will offer free cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and music; in Atlanta, Lenox Square Mall is giving out gift bags, will hold a fashion show at Banana Republic and offer makeup touch ups at Aveda. In Dallas, fashion shows were planned at Galleria Dallas and NorthPark Center, where the Neiman Marcus will show “The September Issue,” provide snacks and a contest for a $2,500 gift card.

The event, timed for the first day of New York Fashion Week, also coincides with the final night of the Democratic National Convention. A Vogue spokeswoman said the event was planned a year in advance with thousands of retailers.

She added that Wintour is a supporter of President Barack Obama and noted that shoppers had five hours of events plenty of time to get home to watch Obama speak if they wish.

“That’s what Tivo’s for,” said Simon Doonan, the creative ambassador at large at Barneys.

NBG Productions analyst Brian Sozzi said Fashion’s Night Out started inconspicuously but has gained traction over the years.Articles Connexes: