The unofficial end of summer is behind us, which means unofficial start of Fashion Week is just ahead. Yes, that is the fabulous Fashion's Night Out. This year, we are staking out the world's most fashionable avenue--Madison Avenue.
On Thursday, September 8, we are hosting an incredible Twitter “Fashion Hunt” on Madison Avenue that is sponsored by the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District. Shoppers can collect dozens of amazing prizes, like a wallet from Bally, not-yet-released lipsticks from Dolce & Gabbana, an Agnes b. tote and a La Perla baby doll.
All you need to do is select three participating retailers and tweet a photo of the designated item to @MadisonAveSpy. (Fashion Hunt items will be posted later this week.) Randomly selected participants who complete their three tasks will be directed to a secret Madison Avenue location where they will meet at 9:00pm to toast their success and receive their prize. If you don't have a Twitter account don't worry. You can also email your Fashion Hunt pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
Spy Guides will be stationed along Madison Avenue to help you through the Fashion's Night Out evening. Of course, no purchase is necessary and if you spot me, take a picture, tweet/email it in and you'll earn double points.
FNO Madison Avenue Fashion Hunt Stores and Prizes:
Agnes B- Voyage leather shoulder tote-bag highlighted by contrast over stitching. Handles set into appliqué with mother-of-pearl circles. Lined, with press studs, and interior pockets.
An American Craftsman Galleries- Heart Key Box made by Richard Rothbard
Anne Fontaine- A signature home fragrance set and a vintage tee-shirt
Bally-“Hensa” ladies fold-over wallet in black patent leather with Swiss goat charm
BCBGMAXAZRIA -The new BCBGMAXAZRIA signature scent
Betsey Johnson -"Heavy Metal Cheetah Laptop Case"Metallic, cheetah-print laptop case with removable, adjustable strap and zipper closure
Bistro Chat Noir -$50 gift card
Caffe Grazie- Lunch or dinner for two
David Yurman- TBD
Diptyque Paris- Baies Noire Candle
Dolce & Gabbana- Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick
Eileen Fisher– The Infinity Wrap
Eton of Sweden- Win a $400 Eton shopping spree at the Eton store on Madison Avenue
Exhale Mind Body Spa- Exhale summer tees
Gagosian Shop- Shopping bag filled with four catalogues - Jeff Koons, Pablo Picasso, Ed Ruscha, Richard Prince ($320 retail value)
Georg Jensen- 18K red, white and yellow gold Fusion bracelet w. brown leather cord
Giuseppe Zanotti- Tee-shirt signed by Giuseppe Zanotti himself
Kandice Pelletier Swimwear - A cover-up
Kandice Pelletier Swimwear at Jillian Wright Clinical Skin Spa- The Somme Boost Mask and the 5 Step Vitamin Infusion Homecare Regime
Juicy Couture- Viva la Juicy fragrance
La Perla - “Masquerade Babydoll" from Spring/Summer collection 2011. Babydoll in satin and silk chiffon at bust with a flower motif cotton tulle overlay. Adjustable straps and side slits.
Milly- Milly scarf
Monnalisa- Grey wool purse with bow and draw string closer
Porsche Design- P'8487 Porsche Design Sunglasses
Samantha Thavasa- Perforated North/South leather tote with three front pockets, snap closure and two internal pockets
Soigne K- Metal, wooden and glass beads work their magic together in this beautifully handcrafted necklace with a artfully combined pendant
Steuben- Nimbus Champagne Flutes
Stubbs and Wootton- Gift certificate for one pair of slippers
Swarovski - Planet Necklace: This hypnotic rhodium-plated pendant presents a sparkling Amethyst crystal as its jewel-like centerpiece. With a mesmerizing silhouette inspired by ballerina twirls, it adds feminine elegance to any outfit. The pendant comes on a chain.