Fashion's Night Out is going international.
Fashion's Night Out is no longer just an American fete. The Vogue-hosted shopping event will expand to all 19 territories that publish Vogue magazine for 2012, reported Vogue UK.
The most fabulous shopping event of the year will take place from September 6 through September 25, 2012, around the globe. Here is the full schedule, courtesy of Vogue UK:
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- Sept. 6: the U.S., the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain,Russia, Mexico, Australia and Korea
- Sept. 7: China, India, Germany and Russia
- Sept. 8: Taiwan and Japan
- Sept. 10 and 12: Brazil
- Sept. 13: Portugal, Italy, Turkey, The Netherlands and Mexico
- Sept. 18: Italy
- Sept 20 and 25: Greece
Some countries have scheduled a Fashion's Night Out in more than one city. Italy will hold events in Milan, Rome and Florence; Germany in Berlin and Dusseldorf; Russia, in Moscow and St Petersburg; Mexico will host events in Mexico City and Guadalajara; Brazil in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro; and in Greece in both Athens and Thessaloniki, according to Vogue UK.
"We are delighted to be supporting the fashion and retail sectors again, while highlighting the important role fashion plays in the economy of a country," Alexandra Shulman, editor of British Vogue, said. "Numbers of visitors in 2011 were exceptional, in particular on Bond Street where visitor numbers were up by 92 per cent on 2010. Street closures and live performances helped boost attendance and create the mood of a stylish street party."
With over 20 countries participating in the international shopping extravaganza, Fashion's Night Out 2012 is shaping up to be one of the biggest and best ever. FNO will celebrate its fourth year in September. Editors, stars, models, fashionistas and designers will join together to celebrate the industry. Last year, 4500 events featuring special limited-edition products, celebrity appearances and fantastic performances were held in the U.S. alone.
The official FNO website features a countdown clock as well as purchasing information for a the FNO 2012 T-shirts.
Last year, FNO was a huge success. Nicki Minaj hung out at Yves Saint Laurent, Carmelo Anthony and wife La La hosted a party at Rag & Bone in Soho, Justin Bieber signed T-shirts at Dolce & Gabbana, "Glee" stars Lea Michele and Ryan Murphy signed murchandise for fans, and Kim Kardashian spun songs with DJ Pauly D.