Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Chicago's "Fashion's Night Out" review...

Every major mall and department store on/near Michigan Avenue rolled out the red carpet for shoppers and fashionistas alike.

My first stop: 900 N. Michigan Avenue.  They had an amazing set up on levels 2, 3, &4 with a beauty bar, VIP cocktail area, nibbles hosted by Groupon, and discounts throughout the mall.  Unfortunately, I did not spend a lot of time here, as there were 3 events on my list to hit, but I had to come and see friend Ryan Beshell, PR guru at the 900....

2nd stop:  Neiman Marcus.  The runway show was fabulous!  An EQUAL mix of men's and women's fashions plus accessories... it was standing room only by 6:30!  Most of the photos listed are from the NM event.  

*On a down note, I just HATE the riffraff that shows up to these events.  They are all there just for the free stuff and suck up all the drinks and food and you KNOW they have NO intention of ever spending a dime on the Avenue.  I lost count of all the cheap shoes and cheap bags and cheap clothing being sported by the freeloaders on the front rows...  just makes me CRINGE every time I see it....  some people are just plain TACKY!!!!   vent over, lol.....

3rd stop:  Haberdash.  This unique men's only store features many revitalized brands such as Pantherella, Red Wing, Woolrich and more.  Many new and up and coming vendors as well.   They were out of liquid libations by the time we arrived, so we checked out their wares, and headed over to the Dana Hotel and Argent Restaurant for wine and small plates (oxtail raggu, crabcakes (SO good), porcupine meatballs, and oxtail fritters)

My friend Mark and I ended the night with dirty martinis at Tavern on the Park... such a fun- and fashion- and food- filled evening!

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