FNO turns four this year, and the parties sound wonderful—and even better, they’re free! I’m referring to the official FNO list, but here are my picks for this Thursday night:
Ann Taylor An evening of shopping, expert styling advice, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. 600 N Michigan, 6–9pm.
Charming Charlie Included with your Charming Charlie purchase of $35 or more is a one year subscription to Lucky mag. 520 N Michigan & all locations, 6-11pm.
H&M Enter to win access to a VIP H&M event with a private performance by Lana Del Rey. 840 N Michigan, 6-10pm.
900 Shops Join Ali Larter, celebrate style with a fall fashion show, get all dolled up at the glam Beauty Bazaar and stop by the Gastronomy by Groupon tasting with delicious bites from all your fave Chicago restaurants. Plus, shop from 8/24 – 9/6 to earn gift cards. 900 N Michigan, 6–9pm.
Forever 21 Spend $40 or more to receive a Love & Beauty set inspired by the fall lookbook! Stay for the DJ, refreshments, and a delicious treat. 835 N Michigan Ave, 6pm.
Haberdash Gifts with purchase, raffle prizes including an all expense paid trip a once in a lifetime Red Wing factory tour, and archival pieces from both Red Wing and Levi’s. Along with hors d’oeuvres from Osteria Via Stato and a signature cocktail sponsored by local craft distillery, Koval. 607 N State St, 6–9pm.
Macy’s State Street Enjoy special sips and sweets, snacks and treats, pose for a pic in the photobooth, and visit the Nail Art Bar. Attend a cooking demonstration from Macy’s Executive Chef Brad Saylor, then head over to the wine cellar for a live hip-hop violinist performance and samples of Raspberry Sparklers and Craft beers provided by Louis Glunz. 111 N State S, Noon–11pm.
Macy’s Water Tower Meet Chicago fashion and lifestyle bloggers, and enjoy refreshments from IZZE and Kind Bars, Sweet Margy Confections, PoshCorn and Spun Confections. Visit the FNO Lash Bar & Braid Bar from Beauty on Call, and the Nail Art Bar. 835 N Michigan Ave, 6–11pm.
Topshop Local DJs plus a fashion raffle. Don’t miss the Vogue team’s personal style edit, makeovers, nail art and gifts galore. 830 N Michigan, 6-10pm.
Neiman Marcus Tastings compliments of RPM, Paris Club, Rosebud on Rush, Ai Japanese Restaurant, KIND Healthy Snacks, more cupcakes and PopChips. Sips from VitaminWater, SmartWater, and Lavazza, all on the third and fourth floors. And, join Corri McFadden for a Fall Fashion Show on the fourth floor. 737 N Michigan Ave, 6–8pm.
Zara Celebrity DJ, Spanish Cava bar and ZARA’s hottest looks for the new season. 700 N Michigan, 6-9pm.
Water Tower Place Fashion, food and fun from three of the world’s fashion meccas: London, Milan and Paris! Admission is free, but space is limited, so RSVP at http://watertowerplace_fno.eventbrite.com/. 835 N Michigan Ave, 6–8pm.
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