At last, the citywide shopping extravaganza that is Fashion's Night Out is upon us. Tonight, around 150 area stores are celebrating the global shop fest in one way or another. To help you devise the perfect game plan for the evening, we narrowed it down to 10 top picks.
AllSaints Spitalfields: With a DJ Avi Sic to keep you energized, you can create digital flipbooks and shop with a 20 percent discount. And yes, free cocktails are part of the deal. 7-10 p.m. 700 N. Michigan Ave.
Cerato: This is the best spot to show your Chicago love tonight, since it's all about local design here. Sip free wine and champagne and nibble on desserts, then pick a flower from the shop's "discount garden" to get 10-40 percent off your purchase as well as 20 percent off fall merch. 6-9 p.m. 3451 N. Southport Ave.
Cynthia Rowley: You already know and love the Chicago native's dresses, so get ready to fall for...band-aids! Yep, it's true, tonight's the exclusive launch of CRowley's line of sequined, bejeweled, and otherwise adorned bandaids. Other reasons to come: prosecco and cupcakes. 6-8 p.m., 1653 N. Damen Ave.
Macy's on State: Celeb spotting opp alert: Kelly Osbourne will be around. And here there's more chance to show some local love in the form of scoping out the latest Fashion Incubator designs. And...fashion astrology. Come on, who's not intrigued by that? 6-11 p.m., 111 N. State St.
900 North Michigan Shops: Fame, Fashion and Flavor features guest host Bravo TV’s Brad Goreski, a runway show, a beauty bazaar, live tunes, and of course, plenty of shopping, from Bloomies to Karen Millen to Kate Middleton's fave L.K. Bennett to Mark Shale. 6-8 p.m., 900 N. Michigan Ave.
Sarca: Luxury Garage Sale co-hosts this all-day “Modern Meets Vintage Affair,” showcasing new fall collections and LGS’s designer vintage finds. Bonus: complimentary cocktails and treats. Noon-8 p.m. 710 N. Wabash St.
Shrine: Guys, this is the place to be. For the Sip and Style Soiree, Shrine is partnering with Sebastien Grey Custom Clothiers, Halo for Men, and Spice Box Whiskey to serve up cocktails, style tips, discounts, how to tie the perfect bowtie lessons, etc. 7-9 p.m. 47 E. Oak St.
Sofia: The charming two-floor boutique serves champagne and offers styling tips from owner Ashley Zisook and the Sofia stylists, as well as discounts and giveaways. 6-8 p.m. 72 E. Oak St.
Topshop: Keeping the opening day party going strong into the night, the latest addition to the Mag Mile is offering free makeovers and styling tips, contests, and a Vogue Fashion's Night Out official tee for sale. 830 N. Michigan Ave.
Water Tower Place: Most stores here are offering exclusive deals of some kind or other. Celeb sighting opp: the Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Guidice will host a book signing from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the In Fashion Lounge on Level 3. 835 N. Michigan Ave.
Thirsty for more shopping? There's plenty more where that came from. For 150 other Chicago participating locations, check the FNO website.