Fashion’s Night Out: Where To Go To Hear Live Music!

Janelle Monae.
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This Friday — Sept. 10 — Vogue magazine and the Council of Fashion Designers of America team up for Fashion’s Night Out, the second annual celebration of style that aims to put the fun back in spending money on cute party dresses and peep-toe pumps (among other things). To help make planning your FNO itinerary a little easier, we’ve created a go-to list of the places in New York City hosting must-see musical performances. Bottom line: Whether you plan on buying shoes, dresses, coats, (or nothing at all!), shopping is WAY cooler with a little music blasting in your ear.



Janelle Monae
Ralph Lauren, 379 W. Broadway, between Broome and Spring streets (8 p.m.)
Go ahead, get your dance on in the streets—Janelle will be performing in 360 degree oversize loft windows.

VV Brown, Bleecker Street, between Perry and West Fourth streets (7:30 p.m.)
Hosted by Shenae Grimes, in addition to a live performance by VV, there will be a fashion show at this Teen Vogue Block Party Event sponsored by

Karen Elson
Balenciaga, 542 W. 22nd St., near 10th Ave. (9 p.m.)
The Amercian debut of the Cindy Sherman Untitled Series exhibition will be the backdrop for model-turned-singer and wife of Jack White, Karen Elson.

Alexa Ray Joel
Bloomingdales, 1000 Third Ave. at 59th St. (7:30 p.m.)
Hear Billy Joel’s daughter sing! Also, designers, such as Billy Reid, John Varvatos, and Simon Spurr, come along to show off their designs.

Corrine Bailey Ray
Douglas Hannant at the Plaza Hotel, 1 W. 58th St. at Fifth Ave. (8 p.m.)
Douglas will host (clink glasses with him before Corrine performs) and is offering 10 percent off all fall stock.

Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl
Maybelline New York, Ninth Ave. and W. 13th St. (8pm)
Get there early! In addition to dibs on free makeovers, the first 50 shoppers get a free, limited edition makeup bag created by fashion designer Michael Angel.

Macy’s Herald Square, 151 W. 34th St. between Sixth and Seventh avenues (6:30 p.m.)
Floor hop so you don’t miss the myriad of meet-and-greets going on simultaneously—Rebecca Moses, Tommy Hilfiger, Jennifer Lopez, Kimora Lee Simmons, and more.

Carolina Liar
Paige Denim, 71 Mercer St. at Broome St. (10 p.m.)
While there listening to the band, also meet the designer of Paige Denim and celeb trainer Missy Beaver.

Some musical artists aren’t performing, but they’ll still be out! See below where to find more music acts, and even a star from The Hills!

Mary J. Blige
Bergdorf Goodman (754 Fifth Ave. at 57th St.)

Pharrell Williams
Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream (456 W. Broadway at Prince St.)

Joss Stone
Nine West (675 Fifth Ave. at 53rd St.)

Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas
Saks Fifth Avenue (611 Fifth Ave. at 49th St.)

Gwen Stefani
Sephora (555 Broadway, near Spring St.)

Kristin Cavallari’s party (441 Glen Cove Rd., East Hills, New York, 6 p.m.)