Fashion's Night Out... more than shopping

Today, September 9th. Preparations are underway for tomorrows big night out. (side-bar: me sitting in a coffee shop writing on my laptop... I feel so Carrie Bradshaw... a shorter haired, non-smoking, male version of course)

Anyway... I am quite excited for the Fashion's Night Out event. Fashion retailers across the city, approximately 800 stores, boutiques, big & small, will be keeping their doors open late to encourage New Yorkers & visitors to re-experience the fun of fashion.

The city is unified to not only stimulate the economy, but boost funds for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum & awareness for the NYC Aids Fund.

Retailers selling the official FNO-NY t-shits will donate 40% of all sales to the Memorial & Museum.

Also donations of new or gently used clothing, through a city wide Clothing Drive will be given to the NYC Aids Fund and distributed to approximately 17 aids related charities throughout the city.

So the next 10 days for me are not only about the future of fashion but what is happening now, not only in this city, but every city across America. We need to pull together, be mindful, respectful and do what we can for our communities.

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