Vogue Magazine introduced Fashion's Night Out in New York City in 2009, encouraging fashionistas to attend the event to support the fashion industry. Since then the event has expanded taking place in countries like Brazil, India and Australia and now Canada.
Fashion Night Out in Canada will feature small independent boutiques to to major retailers like Yorkdale Shopping Centre. In addition, Holt Renfrew will be hosting a street party and will stay open until 11 p.m. Mastercard has a Stylicity Lounge set up at Hazelton Lanes Oval Square where event goers can shop and drink cocktails.
Fashion Night Out will take place on September 6 in over 500 cities in 19 countries and will feature music, food, drinks and of course designers and super models. The event kicks off New York Fashion Week, where Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Kendall Jenner all campaigned.
“It’s hugely successful for us,” said Fiona Zeman, a spokesperson for the New York Ted Baker London stores, which featured a band playing in their Meatpacking District store at the event last year. “There is a huge amount of foot traffic.”