FNO Returns to Downtown Boulder on September 6, 2012

Category: Press Room

Terri Takata‐Smith
303‐449‐3774 | terri@downtownboulder.org


Downtown Boulder Celebrates Fashion’s Night Out September 6, 2012
For the second year, Downtown Boulder proudly joins the worldwide initiative by
celebrating FNO with special events throughout the district

BOULDER, COLORADO (August 16, 2012) Downtown Boulder is known for the world renowned Pearl Street Mall, award winning chefs & restaurants and its extraordinary collection of local, independent & national retailers. On Thursday, September 6, over 25 of the district’s boutiques and galleries will be in the spotlight as they join forces to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out (FNO).

Fashionistas are invited to Downtown Boulder’s FNO celebrations where they will find exciting events from extended store hours, exclusive promotions and giveaways to appetizers & mocktails, wine tastings, music, entertainment, trunk shows and more. Evening festivities kick off at 6 p.m. with a fashion show on the Pearl Street Mall (1300 block) featuring participating FNO retailers. Elm and Oak DJ, Raw Russ, will be spinning tunes to get the crowd excited starting at 5:30 p.m.
During the kick off, two lucky attendees will win a key that might start a Fiat (complimentary two year lease courtesy of Go Fiat). The key winners will join 28 other contestants for the chance to start the car.

Immediately following the kick off event, shoppers will head to events hosted at popular locations throughout downtown including: Art + Soul Gallery, Barbara & Company, Chelsea,Common Era, Jovie, Lilli, Savvy on Pearl, Silhouette, Starr’s Clothing, Steve Madden, Topo Ranch, Two Sole Sisters, Violette, Weekends and a dozen additional locations.

“We were thrilled with the phenomenal attendance and support for FNO that we saw last year,” said Terri Takata-Smith, Downtown Boulder’s director of marketing & communications. “With the number of downtown retailers participating, we have one of the largest FNO celebrations in Colorado.” Karen Wigotow, owner of Starr’s Clothing is planning to “go big” again this year with a red carpet entrance, live music, fashion show and more. “It’s entertainment shopping and
a great way to kick off the fall season.”

The City of Boulder Parking Services is showing their support for FNO with a special parking promotion. Attendees are encouraged to park at the City of Boulder garages at 15th and Pearl streets or at the St Julien garage at 9th and Walnut streets on September 6 between 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Those who
spend $25 or more at participating FNO retailers and show their receipt to the parking attendant at the exit of either of these two garages will receive complimentary parking.

Downtown Boulder’s celebration of Fashion’s Night Out is supported locally by the Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District, City of Boulder Parking Services, the Daily Camera and Elm & Oak.

For exclusive updates on Fashion’s Night Out Downtown Boulder details and events, please visit www.FNOBoulder.com, on Facebook at www.facebook/FashionsNightOutBoulder, on Twitter @BoulderFNO, and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/DowntownBoulder/Fashions-Night-Out-2012.

About FNO
Fashion’s Night Out is an unprecedented global initiative originally created in 2009 to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence and boost the industry’s economy during the recession. On Sept. 6, 2012, in response to overwhelming demand, Fashion’s Night Out will return to New York City, Los Angeles and over 100 other cities nationwide to highlight fashion and support retail with exciting events that include designer appearances, celebrity guests, fashion shows and musical performances. In the United States, the program is a collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company and the City of New
York. Find more information at fashionsnightout.com and on Facebook and Twitter (@fnonyc, #FNO).

About the Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District (BID)
The Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District (BID) was formed in 1999 and is a 49- block neighborhood where property owners tax themselves to make their community cleaner, safer and more vibrant. The tax is used by the BID to purchase services that supplement those provided by the city and provide a comprehensive consumer marketing program. Working with the city of Boulder and non-profit partner, Downtown Boulder, Incorporated, the Downtown Boulder BID is leading a new spirit of cooperation among property owners, businesses and the community by providing a range of enhanced management programs including maintenance,
marketing, economic vitality and physical improvements. These program areas of the Downtown Boulder BID are designed to retain, expand and attract businesses and investment to improve the Downtown environment. (https://www.boulderdowntown.com)