A Guide to Fashion's Night Out 2012

Shop (and party) 'til you drop

fashion's night out!

All the cool kids are doing it. And by it, we mean partying their hand-knit, locally made socks off this Thursday night during the annual citywide mosh pit known as Fashion’s Night Out. Our itinerary is below.

What: Lower East Side Opening Night: Art + Fashion
Get a one-day head start on the action at the neighborhood party hosted by a boatload of art galleries and boutiques.
Wed., 6-9 p.m.
Various locations.

What: Owen
Why: Schmooze with the designers behind Jen Kao, Karolina Zmarlak, Nicholas K, Nomia, Ohne Titel, Tome, and more. Vodka will also be in attendance.
When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: 809 Washington St., b/t Gansevoort & Horatio Sts. (212-524-9770). R.S.V.P. to rsvp@riopr.com.

What: C. Wonder and DailyCandy
Why: It’s our party, and we’ll be fly if we want to. Join us for a chance to win a shopping spree, chat with editors about trends (and puppies), and have your watercolor portrait done. Instagram a photo of yourself on the step-and-repeat along with #CIsforCandy and #FNO for the chance to win a unisex city bike.
When: 6-11 p.m.
Where: 72 Spring St., at Crosby St. (212-219-3500).

What: Dagny + Barstow
Why: Custom jewels designed on the spot by Chelsea Van Houten and a free nail art bar in collaboration with Fresh cosmetics.
When: 7-10 p.m.
Where: 264 Bowery, b/t Houston & Prince Sts. (212-675-2346).

What: Artists & Fleas
Why: The Brooklyn outfit camps out in Chelsea with 30 vintage sellers and indie designers.
When: 7-11 p.m.
Where: Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave., b/t 15th & 16th Sts.

What: The Hoodie Shop
Why: A surprise DJ (our money is on Questlove), games, general merriment, and the debut of The Hoodie Shop x Alexander Campaz collection.
When: 6-11 p.m.
Where: 181 Orchard St., b/t Houston & Stanton Sts. (646-559-2716).

What: Bird
Why: First dibs on collab collections from Loeffler Randall, Melissa Joy Manning, Gretchen Jones, and Whit with Crif Dogs bites and drinks from Tito’s Vodka.
When: 6-10 p.m.
Where: 203 Grand St., b/t Bedford & Driggs Aves. (718-388-1655).

What: Grey Era Vintage
Why: Stop in for bubbly and a trunk show with Nicolle Quiñones of Little Gypsy. The outlook is bright (and patterned and flirty if rumors hold true).
When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: 435 E. 9th St., b/t First Ave. & Ave. A (917-557-1051).

What: Poppy & Lauren Moffatt
Why: Grill hot dogs and down Brooklyn Brewery suds at the second annual beers and boys party hosted by the Nolita shop and designer.
When: 6-10 p.m.
Where: 281 Mott St., b/t Houston & Prince Sts. (212-219-8934).

Photo: Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images

809 Washington St
bt Gansevoort & Horatio Sts
New York, NY 10014
181 Orchard St
bt Houston & Stanton Sts
New York, NY 10002
264 Bowery
bt Houston & Prince Sts
New York, NY 10012
435 E 9th St
bt Ave A & 1st Ave
New York, NY 10009
72 Spring St
@ Crosby St
New York, NY 10012
203 Grand St
bt Bedford & Driggs Aves
Brooklyn, NY 11211
281 Mott St
bt Houston & Prince Sts
New York, NY 10012
75 9th Ave
bt 15th & 16th Sts
New York, NY 10011