First Ever Fashion's Night Out Alexandria July 17, 2012

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Claire Mouledoux, Communications Manager
Visit Alexandria
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Shop, Dine, Discover - Alexandria To Celebrate First Ever Fashion's Night Out

City to Participate in Global Shopping Campaign - September 6th

(Alexandria, VA) - Visit Alexandria today announced its participation in the unprecedented global retail initiative Fashion's Night Out (FNO). Fashion's Night Out is a global initiative created to celebrate fashion, culture, lifestyle, restore consumer confidence, and boost the retail industry's economy. Fashion's Night Out started in 2009 as an idea of Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and became a collaboration between the magazine, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the City of New York. In 2011, FNO was celebrated in 18 countries with more than 4,500 events in the U.S. alone, including designer appearances, restaurant specials, retail happenings and other special events.

Alexandria is known for its historic ambiance and contemporary flair offering an extraordinary collection of local, independent retailers. Shoppers can take part and enjoy this signature evening kicking off the fall shopping season. Businesses throughout the City will host and feature exciting events from cocktails, restaurant specials, music, fashion shows, trunk shows and exclusive style events.

"Alexandria Fashion's Night Out celebrates the entrepreneurial, independent spirit that thrives here," said Stephanie Pace Brown, President & CEO of Visit Alexandria. "The city has become a stylish shopping destination for fashion, home décor, and culinary experiences."

Fashion's Night Out Alexandria 2012 planning is well underway. Stay tuned for more details on which businesses are participating and events planned for the epic evening.

Fashion's Night Out Alexandria is presented by Visit Alexandria and endorsed by the City of Alexandria. A host committee, chaired by Tameka Young (wife of Alexandria City Manager Rashad Young), includes representatives of the Old Town Boutique District, Alexandria Transit/DASH, Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, the Old Town Business & Professional Association, and the Del Ray Business Association.

EVENT DETAILS
What: Fashion's Night Out Alexandria

Presented by: Visit Alexandria

When: Thursday, September 6, 2012

Where: Participating boutiques, restaurants and businesses throughout Alexandria

Time: 6-11PM (shopping until 10PM)

Website: www.fashionsnightoutalexandria.com

About Visit Alexandria
Visit Alexandria is a private nonprofit membership organization representing 350 Alexandria businesses, and managing the City's consumer brand. The Visit Alexandria's mission is to generate tourism and conventions that increase revenues and promote the City of Alexandria, Virginia, and its assets, contributing to the economic health of the city and quality of life for its residents. www.visitalexandriava.com/

About Fashion's Night Out
Fashion's Night Out (FNO) is a global initiative created to celebrate fashion, culture, lifestyle, restore consumer confidence, and boost the retail industry's economy. It started in 2009 as an idea of Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and became a collaboration between the magazine, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the City of New York. In 2011, it was celebrated in 18 countries with more than 4,500 events in the U.S. alone, including designer appearances, restaurant specials, salon happenings and other special events. For more information, visit www.FashionsNightOut.com.