Fashion of Philly: Fashion's Night Out Sneak Peek

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fashion's Night Out Sneak Peek

King of Prussia gave Fashion of Philly a sneak peek at what retailers have in store for this year's Fashion Night Out. We got to visit seven stores: Vera Bradley, Wolford, Tumi, BCBG, Aveda, Kate Spade, and Tommy Bahama. At Vera Bradley, we got to preview the three latest colors to be released this Fall. Canyon, a western print, Portobello Road, which is a soft, natural print, and Provencal, a fun paisley print with a mustard background. Along with the bags they will also be debuting two new key chains styles: the braided and the bloom. Vera Bradley showed off a few new bag silhouettes: Saddle Up, a cross shoulder, Mom's Day Out, perfect for Mom's with toddlers, and the Cassidy, a sophisticated look. If you can't wait 'til Fashion's Night Out on September 6th, stop by on Thursday, August 30th for a store wide event of Fall, Fashion ... Fun! There will be great giveaways, special offers, plus sweets and treats all day. If you do decide to wait for Sept. 6th, purchase select totes and receive a free small cosmetic bag.

The Vera Bradley Store in KOP is So Beautiful!

Our next stop was Wolford. If you've never stopped in Wolford, I suggest you take a trip. Wolford is the hottest destination for hosiery, but they also carry lingerie, shapewear, swimwear, ready-to-wear, accessories, and select men's items. I fell in love with the textures, colors, and patterns. Their tights are so unique giving you both an edgy side with a touch of elegance. Some of their popular styles are those worn by celebrities such as Beyonce (Neon 40), Katy Perry (Touch 20), Madonna (Twenties), and Kate Middleton (Naked 8). Wolford is known for their seamless circular knitting technology offering a perfect, flawless fit to the body. When buying one of their items, view it as an investment piece because of its wearability. Shop during Fashion's Night Out and sip on free cocktails!

Top Right: The Rose Dress with Maria Knee-Highs and Tamara Gaiter

Next we went to Tumi. Tumi is what I call luggage on steroids. They have pieces that transform, are super lightweight,  and extremely durable. Their three colors for Fall are the Chianti (a sort of plum), Black and Peacock (a teal-ish blue). Tumi offers luggage for every traveler from a high density nylon that's water and stain resisant to packing cubes to keep everything neat and tidy. Every piece from their woman's line of traveling goods has a velvet lined jewelry pocket. How thoughtful! We were most impressed by the Dror collection designed by Award Winning International Designer and Architect, Dror Benshetrit. His collection focuses on the concept of transformation of both style and purpose. Each bag come with the Tumi Tracer, a serial number that is attached to your name just in case it gets lost or stolen, a 5 year warranty and lifetime of service, and even loaner bags while your luggage is being repaired. So if you plan on doing some serious traveling, a Tumi luggage piece should be the first thing on your packing list. For Fashion's Night Out, enjoy light refreshment and an Art of Packing demo.

Bottom Left: The Tumi Vapor
At BCBG Maxazria, we drooled over their latest collections from right off the runway with panels of lace and pleats. I love the color blocking pieces, with such vibrant hues for Fall and of course, beautiful gowns and dresses. For Fashion's Night Out, BCBG will be selling official FNO items like a canvas tote and top. They will also be hosting a contest. Stop by and get styled in BCBG from head to toe. Then instagram your shot with hashtag #BCBGFNO for a chance to win a $1000 BCBG Maxazria wardrobe. May the best fashionista win!

Middle: The Official FNO Canvas Tote
Aveda lured us in with their awesome aromatherapy scents and their intriguing new line of hair products. Their Invati System Collection (Shampoo, Conditioner, Scalp Revitalizer)
 promotes thicker, fuller hair by reducing hair loss by 33%. Aveda also has a full line of beauty products with colors right on trend for Fall. As always, Aveda specializes in making sure their products are as eco-friendly as possible by using natural based materials. Be sure to stop by on Fashion's Night Out to get your hair and make-up done by the Aveda team, a photo-op by the Fashion of Philly photographers, and a meet and greet with me!

Aveda's Invati System Collection

Kate Spade was as cute as ever with a display of polka dot styles for every piece in your wardrobe from coat to shoes. I always love their quirky accessories. My favorite was the Pardon My French Large Jocelyn bag, the perfect statement accessory. Their second collection was full of illustrative prints by French Photographer and Blogger Garance Dore, who I recently became obsessed with. This store is also my favorite place to find fun gifts for the women in my family. Stop by during Fashion's Night Out for sips, snacks, and an in-store raffle.

Fun Quirky Accessories at Kate Spade
Our last stop was one of the newest stores to open at KOP, Tommy Bahama. For Fall, the company is planning to expand on their denim line with new fits and washes to appeal to a younger crowd. They didn't forget about their staple pieces such as the very popular camp shirt. Their stores which they properly call "islands" also has a cigar shop, home goods, everything perfect for the beach, and a whole line of ready-to-wear. For Fashion's Night Out, Tommy Bahama will be offering a limited edition scarf with every purchase $50 or more. (While Supplies Last. One Per Person.) So get there quick to get yours.

Bottom Right: New Looks for Fall
Bottom Left: The Gift with Purchase Scarf for FNO
I'm so super excited for Fashion's Night Out! It seems like every year it gets bigger and better. Click here for a full list of FNO events happening at the King of Prussia Mall. Make sure you follow me on instagram @fashionofphilly, for more photos from behind the scenes. Also make sure you stop by Aveda and say Hello. Can't wait to see you there!


  1. I think your blog is one of the rare ones I enjoy visiting... maybe we could follow each other?!


  2. Thanks so much! I'll check out your site.

  3. This event looks like it was a major blast!