Fashion’s Night Out. I keep getting invites to events here in Abilene but I keep seeing it on Facebook, TV, magazines and I’m still confused as to what it really is. My curiosity sent me to the web to find out about this event, that apparently is turning 4 this year. Where have I been the last 3 years?

So what I found is that on September 6th, stores will stay open late. Singers, actors, models, designers, retailers and more all come together for this one night to shop and give back. Portions of the money made on FNO go back to charities, like AIDS foundations. The event began in 2008 as a way to boost the economy, celebrate fashion and restore consumer confidence.

It’s a way to raise money and have fun at the same time.

What will be going on in Abilene to celebrate FNO? For one, the Arrangement downtown will hold an event with cocktails, food, giveaways, fashion show and more. The event will be from 6:30-11 pm. For details see their Facebook page.

The Mall of Abilene will also be hosting an event from 6-9 pm. They too will have a fashion show, giveaways, entertainment, mini-makeovers, and more. Most stores in the mall will be participating. For details and a list of stores see the Mall of Abilene website or Facebook page.

For more information on Fashion’s Night Out worldwide events see the official FNO website.