Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fashion Forward is tomorrow!

It's almost time: one of the best excuses to shop Uptown happens tomorrow night! Consider this like Saint John's equivalent to Fashion's Night Out: put on your favourite fall outfit and be ready to shop 'till you drop! The night kicks off at 6pm sharp with a toast at Brunswick Square's centre court (bottom level) with the delightful Normand Hector- president of Fashion Council Saint John!

From there, select Uptown shops will be staying open late until 9pm and offering their customers deals, prizes, and demonstrations you are not going to want to miss! To plan your night efficiently, you'll want to pick up one of the Fashion Forward flyers (as below) from any of the participating retailers to get the list of stores, the map, and your drink ticket for a fashionista cocktail at The Canterbury's after-party at 9pm.

If you haven't grabbed the list yet, I'm here to share and prepare you for tomorrow night! You'll, of course, want to be a little early and be one of the first 100 people on site for the kick-off, because the adorable Sam Lewis will be handing out the goody bags to those 1st 100 shoppers. (Right now, on the Facebook event, almost 250 people have declared they are attending!)

So here's the scoop on the benefits you are not going to want to miss out on tomorrow evening (you may want to print these lists off to help plan your evening!):

Great Demos:
  • Perfumes Plus: Laura, Chanel make-up artist will be doing smoky eye demos in the store at 6:30, 7:30, 8:30pm
  • The Urban Shoe Myth: Live models & Essential Esthetics & Hair Studio will be doing fall make-up looks, feather extensions, and fall hair looks on site.
  • Je Suis Prest Boutique- hair demos by Hairacy's and new product launches
  • The Butterfly Shoppe- live models in store
  • Baubles- Jewellery designer Phil Losier in store launching new Arcane fall line-up 
  • Silver Daisy Designs- blogger Julia Hurst (Fortunate Fool) in store doing a "What to Wear" with live models
  • Jay Set- Mary Kay make-up tips and manicure demos
  • Frank's Furs- North American luxury outerwear fashion show video
  • Uni-Koo Clothing- custom t-shirt making and fantastic tattoo designs
  • Handworks- featuring Saint John designer jeneca Klausen with 10 exclusive designs

  • Rowena's- 10% off from 6-9pm
  • Je Suis Prest Boutique- in-store discounts (go and see!)
  • Element 5- all products tax free
  • Envy- everything tax free (except Canada Goose)
  • Manchester Shoe Salon- 20% off in-store on new fall arrivals
  • Walsh Lugguage- select handbags up to 50% off
  • Samuel & Co- 15% off in-store
  • Baubles- 15% off everything in store
  • Silver Daisy Designs- in-store discounts
  • Aitken's Pewter- 15% discount on all pewter adn crystal jewellery purchased/ordered from 6-9pm
  • Cricket Cove- no tax from 6-9pm
  • Colwell's Mens- no tax from 6-9pm
  • Colwell's Ladies- no tax from 6-9pm
  • Uni-Koo Clothing- whole store up to 40% off
  • Piece O'Cake Custom Creations- 10% off purchase from 6-9pm

  • The Urban Shoe Myth: A chance to win a $200 gift certificate and Essential Esthetics will be giving away "glamour dollars"
  • Je Suis Prest- enter to win the "Autumn Bombshell" make-over with a $200 gift card to JSP and a hair make-over with Adam Donnelly from Hairacy's
  • Market Square shops: enter to win a $250 Market Square gift certicate
  • Flirty Fashions: free cosmetic bag ($10 value) with every handbag purchase
  • Jewels for Divas- enter a draw for a genuine leather handbag with every purchase
  • Market Square- shop here and you'll be entered to win a shopping spree
  • Manchester Shoe Salon- small item giveaways (and that Market Square gift certificate)
  • Baubles- gift cards to the 1st 100 visitors, enter to win a mystery prize with purchase
  • Silver Daisy Designs- 1st 40 customers get a free giftbag with purchase & spend $50 or more to enter to win a Marc Jacobs bag
  • Atkin's Pewter- draw for a custom-made pewter and Swarovski crystal bracelet

Tasty treats:
  • The Urban Shoe Myth- champagne
  • Flirty Fashions- cotton candy
  • Rowena's- refreshments and a sweet treat
  • Jewels for Divas- drinks and appetizers
  • Je Suis Prest Boutique- decadent desserts
  • Manchester Shoe Salon- free appetizers from Grannan's
  • The Butterfly Shoppe- drinks, appetizers, and sweets
  • Baubles- champagne and chocolate
  • Jay Set- drinks and appetizers
  • Franks Furs- complementary coffee/tea and chocolate treats

The participating stores grouped by location:

Don't forget to wear your best because the paparazzi are going to be out in full force! The best part is that joining in the experience is absolutely free. Don't forget to pick up a Fashion Forward flyer for your free drink tomorrow night at The Canterbury Lounge (47 Canterbury Street). See you there at 9pm!

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