You don’t need heels and an exclusive invite for these events, just your enthusiasm for fashion and a smile. WGSN contributor Richelle Cyrus reports.
New York Fashion Week is swiftly approaching, but even if you’re not an editor we’ve rounded up some of the top NYFW events open to all, from pop-up merch stores from your favourite singers to warehouse sales with discounted designer garments.
Here’s your mini guide to the city’s coolest fashion events this fall.
The Jenner sisters will be launching a pop-up shop in the Meatpacking District on September 7. Held at the innovative retail and tech space Samsung 837 tech, both girls are expected to be at the venue to meet, greet and engage with potential customers and showcase their designs.
Furthering the conversation around fashion and diversity, The Brooklyn Museum will host DapperQ, a queer New York Fashion Week show, on September 8 at 6pm. The third annual event will feature independent designers “exploring gender diversity and fashion as a means of resistance”, through its various models and designers who represent the LGBTQ community.
Every esteemed fashion editor pencils the Barney’s Warehouse Sale in their calendar, as it’s the prime time to get the most-sought designers items at a discount price (so expect lines). The famed event is headed to Brooklyn this year, check it out at 280 Metropolitan Ave. The sale will end September 14.
STORY, the extremely cool concept store in NYC, where the retail theme changes each month is bringing the queen of advanced style in for a night of fun and shopping. Iris Apfel’s trunk show is being held on September 12 from 5-7pm. Apfel, the style icon with her own emoji line, will display and sell one of a kind jewellery pieces from her esteemed personal collection.
5. IMG Pop-Ups
IMG is bridging the gap between designers and their consumers by hosting two retail pop-ups during New York Fashion Week. The Shop @ NYFW will be open September 8 until September 11 at 875 Washington Street and will include accessories, apparel and art. The second half of the retail pop-ups will be F.Y.I. @ MADE New York. At this store, consumers can expect to find fashions directly from the runway and will be open from September 12 until September 14. The full list of content can be found on IMG’s website.
6. Rihanna Fenty Puma Pop-up shops
Fresh off of the MTV Video Music Awards, Rihanna will host pop-up shops at Bergdorf Goodman and Six:02 on September 6, and will debut Fenty’s fall collection. Expect furry slides.
Your favourite magazine editors and directors are gearing up to drop some fashion knowledge during a week of fashion discussions. At various Barnes and Nobles locations in New York City you have a chance to meet with fashions best including Elle editor-in-chief Robbie Myers, Marie Claire creative director Nina Garcia, and Harper’s Bazaar editor Joyann King. Dates, times and discussion topics can be found on Barnes and Nobles website.
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