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|02-27-2013 08:30 PM|
|coconat||Meh. Accessories only. Really disappointing. Got a pair of supposedly $30 earrings... more like $5. Not worth standing in line for. Got there are 12, left at 2. Parking was about $5 for 2 hours|
|02-27-2013 05:48 PM|
|02-27-2013 05:27 PM|
Fashion's Night Out, the international promotional event started by Vogue magazine's Anna "The Devil Wears Prada" Wintour, announced today that it was canceling the event throughout the US next year, in what most view as a reaction to our complaints that the event had become a zoo in SoHo and and an embarrassment to Wintour.
For the past several years, the event deteriorated in SoHo as crowds of underage kids showed up to grab the booze that the retailers freely doled out, roamed the streets well past midnight, carousing half-drunk, urinating in our doorways, screaming, trashing and creating general disorder, including the attack on a motorist on Broadway and Bleecker Street last year.
Our calls to Vogue for a meeting to try to work things out were never returned.
Disgusted that Wintour showed such contempt towards our neighborhood, the SoHo Alliance reached out to the community board, the Mayor's Office, the NYPD, the Sanitation Department and the media for help - and to embarrass the fashionistas.
Our efforts paid off. Apparently, it would have been too humiliating for Wintour to admit yielding to our pressure and to cancel the event only in New York. So she threw the baby out with the bath water, canceling it nationwide - yet still maintaining the event internationally."
It sounds as if the Banana Republic PR people may have had visions of this chaos developing at the Grove.
|02-27-2013 05:12 PM|
|fbueller||Womp, womp. He's dead, Jim.|
|02-27-2013 01:19 PM|
Spoke to a rep. It is confirmed that they did give out free clothing yesterday to those early birds. Grats to them.
Update: they are almost all oos on accessories.
|02-27-2013 01:16 PM|
|Kammander||Yeah im in the line right now. Wait is about 2 to 3 hr at this point. Only giving away accessories... 5 to20 $ value I would expect. Not worth waiting in the sun for 2-3hours. Drove an hour for this... sigh|
|02-27-2013 12:22 PM|
Somebody just confirmed it. Only accessories
Edit: im here by the way . Soon to be leaving
|02-27-2013 12:17 PM|
|fbueller||Oh well, I tried. That's still kinda cool for free if you're there, but it's hardly a full suit or dress ensemble. Note that a wallet, tie, belt is $60+ there so it's still a great deal.|
|02-27-2013 12:03 PM|
|unit00||Accessories only.not worth going out for.|
|02-27-2013 11:59 AM|
men's ties, wallets, stuff
|02-27-2013 11:58 AM|
|ashimashi||Damn. Accessories only today.|
|02-27-2013 11:14 AM|
|02-27-2013 10:53 AM|
|daveman12345||i was told they're only giving away accessories today|
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