Monday, September 5, 2011

Fashion's Night Out: The Best Nail Polish Events

Welcome, new readers! So happy you stopped by! You found Gotham Polish just in time to prepare for Fashion's Night Out NYC! The FNO website is a great resource for navigating the many events around town on September 8th (THIS THURSDAY), but I've narrowed down the list and made a guide to scout out the best nail polish and manicures (I added my own notes to the FNO event descriptions in purple).

Quick summary:
Potential FNO manicures: 10
Limited edition shades to watch for: 6 - the Chanel "Les Jeans de Chanel" collection, Color Club "FNO Red", Nails Inc. (name?), and NARS "Space Odyssey"

Chanel: Nail the Latest Chanel Nail Colour Collection
15 East 57th Street New York NY 10022
139 Spring Street New York NY 10012
737 Madison Avenue New York NY 10065
Be the first to get your hands on the newest CHANEL Nail Colour Collection, Les Jeans de Chanel – created exclusively for Fashion's Night Out by Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup. A favorite of past and present and the quintessence of casual chic, denim fabric is the inspiration for this trio of blue lacquers. Stop by for a complimentary mini manicure featuring these exclusive hues.

C. O. Bigelow
414 Sixth Avenue Main Floor New York NY 10011
We will host a night of cocktails, fun, and mini makeovers.
Editor's note: I was at Bigelow over the weekend and saw a sign that they will be doing Deborah Lippman manicures!

Color Club Mobile Color Bar
Washington Street New York NY 10014
We're celebrating fashion in a big and colorful way with Nail Color, the ultimate fashion accessory. Look for the Color Club's Mobile Color bar on Fashion's Night Out and you'll see why Nail Polish is the new ice cream! We've taken our polish brushes to a vintage Good Humor Ice Cream Truck where we'll be serving up nail polish in every color of the rainbow, including a special limited edition "FNO Red." Look for the Mobile Color Bar in Meatpacking. Follow us on Twitter for Specific Location updates!
Editor's note: Color Club's Twitter is @ColorClubNail. Not sure if they made a new one for this event...

Essie at Teen Vogue FNO Block Party
Bleecker Street & West 11th Street New York NY 10012
Teen Vogue will be taking over Bleecker Street at 11th Street and inviting girls to come out for a Fashion's Night Out block party that will include free manicures from essie, among other fun elements. essie's celebrity manicurist, Elle Gerstein, will also be on hand to talk nails with the girls and dish on her celebrity clients' favorite nail looks.

Indique HAIR
89A East Houston New York NY 10012
Join us at Soho hot spot for an evening filled with designer nail applications, as well as special shopping incentives on high end beauty products and luxurious Virgin Indian Hair Extensions. Leading Beauty experts will also be present for consultations for all attendees.

Lali Lali Salon
650 Broadway 3rd Floor New York NY 10012
Fashion Night Out Beauty Pit-Stop! Stop in between hitting all your favorite stores for some essential beauty touchups including Blowdrys Spray tans and Manicures. Complimentary make-up touchups and color consultations. Enjoy champagne, cupcakes, and signature cocktails. Enter to win a Sebastian gift basket stuffed with award winning hair products.

Nails Inc
597 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10017
We will be launching a bespoke Fashion Night Out nail polish in 15 Sephora stores in Manhattan.
Editor's note: I'll admit I had to look up the definition of "bespoke"... per Merriam-Webster's: bespoke = custom-made. Yippee! But which 15 Sephoras will have this polish? And will this be a limited edition shade or is this a debut of a new permanent shade?

NARS Cosmetics – An Evening With François Nars
413 Bleecker Street New York NY 10014
NARS Cosmetics will host a special evening with Founder and Creative Director François Nars at the NARS 413 Bleecker Street flagship boutique in NYC’s West Village. Silver Odyssey, a coupling of two exclusive products created in honor of Fashion’s Night Out, will be introduced and celebrated with an iconic Guy Bourdin visual that will also be on display at the boutique.
Editor's note: One of these products is the stunning silver polish "Space Odyssey"

Paper Doll Boutique
921 Fulton Street Brooklyn NY 11238
Across the Hudson Over the bridge & under the most fashionable roof in Brooklyn. This year on "Fashion's Night Out" the dollhouse is where glits and glam go over the top. Forget about miniature goodies in small samples. Paper Doll Boutique is presenting a healthy load of gifts to the naughty & nice fashion lovers this year with free manicures, mini massages, make up application and "I really hope I win" giveaways. If this doesn't sound like the most fashionable celebration, then I recommend my killer cocktail at our open bar to turn this up a notch. See you September 8th, 2011, from 6-11pm. The one day in the year where being fashionably late will leave you left out!

Ricky's NYC
2387 87th Street New York NY 10024
Come Join us as we fabulously celebrate our grand opening party during Fashions Night Out at Ricky's NYC on 87th & Broadway - With a purchase of $40 or more on anything skincare or cosmetics you receive a full face Glam Makeover by Ricky's NYC Elite Pro Beauty Team and Two Faced Cosmetics along with a complimentary specialty manicure by Dashing Divas led by Katy Perry's nail Stylist Patricia Yankee or receive a $25 deep conditioning blow out by amazing stylist at our Revolver Salon.

Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10022
On 5: Get Minx Nails manicures at Marc by Marc Jacobs 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

SEPHORA 34th St and Fifth Avenue
130 West 34th Street New York NY 10001
597 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10017
Kick off Fashion Week at Sephora—we’ve got the most spectacular beauty events of the year. Join our “Ask An Expert” panel at the Sephora Beauty Bar.
Editors's note: Founder of Nails Inc Thea Green will be at these locations giving out nail tips!

Tickets are required to this next event, but it's very much worth noting:
Revlon at the Mondrian Soho
9 Crosby Street New York NY 10013
Revlon and its Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman are co-hosting the hottest pre-party, where you can get glammed up (and more!) for an unforgettable evening shopping the coolest stores in NYC. Please visit to purchase your tickets to this unforgettable event!
One of the perks is you will get a manicure from Jin Soon and her team, and proceeds support women receiving cancer treatment.

Tomorrow I'll share with you some advice for attending Fashion's Night Out :) Don't live in New York City? Fashion's Night Out events are happening around all around the United States!

Are you going to attend any Fashion's Night Out events? What polish event are you most looking forward to?


  1. OMG Amy, I want to live in NYC!!! You better go to all these awesome events and take lots of pictures so we can all be jealous LOL!

  2. Amy... Could you do me a HUGE favor? If you go out for FNO and fins a Sephora with the custom Nails Inc, Could you pick me up one of them?
    I am afraid that my store is open for FNo, and I will be working until 9:30pm and won;t have a chance to enjoy the night! =(
    Thanks for listing all the events on a single page!!!
    And Gosh... REALLY? At which DR?

  3. Sooooo going to Bigelow! Thanks for the info!

  4. it is so hard for me to decide which events to go to! I'm having anxiety about it! :)

  5. Elizabeth, haha I will try my best!
    Claudia, 40 Wall!!! Post is coming!!!
    Vijii, <3 Bigelow
    Carly, SERIOUSLY!

  6. I want to go to NARS but I'm already going to Ricky's and to Color Club (since it's near my apartment) and I just don't think I"ll make it down to Bleeker!