On Wednesday, May 20 Mayor Bloomberg announced an initiative called Fashion Night Out to spur the retail industry in NY. Fashion Night Out will start on Sept 10 which is the start of NY Fashion Week. All retail stores will stay open until 11 pm and will feature celebrity, designer and model appearances; and in-store fashion shows. Industry heavyweights such as Vogue, CFDA will sponsor the event along with Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Coach, Carolina Herrera, Tory Burch, Phillip Lim and Oscar De La Renta. Special t-shirts will be sold with 40% of the proceeds benefitting the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. To register for Fashion Night Out updates please go to www.fashionsnightout.com.