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Fashion's Night Out (FNO) is a global celebration of fashion and retail. Chicago is getting in on the action next Thursday, September 6 and with an overwhelming amount of events to attend, here are my top picks for where the best shopping and most fun will be had.

Macy's State Street
111 N. State St, 3rd Floor (Impulse Department)
Start your night off here! Yours truly will be co-hosting a fashion presentation with two fellow bloggers and Nzimiro Oputa of Fashion Star fame. Aviva Drescher of The Real Housewives of New York is also slated to be in the building that evening for a meet and greet immediately following the presentation. You'll also find a local designer trunk show on the first level, hosted by the designers of the Macy's Chicago Fashion Incubator program.

Water Tower Place
835 N. Michigan Ave
6PM - 8PM
Head to this famed The Magnificent Mile destination where International travel will be the FNO theme. Experience fashion, food and more from three international fashion capitals: London (Level 2), Milan (Level 4) and Paris (Level 6). Also expect to find special offers from select retailers. RSVP here.

900 North Michigan Shops
900 N. Michigan Ave
6PM - 9PM
Keep the party going at this FNO destination where "Fame, Fashion & Flavor" is the name of the game. The celebrity host of the evening will be actress and style maven, Ali Larter. Experience a fashion show and in-store celebrations coupled with a Beauty Bazaar and an exclusive Gastronomy by Groupon tasting that will include delicious treats from some of the best restaurants in the city.

Looking for more luxury?

Neiman Marcus
737 N. Michigan Ave
6PM - 8PM
Corri McFadden, owner of eDropoff, will host a Fall fashion show on the 4th floor and complimentary tastings from premier spots such as RPM, Paris Clubs and More Cupcakes will have foodies rejoicing.

33 E. Oak St
6PM - 10PM
In celebration of Fashion's Night Out and Moncler's 60th anniversary, Enjoy drinks and light bites while shopping the limited edition shirt collection inspired by vintage advertisements.

Pomellato USA
41 E. Oak St
6PM - 7PM
Revel in high-end jewels as you shop the new Pomellato 67 silver collection, which is making its world premiere in U.S. Pomellato boutiques that night. This is the Milanese jeweler's first-ever silver collection. So, it's kinda a big deal.

Need something for the guys?

611 N. State St
6PM - 9PM
Enter a raffle to win an all-expense paid trip to tour the Red Wing factory or exclusive items from Levi's and Red Wing, all while indulging in hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. As a reward for your Fashion's Night Out shopping, there will also be a free gift with purchase.

Original Penguin
901 N. Rush St
6PM - 10PM
Participate in an Instagram contest to win a head-to-toe Fall 2012 look. Translation: Spend the evening snapping photos of yourself in the store while enjoying a few drinks.