A unique column of finds in New York from the eyes of someone who is a “discoverer”...Rhonda Erb

Fashion’s Night Out

Douglas Hannant “Pink”:

Photo: Isabelle Erb

Good news for chic, fashionable women everywhere. Luxury womenswear designer, Douglas Hannant, launches his first licensed collection at New York’s Hudson Hotel tonight. The new line, which will include day and evening pieces created by an independent design team under Hannant’s direction, will be attractively priced ($75 for knit tees to $800 for beaded dresses). Look for the new label in stores early next year. A free standing Douglas Hannant Pink boutique will open in New York in the spring.

Available in January at: Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, and Intermix stores.

Jane Marvel Bags:

Jane Saidenberg is the founder and CEO of a “life-style” bag company with the needs of modern women in mind. The Jane Marvel line includes a wide range of vegan-friendly bags (non-leather with no animal products or by-products) that are budget friendly as well, like the Jetsetter travel bag, pictured above in Medallion Denim ($119.00). As Jane says, “You’ll still have money left for shoes.”

Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out with Jane Marvel at Satya Jewelry Store locations in New York. They will also be raffling off their new fall bags at Think Closet, 324 Columbus Avenue, New York City.

Available at: www.janemarvel.com, take 20% off everything sitewide through September 30th, 2011

Win a Jane Marvel Jetsetter travel bag in Medallion Denim! Click betterbetsonline@gmail.com to enter your e-mail address, remember to put “Bag” in the subject line, Register your e-mail before 11:59 PM EDT, September 15, 2011. One lucky winner will be chosen at random and notified by e-mail.

The Tuxedo Cupcake from Crumbs:

Indulge yourself with this sweet treat created for Fashion’s Night Out by Crumbs Bakeshop. The “blondie” cupcake has vanilla cream cheese frosting, white chocilate chips and blondie pieces and is drizzled with white and dark chocolate. From September 8 through 16th, buy 5 Tuxedo cupcakes and get the 6th one free. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the New York City AIDS Fund.

Available at: Crumbs Bakeshops, $4.00

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