Your itinerary for the Mag Mile Shopping Festival
Thu Aug 23 2012
The two-week-long Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival (presented by MasterCard) kicks off tomorrow with celebrity host Kelly Osborne. (Carson Kressley helped kick off the fest last year. Maybe it's a rule that they can only use Dancing with the Stars contestants to get this festival started?) The festivities start early tomorrow with a presentation in Pioneer Court (401 N Michigan Ave) 6–9am (I'm guessing that's for the early morning news shows, so if you want to be on TV ooh-ing and aah-ing over fashion, set your alarm). There's also an outdoor fashion show at the same spot at 1pm that afternoon. And there's pretty much something planned for every day over the next two weeks, leading up to Fashion's Night Out. You can find a complete list of scheduled events here (many of them take place at the In Fashion Lounge, popping up at Water Tower Place), but in the meantime, here are a few of our must-attend faves:
August 27, 6–8pm: Meet McKey Sullivan, the cycle 11 winner of America's Next Top Model, and get pro runway tips. R.S.V.P. here.
August 28, 6–8pm: Gilt City takes over Water Tower for a private shopping party that includes a red carpet reception, a $30 Water Tower gift card and more. R.S.V.P. here.
August 29 at 6pm: David Tutera, star of My Fair Wedding, stops by the In Fashion Lounge to dish on all things weddings.
August 31, 6–8pm: If your shoe addiction rivals those Sex and the City ladies, you'll want to check out the latest styles from Akira Footwear tonight. R.S.V.P. here.