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New York Fashion Week events you can actually attend

Forget trying to sneak into a runway show when you can attend these kick-ass New York Fashion Week events instead

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Photograph: Courtesy Patrick MacLeod

Fashion Week 2019 in NYC may seem like an exclusive affair, but there are some pretty cool New York Fashion Week events you can actually attend. Yes, we’re serious. You don't have to be a part of the elite fashion world to enjoy one of the top universal interests: style! Many of the city's best shops are offering free events or parties in NYC celebrating all things fashion and beauty. From complimentary makeovers and hairstyles from great hair salons and treats to full-blown ragers, these are the must-attend events.

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New York Fashion Week events

Photograph: Courtesy The Break
Things to do

Break NYFW

Greenpoint vintage shop The Break rolls out its racks to give the Fashion Week faithful the first pick at its Spring/Summer 2019 selection. Shop the brand's killer vintage duds starting at noon before the runway show begins at 9pm. An after party with drinks—because shopping is always more fun (read: dangerous) when booze is involved—and a dancefloor follows the event. As for those killer threads you see on the runway? They'll be for sale on DEPOP the following day. 

Photograph: Courtesy Patrick MacLeod
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WWD Style Dimension

Stay in-the-know about all the emerging fashion trends and NYFW happenings thanks to fashion publication WWD. The brand partners with Cadillac House to introduce “The Style Dimension,” which is essentially an engaging style summit using the best technology on the market to showcase all the exciting things happening in the fashion world right now. Sign up here to kick off New York Fashion Week.

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Photograph: Courtesy Bruna Lacerda
Things to do

SmartGlamour Runway Show

NYC-based clothing company SmartGlamour is hosting a body-positive catwalk (sizes XXS to 6X) to launch its new collection, featuring trendy women's looks for all shapes, sizes, enthnicities and genders. Bonus for attendees: Complimentary white wine is served. The venue for this year's show is located at 321 W 44th Street (suite 202, studio A). 

Photograph: Courtesy 11 Howard
Things to do

NYFW at 11 Howard

11 Howard is your go-to destination for all your New York Fashion Week needs. The hotel kicks off the stylish festivities with a Moon Juice pop-up on February 7. Get energized and confident for the day by indulging in cosmic lattes and gratis “sex dust” cookies. On February 11, French clothing brand Zadig & Voltaire wants to help you get ready for all those street-style photographers. Shop their merchandise but save some coin for February 12 when one of our favorite vintage stores—The Break—takes over. 11 Howard has teamed up with the throwback seller as well as Illegal Mezcal for the event. Enjoy complimentary tastings and cocktails while you peruse The Break's sweet, old-school threads. Lastly, get cleansed after all those after parties on February 13 with WelleCo—a health and wellness brand that sells elixirs to clear out your system. 

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