Saturday, July 24, 2010

FGI Passport to Fashion a success!

July 22nd was the perfect warm, sunny day for FGI Seattle's Passport to Shopping event in Madison Valley. With the added support of the Madison Valley Merchants Association, over 20 local businesses in this trendy neighborhood remained open later to invite shoppers in and contributed to various goody bags and raffle prizes.

Vian Hunter House of Fashion was the center of activity, where guests picked up freshly baked macarons and "passports" to bring to the local businesses where they could get stamped in order to win goody bags. Shoppers also earned an additional raffle ticket for every $10 they spent at the shops which were all within walking distance. Goody bags were given to the first 10 people to visit 10 vendors and return their cards to Casa Del Caffe.

Some of the shops offered wine tastings and free samples. The brightly colored pink "passport" cards attracted the curiosity of passersby as they asked what was going on and how they could get involved. The night concluded with a raffle, offering prizes such as $100 Gift Certificate to Vian Hunter, a classic manicure at Frenchy's and Introduction to Knitting lessons at Tricoter.
Be on the lookout for the next trendy neighborhood take-over from FGI. You can bet it will be the hippest way to share a shopping spree with friends on a summery evening.

Photos by Brick House Photography

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

FGI Presents: Passport to Summer Fashion

The evening will begin with a champagne reception at designer Lisa Vian Hunter's House of Fashion where guests will pick up their FGI Passport to Summer Fashion which gives them after-hours access to shop at participating retailers including River Song, Lavender Heart, Veritables Home Decor, Fury Womens Consignment, Istina and Red Ticking. Exclusive discounts and sweet treats will be served at each store while guests get their passport stamped at each location for a chance to win fabulous prizes including a $100 gift certificate to Vian Hunter's House of Fashion at the end of the night. So grab your girlfriends for a cool summer night out with hot FGI exclusive discounts!

Begins at Vian Hunter 2814 E. Madison St., Thursday, July 22, 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Details: Participating retailers include River Song (offering 10% off) Lavender Heart, (10% discount) Veritables Home Decor (offering 20% off 1 item), Vian Hunter (offering 20% off 1 item), Fury Women's Consignment (offering 10% off), Istina (offering 10% discount on all items), and Red Ticking (10% off select items and 20% off bedding). Make-up artist Jara Mohlman will also be on hand to offer guests free mini-makeovers!

Tickets: $15/member, $20/non-members in advance and $25/members and $30/non-members at the door. Get your advanced tickets below.

$15 Advanced Member Ticket

$20 Advanced Non-Member Ticket