Fashion's Night Out, the September event of store hopping, celebrity sighting, and drinks galore, has been cancelled in all US cities for 2013.
Steven Kolb, chief executive officer of the CFDA, on behalf of the initiative, said, "We are immensely proud of the program and are grateful to all of our partners in fashion and retail. In addition to giving retailers a positive boost, Fashion's Night Out also served to highlight the incredible economic impact and the millions of jobs that the fashion industry supports."
Kolb also went on to say that each year they would reflect on the past and collectively decide if they should continue on with the event. They started FNO when the recession hit. Now that the economy is better, retailers can focus on "designer appearances and promotional events held throughout the year."
WWD reports that the event will still be staged in select international cities.