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Fashion’s Night Out turns out some big parties (on a night of big parties)

The crowd on Bloor Street at the Holt Renfrew party (Image: Holt Renfrew)

Not only did last night feature a multitude of TIFF parties (plus Toronto Life’s Most Stylish party at the Shangri-La), it was also Toronto’s first time participating in Fashion’s Night Out, the annual night-time shopping event started in New York. The city’s social set showed they were more than up to the challenge: Jeanne Beker and Suzanne Rogers stopped by the MasterCard lounge at Hazelton Lanes (and snapped a pic together), while a Weston crew that included Hilary, Galen, Galen Jr. and Alexandra hit Holt Renfrew’s street party celebrating the store’s 175th anniversary. (Thousands flooded Bloor Street to watch a commemorative film projected onto the façade of the store, and play in the pink confetti littered all over the ground.) Downtown, at eLuxe’s party at Adelaide and Spadina, guests lined up for drinks, munched on chocolate-covered twizzlers and swayed to FASHION magazine online editor-turned-DJ Randi Bergman’s tunes. All in all, a good night of revelry, music and people-watching—oh, and shopping, of course.