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Boston Fashion Week Guide

September 18, 2012 4:00 AM

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(Photo Credit: Boston Fashion Week/Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Boston Fashion Week/Facebook)

fashion week Boston Fashion Week Guide

(Photo Credit: Boston Fashion Week/Facebook)


Boston Fashion Week
Boston, MA 02117
www.bostonfashionweek.com/

Dates: Sept. 27 to Oct. 6

Local fashion aficionados who cannot fly to Paris or Milan for fashion week may still get their share of haute couture during Boston Fashion Week. This week-long celebration of style takes place inside The Tent, along the Boston Fashion Trail and at other strategically placed spots throughout the city. Boston Fashion Week features much more than just the hottest creations from local designers. It is also an opportunity for local merchants to offer specials on hotel accommodations, dining, shopping and spa services.

Parking
Although there is no designated parking area for Boston Fashion Week, individual hotels, merchants, venues or restaurants may have limited parking available. Fees may apply.
Must-See Events

The Tent at Boston Fashion Week
Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199

The 3,000-square-foot Tent at Boston Fashion Week will be set up between Mandarin Oriental Boston and the Shops at Prudential Center. Last year, more than 4,000 people passed through the tent as they enjoyed the opening-night gala and the runway shows held there. The tent has a maximum capacity of 250 people at once, so show up early. It will feature a sound system, interior lighting, a professional runway and plenty of seating for excited onlookers.

The Copley Catwalk
110 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116

The Copley Catwalk will host runway shows in the Center Court at Copley Place. Enjoy two shows each evening from Oct. 1 through Oct. 3. High-end retailers from Copley place will be represented, as will designs from fashion schools in the Boston area.

The Mart at Boston Fashion Week
200 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116

The Mart at Boston Fashion Week will take place over the course of three days from Oct. 3 through Oct. 6. The Mart will offer the opportunity for designers to meet with retail buyers. It is a terrific opportunity for designers and retail buyers alike to explore ways to bring local designs to the masses. Professional programming will also be available at the event. The Mart at Boston Fashion Week will be held within Revere Hotel at Boston Common.

The Boston Fashion Trail

The Boston Fashion Trail comprises shopping deals, discounts on dining and hotel accommodation packages all in the name of Boston Fashion Week. This year, Spreedia and Hey, Hey, Gorgeous are working in partnership with Boston Fashion Week to make the Trail a success. Merchants have the opportunity to participate on their own terms leading up to and lasting throughout Boston Fashion Week by offering deals to customers in honor of the 10-day event. Hours will vary according to the venue.
A Head Above Fashion

A Head Above Fashion is a series of high-profile events hosted by the Boston Globe. These post-show parties will take place at local venues throughout the City of Boston. Accessory designers, beauty professionals and hair stylists will be celebrated during these fashion events.

Lodging

Revere Hotel Boston Common
200 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116
(855) 673-8373
reverehotel.com

Click here for pricing

Revere Hotel Boston Common offers a luxurious place to stay with spacious rooms and suites with all of the amenities one would expect from luxury accommodations. In addition, Revere Hotel Boston Common will host the Mart at Boston Fashion Week. That makes this hotel an excellent place to stay for both designers and retailers.

Mandarin Oriental Boston
776 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02199
(800) 526-6566
mandarinoriental.com

Click here for booking

Mandarin Oriental Boston is conveniently located in central Boston close to Logan Airport, making it convenient for people who are flying in for Boston Fashion Week. The hotel offers a round-trip airport shuttle, but there is a surcharge for this service. Mandarin Oriental Boston is hosting the Boston Fashion Week opening-night gala at The Tent at Boston Fashion Week.

Related: Best Local Designers In Boston

Dining

L’espalier
774 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 262-3023
lespalier.com

This fine-dining establishment is conveniently located adjacent to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Boylston Street. L’espalier serves up a menu created by Chef Frank McClelland and fanciful desserts by Jiho Kim. Because the restaurant is located right in the heart of Boston Fashion Week, it is certain to be a popular destination for people looking for a sumptuous meal. To ensure your place at the table, call to make reservations in advance.

The Pour House Bar and Grill
907 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 236-1767
pourhouseboston.com

The Pour House Bar and Grill is much more of a dive bar, perfect for anyone looking for great food with a more casual atmosphere than L’espalier. This bar offers a full menu of traditional American food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On weekends, it even serves brunch. Located on Boylston Street, this eatery is well within walking distance of many Boston Fashion Week events and venues including The Tent.

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Tracey Parece is a bibliophile, audiophile, writer and photographer from Boston, Massachusetts. She loves slow-moving turtles, real sugar and the works of William Shakespeare. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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