"Re-emphasising the mission of Fashion's Night Out, bringing retailers and shoppers together for a joyous celebration of fashion, we are taking Fashion's Night Out to Manchester for 2013," said Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman. "Once at the heart of a vibrant textiles industry, Manchester's importance to fashion is unquestionable. Bringing Fashion's Night Out to its streets is the next logical step in the evolution of Fashion's Night Out in the UK. London has witnessed tens of thousands of shoppers joining the fun and we're looking forward to sharing this experience with a new audience."
Selfridges and Harvey Nichols have already confirmed that they will participate in the popular event, with a plethora of names expected to join the hub of activities as the evening draws closer. The action will be largely based in the city's Exchange Square, as Vogue celebrates Manchester's spirit of enterprise and imagination.
"Manchester is known for its strong sense of style and we are pleased that Vogue recognises our vibrant city as a natural home for this prestigious event," said Manchester City Council spokesperson councillor Pat Karney. "It is only logical that Fashion's Night Out should come to Manchester, which is home to many leading and emerging fashion retailers and attracts style-conscious shoppers from across the region and beyond. This will provide a real boost for the city centre economy and I'm sure our retailers will make the most of their night in the limelight."