(NY) Shecky’s

Shecky’s has a well-earned reputation for knowing what girls like, and for being able to give it to them the way they like it. Go to a Shecky’s event in any city where one is being held and you’ll find all the stuff we girls crave – clothes, jewelry, handbags, makeup, candles and perfume, and maybe even some naughty toys to enjoy with our significant others. 

This week’s Holiday Night Out – being held through tomorrow at the Altman Building in Chelsea – is no different (except that, unfortunately, it’s sold out, unless you want to try getting a ticket from someone who can’t go, and they often post messages on Shecky’s event message boards).
With a huge variety of vendors, the Holiday event event is touted as a fun way to finish your holiday shopping with your girlfriends – and to treat yourself to a few things, as well. Clearly, everyone who attends these events has a fantastic time, evidenced by how difficult it is to get a ticket to how packed it is and how elated the vibe is throughout the evening. From trying out new techniques in tooth whitening and home-manicure scrubs to sitting on Santa’s lap for a group photo, all with cocktail and cell phone in hand, this is one happy group of women.

This year’s event does more than just make attendees happy, though. The proceeds from the event are going to support Nest, a non-profit organization that empowers impoverished female artists and artisans around the world by using a unique combination of interest-free microfinance loans, mentoring from established designers and a market in which to sell their crafts. Nest instills pride of ownership, preserves ancient artistic traditions and successfully moves women from poverty to self-sufficiency. 
Along with Midori cocktails, great music and tons of girl power to spare (boys are not prevented from entering but they certainly aren’t encouraged), everyone who attends gets the now-famous and coveted Shecky’s Gift Bag, usually included with the price of a ticket, because, well, girls love taking their stuff home in cute bags!

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