Photo Gallery: The party's over for Fashion's Night Out

Fashion's night out Naomi Campbell dances for D&G 2010 in NYC

Fashion's Night Out, Jessica Parker autographs Manolo Blahnik shoes: AP Photo

Fashion's Night Out, French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier in Paris 2011

Erin Wasson attends the Fashion's Night Out Bloomingdale's 2011

Fashion's Night Out in Shanghai 2012

Fashion's Night Out, Samuel L Jackson 2011

Justin Bieber attends Fashion's Night Out for D&G

Models pose outside the Elizabeth Arden store on 5th Avenue NYC during Fashion's Night Out in 2011

The annual shopping event has been part of New York Fashion Week each September since 2009, when it was created in response to the recession. It was masterminded by Vogue's Anna Wintour and championed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

CFDA CEO Steven Kolb said Wednesday that he was proud of what had been accomplished. But there was grumbling from some stores and designers that it cost money they weren't sure they saw come back in sales.

The event expanded to 500 U.S. cities and 30 cities globally. Celebrities mingled with shoppers, champagne was served and designers promoted business for the important fall retail season.

Fashion's Night Out will still be held in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Spain, S Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, The Netherlands, Ukrain, UK