Our bags are almost packed for New York Fashion Week, and we're excited! To celebrate, we're giving you not just one fashion week, but two--two straight weeks of fashion on Capital-Style.com. We'll show you our favorite fall splurges and steals around Columbus, and preview spring fashion with runway pics from Fashion City. Stay tuned every day for all the fashion coverage you crave. To kick things off, here's a look at what's going on locally while new designs strut the runways all month in Paris, Milan and beyond.

-Kristy Eckert

Fashion's Night Out: From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 8, Saks Fifth Avenue at Polaris Fashion Place will join New York City in celebrating Fashion's Night Out. Shoppers are invited to see the store unveil fall trends.

Makeovers and Martinis: Sept. 9 and 10, Dublin boutique le Flair is hosting a Makeovers and Martinis event that will include tips on clothing, hair and makeup. The event is free. For more, call 614-764-8508.

Fall Fashion Fete: On Sept. 13, Short North boutiques Ladybird and Babybird, along with stylists Redress and spa Replenish, are hosting a Fall Fashion Fete at Aura Columbus, 382 E. Town St. The evening includes a chance to shop Ladybird's fall collection, see seasonal makeup trends, sip cocktails and be pampered. The event is 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets cost $40 each or $50 for two. RSVP to dressme@redresscolumbus.com.

Jewelry designer appearance: Jewelry designer Ippolita will visit Saks Fifth Avenue at Polaris Fashion Place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 to meet shoppers and showcase her fall collection. To schedule a personal consultation, call 614-430-3500, ext. 321.

Rowe Runway Show: On Sept. 14, Short North boutique Rowe is hosting its annual fall runway show, which includes cocktails, looks the store will carry and a chance to shop the runway looks that night. The event is off-site at 211 N. Fifth St. Downtown. The VIP event begins at 7:30 p.m.; the show begins at 8:45 p.m. Regular tickets cost $45, VIP tickets cost $75, and proceeds benefit The Jack Roth Fund for lung cancer research. For details, call 614-299-7693.

Wearable Art: Interpretations of Museum Masterpieces: The Columbus Museum of Art is hosting a luncheon and fashion show at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16. The show will include looks by Worthington clothing designer Janet Feheley and Granville milliner Amy Hamilton, along with vintage clothing and jewelry. Tickets cost $105. For more, call 614-629-0312.

Eileen Fisher Trunk Show: Short North boutique Substance for Fashion Conscious People is hosting an Eileen Fisher trunk show Sept. 22-24. Shoppers who purchase Eileen Fisher items will receive a gift with their purchase.

Camelot Couture: On Sept. 28, Camelot Cellars Urban Boutique Winery in the Short North is hosting Camelot Couture, a night of wine, food and fashion. The VIP reception with wine and food starts at 6 p.m.; the runway show, which will feature fashions from local boutiques like jinny and Brigade, begins at 7:30 p.m. VIP tickets cost $75, and regular tickets cost $50. Proceeds benefit Colony Cats, a dog and cat shelter. For tickets, visit www.camelotcouture.eventbrite.com.

Fashion for a cause: Upper Arlington boutique Leal is planning a Sept. 28 fashion show to benefit ovarian cancer. The event, which will be held at 6 p.m. at Ray's Living Room, 17 Brickel St. in the Short North, will raise money for the Patricia DiNunzio fund at The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. For ticket prices and details, call 614-488-6400.

High Heels & High Hopes: On Sept. 29, the Grady Memorial Hospital Foundation is hosting High Heels & High Hopes, a girls' night that includes dinner, an auction, shoe contests and entertainment. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center, 10561 Sawmill Parkway, Powell. Tickets cost $55. For details, visit www.highheelsandhighhopes.com or call 614-544-4521.