Staff pick: Fashion's Night Out

Jackie Mantey, Columbus Alive

New York Fashion Week has held a Fashion's Night Out event to kick off its tour de runways for four years. For the first time, Columbus and other cities are trying it on for size.

Alive's well-heeled and wise older sister, Capital Style magazine, is co-hosting Thursday's event at Easton Town Center. Stores throughout the mall will offer discounts, giveaways and culinary treats. We recommend taking a stroll down the pink carpet for a couple of reasons.

One: It's always fun to shop when free cheese and cupcakes are promised (at certain locations, anyway; check Easton's website to see what every participating store is offering).

Two: Big deals and contests. H&M will have a contest for Lana Del Rey tickets and Macy's will hold a drawing for a $150 gift card. As for those discounts, check out 15 percent off at Aldo Shoes, 25 percent off $100 or more purchases at Banana Republic, and 50 percent off one regularly priced item at Eddie Bauer.

Easton Town Center

6-10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6

160 Easton Town Center, Easton