Ready, set, shop! That's the essence of Fashion's Night Out Los Angeles, a one-night-only retail event promoting L.A.'s style industry with fashion shows, DJs, freebies and discounts. More than 100 locations citywide are setting up an evening of tempting in-store perks, including boutiques on Melrose Avenue, West Third Street, Robertson Boulevard and Abbot Kinney, and just about the entire Beverly Center, Westfield Century City and The Grove at Farmers Market. Snow cones and cotton candy are to be had at alice + olivia; free barbecue and an open bar are provided by Beach Bunny Swimwear; signature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a free monogram with purchase are the deal at BedHead Pajamas; cast members from the upcoming America's Next Top Model: All-Stars are on hand for a photo op at the Beverly Center's Express; and much more, including the opening ceremony at the Beverly Center with mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Two days prior to the official event, The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel hosts a $200 “Taste Fashion” prix-fixe dinner and fashion show to whet your appetite. Various locations; see website for complete schedule; Thurs., Sept. 8, 6-11 p.m.; free. fashionsnightout.com.

Thu., Sept. 8, 6 p.m., 2011

LA Weekly