Get your shopping shoes on and a couple of friends and celebrate Fashion’s Night Out on Sept. 8 at Montgomery Mall. The rest of the world will be celebrating with you.

The event originated in New York in 2009 as a partnership between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company and the City of New York. It was conceived as a way to help boost the flagging retail economy with an night of events celebrating fashion. It is now celebrated worldwide.

The inaugural event at Montgomery Mall includes models, makeovers, entertainment, nibbles, giveaways and in-store events and specials at stores including Nordstrom, Banana Republic, J.Crew, Gap, Guess, Ann Taylor, Victoria’s Secret. The first 200 shoppers to check in at the Westfield Concierge receive a gift bag and a treat from Dessert Affairs.

Also check out the display of celebrity sunglasses and autographed photos by fashionable names like Anna Wintour, Sarah Jessica Parker and Donald Trump. The display, a project of The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, includes a chance to win a pair of specs.