This year the Mile High City is setting fashion mavens' expectations higher than in years past.

Fashion's Night Out, dreamed up as a "fashion stimulus" in the heart of the recession just four years ago in New York by Anna Wintour, is all about shopping, fun and regaling in the fabulousness of everything fashion.

Thursday night Denver will be hosting more parties, fashion shows and giveaways than ever before including a block party hosted by Larimer Square with live music, appetizers and drinks. There will be a chance to win a Larimer Square shopping spree and donations will be accepted on behalf of the Colorado AIDS Project.

Cherry Creek North is also jumping in on the FNO action for the first time with a free outdoor fashion show at Fillmore Plaza, an after party and portions of the VIP-seating proceeds benefitting Goodwill Industries.

Park Meadows will be rolling out a red carpet for shoppers and host live fashions shows, a beauty lounge, gifts with purchase and giveaways galore. Plus, the first 200 to show up at guest services by 5 p.m. get a swag bag and extra stylish shoppers can enter for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree.

Now, who needs more incentives for a little self-pampering? (And don't forget to tag #FNO on Twitter and Instagram to accessorize your evening).

Check out our top picks for celebrating Fashion's Night Out in the Denver metro area:

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  • BCBG Max Azria

    In honor of Fashion's Night Out, BCBG Max Azria is hosting an Instagram competition to <a href="http://www.bcbgmaxazriagroup.com/fno/?utm_source=GROUP&utm_medium=HP&utm_content=TILE&utm_campaign=FNO" target="_hplink">win a BCBG $2,500 wardrobe</a> and runner-up prizes. Drop by the store with some friends (or go solo), get suited up in BCBG Max Azria gear and post your photo to Instagram, Facebook, or email bcbg@olapic.it with the following tags as they pertain to your style selection: -#BCBGUrbanRock -#BCBGPrints -#BCBGColorBlock -#BCBGGraphic -#BCBGShine -#BCBGLace -#BCBGFNO <em><strong>When: 6-9 p.m. Where: BCBG Max Azria locations 3000 East 1st Avenue Suite 276, Denver 14500 West Colfax Avenue Suite 214, Lakewood</strong></em>

  • Charming Charlie

    Accessorize with $35 at Charming Charlie and receive a bonus year-long subscription to <em>Lucky</em> magazine*. That's a gift that will keep on giving! <em>*Available while supplies last.</em> <em><strong>When: 6-11 p.m. Where: <a href="http://www.charmingcharlie.com/cc/" target="_hplink">Charming Charlie</a> locations</strong> 8246 East 49th Avenue Suite 1410, Denver 14644 Orchard Parkway Suite 100, Westminister 6240 South Main Street Suite K-105, Aurora 2721 Council Tree Avenue Suite 101, Fort Collins 7240 West Alaska Drive, Lakewood</em> <em>Image <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150981720853964&set=o.86739174763&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">via Facebook</a>. </em>

  • Goldyn & Piazza Handbags

    In the (Facebook) words of Goldyn: <blockquote>Our Fashion's Night Out event is tomorrow from 6-9 PM... Enjoy champagne, Sugarlicious denver sweets, free hair styling tips from Scarlet Salon, music by DJ Tyler Snow, AWESOME gift bags (worth over $50), giveaways and much more! Please join us!</blockquote> The first 100 visitors through the door will receive the gift bags. Shoppers receive 20 percent off merchandise and can enter to win Piazza Handbags (they're giving away six!) Color us excited. <em><strong>When: 6-9 p.m. Where: Goldyn </strong>2040 West 30th Avenue Denver</em> <em>Image <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150816296580474&set=a.10150816296565474.392377.40652700473&type=1&theater" target="_hplink">via Facebook</a>. </em>

  • Barbara & Company

    The Boulder location of Barbara & Company is hosting an in-store fashion show, live music, appetizers and refreshments, a meet and greet with jeweler Lindsey Bloom and more. The Denver location is hosting appetizers and refreshments, a fashion trivia contest and giveaways. Code freebies! <em><strong>When: 6-11 p.m. Where: Barbara & Company locations</strong> 1505 Pearl Street, Boulder 1067 South Gaylord Street, Denver</em> <em>Image <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=378218272516&set=a.378218227516.166870.342927812516&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">via Facebook</a>. </em>

  • Common Era

    Celebrate FNO with a <a href="http://mycommonera.com/blog/?p=717" target="_hplink">Common Era fashion show</a>, DJ music, a photobooth, artisan cheese platters and BookCliff Vineyards wine tasting in Boulder. <em><strong>When: 6-10 p.m. Where: Common Era locations</strong> 1500D Pearl Street, Boulder</em> <em>Image <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3035162242137&set=a.2785559322220.2149938.1355381918&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">via Facebook</a>. </em>

  • H&M

    Be at H&M and get a chance to enter to win access to a VIP H&M event with a private performance by Lana Del Rey. <em><strong>When: 6-10 p.m. Where: H&M locations</strong> 500 16th Street Suite 210, Denver 1 West Flatiron Crossing Drive, Broomfield</em>

  • Madewell

    Shop at Madewell's Park Meadows Mall location and be treated to drinks and sweets, plus get your hair braided at the braid bar. <em><strong>When: 6-9 p.m. Where: Madwell</strong> 8401 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree</em> <em>Image <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151431410924152&set=a.10151431406214152.574815.22616629151&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">via Facebook</a>. </em>

  • Neiman Marcus

    Celebrate FNO with a 5:30 p.m. happy hour, trend runway presentation, fall face makeovers, music and a Manolo Blahnik Trunk show. <em><strong>When: 5:30-7 p.m. Where: Neiman Marcus at Cherry Creek</strong> 3030 East 1st Avenue, Denver</em> <em>Image <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151156748052847&set=a.99130687846.87750.30241452846&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">via Facebook</a>.</em>

  • Sol Lingerie

    Stop by Sol Lingerie to take part in "A Flipping Fun Fashion Event," that is, pose with pals in a photo booth and take a flip book home. Nosh on sushi treats and cupcakes while entering to win a $250 shopping spree on Sol Lingerie. Cocktails by Little Black Dress vodka. <em><strong>When: 6-8 p.m. Where: Sol Lingerie</strong> 248 Detroit Street, Denver</em> <em>Image <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151073994892561&set=a.10151073994162561.446375.239077867560&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">via Facebook</a>.</em>

  • Tommy Bahama

    Start your fall off right. Stop by Tommy Bahama and receive a free, limited edition scarf exclusively designed for FNO with your purchase of $50 or more. <em><strong>When: 6-9 p.m. Where: Tommy Bahama locations</strong> 3000 East 1st Avenue 8505 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree </em> <em>Image <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151123945394235&set=a.128619639234.101072.36282239234&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">via Facebook</a>.</em>

  • Fashion En Pointe At Chloe Mezze Lounge

    The <a href="http://coloradoballet.org/fashion" target="_hplink">Colorado Ballet's ballerinas put their best toes forward on the runway</a> in Chloe's courtyard, wearing collections from local boutiques. Enter for prize drawings and admission to Chloe Discotheque. <em><strong>When: 6-11 p.m. Where: Chloe Mezze Lounge</strong> 1446 Market Street, Denver <strong>Cost: $35 (price includes one hour of the open bar of Skinny Girl cocktails and wine)</strong></em> <em>Image <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=212644735471228&set=a.158851780850524.38648.158850957517273&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">via Facebook</a>.</em>