Last Night's Parties: Gucci, Saks and Sorel Put Us in the Mood to Shop

It's been a busy season for important parties. Of course, the pinnacle is next week's Met Ball, but with Tuesday's Radiant Child screening and tonight
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It's been a busy season for important parties. Of course, the pinnacle is next week's Met Ball, but with Tuesday's Radiant Child screening and tonight
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It's been a busy season for important parties. Of course, the pinnacle is next week's Met Ball, but with Tuesday's Radiant Child screening and tonight's premiere of the Halston doc as well as the Versus charity event at Milk Studios, there's been plenty to keep our evenings packed.

Last night's parties, however, were less about the scene and more about what you could purchase on the scene.

First, Britt and I stopped by Sorel's event at Aspen Social Club. For those not terribly familiar with Sorel, it's a Canadian brand of snow boots now owned by Columbia. We got to check out the fall collection; I fell in love with the classic Sorel duck boot covered in red and cream plaid. They looked incredibly warm, too, which is more than I can say for my current "snow" shoes. But in the end, the plaid might be too trendy for me--I'll probably end up springing for this Caribou style.

Then it was off to Gucci to celebrate the luxury brand's artisans, who've been touring the US for the last couple of weeks, building custom leather goods for clients. While I couldn't stop talking about Kate's vintage navy blue Gucci and how I want to steal it from her/have Gucci make me one just like it, Britt was enamored with the leather aprons--complete with the classic red and green Gucci grosgrain--that the artisans wear to craft the goods.

Finally, we stopped by the Saks Fifth Avenue, where some our favorite young designers--including Prabal Gurung, Christian Cota and Marios Schwab gathered to celebrate pieces made exclusively for the emerging designers floor at Saks' New York flagship. What's great about these special dresses is that a proceed of the sales will benefit the Whitney Museum of American Art. The event was packed with lots of glossy names, including hosts Devon Aoki and Chanel Iman, but we couldn't keep our eyes off of Erdem Moralioglu's immaculate rack of satin floral and stiff lace dresses. In fact, I think I found my wedding dress!

So while thousands weren't spent last night, it's safe to say that the evening was a catalyst for me to do major damage to my credit card.