The best part about holiday shopping, aside from apple cider, is the overflow of shopping events (especially in the wake of such financial disarray). Next week, Elle and Armani Exchange are teaming up to make you shop. And by Elle we mean Style Director Kate Lanphear. The party's next week, Tuesday, November 10 from 6pm-8pm at Armani Exchange's Fifth Avenue store at 20th Street. You'll get to preview Armani's holiday collection, drink champagne and snack your way through the store. (Email RSVP@armamiexchange.com) And if you spend over $100, you get to customize your own A/X t-shirt with Kate on hand to dish bedazzling advice. If a tee designed by Kate isn't the perfect pre-holiday treat, then we're not sure what is.