Last night Louis Vuitton debuted their first US lifestyle boutique at Saks in NYC, hosted by Maggie Gyllenhaal, LV's Daniel Lalonde, and Saks' Steven Sadove. (Lifestyle boutique = every product category offered at their own stores is now available at Saks. The only other one of its kind is at Harrods.) The invitation called the party "Le Jardin Louis Vuitton" but for some reason I was still expecting a lovely, but typical, department store event. Um, no. First clue: the entry bracelets were properly LV embossed leather. Second clue: The greenery was out of control in a very awesome way that also smelled amazingly delicious.
It really was destination shopping at its best and I only wish that I could have purchased some of the Cruise pieces on display. Instead, I mingled with the ladies and gents who could and placed my very own wish upon the Vuitton ribbon tree. There was a table with little notecards that asked us all the question, "Where will your journey take you?" My answer: "Hopefully everywhere." A girl can dream, right?