Last night Gossip Girl’s Kelly Rutherford hosted the launch of FURLA’s Exclusive Handbag Collection for Saks Fifth Avenue. Guests including True Blood’s Rutina Wesley and FURLA Creative Director Fabio Fusi who mixed and mingled as they perused the new collection, enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a special DJ set from DJ Sky Nellor. And not only do we love fashion here at SS, but we love DJ Sky Nellor!

The event was a mix of Celebs, Upper East Siders (who looked as if they could have stepped right off the set of Gossip Girl), and NYC influencers. Handsome..and when I say handsome I mean handsome waiters passed around white wine (not my fave, but I’m a trooper), sparkling lemon wedge topped water, and some of the tastiest hors d’oeuvres in midtown Manhattan (possibly outdone by the 2011 GQ Gentlemen’s Ball which was taking place a few blocks away at the Edison Ballroom where Ashton Kutcher was spotted decked out in HUGO BOSS attire and a hat).

Furla has created and manufactured in Italy handbags, shoes and accessories since 1927. These collections are constructed with high quality craftsmanship and style, and are distributed all over the world. Furla interprets the Italian lifestyle in a contemporary way, with distinctive creative spirit, understated design and timeless elegance. This higher priced collection will be Furla’s first foray into the designer arena and features six different bags ranging in price from $1,200 to $1,900.  Saks was one of the first major department stores to carry Furla’s line in the Eighties, so choosing which store to unveil this new line in was an easy decision for Furla’s CEO Tommaso Bruso.

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