Ask most of my fashion industry friends what they were doing just before the Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti show started at The Plaza two weeks ago during NYFW and I think you’ll find we were all drooling over the 111th anniversary collection for Bergdorf Goodman. It was, after all, just across the street. And when purple Charlotte Olympias and special edition Goyard bags are on display you just can’t walk on by without stopping in to say hello. So that’s exactly what I did. I stared longingly at the Oscar de la Renta dress featuring a print of the building, the Tod’s perfectly purple driving shoes and the Gucci bag that screamed special edition. I then walked away with just about the only thing I could fit in my suitcase after a full week of shopping…. the special edition Diptyque candle. Hey, I had to have something! For those of you wishing to mark the big year in your hearts, and closets, Bergdorf’s is also selling the collection online. Be warned… there are some pretty special pieces up for grabs.