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As I’ve said time and time again, Target’s designer collaborations are hit or miss. Prabal Gurung and Philip Lim? Loved. My Boom! sweatshirt is still inspiring catcallers. Kate Young? Nightmare. But if I may make a prediction, based on the just released lookbook, Target’s upcoming collection with Altuzarra (launching September 14) may just be a… READ MORE »


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Target and Neiman Marcus are at absolute opposite ends of the retail spectrum, which is all the more reason for them to want to come together, right? Whatever the logic behind their decision to collaborate, we have no complaints, even less so now that we’ve gotten to see each of the 55 items from the… READ MORE »


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High-street and department store collaborations with luxury fashion houses are commonplace these days, what with stores announcing a new capsule collection every five minutes (or so it seems). But for all of the brands that choose to affordably market their wares to the mainstream, there are a few whose ethos seem quite at odds with… READ MORE »


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I’ve publicly voiced my lukewarm feelings on designer department store collaborations in the past, but this latest one may have just the right elements to make a convert out of a non-believer like me. As far as fast fashion goes, Target isn’t the first superstore that springs to mind, despite Missoni and Jason Wu to… READ MORE »


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Designer collaborations with fast-fashion department stores make me sad. I love them in theory — my favorite big ticket aspirational brands producing clothing similar to their runway designs at a tangible price point sounds like a dream come true, but the reality of the situation isn’t nearly so fanciful. Waiting in long lines and fighting… READ MORE »


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Collab crazy? Then you’ll be happy to hear that Target is reproducing looks from past Go International collections this February. The line will be a mix of the best designer collaborations including Rodarte, Luella Bartley, Rogan, Libertine, Rogan, Richard Chai, and Proenza Schouler (and more, apparently!). So … which Target collection was your favorite? Anything… READ MORE »


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The latest in the designer collab rumor mill? Alexander Wang may be doing a collaboration with Nike. The only details out about it is that a “very credible source” says it’s true, which, uhhh … anyhow. Let’s just for a minute imagine the possibilities. Affordable Alex Wang sweats? We might actually be into sweating in… READ MORE »


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Looks like Lanvin’s H&M collection may be getting some competition. The Gap has just announced that it will work with the House of Valentino to produce a special collection, due out late November. There aren’t too many details yet about what we can expect, although the designers for the project, Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia… READ MORE »


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The speculation and rumors have been confirmed. Lanvin will indeed be designing a collection for H&M, due in stores November 23. Although H&M wasn’t planning on disclosing the answers to their mysterious designer interview videos, the interwebs went nuts after guessing that one video featured Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz, so the retailer released a… READ MORE »


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Here’s what we call smart marketing—H&M has announced that it’s getting back into the designer collaboration game … but they won’t say with whom! Yesterday, the company posted two videos to YouTube, each a 20-second interview which avoided revealing the designer’s face. Guesses based on gender, accent, and personal style for these first two… READ MORE »


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Another day, another designer collab. And yet, we never tire of hearing about them. The latest news: Target has tapped Mulberry (known best for its iconic padlock purse, pictured) to do a line of handbags, due in U.S. stores Oct. 10. This is good news for the collaboration business because Mulberry is a standard luxury… READ MORE »


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They’ve got the Midas touch: Alexander Wang and Repossi team up to make an all-gold jewelry mini collection. [Love Magazine Blog] … READ MORE »


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When we heard Hot Topic was doing a designer collaboration, we immediately thought, “Oh no.” When we heard that it was with someone named John Eshaya, we thought, “Who?” John Eshaya, it turns out, actually has quite the interesting resume. He created Jet, a clothing brand and subdivision of Fred Segal, the California boutique chain… READ MORE »