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Sneak Peek: Target And Neiman Marcus’s Designer Holiday Collaboration

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 holiday collection. With prices starting at $7.99, you’d be hard-pressed not to find something that you or someone you know needs this coming season (especially considering, hello, holiday shopping is about to become a legitimate concern). The collection doesn’t hit stores (at Target, Neiman Marcus, and both online sources) until December 1, but the items are sure to sell out fast, so it’s best to go into it knowing exactly what you want. Check out my 12 designer picks from the offerings, and let us know what you’ll be waiting in (or on) line for come December! [Glamour]

Missoni For Target
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Jason Wu for Target
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Flotus At Target
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Watch: First Look At Maison Martin Margiela For H&M

Lana's H&M Video
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Marni For H&M
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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 large, budget-priced “fast fashion” retailers. We had pegged Maison Martin Margiela for the renegade type — the brand is, after all, famous for its in some cases unwearable avant-garde, architectural sensibilities — so their decision to join forces with H&M on a one-off line of clothing and accessories came as a certain surprise. We’re not complaining — who wouldn’t want to get their hands on Margiela’s totally weird, totally amazing, Kanye West-namedropped pieces without the four-figure price tag? Keep reading »

Target Brings Us The Designer Collaboration To End All Designer Collaborations

Jason Wu for Target
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Missoni For Target
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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 their name: H&M unforgettably landed a high-fashion trifecta of Lanvin, Karl Lagerfeld, and Versace (not to mention Stella McCartney and the impending Maison Martin Margiela), and Macy’s has stepped it up recently with cameos by Alberta Ferretti and Doo.Ri. Make no mistake, Target took note, and though only time will tell for certain, my instincts say there’s a good chance that they’ve nailed the formula with their fresh new take on luxury-meets-affordability. Keep reading »

Kohl’s Ups The Designer Collab Stakes With A Little Help From Narciso Rodriguez

Jason Wu for Target
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Ferretti For Macy's
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Missoni For Target
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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 with other, more aggressive shoppers and prospective eBay sellers only to emerge with, like, two things you didn’t even want in the wrong size is not my idea of a satisfying retail experience (though I will wade through hell and high water to elbow my way into a J. Crew sample sale). It strikes a vague, aching chord in my heart to see the pieces from the designer-cum-discount collections, knowing full well I am not under any circumstances going to march my lazy ass out to Target at eight in the morning the day it’s released. Keep reading »

Target To Replay Classics From Go International Collections

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 you feel you missed out on and will be happy to have a second go at? [Style] Keep reading »

Collab Bag: Alexander Wang And Nike?

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 them and unafraid to get them dirty. We’ll be staying tuned on this particular collaboration for sure.

What designer collabs are you dying to see? McQueen gym clothes? Prada x Adidas? Tell us your ideas! [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »

Breaking: Gap And Valentino To Collaborate

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 Chiui and Pier Paolo Piccioli, said, “We are very pleased that Gap thought of us as a partner for this intimate project, as it brings together the iconic world of Valentino and Gap’s fashion essentials. In this way, Valentino and Gap synthesise the current trend of combining luxury with basics.” Keep reading »

H&M Scores Lanvin Collab In What Is Probably The Biggest High-Low Coup Yet


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 clip revealing Elbaz’s face. In the video, the he says, “When H&M approached us to do this collaboration, they asked if I could actually translate the dream that we created at Lanvin to a bigger audience. It wasn’t a project about a dress for less … I loved the idea that H&M is going luxury rather than Lanvin is going public.” Interesting. Does that mean we can expect price points to be higher than normal for H&M? Keep reading »

H&M Releases Cryptic Videos To Promote New Designer Collabs—Can You Guess Who This Is?


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 so far: Thomas Maier, and possibly Carolina Herrera. (H&M will reveal the answers on September 9.)

There are two new videos up now. The first gives us what should be telling hints—manicured nails and Geisha-like hair style. Except now we’re not sure this designer is Asian because of the misleading accent (we at first thought Vivienne Tam), and after listening a few times, we’re not even sure it’s a woman! Check after the jump for another mystery clip! Guesses? [YouTube] Keep reading »

Next Up: Target And Mulberry Collab

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 label that you might expect to rest on its high horse when it comes to anything “discount”-oriented. But the famed British leathergoods brand’s work with Target just might encourage other super high-fashion entities to do the same. In an ideal world … one day, we’d actually be able to afford Chanel. Fingers crossed. [Stylelist] Keep reading »

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