Thinking about buying something from Missoni’s extensive line for Target? Good luck with that. Thanks to the high volume of users trying to get their grubby mitts on the collection, Target’s site is currently offline. If you go to the site right now, you’ll receive a message that “We are hard at work making the site better. Sorry for inconvenience – we’ll be back up and running shortly.” We’re not particularly surprised, given the fervor with which the Missoni line has been received. Earlier this month, a Missoni for Target pop-up shop in New York City was cleaned out in a matter of hours and forced to close early. Oh, and that sound you hear? That’s Amelia, weeping because, ahem, “I just want that damn throw blanket!” Keep reading »
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Well, almost: Designer Missoni’s diffusion line for Target is just around the bend, and the first shots of the collection have begun eeking out. Here we have pieces from both the apparel and travel collections on display in Missoni’s signature colorful patterns. The collection will include around 400 items, including men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, luggage and housewares–with most items allegedly costing less than $40. Missoni’s line will only be available from September 13 to October 22, so start saving now! Keep reading »
Take a good look at this shoe. It is reminiscent of a number of different designer heels currently being featured in magazines and sold at expensive retailers like Bloomingdale’s and Shopbop. Amazingly, however, these stacked heeled sandals — which would look so cute with everything from skinny jeans to a floaty sundress — are from Target’s Mossimo brand and cost less than a hardcover book, a sushi dinner, and a date night at the movies. They are so cute and affordable that not buying them would be kind of silly. And you’re not silly are you? No. No you’re not. We’re not either. We’ll take one in each color.
Target‘s latest collaboration is out. The tomboyish denim line William Rast created men’s and women’s looks for the retailer, and to be honest? Yawn. Except we can’t help checking it out simply because Justin Timberlake helped launch William Rast, and since that man has a knack for making anything sexy …
So it would seem that the biggest trend in retailing since the designer collaboration is the re-release. In the past few weeks we’ve heard of three major brands doing replays of past collections. Target is coming out with a “greatest hits” range from previous Go International lines while Marni and Marc by Marc Jacobs have also announced that they’ll be re-creating “vintage” styles. This can sort of be seen as a type of eBay—except the prices aren’t any lower. They’re maybe even higher. Keep reading »
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 »
Way back in the day when mass retailer and designer collaborations were merely a fledgling idea—well, 2005, specifically—Stella McCartney designed a line for H&M. Since then, we’ve been waiting for the moment of Stella’s return to the mass spotlight. Turns out the British designer is doing a collab (hooray!), but she’s doing it in Australia (woh-wohhh). At the end of October, Australian Target will release a 42-piece collection, and here are some of the looks the lucky Aussies will get: sharp blazers, embroidered dresses, classy satin tops, and shimmery sweater dresses. If you’re vacationing in Australia, hit it up! (And bring us some, too.) Check out some more styles after the jump! [Frockwriter via Racked] Keep reading »
With all of the trends that last five whole seconds, it’s nice to see a designer working with classic color and creating something totally fresh. Giorgio Armani’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection was a sea of navy in many different shades and textures. He mixed chiffon and lace with patent leather, crochet, satin and twill. It is such a wonderfully refined way to subtly play with silhouette that we decided to use one of his looks as inspiration for an outfit you can wear this season. A great thing about a look like this is all of the pieces are ones that can be worn in a myriad of ways. Plus, you probably have half of these garments in your closet already so it will be really easy to reproduce. Don’t like navy? Try this styling idea in browns or grays, using texture and opacity to create interest.
Outfit details after the jump… Keep reading »
Just because hippies live in houses made of hemp and are ignorant in the ways of modern hair removal doesn’t mean they’re clueless about technology. After finding out that Target had donated money to the campaign of Minnesota governor candidate Tom Emmer, who is anti-gay marriage and anti-abortion, a group of activists stormed a Target store armed with a video camera, a brass band, and rainbow umbrellas. Singing to the tune of Depeche Mode’s “People Are People,” the dread heads re-worded the song to “Target Ain’t People,” with lyrics like, “Target ain’t people so why should it be/allowed to play around with our democracy.” Peace, love, and viral video, man. [Ad Busters] Keep reading »