Up top there, a belt (a kind of ugly one at that) from the Rodarte Target collection. Down below, a Sonia Kashuk duffle bag, also manufactured by Target. Hmm … those two look pretty gosh-darn similar in terms of material. Remarked the Racked reporter, who posted the pics, the Kashuk bag “in terms of how the material looks and feels, [is] a dead ringer for the Rodarte belt.” BTW, the reporter also mentioned how crappy the fabric is too. So does that mean that Target is recycling leftover stock? Here’s an interesting ethical question: Does that take something away from the design or even point to self-plagiarism? What about two different high-profile designers creating dresses from the same fabric because they shop at the same trimmings store?
What do you think: A mistake on Target/Rodarte’s part or big whoop, who cares? [Racked] Keep reading »
The much-hyped Rodarte for Target collection finally launched — and sold out — yesterday. By mid-day, almost every style was gone online, the good ones having disappeared in the wee hours of the morning. People were already marking up and selling Rodarte for Target pieces on eBay yesterday morning! Doesn’t that seem a little unfair since most shoppers didn’t even get a chance to order the collection at retail price in the first place?
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Style blogging wunderkind Tavi
just released a fairly adorable and kind of intense video she made to “introduce you to Rodarte.” The video looks at the brand as a whole, the upcoming Target line
(including a yellow knit sweater she loves), and even has a little Jason Schwartzman action going on. All in all, it’s kind of making our 13-year-old selves retroactively feel like slackers. [Style.com
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Now you might not have to travel all the way to London to get your hands on Liberty’s iconic and awesome floral prints. The British department store is now collaborating with Target to produce a line for spring. Due out in March, Elle UK reports that the theme is “flower power.” (Yay! Just what we want!) The collection is apparently slated to be massive with not only fashion, but home goods as well. We’re hoping there will be some bright silk scarves or punchy sundresses in there. [Elle UK] Keep reading »
Target was one of the first mega-retail chains to commit to selling affordable clothing and accessories alongside essentials like detergent, cosmetics, and food. Basically, it’s a one-stop shopping destination for recessionistas who aren’t willing to sacrifice style when on a budget. I’ve never seen any fashion item priced above $100, so you don’t have to feel any shopper’s guilt if you take yourself on a mini shopping spree. Check out our favorite Cheapskate finds, after the jump. Keep reading »
It’s official. Jean Paul Gaultier has signed on as the newest Target Designer Collaborator, inciting gasps and breathless moments from fashion lovers all over. He’s the third designer to take part, following Alexander McQueen who drew inspiration from Liela Moss of The Duke Spirit, and Anna Sui, whose “Gossip Girl” pieces were a major fan obsession. Keep reading »
No, these are not Halloween costumes. They’re actually pieces from the upcoming and greatly anticipated Rodarte line for Target.
Yes, images are finally leaking of the new line, which editors have already previewed, but were banned from sharing with their readers.
Along with the sequined skull dress (far right), the ultra “it” designers have developed 55 other pieces, ranging from a lacy t-shirt, to a leopard jacket and dress, amazing stockings, and even more lace. We’re looking at a price range of $9.99-$79.99 for the collection, including knee-highs, dresses, and jackets. Mark your calendars people. December 20th is R-day, and you best believe every fashionista (professional, amateur or otherwise) is gonna be clamoring to scoop each and every piece up. [Racked]
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The day you’ve all been waiting for is imminent: Anna Sui‘s “Gossip Girl”-inspired line for Target is available to the public this Sunday. We weaseled our way into a sneak preview this week though, and we’ve got the lowdown on how the collection looks in real life. As is to be expected, there are a handful of hits and a few definite misses.
We loved a bunch of the Blair-esque pieces with their sweet but restrained detailing. While Vanessa’s clothing group was mostly far too ’70s and polyester-y for us and Serena’s was rather cute, even if most of it didn’t look much like Serena’s style at all. (One Serena-inspired dress appeared to have teeth around the neck. We were scared.) Finally, the Jenny stuff ranged from adorable (like the dress at left) to tacky (check out the over-ripped, synthetic leggings after the jump and you’ll know what we’re talking about).
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Another day, another Target collaboration. Here’s a first look at Anna Sheffield’s (of Bing Bang accessories fame) jewelry collection designed for the fashionable retail giant. In the mix: necklaces with vintage-inspired cameo pendants and insignia charms with Victorian touches like ribbon strands. The earrings recall Sheffield’s signature style with draped chains of mixed shapes and colors. The line is fairly affordable with a max price point of $79.99, although most pieces cost less than $40. You’ll have to wait until August 30 for the line to drop, but, after that, you’re sure to look bangin’.
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Rodarte is designing a line for Target‘s Go International project, allowing us to die happy after purchasing, well, everything the day it’s available on December 20. Because, really, what else is there to live for once you’ve filled your closet with Rodarte for $60 instead of $4,000? We’d sort of resigned ourselves to the idea that Rodarte would always just be a little too cool to be at all accessible, but the 55-piece Target collection plans have proven us wrong and caused us to hold our collective breathe in anticipation.
Rather than focusing on any one specific type of clothing, the line is said to range from knee highs to party dresses to jackets, meaning we could potentially make endless combinations in our online shopping carts as a means of entertaining ourselves. And because Rodarte is Rodarte and, thus, known for their over-the-top-awesome details, you can count on a semi-scaled back interpretation of the same sort of intensity you see in their regular runway shows.
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