I stopped by the Target in Brooklyn on my way home last night and was surprised to see almost the entire Anya Hindmarch line of bags, because they aren’t supposed to be in stores until October 12. Since I discovered they were available for pre-order online earlier this week, I have been debating which bag to buy — it’s hard to tell what they’ll be like in person from photos online. But now that I’ve seen them, I don’t think I’ll be buying any of them because of one little detail: The buckles all read “Anya Hindmarch for Target.” Now, I know that people would recognize the bag as being from her cheap line for Target. It’s clearly not made of expensive leather. I would have been totally okay with the inside lining having the store name printed on it, which it does, but why does “for Target” have to be stamped onto the metal buckle? I would feel the same way if a designer did a line for Macy’s and it said “for Macy’s” on the outside. Designer logos annoy me enough, and store names or logos just shouldn’t appear on clothing or accessories except on the tag. If Anya Hindmarch was trying to maintain the integrity of her brand by putting the “for Target” on the outside, she probably should have created a new name for her Target line, the way Grey Ant calls their Urban Outfitters offshoot “Grey Antics.”
For those of you still interested in buying one of the bags, some of the bags have the “for Target” written more discretely under the Anya Hindmarch bow logo. Oh, and the store also had a couple pairs of Sigerson Morrison flats. They looked cute and well-made, with no labels in sight. Too bad they didn’t have my size. Keep reading »
I’m not really a flats kind of girl, but these are so chic that I would forgo an extra four inches of height. Purple patent is such an unexpected color for a shoe, but is right on trend for the season. Plus the zipper detail adds a little sumthin’, sumthin’. These would look so hot with a pair of plaid, wide leg trousers, especially if the plaid has a thread of purple. Or they can be worn with a short skirt or dress and stunning hosiery. Don’t worry about having to match the shoes to your bag because coordinating is more important than matching. If purple is not your color, the shoes are also available in dark red patent, black patent and gold snakeskin. [$24.99, Target] Keep reading »
British accessories designer Anya Hindmarch (the woman behind the “I am not a plastic bag” canvas totes) has designed a collection of handbags for Target, and even though they’re technically not available until Oct. 12, Target.com is allowing pre-orders right now. The Anya Hindmarch for Target bags all cost between $19.99 and $49.99 and are made of PVC plastic. While some people might turn their noses up at PVC, I rather like the idea of not having to worry about my bag getting ruined in a downpour. [Target via Fashionista] Keep reading »
LEFT: Dot-Print Tee in Blue/Black, $16.99; Button-Down Blouse with Button-Tab Waist in Black, $22.99; Ombre Chiffon Skirt in Blue/Black $26.99. RIGHT: Marble-Print Button-Down Shirt, $26.99; Color-Block Button-Down in White/Gray, $22.99; Kaleidoscope-Print Tee in White, $16.99; Ponte Pants in Navy $34.99.
Get out of bed NOW, or else you might miss out on Jonathan Saunders’ cute Target GO International clothes. His line hits stores and Target.com today! Keep reading for more photos… Keep reading »
We recommend a lot of rad products, clothing designers, and crave-able items on The Frisky. Occasionally, however, we discover that an item was not worthy of our desire or endorsement and we want to take it back. After finally sampling a few of these goods ourselves, we’re totally not craving:
1. Sally Hansen Nail Pen: I finally tried this bad boy and discovered two things: A) A nail PEN is a really good idea and definitely makes polish application easier, but B) the actual polish colors available are heinous (I made the mistake of going for a iridescent opal which was trés old lady), they apply very thin and watery, and they dry extremely matte.
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We’ve written about this line before, but Sunday it’s finally here! We have high hopes for this Target collection, despite recent disappointments from Rogan and Jovovich Hawk, mainly because of a few standout items. The colorblock tie dress looks chic for day and night, while the jeweled woven top is an affordable copy of a Chai high-end blouse. Run don’t walk! [$39.99 and $29.99, Target.com] Keep reading »
Ooooh our fingers are already itching to do some online shopping! Nylon revealed some of the looks from Richard Chai’s upcoming collection for Target and we are foaming at the mouth. Seriously, this stuff better not be disappointing in person like Rogan was. Images of all the hot looks, available in August, after the jump, with my commentary. [Nylon] Keep reading »