The first photos of Alexander McQueen’s McQ Alexander McQueen for Target line surfaced today on WWD, and we are not impressed. The clothes in the two photos look more like they came from American Apparel than from one of the most noteworthy fashion designers of our time. Perhaps the other pieces in the collection will make up for the cotton mesh dress at right. While looking at the photo credits, we noticed that the shiny unitard is not part of the McQ for Target line. Nor are black patent Guillotine Hinfray boots or the glorious red Christian Louboutins. This got us to thinking who we’d really love to have a line at Target. Keep reading »
Politico reported that the Republican National Committee has spent more than $150,000 on clothes and accessories for Sarah Palin and her family since she became the party’s vice presidential candidate in late August. This handsome allowance included spending sprees worth $49,425.75 at Saks Fifth Avenue, $75,062.63 at Neiman Marcus, and $4716.40 on hair and makeup. We’re not sure why America’s favorite model hockey mom is spending so much on her wardrobe when she could be shopping for similar styles at strip malls. Below, we show her how to get the same looks for less. Keep reading »
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 »