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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 »

I Survived The Cynthia Vincent For Target Debut

I’m not really one to wait in line for hours in the hopes of spending money on so-and-so’s designer collaboration. One, I don’t really enjoy owning something that thousands of other women own too. Two, why should I wait in line to spend my money? Three, the construction of most designer/retail chain items is really shoddy. But the minute I laid my eyes on the Cynthia Vincent for Target gladiator wedges, I knew they would be mine. Oh yes, I just had to have them! Keep reading »

Target Announces New Designers, But Who Are They?

Tonight marks the launch of Zac Posen‘s 24-hour Target pop-up shop in New York City where fashion lovers will have the chance to purchase their favorite looks, but the store’s already looking forward at their two newest designers. We already introduced you to one of the upcoming creators, Gaby Basora, explaining how you’ll fall for her precious florals and rompers, but there’s a second designer to get to know, and she’ll provide perfect accessories for your wardrobe. Keep reading »

J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons On Why It’s OK To Miss Out On Designer Collabs

We’ve been a little bummed that we’re not obsessive enough to stay up all night in order to score pieces from Target’s recent designer collaborations, but J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons puts things in perspective. In an interview with Style.com, Jenna shared how she feels about designers doing “affordable” lines for mass retailers:

“What I appreciate about it is someone like Rodarte or Proenza Schouler maybe gets more mindshare from people who might not have known who they are. But I think it’s a little flash-in-the-pan, and the quality, a lot of times, is really not great. That, to me, is for the young little fashion girl who’s obsessed with Proenza and Rodarte and who can’t afford it. For someone who just wants to look good on a day-to-day basis, it’s not a strategy for how to dress.”

She makes a good point. Instead of racing to pick up pieces when Target, H&M, and other retailers join forces with high-end designers, we should focus on building a wardrobe without regard for whose name is on the tag. From now on, when the dress we’d been hoping to score sells out before we can snag one, we’ll just tell ourselves we aren’t looking for “flash in the pan” clothes. We want to develop our own style by purchasing quality items we love, rather than trying to pick up something that’s hot today but might not make it through one laundry cycle. [Style.com] Keep reading »

Plenty Of “Lesbian Prom” Wear At Target Thanks To Zac Posen

Teen Vogue (via Shine) posted a preview of Zac Posen’s Target collection and asked the designer the usual “What was your inspiration?” question. His answer was surprising enough to get the interview picked up on a whole bunch of blogs today:

“Lesbian proms have been such a big thing in the news lately. Rather than create a fake subculture, I wanted to address things that are actually happening.” Not that you need to be gay to wear the tux; it just takes confidence. It’s a kick-ass girl who can wear a tuxedo to prom! Don’t be afraid of drama.”

Huh. Keep reading »

Jean Paul Gaultier’s Line For Target Debuted, Sold Out

Jean Paul Gaultier‘s collection for Target arrived today yesterday, but if you didn’t stay up all night, endlessly refreshing Target.com, or make an early morning trip to the store, you probably missed out. That’s because most of the JPG for Target clothes were gone before 9 a.m. on Monday morning.

I thought the point of high-end designers collaborating with mass retailers was to get their name out beyond the world of fashion insiders and to give those of us who can’t afford a real designer clothes a taste of our favorite labels. But design-for-all doesn’t seem to be the goal anymore. When the only people who can get their hands on the clothes are fashion insiders and crazy entrepreneurs who snap up as much as they can and sell the items for more than twice the retail prize, the original purpose is defeated. And I’m not alone in feeling annoyed with the exclusivity of these “democratic” offerings. Keep reading »

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