Thom Browne, Sneak Peek at Alexander McQueen for Target

Happy sunshiny day!

We must take a moment and thank several more-than-generous Ladies of the Blogosphere for their kindness. We are ashamed to acknowledge it has been more than a week since the delightful Europa Fox and the stylish Winkie Houghton bestowed upon TP the Lemonade Award.

You know The Fox, tracking all things prep on the other side of the pond, and Miss Winkie, she of the outstanding recipes and shopping finds.

And then we open our email to read that Little Bow Prep, arguably the smartest teen we know, also conferred the Lemonade Award upon us. You are all much too kind, and we are very grateful you find the blog enjoyable; thank you! And now our face is going pink from blushing! (We will attempt to follow the rules about posting more blogs we enjoy, hopefully later in the week.)

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We know it may appear to frequent readers the Princess is not as upbeat as she might be when talking about menswear designer Thom Browne, known for his short men’s pants. Among other style preferences.  Of course, many readers think of Mr. Browne in conjunction with the Black Fleece line at Brooks Brothers.  Today we are being positive as we adore the men’s tennis socks:

Courtesy Selectism

Courtesy Selectism

They are only available at Colette.

Courtesy Colette

Courtesy Colette

As part of his collaboration with the French store, Mr. Browne also did a group of silk ties:

Courtesy Colette via

Courtesy Colette via

A reminder to standard Brooks Brothers fans, the Spring collection is on their website for your perusal.

Brooks Brothers Spring 2009

Brooks Brothers Spring 2009

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Our next item is an early look at the Pringle 1815 Spring Collection, a departure for the Scottish luxury knitwear maker. The line is aimed at a more contemporary (translation – younger), clientele.

Courtesy Pringle 1815

Courtesy Pringle 1815

The looks are bright and fun while also retaining the Pringle elegance.

Courtesy Pringle

Courtesy Pringle

We do love the graphic prints, although they are probably not for us. Our ancient age probably precludes several of the pieces.

Courtesy Pringle

Courtesy Pringle

This is a company we are happy to vouch for,  as we know their men’s sportcoats as well as their lush and lovely women’s sweaters.  If unfamiliar with Pringle, get to know them, as their merchandise is top-notch, of uncompromising quality and attention to detail.

Courtesy Pringle

Courtesy Pringle

Besides, the sweaters and jackets last forever. Forever.

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We were very excited when at our local Boutique Tarjsay yesterday, as we saw the Orla Kiely merchandise being placed into stock almost a week ahead of time! Very cute, fun, and all very Orla. Below, the Orla Car Print journal.

Orla Kiely at Target

Orla Kiely at Target

Our thanks to the good folks at Apartment Therapy for this next image:

Orla Kiely for Target Courtesy ApartmentTherapy.com

Orla Kiely for Target Courtesy ApartmentTherapy.com

We don’t believe it is only our Target that has the merchandise out early; if eager to acquire some of the collection, toddle on over!

Another Target tidbit, early looks from the Alexander McQueen for Target collection (previous post on this topic here.)

Courtesy Nylon

Courtesy Nylon

This collection is close to the designer’s McQ line in spirit and style.

Courtesy Nylon

Courtesy Nylon

Singer Leila Moss from band The Duke Spirit was something of a muse for the designer.

Courtesy Nylon

Courtesy Nylon

It appears we may not be hip enough for most of this group. Or age appropriate.

Courtesy Nylon

Courtesy Nylon

The collection is due in stores an online in March.

Until next time!

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7 Comments

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7 responses to “Thom Browne, Sneak Peek at Alexander McQueen for Target

  1. Ah – love Orla Kiely so much!!!

  2. Oh, I read about the new Target collection in the paper this morning! I can’t wait to see it in store!

  3. I Love those silk ties. Am picturing boyfriend in one now & thinking he would be thrilled with said purchase. As for the Alex. McQ. line, I’m quite excited even though it’ll probably be a little too fashionista/indie for Pipes {moi}. I love seeing what these designers put out there for us. I like the little jumper-esque piece. Cute!

  4. no, TP, if I’m shopping the Target McQueen, so are you! We can do it!

  5. Thank You!! The Brooks Bro. socks are cute!!

  6. My sister and I are going to Target first thing Feb 1. I can’t wait for the Orla line!

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