Stella McCartney for GapKids & BabyGap, + a Gucci Boat Shoe?

Hello-Hello and greetings from the Great Midwest where the trees are gorgeous and the skies are gray.

It’s another brief post today as we attempt to play catchup on what is beginning to seem like The Lost Weekend (minus Ray Milland and the liquid refreshments) in triplicate.

We begin with an early look at the Stella McCartney for Gap collection, due in stores and online November 2.

Ryan McGinley/WWD

Ryan McGinley/WWD

A story in today’s WWD reveals some of the styles for both babyGap and GapKids:

“…practical pieces feature in the collection, too, such as a navy wool peacoat and organic denim jeans for boys and silk collarless shirts and organic cotton T-shirts for girls.

The always-on-top-of-things Nitrolicious has some specific product shots:

Courtesy photos via Nitrolicious

Courtesy photos via Nitrolicious

Another of WWD‘s photos from the advertising shoot:

Ryan McGinley via WWD

Ryan McGinley via WWD

We also located some individual Gap courtesy photos, these two via Denver a la Mode:


In the Times’s story from Eric Wilson, one sees why TP is so fond of this designer:

“Ms. McCartney is a proponent of projects that enable her to design for more customers than she could possibly reach with her signature line. She has made inexpensive fashion for H&M, gym bags for LeSportsac and tennis togs for Adidas.

However… we then have this blasphemy in that very same story:

“But designing children’s clothes for Gap was such a big step outside her comfort zone that she found herself pondering life’s bigger questions, like why do girls like pink?”

Gasp! Quelle horreur! (Actually, that question has been asked previously here at the Prepatorium; we generally have a one-word response: “Because.”)

Below, a shot of the designer during the photo shoot for the advertising campaign from a story in W.

PHOTO: Emma Hardy

PHOTO: Emma Hardy

More pieces from the line:

Courtesy photos via Nitrolicious

Courtesy photos via Nitrolicious

Most of the clothes look darling, we can’t wait to hear everyone’s reactions once the line is in stores and on little ones.

Courtesy photo via WWD

Courtesy photo via WWD


If clicking on any of the links to Nitrolicious, you may want to stop and take a peek at the rest of the Carlos Falchi for Target handbags, she has photos of all 11 pieces in the collection.

Courtesy Target via Nitrolicious

Courtesy Target via Nitrolicious


We have a fairly high volume of  unrelated ‘dribs and drabs’ stacked up; we’re are going to try and make our way through these, starting with something being referred to in some quarters as the Gucci Boat Shoe, an oxymoron if we ever we heard one.

Image via HypeBeast via FreshnessMag

Image via HypeBeast via FreshnessMag

This is officially a “sneaker” per Gucci‘s snooze news release:

“A new limited edition Gucci Ronson sneaker will be introduced at each international destination of the tour, in addition to an exclusive edition of 18 sneaker styles in the GUCCI ICON-TEMPORARY sneaker collection.”

For those fond of the design, the footwear will be available at a Gucci pop-up store in the city beginning tomorrow. We can hardly contain ourselves.


Also today, two more Sales and Savings opportunities, the first at Garnet Hill, offering 20% off all full-priced merchandise through the 25th.

(Pssst: frequently one can find loads of items that are more fiscally-friendly by popping into Garnet Hill’s Sales & Clearance section of the website.)

Additionally, Sephora continues their Friends and Family promotion through November 2, offering a 20% discount on merchandise.

To receive the discount use promo code FF2009 at checkout. BTW, this online site also offers some sale items, should that hold any appeal.


Next, what has to be some of the cutest bicycle helmets we have ever seen, discovered by the sharp folks over at Plaid and Hound.

Courtesy Yakkay via Plaid & Hound

Courtesy Yakkay via Plaid & Hound

These from Yakkay, and difficult to find in the US, but you may be able to acquire them through Bobbin over in the UK.


Finally, a look at the soon to be available Mulberry Dog Collection:

Courtesy Mulberry

Courtesy Mulberry

NOTE: We were actually able to ‘shop online’ for the Dog items, this link may work, it is unclear if the items are available or ‘coming soon’.

Here’s to a fabulous Friday arriving soon for everyone!


Filed under nautical, Preppy clothing & brands, Preppy Fashion, preppy lifestyle, Sales & Savings

8 responses to “Stella McCartney for GapKids & BabyGap, + a Gucci Boat Shoe?

  1. Hi Ms. Princess! Thanks so much for your kind words – it means the world to me! I hope you are feeling much better now. At least you’re a princess and hopefully had the consort to wait on you 🙂

  2. MCW

    I wish a had a niece to buy those clothes for!!! Adorable!

  3. Stella’s question elicits one response from me – The Horror! The Horror! If she tries to organize a boycott against PINK, just look out 😉 Hope you are better Princess!! xoxo

  4. The appropriate question that Stella McCartney should have asked is “Why would a girl not like pink?” 😉

    I am glad you are feeling better and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Wonderful clothes for the little ones! As I don’t have kids, maybe I should just splurge on some Mulberry for my puppy. 🙂

    Have a great weekend, Princess! xo

  6. I can’t wait for my son and daugther to get a little older (19 months and 7 weeks). Hope you have a happy friday Princess!!

    *And I perfer Alex Grant. 🙂

  7. Oh my! One thought….what are THEY THINKING! Why does a girl wear pink? No words can describe 🙂

    The kids clothes are so cute…I can’t wait to start purchasing winter things for my daughter (it’s still hot in my neck of the woods!)

    Have a fantastic weekend!

  8. What great little models…pugs! I have two of those little devils…


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