Hello-Hello and good gracious… is it Thursday already? How did this happen?
We have lots of little tidbits of a preppish nature, beginning with an update on that Polo Ralph Lauren collection at JC Penney. Some may recall the initial marketing campaign that featured photography by the amazing Bruce Weber.
“… after almost 3 years in JC Penney, the American Living brand continues to underperform original expectations in almost all categories… according to multiple industry sources. Prices have been lowered from original targets and quality has slipped along with those adjustments.”
The group includes a Children’s collection.
And there is also the American Living Home Collection portion of the joint marketing endeavor.
From casual observations online, we have yet to be ‘wowed’ by this group, but to be fair, we have not seen any items from the collection in person.
More from that analysis:
“The American Living brand remains far too preppy for the prevailing tastes of the JC Penney consumer and it has not succeeded in attracting a new consumer to any meaningful degree.”
Hhhmmmm. This prompts us to impose upon our cherished readers, posing a question: does this slipper shriek Ralph Lauren to you?
Do tell, expiring minds are dying to know.
Next, some of this spring’s new looks at Talbots. Many readers may have received this in their mailbox this week.
Some of the styles hold promise.
And two more…
The black and white combination seems to work well with this group.
The group will not be sold everywhere:
“… a 40-piece range that includes swimwear, tunics and other beachy attire to be sold 12 months a year at its warm weather stores, as well as a handful of other locations.”
Essentially a resort collection with richer, deeper hues, the name for the line is Luxe Leisure. Despite that moniker the WWD story says prices are going to be about the same as the core collection.
Maybe it is because so many of our friends are expecting blessed arrivals, perhaps it is simply because we adore most things nautical. Either way we close today’s post with a look at one of the cutest darn baby items we have seen in some time.
The Infant Tee shirt at Spoon Sisters showcases an anchor tattoo with the word Mommy… “darling” comes to mind. We originally learned about Spoon Sisters from the Coterie blog, they have a fabulous assortment of gift items, well worth a fly-by (in a cyber sense). Who wouldn’t melt at the sight of this?