Hello-Hello, and welcome to a new week.
Today we take a look at a few store openings and closings, as well as items from the Neiman Marcus for Target lookbook, hopefully the latter isn’t repetitive for too many of our treasured readers, I know some may have already viewed most of the products.
A brief primer on the collection, the line launches December 1st at Neimans and Targét, and also online. There are 50+ products priced from $7.99 to $499.99. Below, the Tory Burch Thermos ($25) and Lunchbag ($20).
A Princess fave, Carolina Herrera, has created items for the line; below, a set of three 100% cotton pique printed cosmetic bags, $39.99.
This next item is one I really liked, a Prabal Gurung wool-blend cape, it will be $99.
Many are familiar with designer Jason Wu, these two dresses are the first pieces he has done for girls, both will be $59.99.
Two more styles for the tiny Princess at your Palace are by Marchesa. The deep fuchsia dress is almost identical to what flower girls at Georgina Chapman’s wedding wore, Ms. Chapman is half of the design duo behind the label, it will be $79.99. The off-white dress with hand-beading is $99.99.
Thom Browne is
one of TP’s favorite punching bags a noted designer in his own right who also does the Brooks Brothers Black Fleece collection, he has created men’s ($149.99) and women’s ($129.99) pure wool blazers for the collection.
There are a lot of very attractive elegant and/or cute items, but some of the price points seem odd for Target shoppers. The most obvious item is the $499 bicycle from Alice and Olivia.
Of course, the bicycles will sell out, either to those purchasing them to re-sell at a profit or to collectors. But even this $49.99 set of ornaments by Jason Wu seems out of sync for the cheap chic retailer.
Regardless of personal reactions to the collection, it must be said one of the big upsides to the collaboration is the $1,000,000 donation being made to the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America).
Here are the other retail updates we referenced:
- Rugby stores will be closing as of February 2nd, more from the brand’s Facebook page: “Ralph Lauren Corporation has made the strategic decision to close Rugby stores and the ecommerce site. The stores and site will remain open and operational until the close of business on February 2nd.”
- Another quasi-prep brand, Aubin and Wills of the UK, is also shuttering. The label was launched four years ago by the much lower priced Jack Wills, it was targeted at an older customer and also had higher prices.
Atlanta-bases Spanx brand has opened its first retail stores, at a spot we love to visit, Tyson’s Corner in Virginia.
There will also be a Spanx store at Hartsfield, but not for at least a year.
This may also be old news for many, after much buzzing in the fashion trades, it is official: Kate Spade is launching a new line next year called ‘Saturday‘.
Not only does it look like pieces will have the same bright, whimsical Kate Spade touches we like so much, word is they will cost about 50% less. We show looks from the new line below.
In addition to lower price points the new label is also targeting a younger demo, here are handbags from Saturday.
Several more accessories from the soon-to-launch brand.
We leave you with one thought!