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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:

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Target’s Next Handbag Designer, Princely Polo, J Crew Talks Changes (More Price Cuts)

Happy-Happy Friday everyone, and may the sun be brightly shining upon you as we approach a respite from the frenzy that somehow took over the week.

We begin with news of the next designer collaboration for Le Boutique Tarzsay, aka Target.  The hip discount retailer is partnering with Carlos Falchi for a line of handbags in jewel tones like plum and teal, crafted of faux-snakeskin.

For those unfamiliar with this designer, we share a few current offerings from the upscale designer’s current collection, not associated with the upcoming Target line.

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This will be Target’s eighth limited edition handbag collection; the line is slated to be available from Oct. 11 to Dec. 27.  Fashionistas can still purchase pieces from the company’s current collaborative effort: the Felix Ray for Target collection remains in stores until June 14.  (Pssst – several styles from this group are on clearance!)

Just to ensure we have a Pretty in Pink today, here is another piece from the current Carlos Falchi collection.

Falchi can be found at most of your standard stops: at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, eLuxury and Zappos.

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Big doings for Burberry yesterday in honor of the company launching their new Madison Avenue headquarters.  In fact, Mayor Bloomberg officially decreed it Burberry Day, and we’re sure readers will not be surprised to hear there were plenty of posh people celebrating such an amazing (ahem) and august occasion.  Many of the usual suspects were party circuit regulars popped in, or at least made sure to visit the red carpet area leading into the bash.

PHOTO: Andrew H. Walker/Getty

PHOTO: Andrew H. Walker/Getty

Actress Blake Lively from TV’s Gossip Girl was on hand,sharing her sentiments on what her favorite Burberry fashion is:

“I just live in my Burberry trenches,” Lively said about the fashion company’s signature coat.”

Indeed. Ms. Lively wasn’t the only G2 star on hand, co-star and real-life paramour Penn Badgley also made it to the festivities.

PHOTO: Andrew H. Walker/Getty

Andrew H. Walker/Getty

The pièce de résistance for Burberry execs was the unveiling of the company’s logo high above Madison Avenue:

PHOTO: Kourvanis/Wire Image

PHOTO: Kambouris/Wire Image

While poking a little fun at some of these functions we don’t want to overlook a seriously good thing occurring in tandem with Burberry’s move into its new US digs. The company is putting $500,000 from their newly established Burberry Foundation into projects geared toward teens.

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Some may remember a bit of our incredibly tedious pontificating post discussing the “Business of Preppy,” as we call it. We have an update for J. Crew, who released financial results for the quarter in a conference call with financial analysts yesterday. While things are still not good at Crew (profits down a whopping 33%), they were better than hoped.

One of the benefits of the earnings reports is the accompanying information that looks at future plans.  In today’s WWD story (Women’s Wear Daily, subscription req’d.) on J. Crew’s financial performance some of CEO Mickey Drexler’s insights and plans for the future are revealed:

  • Adjusting Crewcut prices downward.
  • Getting more aggressive on marketing the new Crewcuts catalogue. The first edition made its debut earlier this month; the second comes out in August.

  • Adjusting investments in higher-priced goods, including the range on Madewell jeans to emphasize those under $100 such as Madewell 37, priced at $59.50, and the “ex-boyfriend” style, priced at $95. Premium jeans can go as high as $198.

According to the story, Mr. Drexler indicated more J. Crew Collection and J. Crew Menswear stores are possibilities, saying he scouted locations this week in San Francisco and Los Angeles for such additions. And how does the retail and branding whiz kid feel about the overall situation?

“In a very perverse way, the bad environment was a big wake-up call. I kind of like it. The customer has become so much more acute and educated about buying goods.”

Good for Mickey, we have always admired his tenacity.

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Because we want to end on some Friday Fun, we close with a quick peek at an addition to our Lilly Pulitzer Stationery line: the Lilly Party Pack.

Lilly Pulitzer Party Pack

Lilly Pulitzer Party Pack

If buying all of the items separately the cost would be $61.50, a more-than-fair and reasonable investment IOHO (but of course, we are biased!).

Lilly Party Pack in Taboo

Lilly Party Pack in Taboo

But why spend all that when you can snag everything you need in a Party Pack while lowering the cost to a mere $52.50!

Party Pack in Juice Bar

Party Pack in Juice Stand

Let Lilly and the Princess do some of the work for you with a Party Pack!

Party Pack in Loco Patch

Party Pack in Loco Patch

With those sunny images and bright colors we say sayonara until next time. And whether contemplating weekend activities that are lush and languid, or fast and furious, we hope you can savor each and every minute.

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Whoops!!! In our fervor to pop into the sunshine we almost forgot to mention Prince Harry’s visit to the city today and tomorrow’s big goings on!

The Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic will feature some faces you may be familiar with:

This would be Nacho Figueras, arguably the best polo player in the world, captain of the Black Watch Polo team. He is also the face for Ralph Lauren’s Black Watch fragrance; Mr. Lauren sponsors the Black Watch team, and also sells limited edition apparel adorned with the team’s logo and Mr. Figueras’ number “2”.

The match this Saturday is destined to be great fun, pitting the Black Watch against another team featuring a famous face:

PHOTO: Matt Cardy/Getty

PHOTO: Matt Cardy/Getty

This would be Prince Harry, who also knows his way around and atop a polo pony. A news release on the event explains the ultimate good purpose behind the gala goings-on:

“Event proceeds will benefit American Friends of Sentebale, a U.S.-based charity that supports at-risk children in Lesotho, Africa”

HRH has already made his first official stops, posing for a photo with firefighters:

PHOTO: Chris Ison-Pool/Getty

PHOTO: Chris Ison-Pool/Getty

On his way to placing a wreath at Ground Zero.

PHOTO: Pool/Lucas Jackson/AFP/Getty

PHOTO: Pool/Lucas Jackson/AFP/Getty

This is the first official visit to the US by the Prince, his first as a child was technically considered a private event.

To view any of several videos showcasing the Black Watch, Mr. Figueras and the Polo fragrances he fronts, click here.

Now finally, we say adieu.

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