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Targét’s Next Collection, Bubba is Pretty in Pink…and Green

Hello-Hello and welcome to a new week, we are forced to be brief once again, we are a bit swamped with business.

We begin with an early look at the upcoming collection for Le Boutique Targét, the first from its new “Shops at Target” program, showcasing design partnerships with small boutiques. The initial collection, The Webster at Target, is done in tandem with luxury boutique The Webster Miami.

The Webster Miami at Target

The line launches May 6, photos of the collection were released last week. Pieces showcase iconic Webster themes, including the boutique’s banana leaf print wallpaper, as well as motifs reflecting Miami’s art deco architecture. You’ll also note there’s very much a resort, beachside feel to the styles.

Courtesy Photos via MamasARollingStone

Below left to right we see the Colorblock Cardigan ($32.99), Tank in Palm Print ($19.99) and Jacquard Skirt in Coral ($29.99), the Sleeveless Shift Dress in Two-Way Deco Print ($39.99) and Short-Sleeved Drawstring Dress in Melon ($36.99).

Target Courtesy Photos

Good news for those who struggle to find appealing styles in either petites or plus sizes, both will be available online for this collection.  Another appealing possibility from our friends at The Fashion Spot:

Since this collaboration is with a company that is likely to have more of a niche following than say, Missoni, you probably won’t have to fight with eBay vultures to get your hands on it.

Below we show some of the accessories, starting with bracelets in ‘Two-Way Deco Print’ and ‘Green Plaid,’ both $16.99.

Target Courtesy Photo

Other jewelry includes the Sand Dollar Chandelier Earrings in Gold and Silver ($14.99 each) and Coral Strand Necklace with Sand Dollars ($34.99).

Target Courtesy Photos

Two totes, the ‘Wall Paper Floral Print’ will retail at $29.99 and ‘Straw Tote in Palm Print’ will be $39.99.

Courtesy Photo via Target

Scarves in coordinating prints will be offered at $19.99.

Target Courtesy Photo

Shoes will include these styles, the Cap-Toe Wedges in Melon/Gold ($29.99), Flats in Palm Print, $24.99 Tie Wedges in Palm Print, $29.99

Target Courtesy Photo

Striped straw hats in navy and coral are going to be $19.99.

Courtesy Photo

Response to the upcoming collaboration is positive, USA Today said the collection hits an “Ultra Chic Bullseye,” while Esquire‘s story is titled “Target Will Soon Be Selling Clothes You’ll Want”:

And, while the company has dabbled in offering a few of these items for men over the years, they’ve never quite hit the bullseye when it comes to making clothes guys would actually want to purchase.

Target Courtesy Photos via Esquire

These men’s looks feature a short-sleeved Polo ($19.99) and Swim Trunks ($29.99) on the left, on the right we see a Navy/White Striped shirt ($29.99), Shorts in Palm Print ($29.99), Chevron Woven Belt in Green ($19.99) and the Straw Fedora ( $19.99).

Target Courtesy Photos

This looks like it has lots of potential, as is so frequently the case with these collaborative efforts, a key component will be quality.
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Following yesterday’s excitement in Augusta, we have two golf notes to share.

Via LPGA Style Watch

The first involves LPGA golfer Morgan Pressel and Lilly Pulitzer, the pro has signed a deal with the preppy print company, she’ll be wearing their duds on and off the course. (With thanks to the always stylish Bruce, golf guru and style aficionado for the tip on this arrangement.)

Via LPGA Style Watch

Our other golf tidbit is also today’s Pretty in Pink. (You can imagine where this is going.)

Via Bubba Watson Facebook page

On his way to a green jacket at the Masters, Bubba Watson could be seen with his pink Ping Driver.

Hunter Martin/Augusta National

You have to love a guy who uses pink clubs, especially when it is part of a fund-raising effort.

Via Dave Shedloski Twitter Feed

Mr. Watson hopes to raise $1,000,000 for various charities this season, Ping has already donated $10,000 to the cause.

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A Preppy Collaboration

Happy Monday, it was a hectic weekend here at the Prepatorium, the days ahead are destined to be even busier, eek!

We begin with a look at another design partnership, this one between a longtime favorite, Pendleton, and retailer Eddie Bauer. The two companies from the Pacific northwest have collaborated since the 1920s, below we see a page from the 1948 Eddie Bauer catalog, the first year Pendleton products were shown in that catalog.

Pendleton/Eddie Bauer

The new collection is geared for the holidays, Bedding & Home items include classic Pendleton motifs.

The Christmas stockings are $59.95, crafted of pure wool. The jacquard wool tote is $199.95, the wool shirt comes in two colorways and runs $129.95.

There are also items for your MOTH (Man Of The House), including these.

The collection is available now.

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Our other item today involves an update on the much ballyhooed Versace for H&M collection, launching this Thursday in London, on Saturday in the States. We wanted to follow up not because we believe our treasured readers are enormous Versace fans (although there is a plethora of Pretty in Pink), but because of the analogy made in our post between this launch and the Missoni for Target problems.  First, a backgrounder on the “issues” (there’s a euphemism) faced by Le Boutique Targét with the Missoni launch:

“We all know what happened recently with Missoni for Target–that collection disappeared instantly, online shoppers got $25 consolation gift cards instead of cute zigzagged coffee cups, and items showed up on eBay for exorbitant prices.”

That comes via Fashionista. Not mentioned, the issue of Target’s website going down. For hours.

At any rate, it turns out H&M has rules in place to prevent just the kinds of issue outlined above, especially the re-selling of products at online auction sites like ebay.  From The Telegraph here are rules for those shopping in London.

Shoppers will be allowed in stores in groups of 20, with a shopping allowance of just 10 minutes. Customers can only buy one of each item and only in one size to stop customers buying for their friends or bulk-buying popular styles to sell on eBay.

Fashionista also has been been told the guidleines will be similar for US shoppers. Of course, the biggest distinction between this launch and Missoni for Target is the lack of online sales, the giant retailer isn’t expected to offer that until next year.

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We have two quick Sales & Savings Opportunities to pass on, the first comes via the folks at Vineyard Vines, a reminder its Friends & Family promotion offering 25% off everything ends at midnight. Use promo code FAMILY to receive the discount.

Also, J. Crew is offering an additional 30% off sale merchandise, both online and in store.

The promotion is good through Sunday night (the 20th), the promo code is MUSTHAVE, it is *not* applicable at factory stores.

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