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Lilly Spring 2011 Pt. 2, “Prep Style Here To Stay” & Sears Buying J. Crew?

Hello-Hello, it is one wild Wednesday here at the Prepatorium, please accept our apologies for such a tardy and lengthy post, sadly it is one of our tedious ‘Wednursday’ (Wednesday-Thursday) epistles, two days of news crammed into one.  Sigh.

As promised, we continue with our preview of this spring’s Lilly Pulitzer Stationery & Gifts collection. (Part 1 may be found here.) We begin with something that is always popular, especially as we approach the season for planning showers, graduation galas, and all sorts of celebrations, Lilly tableware.

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Pre-orders start this week for the new tumblers, napkins, plates and other partyware, with shipping planned for the first or second week of February.  Patterns include Floaters (the lush green and pink design shown above), Do the Wave seen below right… .

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..and However You Slice It, shown below.

"However You Slice It"

A fun item for any casual get-together, new acrylic Wine Glasses that are cute and carefree.

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We do adore the way Lilly creates special treasures for Minnies, and our next item is no exception: the Insulated Lunch Totes are made just for the little ones, but seem likely to be ‘borrowed’ (as in permanently) by whimsical Lilly-loving adults, including your faithful correspondent.

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We show a Tote in Later Gator (the child-sized water bottles are available now, part of the winter line), these also come in Desert Tort.  We like that they are all BPA, phthalate and lead-free; the Lunch Totes have an inside pocket and also come with an ID tag, they will run $19.50, due here at The Prepatorium in early to mid-March.

Now available for pre-ordering, this spring’s Lilly Dress Magnets.  The magnets are $12.50 and will ship the first or second week of February.

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Sure to be popular (but not slated to ship until April), the new Croakies (Princess, do *not* use that name, it is trademarked) sunglass straps.

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These are adjustable, reversible, and they can even go in the wash.

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Patterns include Later Gator, Floaters, Bloomers and Desert Tort; these will be $8.50.

Always ideal for gifting, the new Picture Frames do not disappoint.

Lily Pulitzer Spring 2011

Available the first week in February, the frames come in Stuffed Shells (above), Buy Local Patch (below L), and Heritage Floral (below R).

Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2011

And the new Photo Albums look equally elegant.

"Do The Wave"

The Consort has been typing his little fingers to the bone getting things online, the new Lilly iPhone 3/4 and iPod Touch Cases are up and available for pre-ordering should that be appealing.

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We move on to share a few quick hits in an effort to stay abreast of preppish things; today AOL’s ShelterPop shared news that it’s Not just for college dorms rooms, prep style is here to stay.Ahem.

More from the story:

“Being preppy is more than just a sartorial statement, it’s a way of life. However, you don’t have to join the country club to co-opt a preppy vibe for your home.”

There are a number of fun photos accompanying the piece, with rooms styled by designer Jack Levy, as well as this montage.

ShelterPop

To read the entire story, click here.

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Targét has announced its next designer collaboration.

Calypso St. Barth via InStyle

InStyle reports the retailer is partnering with Calypso St. Barth for a limited-edition home and fashion collection launching May 1st.

“…the collection will include clothing and accessories for women and children, plus home goods like candles, pillows and glassware.”

This one seems perfectly timed for spring and summer.

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Also, word that faux-prep school alum Blake Lively is the new face of Chanel’s upcoming Mademoiselle handbag line.

Courtesy Photo via WWD

WWD reported the much-rumored story today, the line launches this spring, Chanel Grand Pooh-bah Karl Lagerfeld will shoot the campaign himself.

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Finally, reports are surfacing about a possible impediment to the planned sale of J. Crew.  From a Bloomberg story late today:

Sears Holdings Corp. and Urban Outfitters Inc. are weighing rival bids for clothing retailer J. Crew Group Inc. in a potential challenge to TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners LP’s $3 billion buyout, said three people with knowledge of the matter.”

It doesn’t take a stockologist to know this has all the makings of a sticky wicket, we can’t think of anyone who would be in favor of a Sears-J. Crew deal.  More from the Bloomberg story:

“Sears buying the clothing chain “would be great for Sears, but horrible for J. Crew,” said Christine Chen, a San Francisco-based analyst for Needham & Co. “J. Crew is positioned as aspirational and Sears is not. It would have a negative impact on the J. Crew brand.”

Princess readers won’t be surprised to read the interwebs are burning up with all manner of speculation and commentary.  From 24/7 Wall St.:

“What is interesting about Sears as a possible buyer is that it did make a similar acquisition in the past when it acquired Lands End, a catalog retail apparel company.

“The surprising company on the surface is Urban Outfitters Inc. It caters to a younger audience with its Urban Outfitters name-brand and it also has Anthropologie, Free People, and Terrain.”

For more on this developing story, Bloomberg’s coverage is here, and Wall St. 24/7 Wall St. is here.

With thanks for your kind patience as we muddle through the crazy daze! days. :)

 

 

 

 

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Sneak Peek: Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2011 Stationery & Gifts

Hello-Hello, we are having another one of those oh-so-dreary days common in The Great Midwest at this time of year.  But all is not gloomy, nay-nay, as we have bright and sunny images to share from our upcoming Spring 2011 collection of Lilly Pulitzer Stationery & Gifts.

Because we have a lengthy commitment away from the Prepatorium today, we’ll post a few items today then have more tomorrow.

One of the most sought-after items has to be the new iPad covers, shipping in early March.

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Designed specifically for the iPad, this is a snug silicone cover, available in the two patterns shown above, You’re Flagged and Bloomers, retailing at $24.50. We will also have a new iPad/Netbook sleeve, this one crafted from neoprene, similar to the current Lilly Laptop Cases and our Jonathan Adler Laptop Sleeves, these will be $24.50.

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Also new to the line, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch cases, in addition to cases for iPhone 3G and 3GS.

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The iPhone 3 and iPod Touch cases will be $19.50, with the iPhone 4 cases running $24.50. Here is a better look, with four new patterns for both iPhone models, and two designs for the iPod.

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These will be shipping the first or second week of February, and will be available for pre-ordering later today. Additionally, they have been reformulated to eliminate the issues of chipping and/or flaking of the pattern that some users experienced.

The Thermal Mugs have also been remodeled, and we know Lilly lovers will be tickled pink to learn they will be able to go in the dishwasher! These will also be shipping the first or second week of February, and they will remain $14.50.

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Pre-ordering for will be offered later this week.

The new Insulated Coolers are going to be ideal for summer at the beach, picnics and parties, and sure to add some flair to next fall’s tailgating. These will be available early March in Floaters (shown below) and Do the Wave, priced at $29.50.

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Not only do they zip closed, they also come with a bottle opener. For your Diet Coke, of course.

We leave you with a look at the new Market Bags shipping mid-February.

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Our favorite could be the “Ten Speed” in pink and orange, we love the Buy Local message.

The new patterns are very appealing, and so many of the products added to the collection are not only fun, but also very practical, as well as eminently giftable. As mentioned, we’ll share more tomorrow, and we’ll also be doing a mailing to our Lilly Pulitzer subscribers with more images, availability dates, etc..  (If not subscribed, the lower right of our front page at The Princess makes sign-up easy, and we don’t bombard you with email, maybe once every month or six weeks at the most, nor do we share your email. Not with anyone.)

With that we’re about to bundle up against the snow and cold!

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J. Crew’s New Store, You Can Help Scarlett O’Hara

Hello-hello!

Today we are hopelessly disorganized all over the map, lots of things to share, although in abbreviated form. We begin with a look at J. Crew’s newest men’s-only store.

Robert Mitra/Women's Wear Daily

The new store officially opens today, and Women’s Wear Daily (subscription req’d.) was invited in for a sneak peek.

Robert Mitra/WWD

As with the other men’s shops, the Liquor Store (located in a former bar) and the Soho store, this location pays homage to the site’s original purpose; a bank in this instance, including a lower-level vault now used to show accessories.

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Speaking of J. Crew, there are a number of recent stories and blog posts circulating about Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor LOFT merchandise looking similar to J. Crew pieces.  The always-on-top-of-things Lauren at Fashionista first posted about it last Friday, noting Ann Taylor’s efforts to update its merchandise mix:

“…many industry insiders we’ve spoken to about AT’s reformation have noted: “They’re trying be J.Crew.” Evidence of this marketing scheme can be found in the retailer’s newfound preppy-meets-glam aesthetic.”

The Frisky also delves into the topic in this post yesterday.

“We, along with other fashion insiders and shoppers, have noticed that Ann Taylor and Loft have been looking a lot like J.Crew. All three retailers seem to be targeting the same group—women who want a tasty and stylish stew of Parisian, preppy, and urban chic.”

Can you pick which is which between the asymmetrical leather jackets?

Via The Frisky

How about with the sleeveless black shirtdress? (Sleeveless day dresses for fall and winter? Really?)

Via the Frisky

Are you able to determine which retailer did each necklace?

Via The Frisky

To view all of the comparisons that the Frisky’s Annika Harris put together, click here.

We aren’t completely clear on how recent the phenomenon really is, as this Minnesota Monthly blog post notes:

“But have you seen the new Ann Taylor Loft fall catalog? Good gracious. I got one in the mail last week and all I could think was this is total rip-off of J.Crew. Right down to the ruffled shirts, statement jewelry, and model poses.”

The author notes that she is a Crew loyalist. The date for this post? September of last year.

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Next, a topic near and dear to TP’s shrunken little heart, Gone With the Wind.

Remember this dress worn by Scarlett O’Hara when she goes to visit Rhett in jail?

Famously whipped together from Miss Ellen’s green velvet curtains that were still hanging at Tara after the war, the dress is now in desperate need of repair.

Via Art Daily

As is this frock, referred to here at the Prepatorium as “The Hussy Dress”.

Via Harry Ransom Center

(This is the one Rhett threw at Scarlett when she didn’t want to go to Melanie’s party!) The gown worn by Vivienne Leigh for her wedding scene to Charles is another gown needing restoration.

Via KXAN-TV

These, and two more gowns are housed at the Harry Ransom Center at UT-Austin, where a campaign is underway to raise funds for restoring and repairing the gowns.  These all came to the Center when the University received the David O. Selznick archives, a massive collection of materials. Click here for more donation information.

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We leave you with two reading recommendations, should either topic prove appealing. The first is from the fabulous Reggie Darling, a marvelous look at two different fashion (style declarations, really) looks from the sixties.  We believe readers will recognize both names defining those styles, one being Lilly Pulitzer

Courtesy Reggie Darling

and the other, Marimekko.

Via Fashion is Spinach

The uppermost image is of Mr. Darling’s very own nineties-era Lilly swimsuit, complete with the Lilly signature within the pattern.

Via Reggie Darling

We have our own issues with the two design aesthetics, as we can frequently be found in Lilly, while also creating Tilly’s bed (well, one of her three beds) from an iconic Marimekko print.

With Permission of Tilly T. Dog

We think you will enjoy Mr. Darling’s post, it is a delightful read.

Our other suggestion for an online visit involves the inimitable Preppy 101, as she is hosting a splendid giveaway showcasing this incredible Cat Studio “America” towel, as well as these Nico and LaLa luggage tags.

Along with a few other goodies, like the Lilly Dress Magnets

.. and iPhone Covers.

Click to pop in for a visit at Preppy 101, even if the contest holds no interest, reading the posts is always a bright spot in the day.

With that we say adieu until next time!

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Lilly Pulitzer Fall 2010 Stationery and Gift Collection (Part 1)

Hello-Hello, welcome to The-Day-After-the-Fourth-of-July here at the Prepatorium.

We have a singular theme today, a look at the new goodies for from the Fall 2010 Lilly Pulitzer Stationery & Gifts collection. We begin with the oh-so-popular Lilly Agenda books.

Lilly Pulitzer 2011 Agenda Books

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As noted in the picture, these are 17-month Agendas, the months begin with this August and run through December 2011. (How scary does that sound, 2011?)  The Large Agendas may be ordered now ($24.50); they will be shipped within the next week to ten days.  The new patterns are (L to R) Checking In, Koi, and White Zin.

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The Pocket Agendas may also be ordered now; they come in the same three patterns and have the same shipping timetable. TP is going to have a dickens of a time selecting only one.

As with the previous Agendas, these include Month at a Glance and day by day for the actual calendar portions, several blank pages for notes, an inside folder pocket and elastic band closure.

Now we move to Fall products that may be pre-ordered, with shipping slated for mid-August. One of our faves from the new Collection has to be the new Lilly Water Bottles; these are so, so smart in terms of the environment (not to mention your pocketbook), and so, so Pretty in Pink.

Lilly Adult Water Bottles
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The Adult Bottles are $17.50, they come in the new fall patterns: Checking In, Coral Me Crazy, Koi, and White Zin. Coral Me Crazy is a pattern we have previously posted about (here and here), a design many readers are already familiar with. Below we show the motif in other products, including the Lilly Girls’ Printed Pant in Limeade Coral Me Crazy (L), along with the Maxi Skirt in the Daiquiri Pink colorway (R), both striking.

In tomorrow’s post we’ll share the Children’s Water Bottles, they are fun too.

Many readers are familiar with TP’s iPhone challenges (most notably here), but we remain loyal and devoted to the gadget. Now we have another reason to love it, the much-anticipated Lilly iPhone cases ($19.50).

Lilly Pulitzer iPhone Cases

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Available for pre-ordering, the iPhone covers fit only the 3G and 3GS models, they do not fit any other products.

Our final new product for today, Lilly Laptop Cases.

Lilly Pulitzer Laptop Cases

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These look so fun, available in Checking In and Patch Day.  The Laptop Sleeves ($36.50) are made of neoprene and fit screens up to 15.4” and may also be pre-ordered.

Here are the particulars on the Lilly Fall Stationery Collection:

  • As mentioned above, the Agendas will ship approximately July 10
  • We are now taking pre-orders for the other goodies in the fall line; we expect to ship pre-ordered merchandise in mid-August
  • As always, we gift wrap at no charge and are happy to include a gift card with your order, so do let us know if it is a special present for someone
  • To be on top of the latest news and receive special discount offers on our Lilly collection, sign up for our Lilly Pulitzer newsletter here. (You will need to scroll down a bit, the box you are looking for is on the lower right of the page.) You can rest easy when signing up, we will never sell or share your email address or other personal information, that is a promise.

As might be expected, we’re a little giddy over all the new goodies, but not so engrossed we forget to say ‘thank you’ for popping in, we do hope everyone enjoying the day off is having a splendid fifth!

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