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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.

Lilly Pulitzer at PreppyPrincess.com

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.

Lilly Pulitzer at PreppyPrincess.com

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.

Lilly Pulitzer at PreppyPrincess.com

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.

Lilly Pulitzer at PreppyPrincess.com

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

Lilly Pulitzer at PreppyPrincess.com

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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Lilly Pulitzer Home for Fall 2010, & Next Release of Lilly Stationery & Gifts

Hello-Hello, what an incredibly busy day we are experiencing here in the corner condo at Princess InterGalactic HQ! The barely controlled chaos goings-on force us to do a *very* brief post, with apologies for our dereliction in duty and a promise to do better tomorrow.

We begin with a quick look at some of the fall styles for the Lilly Pulitzer Home Collection, via the bright minds at Atlanta Home.

Courtesy Image via Atlanta Homes

The Lilly Pulitzer for Garnet Hill Collection only launched this spring, marking the company’s return to the category after several years.  Below, another ensemble from the fall line.

Courtesy Image via Atlanta Homes

The print above looks outstanding, the blue and white lattice or trellis print seen below is also promising.  And while fond of an all-white look with an accent color or two, the shower curtain seen below right didn’t exactly make our heart go pitter-patter. Hhhhmmm.

The new styles début August 8 at Garnet Hill. Our thanks to Atlanta Homes magazine for sharing the images! To read their entire post, click here.  Below we see two styles from this current collection, the Lily of the Valley bedding (L) and the Foxgloves Shower Curtain on the right.

We do enjoy our pink and green!

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We are even more excited about new goodies due for our fall group of Lilly Pulitzer Stationery and Gifts!

via Whitney English

Yes, those are Lilly umbrellas up above, slated for a late summer launch. The snappy ‘action shot’ was taken by the good folks at Whitney English during one of this week’s downpours at the Stationery Show.  You can also see the Jonathan Adler designs above, we are sure to add these to our collection of Adler designs.

Also coming your way with the fall line of Lilly:

  • Magnet Sets, shaped like shift dresses
  • Laptop Sleeves
  • Cell Phone/iPhone Covers
  • Agenda Books, done in an academic-year format, Aug. 2010 through December 2011; these will be in the Regular and Pocket Agenda sizes (just like this year)
  • New Paper Dolls
  • Adult and Child-sized Aluminum Water Bottles

And we are excited to be introducing the new line of Lilly Pulitzer Personalized Home Accessories that will include:

  • 2 sizes of Acrylic Serving Trays
  • Acrylic Recipe Box
  • Acrylic Ice Bucket
  • Acrylic Coasters

There are more goodies; as always, we’ll be taking pre-orders when we get closer to the actual roll-out of these items.  The best way to stay up to speed is with our Lilly Pulitzer mailing list, sign up on our front page. (You may need to scroll down, the info is on the lower right hand side of the home page.)

We couldn’t be more tickled about the new merchandise, many of these items are not only delightful, they will solve innumerable gift-giving dilemmas!

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We close with today’s Pretty in Pink, the Barbie Suite at the Plaza Athénée.

Courtesy Image via Neatorama

That is very pink indeed.

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