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Sneak Peeks: Zac Posen & John-Paul Gaultier for Target, Longchamps Sale

Hello-Hello and welcome to a Thursday Friday!

Many thanks to all for their lovely comments  on yesterday’s post, we appreciate the support more than you may realize.

Back to today, there is lots and lots going on!  In an effort to jam it all most of it into this post, we’ll do some of the newsbytes headline-style

  • Our Twitter followers saw this yesterday, but for those who don’t Tweet, we were spreading the word that Longchamps is on sale at Magnums (the best online dealer for the brand IOHO, and more importantly, an authorized vendor), with discounts of up to 40% on some pieces.  (A bit of unsolicited advice: if interested, don’t dilly-dally here, go shop now, styles sell out quickly at these prices.)
  • The Longchamps site also has markdowns on some merchandise; if unable to find your heart’s desire at Magnums, it is worth a visit.
  • Also in Longchamps news, WWD reports today that model Kate Moss has done a line for the luxury label, scheduled to launch in stores February 11.  Ms. Moss has been the brand’s face for several years.
  • How could we not do this for today’s Pretty in Pink?
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  • Other bullet points today:

    • Jimmy Choo is doing a line with Uggs.  No, we did not make this up.  (However, another individual here in the office did ask if this makes the new collection “Chuggs”.)
    • Word is that Bloomingdale’s is working on opening outlet stores to better compete with Neiman’s Last Call and Saks’ Off Fifth.  Lord & Taylor’s first outlet store opens in February.
    • Women’s Wear Daily also has a story about the future of Martin & Osa, the concept store American Eagle Outfitters debuted in 2006. The story quotes retail analyst Liz Smith:

    “The older customer AEO attempted to target with M+O proved hard to please and AEO has struggled with fit, design and building awareness for the new brand,”

    Ouch.

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    WWD also has the news about a new face at Polo Golf:

    Courtesy Photo via WWD.com

    Webb Simpson has been signed by Polo Ralph Lauren as a brand ambassador.

    If interested in seeing precisely what looks Mr. Simpson is wearing, he is currently playing in the Sony Open in Honolulu. (Pssst, if in need of any polos from the Women’s Golf line, these are on sale!)

    Polo Golf

    That pictures looks like a pile of ice cream sherbet to us. Yumalicious.

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    We have an early look at the Zac Posen for Target collection via Refinery 29 and Fashionista.

    The collection is slated to be in stores April 25.

    Fashionista has images of all the looks.

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    But that is not the only designer line for Le Boutique Targét we have photos from – Refinery 29 snagged pictures from Jean-Paul Gaultier’s upcoming collection.

    This group launches March 7.

    From their story on the collection:

    “At times the looks can look sweet, ranging from prim floral A-line skirts to bustier tops with a chipper, sailor’s neckline. But other times the looks can be positively head-scratching.”

    And finally, Fashionista is reporting that Target’s next designer collaboration will be Tucker by Gaby Basora.  Below a few looks from that line:

    Photo via Blackburn & Sweetzer

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    We leave you with two delicious looks, the first a different take on a classic.  Regular readers know are familiar with our completely irrational devotion fondness for Hello Kitty; below, the Hello Kitty LOVE Pendant in sterling with Pink and White sapphires/diamonds. It is available at some Zales stores.

    The second item is related to someone’s addiction to appreciation of a certain snack food:

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    The Hershey’s Kiss Pendant in sterling is rather cute, perhaps a little something for a Valentine on your list.

    With that sweet thought we say g’bye for now, hoping everyone enjoys a simply splendid weekend.

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    Pink’s New Shirt, Talbots & Target Sneak Peeks

    Hello-hello!

    We are hyper-busy today, so we shall do some quick blog-bombs! (Essentially Headlines with a brief tidbit, and/or photos.)

    There will be a new addition to this fall’s line of Thomas Pink shirts. This WWD story explains the upscale retailer’s announcement that it will offer a wrinkle-free shirt in its Men’s line.  An intriguing thought, although we are somewhat disconcerted, uncertain we wish to purchase ‘crease-resistant’ shirts for the Consort at Pink.

    Speaking of TSU (The Spousal Unit), he was more-than-disappointed to learn one of his favorite haunts for apparel is struggling.  Mark Shale becomes another unfortunate SOTT (Sign of the Times), with word they are filing bankruptcy and plan to close stores in Kansas City, Atlanta, and Dallas. The 3 Chicago-area stores will be kept open as a buyer for them is sought; the outlet store closed on Monday. 

    When visiting Chicago it is not unusual for TSU to pop into the Michigan Avenue store; he is also fond of the Galleria location (Dallas).  The retailer has women’s apparel as well, with brands many readers will recognize for their exceptional quality and style. This is a shame, as Mark Shale runs an outstanding operation with customer service unmatched by 99.% of their counterparts. 

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    Those who follow TP on Twitter may remember yesterday’s Tweet about Talbots’ boosting the age of its target customer; previously they were hoping to reach Women age 45 – 55/65, now it is 45 to 65+.  Yikes.

    We wanted to share a few looks from Talbots’ fall line. (We don’t know if these styles fit with a marketing plan aimed at women 65+… your thoughts?)

    Courtesy Photo via WWD

    Courtesy Photo via WWD

    The look in the picture above seems more suitable for the under-55 demo IOHO, while this next style easily transcends age. 

    Courtesy Photo via WWD

    Courtesy Photo via WWD

    The Women’s Wear Daily story describes some of the looks: 

    “Among some of the highlights of the fall collection, are cardigans with ruffles, bows and rosettes; printed scarves and waist sashes; sheath and lace evening dresses from $129 to $149…”

    Courtesy Photo via WWD

    Courtesy Photo via WWD

    Here in the corner condo we are hopeful these photos do not represent the best of the fall fashions, as there is little that appealed to us.   

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    We have an update on the eco-friendly Loomstate for Target Collection due in stores in time for Earth Day which is April 22. 

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    Photo by Talaya Centeno

    All of these pieces are made from certified 100% organic cotton. 

    Photo by Talaya Centeno

    Photo by Talaya Centeno

     It is nice to see a GO International line with menswear, just a few photos down. 

    Courtesy Photo

    Courtesy Photo

    These next two photos are via the fabulous Nitrolicious, who has several more pictures from the group on her site.  

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    Pieces in the collection will range in price from $14.99 through $44.99. The men’s collection will be in stores about a month longer than the women’s, but as with many of Target’s limited edition collections, pieces may go quickly.  

    That serves as a good reminder: the Thakoon for Target Collection is now drastically reduced. The clearance pricing includes things like tops at $4.24 and dresses at $13.99 

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    For today’s Pretty in Pink we have several offerings, simply because we have absolutely no self-control in some areas. (We recognize that for most readers this is not new information.)

    How about the Hello Kitty Polka Dots rain coat for kids?

    Of course there is a matching Hello Kitty umbrella available, also at DLL Rainwear.

    No need to be alarmed about finding something of this sort for your very own: the Pink Damask Raincoat for Women.

    On that cheery note we say ‘bye, as we fly out the door!

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    Thom Browne, Sneak Peek at Alexander McQueen for Target

    Happy sunshiny day!

    We must take a moment and thank several more-than-generous Ladies of the Blogosphere for their kindness. We are ashamed to acknowledge it has been more than a week since the delightful Europa Fox and the stylish Winkie Houghton bestowed upon TP the Lemonade Award.

    You know The Fox, tracking all things prep on the other side of the pond, and Miss Winkie, she of the outstanding recipes and shopping finds.

    And then we open our email to read that Little Bow Prep, arguably the smartest teen we know, also conferred the Lemonade Award upon us. You are all much too kind, and we are very grateful you find the blog enjoyable; thank you! And now our face is going pink from blushing! (We will attempt to follow the rules about posting more blogs we enjoy, hopefully later in the week.)

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    We know it may appear to frequent readers the Princess is not as upbeat as she might be when talking about menswear designer Thom Browne, known for his short men’s pants. Among other style preferences.  Of course, many readers think of Mr. Browne in conjunction with the Black Fleece line at Brooks Brothers.  Today we are being positive as we adore the men’s tennis socks:

    Courtesy Selectism

    Courtesy Selectism

    They are only available at Colette.

    Courtesy Colette

    Courtesy Colette

    As part of his collaboration with the French store, Mr. Browne also did a group of silk ties:

    Courtesy Colette via

    Courtesy Colette via

    A reminder to standard Brooks Brothers fans, the Spring collection is on their website for your perusal.

    Brooks Brothers Spring 2009

    Brooks Brothers Spring 2009

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    Our next item is an early look at the Pringle 1815 Spring Collection, a departure for the Scottish luxury knitwear maker. The line is aimed at a more contemporary (translation – younger), clientele.

    Courtesy Pringle 1815

    Courtesy Pringle 1815

    The looks are bright and fun while also retaining the Pringle elegance.

    Courtesy Pringle

    Courtesy Pringle

    We do love the graphic prints, although they are probably not for us. Our ancient age probably precludes several of the pieces.

    Courtesy Pringle

    Courtesy Pringle

    This is a company we are happy to vouch for,  as we know their men’s sportcoats as well as their lush and lovely women’s sweaters.  If unfamiliar with Pringle, get to know them, as their merchandise is top-notch, of uncompromising quality and attention to detail.

    Courtesy Pringle

    Courtesy Pringle

    Besides, the sweaters and jackets last forever. Forever.

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    We were very excited when at our local Boutique Tarjsay yesterday, as we saw the Orla Kiely merchandise being placed into stock almost a week ahead of time! Very cute, fun, and all very Orla. Below, the Orla Car Print journal.

    Orla Kiely at Target

    Orla Kiely at Target

    Our thanks to the good folks at Apartment Therapy for this next image:

    Orla Kiely for Target Courtesy ApartmentTherapy.com

    Orla Kiely for Target Courtesy ApartmentTherapy.com

    We don’t believe it is only our Target that has the merchandise out early; if eager to acquire some of the collection, toddle on over!

    Another Target tidbit, early looks from the Alexander McQueen for Target collection (previous post on this topic here.)

    Courtesy Nylon

    Courtesy Nylon

    This collection is close to the designer’s McQ line in spirit and style.

    Courtesy Nylon

    Courtesy Nylon

    Singer Leila Moss from band The Duke Spirit was something of a muse for the designer.

    Courtesy Nylon

    Courtesy Nylon

    It appears we may not be hip enough for most of this group. Or age appropriate.

    Courtesy Nylon

    Courtesy Nylon

    The collection is due in stores an online in March.

    Until next time!

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