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.
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?)
The look in the picture above seems more suitable for the under-55 demo IOHO, while this next style easily transcends age.
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…”
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.
We have an update on the eco-friendly Loomstate for Target Collection due in stores in time for Earth Day which is April 22.
All of these pieces are made from certified 100% organic cotton.
It is nice to see a GO International line with menswear, just a few photos down.
These next two photos are via the fabulous Nitrolicious, who has several more pictures from the group on her site.
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
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!