On May 1, the Calypso for Target collection debuts, promising to offer us lots of casual, beachy separates for our Spring and Summer jaunts. The collection, which includes separates, swim, accessories and home goods, will range in price from $1.99-$79.99 and will be available in stores and online. Click the slideshow to peek the clothes before they hit the stores.
Dresses from Luella Bartley, Rodarte, Proenza Schouler and More Go International Designers to Be Re-Released by Target in March
>> In celebration of its fifth year collaborating with designers, Target will re-release 34 dresses from 17 past Go International participants — to hit most Target stores and online at Target.com on March 13, 2011.
The Go International Designer Collective line, as its being called, will feature signature dresses from the past Target lines of Luella Bartley, Tara Jarmon, Paul & Joe, Behnaz Sarafpour, Proenza Schouler, Libertine, Alice Temperley, Erin Fetherston, Jovovich-Hawk, Rogan, Richard Chai, Jonathan Saunders, Thakoon, Tracy Feith, Rodarte, Zac Posen, and Tucker. Only Patrick Robinson of Gap declined the opportunity to work with Target again, saying he had other commitments. Images of the collection, which will be in stores through April 10, 2011, are expected to be available in February.
With his Target Go International collection, Zac Posen aims to please young girls of all sartorial leanings by designing flirty party dresses and sleek tuxedos for under $100. The thoughtful lineup — one standout cocktail dress features detachable ruffles and can be worn multiple ways — is 100 percent Posen at affordable price points.
In his quest to keep the collection relevant, the New York-based designer charted new territory with the mass retailer by giving an alternative evening wear choice to its young shoppers — a menswear-style tuxedo.
“Lesbian proms have been such a big thing in the news lately,” Posen said of the decision to feature the YSL-esque tux. “Rather than create a fake subculture, I wanted to address things that are actually happening. It’s a kick-ass girl who can wear a tuxedo to prom! Don’t be afraid of drama.”
Two weeks after announcing the launch of Z Spoke, a secondary line in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue, Zac Posen confirms he is next in line to design a Go International collection with Target. Posen's pieces will be in Target stores and online from April 25 - May 30th.
Target also recently announced two new accessory collaborations launching in April—hats by Eugenia Kim and footwear by Cynthia Vincent will be available on the 18th in Target stores and online.
In other Target news, don't forget to mark your calendars for the Rodarte Go International collection, which willl hit stores on December 20.
Y'all ready for this? First, next up for Target GO International: Bing Bang jewelry designer Anna Sheffield. You may recall Anna already teamed up with Urban Outfitters and Bensoni for a couple jewelry collections, word is she's next on the roster at our favorite cheapo retailer. Sweet. Stay tuned for more details on Anna Sheffield for Target . . .
In equally awesome news, Macy's is jumping on the designer collaboration train. The retail giant tapped Rachel Roy to create an exclusive line dubbed Rachel Rachel Roy. According to the designer, "This line is the younger sister to the Rachel Roy collection. It has the same designer sensibility but with a younger feeling." The line includes clothing and accessories — my eye is already on these colorful lace-up oxford booties. Product will hit stores in August, and a new retail concept is being applied. Roy's sister collection will be displayed in pop-up sections within Macy's with unique fixtures, separate from everything else. Smart — this way, you can't miss it. And you don't want to miss it. By the looks of it, Roy delivered her eclectic ladylike vision to the new endeavor; fur vests, artsy prints, rich embellishments, and playful separates make up the mix.
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A while back, we told you surfer dude Tracy Feith was set to design a Target collection, and that he did. For Spring, Feith is offering up a sweet collection filled with vintage-inspired bikinis, dresses, and tops. I like the mixture of '60s flower power prints, ruffles, and mod shift dresses. To add some toughness, Feith embellished with large zippers, and even supplied us with some slick faux leather jackets. My favorite piece has to be that adorable black blouson jumper. By the way, doesn't Allie from The City look adorable? Items arrive in stores and online May 17.
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I was just professing my love for Target and now Go International's Private Label 5 collection has arrived. The Target gods must be listening. All of the retailer's past lines have excited me, but this one I'm willing to push and shove for. While with past collections I've coveted only a few items, I nearly want all of the pieces in this latest one. Starting February, you'll find me at my local Target buying the black draped jumpsuit, the punchy floral mini skirt, the sassy one-shoulder floral dress, a corset-style top, a sleeveless ruffle cardigan, and perhaps more. Check out the collection in its entirety and tell me which pieces you have dibs on.
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Isaac Mizrahi has finally arrived at Liz Claiborne after spending six years designing for Target. The brand has been waiting for almost a year to have Mizrahi come on board...and it must have been a long one. Back in January of 2008 Claiborne's Chief Executive told USA Today, "It is certainly no secret that the brand has been lacking a clear and cohesive vision and has languished as a result.".
Tracy Feith will be Target's 15th Go International guest designer. The range will include approximately 60 styles, making it much larger than most capsule collections at Target.
The Observer reports that women have stopped wearing form fitting sweaters in favor of security blanket-like cardigans and wraps. The story is about a thousand words too long if you ask us, but yeah.
Today is Christmas, and boy is it — Thakoon for Target has hit stores and online. Hurry up and scoop up Thakoon's exotic prints and cool cuts before they're gone like 2008. These little colorful shorts are perfect for my New Year's trip to Thailand, wish me luck in scoring them. Check out the full collection and don't forget to share your purchases with us. P.S. Merry Christmas!