Neiman Marcus, Target and the CFDA announced a rather unexpected but definitely very intriguing holiday collaboration this past July, and now the 50-plus piece collection of men’s, women’s, home and children’s gift items has been revealed.
The offerings were designed by 24 CFDA designers, including: Alice + Olivia, Altuzarra, Band of Outsiders, Brian Atwood, Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Eddie Borgo, Jason Wu, Judith Leiber, Lela Rose, Marchesa, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Philip Crangi, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Robert Rodriguez, Rodarte, Skaist-Taylor, Thom Browne, Tory Burch and Tracy Reese.
The collection includes everything from Rodarte wrapping paper for $7.99 to Alice + Olivia bicycle for $499.99. I’m thinking a quick shopping jaunt south of the border might be required so I can get my hands on a Prabal Gurung bow cape ($79.99) for me, an Eddie Borgo letter opener ($34.99) for the Mister, and a Jason Wu polka dot dress ($59.99) for the daughter I’ve yet to have.
Mark your calendars – the collection will be available in both Neiman Marcus and Target stores and e-commerce sites (neimanmarcus.com ships to Canada!) starting December 1, and is sure to sell out in a flash. Check out the gallery below for the complete collection. What’s on your wish list?
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By now we’re rather accustomed to hearing about unexpected collaborations (Valentino for GAP, anyone?), but Neiman Marcus x Target definitely takes the cake. The unlikely duo of retailers announced today the creation of a 50-plus piece collection of limited-edition men’s, women’s, home and children’s gift items by a roster of 24 CFDA members.
The list of designers who have created pieces for the collection is impressive: Alice + Olivia, Altuzarra, Band of Outsiders, Brian Atwood, Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Eddie Borgo, Jason Wu, Judith Leiber, Lela Rose, Marchesa, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Philip Crangi, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Robert Rodriguez, Rodarte, Skaist-Taylor, Thom Browne, Tory Burch and Tracy Reese.
Due to hit both retailers’ stores and online shops on December 1, the collection is priced from $7.99 to $499.99, with the majority of items under $60. Not having yet seen a single item, this is already sounding like the collaboration of the year. Prabal? Proenza? Atwood, even? I can’t wait to see what some of my favourite designers have cooked up for Neiman Marcus and Target. Stay tuned!
Image Credit: Neiman Marcus
With new collaborations between designers and retailers popping up with great fanfare almost weekly, there’s bound to be a few that slip between the cracks, and Tracy Reese’s capsule collection for Anthropologie may just be one of those. The New York-based womenswear designer has created a 7-piece dress line that launches – rather quietly – in stores and online today. And it’s positively lovely.
Inspired by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s garden landscapes, the chic, ladylike pieces feature beautiful prints, a vibrant colour palette and classic silhouettes. The designs, priced from $248 to $348, are perfect for everything from high tea on a Sunday afternoon to the upcoming wedding season. The ‘Revisited Impressionist’ dress ($298), in particular, is a standout.
The limited edition line is sure to sell out fast. Check out the complete collection over at anthropologie.com before it’s all gone.
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To my delight, The Bay on Queen Street has been adding quite a few contemporary lines to its product offerings of late (and I would assume this has been happening at all of its flagship downtown stores across Canada). I’ve been pleasantly surprised to spy Tracy Reese, Walter, T Tahari by Elie Tahari, by Malene Birger and Ted Baker on the racks, though my ability to purchase has been limited by my being preggers.
My ever-ballooning size, however, did not stop me from acquiring a gorgeous Tracy Reese dress at The Bay this past weekend. But really who could blame me, as I had been visiting said dress since I discovered it a few months ago and it had now been marked down to a price that I could swallow (I would’ve snagged it the moment I laid eyes on it had I not been pregnant already at the time and knew that such a purchase would be rather pointless). I did buy it though knowing full well that I would not be able to wear it for quite some time and that it was the wrong size regardless, but not to worry – I shall have the dress taken in when I am back to my pre-prego size.
My new acquisition from the Tracy Reese Spring 2009 collection is this exquisite concoction, but in linen rather than satin as pictured and in a colour descriptively called ‘concrete’. The dress is simply TDF and will be perfect for summer weddings I’m sure!
I’ll be keeping an eye out for more introductions of contemporary lines at The Bay going forward. It’ll be great not to have to buy online or venture across the border for access to these designers…and a little bit of competition for Holt Renfrew can only benefit Canadian fashionistas!