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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Target, Neiman Marcus and CFDA holiday collabo - wait, what?!

This morning Target dropped a retailing bomb by announcing a holiday collaboration with famed Texas-based retailer Neiman Marcus, they of the Christmas Book Marcuses. The 50-piece collection of fashion and home goods will feature designs by 24 members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA):

"Ranging in price from $7.99 to $499.99, with most items less than $60, the collection boasts an impressive designer roster: 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."

"Target and Neiman Marcus will also be donating $1 million to the council" which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. Photos of the collection will be released October 16th with the merchandise bowing in all Target and Neiman Marcus stores December 1st.

So this is what I'm predicting...

- eminently forgettable bedazzled flowy holiday tops from Alice + Olivia, Prabal Gurung and Proenza Schouler

- eminently forgettable bedazzled footwear from Brian Atwood

- something upscale office party-ish from Carolina Herrera, Marchesa and Oscar de la Renta

- really crap loungewear from Skaist-Taylor (remember, they gifted the world Juicy Couture)

- sparkly party purses from Judith Leiber that are shaped like her famed minaudieres but made with cheap Lurex fabric

- a bath collection of tiny soaps and hostess towels from Jason Wu to coordinate with and capitalize on his recent bath fittings collection

- something "kicky" from Marc Jacobs like a frolicking elves sequined sweatshirt

- peppermint-striped ballet flats from Tory Burch with a big honkin' gold Christmas tree medallion on the toe (bonus points if it blinks)


Margaret said...

I'm so excited about this announcement that the back flap of my couture Dr. Denton's just flopped open! Holiday Fadness, bring. it. on!!!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Hmmm. What a departure for Neiman's. A disappointing, bewildering departure. Not that everything at Neiman's is the epitome of taste and elegance by any means. But they have always wanted to protect their upscale status. What up?

David said...

I like the idea of the collaborations they do, but I'm always there after the mob and there's never anything I really have to have. And they need to up the quality. I ordered a Missoni stocking cap online, it took forever to show up, and then it wasn't great.

annedodge said...

a polyamide DVF wrap dress in "vintage wrapping paper" print for $299

Interior Design Musings said...

So interesting, Raina. Can't wait to see if your predictions are true. I bet they are spot on. Would love the idea of a dress in a vintage wrapping paper (as Annedodge mentioned) - very cool idea to say the least. M.

wellfedfred said...

And for old tymes' sake, a Partridge in a John Derian pear tree.