Thursday, September 12, 2019

Target Celebrates 20 Years Of Design Collaborations

Isaac Mizrahi for Target silk dress
For 20 years Target has partnered with the likes of Isaac Mizrahi, Anna Sui, Zac Posen, Philip Lim, Lilly Pulitzer and others to launch their designer collections at budget-friendly prices. Clearly I'm a big fan! My 1st Liberty purchase of clothing was a 100% cotton Liberty of London for Target summer dress. Only $25, and I still wear it! Nice introduction, eh?
Italian designer Missoni for Target collaboration captures its trademark zigzag pattern.
Target's 20 years of Design For All launches in stores and online on September 14th -- two days away! -- with a curated collection of the past 20 years of  "collaborator" style.
Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/ of Lilly Pulitzer For Target dresses
Target's collaborations make the innovative work of top designers accessible to the public by mass producing it. Customers can pick up some lovely things for their wardrobe, or home at a fraction of their usual cost. The quality may not be quite as rich as what lies in Bergdoff Goodman, but you pay much less for very decent quality. Offering good value for less is a fair tradeoff! Moveover, the goods last for years.
Michael Graves For Target's spinning whistle teakettle
I love the little number at the very top: an Isaac Mizrahi silk dress for $60 bucks! You are hard pressed to buy silk fabric to make the dress yourself for less!
Rodarte for Target for a night out on the town
I've spruced up today's blog with some of my favorites from Target's 20 Years of Design for All collection including: Lilly Pulitzer's Palm Beach floras, Missoni's teacups and Michael Graves teakettle. The Rodarte nylon frocks are dressy and edgy chic!

Thanks Target and partners for 2 decades of affordable style! Jointly you are the Edwin Markham of elite designer commerce: He drew a circle that shut me out - Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle and took him In!”💋

20 Years of Design for All spans quite a big anniversary collection of wares! Take a look by clicking on the links provided. What are your favorites? What would you like to have in your closet and/or home for less?

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  1. Dearest Debbie,
    Well, you are to be envied for living in a prime area for having plenty of choices around. WISH we had a Target here but for having to drive all the way to Atlanta...?
    It is a very special company:

    1. Dear Mariette,

      I am lucky to have so many shopping choices living here in Manhattan. Target, however, is not one of them. So I, too, order online if I buy items there. Very soon, a Target Express is opening within 25 blocks of my home, which I consider within walking distance. It won't be such a massive Target store with everything, but I can't wait to check it out to see what useful items for less they will carry. Thanks for your link!

  2. No doubt you've been hearing about the "retail ice age." On line shopping has been decimating retail outlets. Forever 21 is the latest to file for Chapter 11 protection. The interesting thing is that stores like Target are actually thriving in this market. They clearly have figured out how to offer the consumer an array of moderately-priced items of good quality. I shop there all the time for household items and have purchased articles of clothing that I love and wear a lot. I have two large Targets very near me and I take advantage.

    Cheers, M-T

    1. Oh yes, I heard the Century 21 Chapter 11 news. Sorry always to hear such news.

      I tend to be an under buyer, so I don't help the fast fashion businesses stay open. But I will buy a cute piece wherever I find it as long as it's made reasonable well for the price I pay, and I get wear out of it. I think we need both ... well made clothes we wear forever and a few trendy things we pay less for, and wear a few seasons. I never encourage or want to practice overconsumption at any price point!