Whoa, looks like Target heard its detractors loud and clear. Following intense backlash (we discuss some of it here) over word that plus-size styles from the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection will only be available online, the retail superstore announced they’ll be launching a new plus-size-only clothing brand Ava & Viv (the first new brand since 2008) that’s set to debut in mid-February. Sizes will include 14 to 26 and X to 4X and prices will range from a super-affordable $10 to $79.99.
Happy Monday, Shoppists! Kick off your week with this stylish sale forecast.
The sale news just keeps coming: Off-price retailer Century 21, now settled into its new Gallery location, has recently kicked off its post-holiday clearance mega-sale.
You can shop the sale both in-store and also online; it goes through the end of January. Expect apparel, shoes and accessories discounted up to 75 percent off. The store’s seemingly bottomless stock—from mid-range to high-end designers—means that there are plenty of chances to score big.
Sorry, gang: If you were hoping to get your paws on that Alexander Wang for H&M neoprene cropped sweatshirt, you’re out of luck. The collection, which was stocked at H&M’s Walnut Street location this morning (the only location in Pennsylvania to carry it, according to the website), is almost entirely sold out. Sales associates reported that nearly half of the second floor had housed the 59-piece collection this morning, but was quickly wiped out by a queue of shoppers who began lining up first thing this morning for its 7:30 opening. Now, there’s a measly rack with some Alexander Wang signage as soon as you get off the escalator on the second floor.
But even though the selection is now sparse, it’s not empty. I popped by the store at 2:30pm today and rounded up what goodies were left–and you might be pleasantly surprised.
- Happy Monday! Let’s kick things off with a new way to wear the most office-friendly piece in your closet: the button-down. Here are five crazy-stylish ways to style a basic button-down. [Style.com]
- On Thursday, shopping website Vestiaire Collective will start selling clothing and accessories donated by stars, style icons, models and musicians (think: a Balenciaga dress from Kim Kardashian; a Givenchy top from Stella Tennant). Even better? Prices start at $0. [Vogue]
- How to recycle an outfit and still make it look totally new, as demonstrated by Kate Middleton. [WhoWhatWear]
Call us cynical—or maybe we’ve just been burned by too many bad celebrity fashion collabs—but when word got out about Halle Berry’s Scandale lingerie collection for Target, we didn’t let our hopes get too high. At best, it’d be a boring collection mislabeled “classic” and at worst, it’d be wearable by only Catwoman herself.
Boy, were we wrong. Debuting today, the collection is the joint effort of 82-year-old Parisian lingerie company Scandale and is leaps and bounds ahead of similar inexpensive counterparts like SJP for Steve & Barry’s (cringe). More importantly, we could actually see ourselves hightailing it to Target to scoop up some $18 bras and $7 panties for ourselves.
Yep, you read that correctly: $25 for a lingerie set. Start filling those e-carts.
Picture this: you’re sitting in a velvet wingback chair staring pensively at your worn copy of War and Peace (because, ya know, you’ve read it 23,592 times), sipping a snifter of aged brandy, presumably. The walls are lined with cherry bookshelves that are, of course, well-stocked but simultaneously styled with things like an heirloom ship model and iron Scottie dog bookends. Maybe throw in a marble bust or two.
Now, those amazing antique knickknacks that make your study look like a cross between a scene from Dead Poets Society and Winston Churchill’s library (I imagine) can be bought in Duke & Winston‘s fantastically curated new antique section, Duke’s Library. Items are pricey, but they do all the culling and heavy-lifting, leaving you with the most charming selection of preppy odds and ends to outfit your shelves.
Here’s some shocking news for you: According to Google’s research on holiday shopping trends, 26 percent of shoppers will have already started their holiday shopping by Halloween this year. Yes, you read that right. As of today, about one-quarter of Americans have already started holiday shopping.
We stumbled upon this curious study on Fashionista and immediately hated these people. They’re sort of like those annoying people at college who finish writing papers weeks before they’re due. Isn’t procrastination half the fun, that frenzied jaunt to the mall seconds before it closes? Hell, I haven’t even bought Halloween candy, let alone Christmas presents.
But is it really so crazy?
- Here are the best anti-aging serums, balms, peels, masks and creams—all amazing at zapping signs of aging and (this is the best part) all under $25. [Allure]
- From Rihanna’s nearly nude crystal look to Kate Moss’s fishnet dress, these are the 20 best celeb style moments of the summer. [Style.com]
- Meet the woman who owns more than 200 cardigans—and then started a business called, you guessed it, Cardigan. [J.Crew]
Spring/summer sales and shopping events are just beginning to kick off. First on the list? Peter Kate‘s huge sale, which kicks off today in tandem with an Eyebobs trunk show. You’ll score up to 40 percent off shoes, apparel and accessories from brands like Loeffler Randall, Velvet, Kate Spade, DVF and Sam Edelman.