Target – or, as I like to call it, America’s Greatest World Contribution – has had some amazing successes with high end designer collabs. Who can forget the Missoni collection, or the Mulberry line? I still have a fabulous peasanty dress from the Proenza Schouler line.
While we love a good designer collaboration, sometimes they can truly fall short. We are paying for the designs, not the quality, so the fabrics and stitching were often lackluster. A few of Target’s latest collections were disappointing to me – too cheap, too trendy, and too obvious. To be honest, I had given up on the Target designer collaborations.
I was in Target doing the usual shopping (aka buying nothing I really need), when I saw the most stunning purple satin dress. I was shocked it was from Target, and even more surprised it was from the highly anticipated Altuzarra for Target collection. I gave a peek at the other pieces: an embellished sweater, a crisp, collared blouse, and a peasant top, among otherd.sThey were all absolutely beautiful. The quality was akin to pieces at Bloomingdale’s, while the price tag was very much Target.
I found the press photos of these pieces to be too edgy and daring, but the pieces themselves are quite soft and feminine. The purple orchid dress is silky and lovely (much prettier than the pictures) while the skirts and blouses were very ladylike and tailored. I wondered how they could make such darling pieces into such daring outfits (turns out a belt and spike heels go a long way).
You can check out my favorite pieces below, or pop into your local Target. Better yet, pick up the pieces online (the whole collection is available, while most stores only got a small selection) and return in store for free. The sizing is definitely true to size. Sadly, they don’t ship internationally (although they will ship to US correctional facilities – where are their priorities?) but begging a friend to forward the package is definitely worth it.