“I’m not buying that!”

 

P1000049 3On February 9th, British designer label, Peter Pilotto, will launch its collection with Target and for once, I won’t be there. Even with a new twist – the collection is simultaneously available on Net-a-Porter – I still won’t be there. I was there for the Missoni for Target launch; I was there for the Prabal Gurung for Target launch; I was there for the Phillip Lim for Target launch; I was even there when Target and Neiman Marcus launched its Holiday Collection. I fought the crowds and the crazy, just to have a chance to own high-end designer originals at a fraction of the price. Was it worth the hassle? I think so, because I love what I own and I know that I could never have afforded these pieces without Target’s prices. But now I would say no. Why? The collection is full of vibrant colors and campy prints, but it’s just too young for me. It’s made for a woman who doesn’t mind wearing crop tops and surf-inspired summery blends. The collaboration is fast-approaching but I prefer to dress my age. “I’m not buying that!”

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The Target/Designer mystique

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Wearing my Phillip Lim for Target French Terry Sweatshirt, Boom Print

Wearing my Phillip Lim for Target French Terry Sweatshirt, Boom Print – Photo by Alexandra

Last Sunday I witnessed another launch of a Target/Designer collaboration, as I had done before. First, two years ago with Missoni, followed by Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung and now … Phillip Lim. And I am asking myself, why? Why did I participate in the crazy, the lines, the waiting, the anticipation and often, the disappointment? Here is what I think …

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