We love when designers and celebrities collaborate with chain stores and websites, bringing high-style for lower prices.
Missoni For Target
Italian luxury knitwear designer Missoni set off a feeding frenzy when it launched an exclusive, affordable line for Target. Stores sold out, the website crashed… and well, supplies didn’t exactly last. Nonetheless, such collaborations are a great way to get high style at low prices. Missoni’s date with Target ends soon, but the love affair between designers, stars, chain stores and shoppers goes on and on.
Versace For H&M
Versace is the next big-name designer pairing up with H&M (predecessors include Roberto Cavalli, Lanvin and Jimmy Choo). Billed as the “Iconic Collection” – it premieres mid-November 2011. The collection includes men's, women's, and homewear. Expect dresses with studded leather, silk and colorful prints, and accessories including high heels and costume jewelry. For men, H&M will offer sharp tailoring, including the perfect tuxedo, as well as belts and jewelry. Items for the home include pillows and bedspreads.
Diane von Furstenberg And Gap Kids
After a huge success partnering with high-end designer Stella McCartney, GapKids is now teaming up with Diane von Furstenberg. Known for her iconic wrap dresses, Furstenburg’s collection for Gap Kids and Baby Gap will go on sale in March 2012 and will include products for babies and girls from ages two to 14. The collection will be sold at locations in 30 countries.
Badgley Mischka On HSN
Legendary designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka debuted their American Glamour line exclusively on the Home Shopping Network (HSN). The line includes fashion, accessories and jewelry. This fall, Badgely Mischka unveils the American Glamour Outerwear collection. Look for shearling vests, faux fur jackets and knee length coats with faux fur trim.
JLo At Kohl’s
Fly Girl, actress, singer, tabloid fixture, wife, mother, American Idol judge—and now fashion designer – Jennifer Lopez's collection debuted at Kohl's. The line—from faux-fur vests to liquid-gold jersey tops, animal-print wrap dresses, bags, and high, high heels—comes in a generous array of sizes. Expect to pay about $100 for a JLo purse or coat, or wait until the end-of-the-season sales for prices to come down.
Vera Wang & Zales
Designer Vera Wang has partnered with Zales to design a 50-piece collection called “Vera Wang Love.” The collection includes engagement rings, wedding bands, and a diamond collection starting at $1,999 for engagement rings and $649 for wedding bands, available online and in stores.
Karl Lagerfeld For Macy's
Famed Chanel couturier Karl Lagerfeld's line for Macy's was dubbed 'Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse'. The 45-piece collection debuted in the summer of 2011 and includes Chanel-like dresses, tweed separates, faux leather jackets, as well as fingerless gloves and printed tank tops and tees. Prices range from about $50 to $170.
Kardashian Kollection For Sears
You may not be a Kardashian, but you can dress like one. Sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe's line features tight mini-dresses, jumpsuits, blingy accessories, bags, high heels, and sexy lingerie. Nothing is over $70. Available on Sears.com.
Jan Mabry, Red Carpet Bay Area