Sunday, March 13, 2011
My Review of Target's GO International Designer Collective
Target's new GO International Designer Collective - celebrating 5 years of designer collaborations - has hit stores and Target. com. Earlier today I was able to view the offerings up close and personal... and my reaction was "meh, OK, but nothing great". If you recall, I was really excited about this Jonathan Saunders polka dot shift dress, which I don't remember from his original collab with the Bullseye. So I did a quick web search, and lo and behold, The Budget Babe had actually reviewed this dress back in 2008, and had the same impression I had: the dress was cute, but the material was super-thin. So thin, in fact, that I could actually see my hand through the black when I held it up to the light. Not good! Needless to say, I put this back on the rack and didn't end up buying it.
As for the other dresses: they were fine, but nothing that I "had to have". The Thakoon, Libertine, Zac Posen and Tucker offerings looked most like their original offerings. Some of the others seemed almost identical to the original releases, but may have had slightly different cuts or fabrics. Perhaps my memory is failing me (as it did with the Saunders' dress) but some of the styles - especially this Erin Fetherston Bunny Print dress - I don't recall seeing before. I can tell you that the "hot seller" at my local Target was the striped Libertine t-shirt dress (shown here) as I saw 3 different gals swoop this up and add it to their cart.
How about you, dear readers? Did you buy anything today from Target's Designer Collective, or do you plan to?