Thursday, July 16, 2015
Coming Soon to Target: Local Pride by Todd Snyder
An award-winning American menswear designer in New York City (having worked for both Polo Ralph Lauren and J, Crew) and Iowa native, Todd Snyder has experienced both small-town life and big-city living. And if there’s one thing Todd has learned, it’s that each place has its own story to tell.
His collections for Target capture those stories through the lens of design and curation—something Todd’s known for. Earlier this week, Todd debuted the Spring 2016 collection at men’s fashion week for his eponymous label. For his Target line, Todd highlights locally-relevant products in major cities throughout the U.S. that allow guests to walk into their hometown Target and experience the flavor of their local community.
This collection is about the sense of discovery," says Todd. "We want to be your tour guide, showcasing the unique aspects of the local cities. I have visited some of the coolest spots and spoken to a lot of locals in each city that helped me design original, exclusive and fun designs."
Local Pride by Todd Snyder will feature everything from t-shirts and baseball caps to pint glasses and phone cases to locally-relevant products. The collection's first stop is Boston, where the guests are "Wicked smaht" according to Todd's t-shirts. Other curated items include Cape Cod potato chips, Beantown favorite Marshmallow Fluff (both products were born just outside of Boston), and t-shirts featuring local baseball legend Carl ‘Yaz’ Yastrzemski. And stay tuned for Local Pride by Todd Snyder arriving in San Francisco and Chicago at the end of 2015, and more cities come 2016.