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est. 2007
  1. Wee finds: The latest Target collaborations

    Have any of you seen the latest Target designer collaborations in the States?

    I'm positively swooning over the rather brilliant Thakoon resort collection, which features his signature Shibori print at ultra-affordable Target price points. Loving the beach-ready frocks and floral-print bikini – which are almost imaginable from the depths of a freezing London winter … roll on, spring!

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    The Hayden-Harnett accessories collection is also quite impressive, with this smart envelope-style clutch for US$29.99 and a range of totes and umbrellas in a vibrant leaf print.

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    And these bejewelled flats by Sigerson Morrison are also a great buy at US$29.99 …

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    And I've now discovered that the guys over at Apartment Therapy have just previewed the upcoming Orla Kiely homewares collection, which translates beautifully for Target and features some amazing ceramics. I'm also loving the tiered serving tray and the retro barkcloth-style print.

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    • http://meetmeatmikes.blogspot.com pip of meetmeatmikes

      Ooh! You are BLUE today! I love the Thakoon frock and the Hayden-Harnett big bag! And ORLA…. well! Too good!
      You might like to check out linkwithin.com Miss Birdy.

    • http://www.fabfrocks.blogspot.com Tor (fab frocks)

      Why why why can’t we get this stuff in the UK?? I move house in 2 weeks, I have NO stuff, and all of the Orla would be perfect for my kitchen!!
      Now i’m going to sob uncontrollably….

    • http://www.thefloatingkitchen.blogspot.com Emski

      Im with Tor on this one, such pretty things and such a shame they’re not in the UK. Particularly like those weave-print plates and bowls, they’re fab!

    • http://jafabrit.blogspot.com/ jafabrit

      My daughter has had her beady eyes on that blue bag in Target 🙂 I LOVE LOVE LOVE the houseware collection, just really cool stuff.

    • http://makedostyle.blogspot.com Make Do Style

      Oh the first dress I like and I want.
      The Orla stuff is fab too – I so want one of her suitcases!

    • http://www.seaandjae.blogspot.com jae

      I have to say, I love how Target is going full speed ahead while everyone else is slowing down.

    • http://profile.typekey.com/1217326573s23749/ topbird

      Pip – Great tip, thanks. I’ve been spying your linky-links on the bottom of your posts. Nice.
      Tor – I know, I feel your pain. The Orla collection hits stores in February, and it will most probably be available online. Do you have a friend in the States who could take delivery and send it onwards to your home address in the UK?
      Emski – It’s weird there’s no Target in the UK, isn’t it? It would go down a treat in our high street.
      Jafabrit – That’s one cool daughter you’ve got there.
      Make Do – I love the Shibori print on the dress but I think I’d also go for the tee which would be quite versatile.
      Jae – Too true. Target’s collaborations have been a little off in recent years, but the latest collections have been such good value.

    • http://www.the-crafty-librarian.blogspot.com Jessica Jorna

      I have to say, US Target looks A LOT better than Australian Target. I love that homewares range…very cute!

    • petajane

      Ooh, I love this stuff. Thank God my birthday is coming up soon! I have a list of suggestions now!

    • http://likklegirl.blogspot.com the likkle girl who wurves pwetty things

      It’s really not fair, is it? Grrrr! Hrmmmpph! I want the Orla Kiely stuff most. xx

    • http://libertylondongirl.blogspot.com/ Liberty London Girl

      Freezing London? Ho ho ho. (dry laugh). Try -20C in NYC my love… LLGxx

    • http://www.cult-beauty.blogspot.com Jess G.

      Orla stuff is tres Brady Bunch. Reminds me of my grandmother’s kitchenwares… in a good way.
      I’m in the states until Feb. Definitely going to grab some Orla gear before my trip back.
      Thanks for the tip!

    • Chezhire

      Orla Kiely’s Target line is already in the stores AND on Ebay!!! Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!