It's here ya'll.. the moment we've all been waiting for, okay maybe just me. The Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday collection look book came out yesterday! One second I was bumming around on Twitter and the next I was freaking out and scrambling to look through the photos as fast as I could. 50 photos later and I was left feeling disappointed and if we're being honest.. a little sad. You see, since the moment the announcement was made I have been excited and I was even putting away some extra money to prepare for the December 1st launch. I mean 24 of the United States' best fashion designers were going to have items available at Target? This might be my only chance to own something from Marchesa, Alice + Olivia, Brian Atwood, or THE Marc Jacobs. Then I saw the collection.
Let's take a look:
Alice + Olivia
Bicycle- SO cute, but would I pay $500 for it?
Hell to the no.
Luggage- It's adorable! Too small for me though, and at $180 I don't think I could justify it.
I'm sorry, but Brian Atwood makes beautiful, show-stopping shoes.
WHERE ARE THE SHOES?
Metallic Pouch- Love it but for $80? I'd rather buy real Marc Jacobs
Scarf- Again it's cute, but I've never spend $80 on a scarf and I probably never will.. unless its cashmere.
I mean really, that's the best they could do? This is where I would have liked to see a scarf or maybe some jewelry!
Diane von Furstenberg
Jewelry Box- No thanks.
Yoga Mat- I don't do yoga.
They couldn't do a dress?
Oscar de la Renta
Ummm Lily is pretty spoiled, but I think this is pushing it as to how far I would go for my dog.
Little Girl's holiday dresses
This is the one I'm most upset about because you know how much I love Marchesa. I thought this was going to be my chance to own and wear an item from my favorite designer. I would have paid at least $200 for a dress. Well unless I go back in time and become 10 again, that ain't going to happen. These dresses are SO cute and if I did have a daughter I would probably buy one, but I do not.
Look, I get that the collection was presented as a holiday gift line that included items from all over the spectrum. I just don't think that they really captured the soul of these designers. I'm also sure the collection will still be successful, just like every other Target collaboration! However, Dana and I's plan to sleep in the car and be the first people in Target on Saturday morning? That will not be happening. It's not worth it anymore and I'm pretty sad about that.
There is one item that I would really love to purchase and I'm hoping it will be online so I can scoop it up at midnight and not have to go in the store to try and find it.
Proenza Schouler- Sweatshirt $29.99
It's a reasonable price and I think it's pretty and represents the designer well.. which means everyone else will probable want it too!
All of the pictures as well as the rest of the line can be found here.
Were you excited for the Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday collaboration?
What do you think of the line?