Discount retailer Target and luxury department store Neiman Marcus are teaming up for a limited edition collection of merchandise for holiday 2012. In this unlikely pairing, 24 CFDA designers have been tapped to create up to three items each that will be sold in both chains, ranging in price from $7.99 to $499.99. Featured designers include Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch, Carolina Herrera and Diane von Furstenberg (for a complete list of contributing designers, see image below). These fashion all-stars have created items in men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories, in addition to a few home goods, electronic accessories, and pet accessories, reports Women’s Wear Daily.
Both Neiman Marcus and Target have strong followings and, in this era of high-low dressing, there are surely overlap customers. The collection debuts December 1, but WWD’s sources expect product to run out “in a matter of several days, or at most two to three weeks.” Mark your calendars!
Full list of participating designers: Alice + Olivia, Altuzarra, Band of Outsiders, Brian Atwood, Eddie Borgo, Judith Leiber, Lela Rose, Marchesa, Philip Crangi, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Robert Rodriguez, Rodarte, Skaist-Taylor, Thom Browne, Tracy Reese, Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta and Tory Burch.