Target & Neiman Marcus Jumping Into Bed Together For Holiday Designer Hullabaloo

If you’re into getting designer goods at decidedly un-designer prices, you might be familiar with the crazed rush that inevitably ensues at Target stores across the country when the retailer offers a special line of designer products. Starting in December, you can expect that stampede to turn into a full-on riot parade, as Target and luxury retailer Neiman Marcus have announced a new partnership to offer 24 designers in a limited holiday collection.

This next series will be featured at both Target and Neiman Marcus stores starting on Dec. 1, with offerings from designers like  Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg and more. Prices will range from around $8 to $500, but Target says most pieces will run less than $60.

The items will only be available for a limited amount of time, or, as often happens quickly, the stores sell out. And then there’s the fun when Target.com just stops working, as some shoppers may remember from the Missoni debacle of Fall 2011.

Let’s just hope if that happens, there won’t be any more of those scavenging shoppers who swipe everything a store has to offer in order to resell it for a profit later to fashion-hungry people who missed out.

Target and Neiman Marcus team up for holiday designer extravaganza [Pioneer Press]

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  1. Cranky Owl says:

    I <3 Target.

    That is all.

  2. SirWired says:

    Are these “designer” items really THAT much better looking than stuff that’s available all the time?

    As somebody who’s wardrobe consists almost exclusively of Land’s End Kahki’s (available unhemmed, which I need), JC Penney jeans, random t-shirts, and vendor-swag tech-company polo shirts, perhaps I’m not the best judge of such things.

    • KathyD says:

      it is the purchase of an easily recognizable “status symbol” which supposedly broadcasts your sophistication and good taste. Better quality is not necessarily an issue as they are unlikely to wear out before a whole new set/season of status symbols must be purchased to show that you are up to date or perhaps even ahead of the crowd.

  3. JKSTX says:

    From the cited article: “Target said it will limit the number of items that an individual shopper can buy — an effort to deter the profiteers who cleaned out racks of clothing, then resold them on eBay”

    Big thumbs up for deterring this behavior.

  4. theconversationalist says:

    Hopefully this new stuff is less aggressively fugly than that Missoni collection.

    • LizziePoo says:

      This. Seriously, I never understood what all the fuss was about with the Missoni collection. It. Was. Hideous.

    • Gertie says:

      Agreed. It was a regional thing, too. My suburban Denver Target had Missoni stuff for months and couldn’t get rid of it. Most of it ended up on 50% clearance end caps.