Ever since the launch of its GO International collection in 2006, I've been excited to see what designers Target will tap next. From Tracy Feith to Proenza Schouler to Tucker, there were few collections I couldn't wait to sneak a peek at. When they started working with people like home decor icon John Derian, I jumped for joy.
However, as much as I liked their mission to deliver high fashion & design in a more democratic way, what I think I've appreciated the most is their latest series of partnerships with small, independent businesses through the The Shops at Target.
The latest installment, available September 9, features collections designed by the owners of staple independent shops from NYC (Kirna Zabete and Odin), Boston (Patch NYC), and San Francisco (The Curiosity Shoppe).
Here are some of my favorites from the collections:
The Curiosity Shoppe
Top: Nesting measuring cups, $15; silicon baking utensils, $9; milk bottle, $15.
Middle: America cutting/cheese board, $25
Bottom: Tea towels, $10 for set of 3. In honor of National Sewing Month, a bit later today I'll share a fun, super easy DIY created by the owners of The Curiosity Shop, Lauren Smith & Derek Fagerstrom, using these cute towels.
Top: Scatter rugs, $24.99
Middle: Triangle toss pillow, wood grain toss pillow, $24.99
Bottom: Candelabra, $39.99, Taper Candles (set of 9), $14.99
I love, love, love this SoHo boutique, founded by two incredibly stylish Southern women. Of course, I can seldom afford to shop there (hello, end of summer sale!), but I appreciate that they still hand pick every item in the store, each meant to be an outfit-making piece. They've definitely taken the same philosophy with the collection they've created - below are a few fun picks.
Will you be braving the crowds come September 9th? Here in NYC, the Brookyn Target has been known to be absolutely mobbed with people eager to snap up the newest collabs. Personally, I think I'll be shopping online!