Neimans and Target and CFDA….Oh My!

November 29, 2012 • Fashion Blog, Holiday, Shopping

So last night I ventured through a local New Yorker’s nightmare (the Christmas Tree Lighting which is wall-to-wall people!) to make it to the press preview for the launch of the highly anticipated Neiman Marcus/Target Epic Holiday Collaboration. It was a labor of love trying to get there and I almost gave up. In the end, I’m glad I didn’t, but by the time I arrived I was not in any mood for idle chit-chat. I needed a glass of champagne and a cart. Time to get my shop on. Even though I had arrived 15 minutes into the event jam-packed with every editor, designer and blogger in the city…I was still too late to get my hands on a few things I wanted. Even though there was a 5 item limit…the racks and shelves were emptying fast!

In case you have not seen the ad on TV or live under a rock, launching December 1 is a high/low first! Yes, Neiman Marcus and Target have colloborated with 24 CFDA designers (announced back in July) with a holiday gift collection, chalk full of giftable items for women, men, children, pets and home.

At the press preview last night I saw more designers under one roof then I have seen….well ever. Mind you, I skated right past them all. Lela Rose…no time to chat. Prabal…see ya later. Brian Atwood, you’re HOT but I gotta shop! Then I had to get the heck out! I grabbed my Proenza Schouler sweatshirt, Brian Atwood gloves and one last quick glass of champagne and tried to flag down a cab. I had to get to another event uptown and had wasted too much time skating through crowds to shop!

Here are some of my picks from the Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection:

Everybody was grabbing these Tracy Reese plates!

I eagerly snapped up these studded leather Brian Atwood gloves!

Loving these Jason Wu ornaments.

Alice + Olivia luggage!

Score! I snagged the very LAST Proenza Schouler sweatshirt! Phew.

I would have loved this Rag & Bone Flask for my husband, but they were all gone. Boo.

If I had a small (girl) dog, I would have grabbed this Oscar de la Renta collar and leash set in a nanosecond! (Dog not included)

The Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection items & prices: 

  • Alice + Olivia
    • Bike, $499.99
    • Luggage, $179.99
  • Altuzarra
    • Double Old Fashioned Glasses (set of 4), $49.99
    • Shaker, $49.99
    • Tray, $79.99
  • Band of Outsiders
    • Cookie Cutters (set of 5), $29.99
    • Hats (set of 2), $29.99
  • Brian Atwood
    • Sunglasses, $39.99
    • Leather Gloves (sizes S/M-L/XL), $49.99
  • Carolina Herrera
    • Travel Bags (set of 3), $39.99
    • Stationery Set (set of 3), $19.99
  • Oscar de la Renta
    • Pet Bowl, $29.99
    • Pet Collar and Leash, $39.99
    • Tote, $59.99
  • Philip Crangi
    • Trinket Box, $69.99
    • Frame, $49.99
  • Prabal Gurung
    • Cape, $79.99
    • Clutch, $49.99
  • Proenza Schouler
    • iPad Sleeve, $39.99
    • Sweatshirt (sizes XS-XL), $29.99
  • rag & bone
    • Flask, $29.99
    • Shot Glasses (set of 4), $19.99
    • Men’s Sweater (sizes S-XL), $69.99
    • Boy’s Sweater (sizes S-XL), $49.99
  • Derek Lam
    • Slippers (sizes S-XL), $49.99
    • Skateboard, $99.99
  • DVF
    • Yoga Mat, $49.99
    • Jewelry Box, $49.99
  • Eddie Borgo
    • Letter Opener, $34.99
    • Accent Box, $49.99
  • Jason Wu
    • Girl’s Solid Dress (sizes 12M-5T), $59.99
    • Girl’s Printed Dress (sizes 12M-5T), $59.99
    • Ornaments (set of 3), $49.99
  • Judith Leiber
    • Compact Mirror, $59.99
  • Lela Rose
    • Dress (sizes 2-14), $99.99
    • Top (sizes XS-XL), $69.99
  • Marc Jacobs
    • Pouch, $69.99
    • Scarf, $69.99
  • Marchesa
    • Girl’s Beaded Dress (sizes XS-L), $99.99
    • Girl’s Floral Dress (sizes XS-L), $79.99
  • Robert Rodriguez
    • Top (sizes XS-XL), $79.99
    • Dress (sizes 2-14), $99.99
  • Rodarte
    • Wrapping Paper, $7.99
    • Ornament, $19.99
  • Skaist-Taylor
    • Kid’s Hat (sizes S-M), $39.99
    • Vest (sizes XS-XL), $79.99
  • Thom Browne
    • Men’s Blazer (sizes S-XL), $149.99
    • Women’s Blazer (sizes XS-XXL), $129.99
  • Tory Burch
    • Beverage Container, $24.99
    • Lunch Box, $19.99
  • Tracy Reese
    • Dessert Plates (set of 4), $39.99
    • Blouse (sizes XS-XXL), $79.99
Get them December 1!
- Lauren Dimet Waters

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