The (Real) Target x Neiman Marcus Collection Review

Many of you may remember my posts announcing that Target and Neiman Marcus were planning a 2012 Holiday collection, and I must admit that while I was in love with the idea of the collaboration, I am not at all in love with the final product. The purpose of high and low brand collaborations are to essentially create affordable (hopefully beautiful) designer pieces, in my opinion, that one may not have access to on a regular basis. The Target x Neiman Marcus collection included designers such as Tory Burch, Altuzarra, Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone, Proenza Schouler, Oscar de la Renta and several others.

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With those names alone, I was expecting some fabulous fashion forward. I would think anyone familiar with these brands would be too. Well, we were certainly let down. As I viewed the collection on (target), it was hard for me to come up with five things that I would even consider buying. I’ll just let it all out: Why was there beverage cups? Shot glasses? Kitchen trays? Pet leashes? The ornaments are fine, I mean it is a holiday collection. Seriously. This collection was just all jumbled. They could have just stuck to clothes, but even those weren’t any thing to drool over. But, I digress. Below are the three items that I actually liked from this collaboration.

Prabal Gurung Cape

Prabal Gurung Cape, $39.99 (on sale)

Derek Lam Slippers

Derek Lam slippers, $49.99

Brian Atwood Leather Gloves

Brian Atwood leather gloves, see price in stores.

Was I the only person disappointed by this collection? 

All Images via Target.com

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