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Matthew Williamson for Macy’s

Friday, March 11th, 2011

From the Matthew Williamson for Macy's ad campaign, debuting Tuesday.

Okay, I won’t make you wait until the April issue to find out what WWD reported today (I had been sworn to secrecy in order to get the scoop early enough for the magazine deadline): Matthew Williamson will be the second in Macy’s designer capsule collection series. The line, which launches April 13 in 225 Macy’s stores, and on, will include embellished day and party dresses, printed scarves, and day-to-evening rompers priced from $50 to $150 (a few leather and suede items will be as much as $300). “The collection aims to capture the essence of the mainline brand, with a focus on effortless glamour; dynamic prints; loosely structured silhouettes and pops of strong color,” Williamson told WWD.

It’s the best sign yet that Macy’s is serious about winning back young, fashion oriented customers. British designer Kinder Aggugini was the first in the designer capsule series – his flowery, retro spring dresses are currently on the floor at select Macy’s including Southdale. Karl Lagerfeld will follow Williamson in the series, WWD reported.

Macy’s also recently launched Bar III private label contemporary apparel for women and men.

Love it: Tulle

Friday, October 29th, 2010

When an adorable jacket turns out to be delightfully affordable, good chance it’s Tulle. I’ve been a fan of this contemporary brand for years – the quality and design are superior to what you’d expect to find from the usual fast fashion outlets and the price seals the deal: $68 for this dress; $80 for the faux-leather bomber jacket. You’ll find them both – and much, much more at Karma on Grand Avenue in St. Paul, which just received it’s largest Tulle shipment ever. Hurry! | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine © 2008 MSP Communications, Inc. All rights reserved