While the rest of us are shopping for summer, Target already has its sights on fall.
The retailer announced that its next capsule collection will be with New York-based designer Phillip Lim. It will roll out in stores and on www.target.com in mid-September.
The line for men and women will offer apparel and accessories, including shoes, bags and travel gear, in classic autumn hues and prints.
"One of the reasons I wanted to collaborate with Target is because I felt that together we could create a collection that would inspire -- one that is cool and chic, but still very accessible," Mr. Lim said in a release.
The 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection will retail for $19.99 to $299.99 for apparel and $19.99 to $59.99 for accessories.
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American Academy of Ophthalmology highlights dangers of eyelash extensions: An article published in Consumer Reports points out the infections and allergic reactions that can be caused by eyelash extensions and the adhesives used to apply them. Cornea and eyelid infections, eyelid swelling and permanent or temporary loss of eyelashes are some of the dangers.
In response, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has shared tips for how to avoid these complications: choose a certified aesthetician, make sure the salon upholds proper standards of hygiene, and check the ingredients in the adhesive. Learn more at www.geteyesmart.org.
Urban Outfitters stirs controversy with prescription med-themed accessories: The retail chain's latest push-the-limits merchandise is a line of shot glasses, flasks and beer koozies styled to look like prescription medicine bottles, complete with instructions such as "repeat until intoxicated." There also are syringe shot alcohol shooters so people can down drinks by squirting them into their mouths.
The products have drawn sharp criticism from anti-drug abuse groups, such as Drugfree.org, which posted on its website that "tongue-in-cheek products that normalize and promote prescription drug abuse only serve to reinforce the misperception about the dangers associated with abusing medicine and put more teens at risk."
Those who oppose the products are being encouraged to email or write a letter to Urban Outfitters CEO and chairman Richard A. Hayne asking him to pull them.
Selfridges in London to become world's first drive-thru department store: The upscale department store on Oxford Street will offer high fashion with a drive-thru window.
It will be part of the store's "click and collect" service, which will allow people to order merchandise online and pick it up at the window. According to the London Evening Standard, the upgrade is expected to be completed by early next year.
Net-a-Porter.com to explore children's wear: The high-end e-commerce site, a hub for designer apparel and beauty selections, will extend its fashionable reach to a much younger clientele, children. Managing director Alison Loehnis said the company has secured the domain name petite-a-porter.com and that it "will explore kids," according to an interview with Mashable.
lululemon athletica sued after execs get pay boost days before see-through yoga pant recall: The see-through yoga pants saga continues. The latest installment involves a lawsuit against the activewear apparel producer filed by shareholders including the Hallandale Beach Police Officers and Firefighters' Personnel Retirement Fund.
The suit claims that executives approved a pay boost in the midst of discovering an issue with the sheerness of some of its top-selling yoga pants. The decision to go forward with the pay increase during this questionable time represents "a breach of the board's obligations to the company and its shareholders, because the board was aware of the problem that led to the recall," an Associated Press report said.
Rumor mill: J. Crew to open in London; Suri Cruise starts clothing line?: J. Crew and Tom Cruise and Katie Holme's daughter Suri peppered headlines on fashion blogs and news sites throughout the week. The buzz about J. Crew is that it will open its first store outside North America in London. This looks like it is true. The company is expected to open a store on Regent Street later this year.
As for little Suri, British media outlet The Sun reported that the 7-year-old will create a clothing line for young girls in time for the fall shopping season. Turns out this is not true. Vogue UK quashed the phony story.
Pittsburgh fashion and beauty front ...
Wacoal Fit for the Cure events at select Macy's: Fight breast cancer and get fitted for a bra at a series of fitting events with Wacoal. Two dollars will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for each woman who participates, and an additional $2 will be donated for each Wacoal bra, shapewear piece or b.tempt'd bra purchased during the event.
Fittings will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at The Mall at Robinson, Thursday at Monroeville Mall and Friday at South Hills Village.
Willie Gee's fourth annual fashion show: Check out designs by Malcolm Anthony Williams, Cherie Jackson and Sofiya Mozley Sunday at the Redline fashion show at the Pittsburgh Grand Hall at the Priory Hotel, North Side.
The VIP reception kicks off festivities at 5 p.m. with hors d'oeurves and a champagne toast. The show starts at 6:15 p.m. VIP tickets are $50 and include pre-show reception admission, a front row seat at the fashion show and a gift bag. General admission is $35. Contact 412-254-3370 or email@example.com, or visit Social Status (717 Liberty Ave., Downtown), Exquisite Hair Studio (4518 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield) and Studio E Salon (4225 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill). A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force.
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