target + neiman marcus holiday 24 lookbook

It's finally here! Well, images at least.

Yesterday Target and Neiman Marcus released the lookbook for their hotly anticipated Holiday 24 collection. A collaboration between the two retailers and 24 CFDA fashion designers, the collection includes 50 truly covetable items and some refreshing surprises. Some of the items are pretty unexpected, like the super cool Derek Lam skateboard (!!!), the adorably quirky Band of Outsiders cookie cutters, and the incredibly beautiful Altuzarra cocktail glasses, shaker and croc embossed tray. There is also a good selection of the clothing and accessories people expect from a Target designer collection, but thanks to the Neiman Marcus connection, they seem a bit more elevated. Think real leather gloves by Brian Atwood, calf hair slippers by Derek Lam, his-and-hers Thom Browne blazers, and an accordion-pleated, beaded little girl's dress by Marchesa. If you're one of the smartypants who ordered the CFDA Mystery Package from Neiman Marcus, good for you, because this collection is sure to fly off the shelves when it hits Target and Neiman Marcus stores and the web on December 1. Check out the entire collection, with prices, below and tell me your favorites in the comments!


wish list: neiman marcus and target cfda mystery package deal

Neiman Marcus unveiled its Christmas Book yesterday in Dallas, and if you've ever wondered what to get the girl who has everything, you might find something among the luxury department store's fantasy gifts. How about a Heritage Hen Mini Farm, modeled after Marie Antoinette's Le Petit Trianon? Or a 2013 Neiman Marcus Edition McLaren 12C Spider sports car?

While designer chickens and high-end cars are wonderful, fashionistas probably have designer goods of another kind on their holiday wish lists. Namely, the 50 pieces that are part of Neiman Marcus's mega-collaboration with Target and 24 CFDA fashion designers. One of the fantasy gifts available this year is a Neiman Marcus and Target CFDA Mystery Package Deal. Why is it a mystery? Because orders have to be placed by October 15, the day before the collection is revealed to the public. The mystery package includes the entire collection, which has items for men, women, children, pets and home. At $3,500 dollars, it's either a super luxe gift for one lucky individual or a fantastic way to get all your holiday shopping done in one fell swoop. And who doesn't love a good mystery?

Check out all of the Neiman Marcus 2012 Fantasy Gifts, as well as the complete Christmas Book, here.


the hunt: perfect parkas - 2012 edition

perfect parkas - 2012 edition

It's that time of year again. The air is crisp, the leaves are exploding with color, and morning frost has replaced the summer's morning dew. We're deep into fall, and while it's time to make your annual trip to the pumpkin patch and cider mill, it's not quite time to pull out your heavy winter jacket. Luckily, this season there are a slew of great parkas available for any budget. Whatever the price point, look for special details like fur-trimmed hoods, floral prints, or even faux leather sleeves. Check out this year's picks below: