Spring is here and it’s time to update your closet and your home. Decorating your apartment or yourself with unique style while on a budget can be difficult. Everyone loves finding a one-of-a-kind item when shopping. Little boutiques and antique shops offer unique purchases, but can be hard to come by. Even when you do find a favorite store, the costs might be more than you want to pay. Luckily, there’s a growing trend among big box or department stores carrying boutique lines. Now, no matter where you live, you can have access to fun, unique items. Here’s a peek at two national chain stores that have begun carrying boutique items.
JC Penny has announced a new collection by Jonathan Adler. Adler has his own website where he sells high-end fashion accessories and home goods. Now his more budget-conscious fans can find his designs in a special collection called “Happy Chic” in their local JC Penny. The collection features bedding, bath, kitchen wares, lighting, furniture, and decorative accessories; everything you need to give your apartment a makeover!
Some of the shopaholics may remember Target’s recent experiment, The Shops at Target. They had boutique stores from across the country develop products to be sold exclusively in Target stores. Unfortunately, The Shops project ended last year and Target does not plan to revive it in the near future.
However, the mega-store has had a long history of partnering with individual fashion designers on a smaller scale throughout the year, and this pattern still continues today. The list of Target’s guest designers is a “who’s who” among the fashion elite and includes Izaac Mizrahi, Missoni, and Zac Posen, just to name a few.
Designer Prabal Gurung rolled out an exclusive collection for Target in February that was inspired by love. All the clothing cost between $19.99 and $199.99.
The next guest collection is due out April 14th and is being designed by stylist Kate Young. Her clothing line will range in price from $29.99 to $89.99
We hope this gave you some shopping inspiration for the coming spring. Tell us, what’s your favorite place to find designer lines at a great price? Do you head to stores like JC Penny and Target, or elsewhere?