Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Coming Soon: Trina Turk for Banana Republic

This summer California designer Trina Turk has created a line exclusively for Banana Republic, which is scheduled to hit stores on June 7. People Style Watch showed a sneak peak of the collection in their June issue and today Gilt Group featured select pieces available for pre-order. I do not have anything by Trina Turk and am not quite as familiar with her clothes as I am other designers, but her items have  the bright prints and colors characteristic of Lilly Pulitzer, which y'all know is my favorite! I am definitely a fan of the previews I have seen of the Trina Turk Banana Republic Collection and am looking forward to seeing the whole line when it arrives in-store and online next week! Although this collection is more expensive than the designer lines recently created for Target (The Webster, Jason Wu, Missoni) these Banana Republic pieces would be a great way to add some Trina Turk style to your closet at a significantly lower price than regular Trina Turk pieces. Here are some of my favorite items I have seen in previews. 

Chai Silk Tie Shoulder Dress  $130
Most Trina Turk short dresses run from $250-$350

Turquoise Cocktail Ring $50
The average Trina Turk cocktail ring ranges from $75-85

Bonita Tunic Dress $150

Printed Clean Sateen Short $55
Trina Turk shorts generally retail for around $170

Medium Cosmetic Case $34
A Trina Turk cosmetic case retails for about $58

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What do y'all think about the Trina Turk/Banana Republic collaboration? What are some of your favorite designer/chain retail collaborations from the past? What designers would you like to see team up with a clothing retail chain to create a lower-priced collection in the future?

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