Bostonista Loves: Recession-Friendly Fashion

1205163857Talk of possible recession has left some of us over here at Bostonista quivering in our Prada flats. Blowing your rent money on a dress — no matter how special and eminently wearable you convince yourself it is — just isn’t as much fun when you’re too broke to wear it out of the house. Which is why we’re especially excited for Target’s next round of high-end partnerships.

Debuting in-store March 23 (though a few items have already made their way onto; go now!), Subversive for Target brings to the masses CFDA/Vogue fashion fund finalist Justin Giunta’s collage-esque, flea market-inspired jewelry: charm bracelets, color block statement bracelets, and necklaces piled with lockets, pearls, fringe, and brooches. Subversive retails at Barneys for up to $3,200; get it at Target for $14.99-$59.99.

1205163864Gryson for Target launches April 6 with a handbag collection featuring designer Joy Gryson’s trademark woven leather from $19.99 – $49.99. Gryson formerly designed accessories for Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc and her bags — sold at Louis Boston and Bergdorf Goodman, among others — are known for their details: brass hardware, ID tag embellishments. Famous fans include Jessica Biel and Michelle Williams. Don’t think of the PVC bags as downmarket; think of it as saving some cash and a cow.

2008 CFDA/ Vogue fashion fund winner and former Gap designer Rogan Gregory has earned accolades from fashionistas and treehuggers alike for his eco-friendly lines Loomstate, Edun, and Rogan. On May 18, he launches Target’s first eco-friendly collection: linen vests, leopard print tanks, skinny pants, all made out of natural fibers. (Related: Newbury Street boutique Stel’s will host a special Rogan trunk show this Friday, March 14, from 11 to 8, featuring spring looks for men and women.)

All collections available online at starting at midnight on the day of release. Recession? Whatever!

Update: This just in! Target teams up with Richard Chai, formerly of Marc Jacobs and TSE, for a collection launching in August. Will it ever stop?