Move Over, Missoni: Now It's Versace for H&M

Photo courtesy of H&M

We figured when Missoni’s Target collection short-circuited the retailer’s website that the frenzy for discounted designer duds had reached its peak.

But we could be wrong. Starting November 17, Italian design monolith Versace will be offering a collection of women’s and men’s clothing and accessories both in stores and online.

What to expect? Dresses and separates with the designer’s signature bright, graphic prints and studded detailing over leather, silk, sequins, and suede. The line includes accessories, too: think oversized gold medallion chokers, silk scarves, patent heels, and metallic belts. The men’s line focuses on tailored pieces like patterned button-down shirts, polished blazers, and one bright pink suit we can’t wait to see in person. The entire collection ranges between $19.95 and $299.

We’re particularly fond of the metallic mesh dress — New Year’s Eve frock, check — but also can’t help but wonder: with an aesthetic that’s clearly more Miami Beach than Massachusetts, will the Versace collection fly here in Boston? What do you think, Bostonistas?