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Sears Teams Up with NEXT UK

Thanks to a tip from reader Jacqueline, we've learned that Sears is now carrying clothing from NEXT, the UK's largest fashion e-tailer. "Any female who has ever shopped for clothes in the UK will know this super high street fashion staple which I just love!" says Jacqueline. The Next for Sears collection includes fashion forward pieces for men, women and children including accessories and shoes. Key pieces are also available in petite, tall and plus size.

Prices range from $38 for a striped camel sweater dress; to $48 for tweed shorts; to $60 for a navy fisherman cardigan

This is really interesting news, especially in light of the fact that earlier another reader alerted us to some New Look UK jackets turning up at Target; then we reported Sears would be teaming up with French Connection to launch a line called UK Style next spring. Plus, Topshop is opening their second US store in my original hometown of Chicago! (Something I had hoped for since my first visit to their NYC store, even if they are overpriced.)

Can we say British invasion or what?!

On a side note, if you were saddened by the closure of La Redoute, NEXT for Sears might be the next best thing.

Check out the entire Next for Sears collection here. Think you'll pick up a couple pieces?

I am totally excited for Next! Especially since my older teenage son just got a part time job at Sears, so I'll be able to use his employee discount!

But I was surprised to hear about La Redoute; guess I'm outta touch, because this is the first I had heard of the news. I hadn't ordered from them in years, but this brings back fond memories. I used to be a HUGE catalog shopper in the early-mid 1990's, and La Redoute was a staple of my wardrobe at that time. It's sad that they left the US market.
#1 Target-Addict (Homepage) on 2010-10-06 09:46 (Reply)
I really love Next and was excited to see they were teaming up with Sears. However, Sears family of websites are TERRIBLE for shopping. There aren't any descriptions for the clothing items--not even what material is used!--and hardly any pictures. There's only one view for each item! Hopefully, they will improve that feature soon...
#2 Jilly on 2010-10-06 11:24 (Reply)
I agree, could use some improvement. When I want to check out the latest Kmart fashions I usually go through their Facebook page, it's a better user experience.
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2010-10-06 19:31 (Reply)
Oh you've made my day! I read a ton of UK magazines and saw that exact ad for NEXT and wanted to be that woman (LOL). So I'm excited to get some of their items at Sears!
#3 DWJ (Homepage) on 2010-10-06 11:25 (Reply)
yay I love NEXT and loved la redoute! I echo the sentiment about Sears' website, however - it's not user friendly at all :\. Hopefully my local Sears will carry some petite items...
#4 sobriquet on 2010-10-06 13:04 (Reply)
after observing both websites they have the same clothes AND the same pictures. the NEXT site has more views available. Is Sears serving as an intermediary or something or will they stock the clothes in their warehouses?
#4.1 sobriquet on 2010-10-06 13:28 (Reply)
OMG! I cannot believe TOPSHOP is opening up a shop in CHICAGO! This is the best thing I have heard in ages! OHHHH BB that made my week!

#5 Talk Pretty To Me (Homepage) on 2010-10-06 20:25 (Reply)
This is another team up yet to crave for. Sears has some of the best in fashion and Next UK is one of my favorites, as well.
#6 Tina (Homepage) on 2010-10-07 03:19 (Reply)
I followed the link to Sears, but I agree, their website is awful. "More" link gives you zero info on the clothing item. "Zoom" link just shows you the small pic. Categories are all messed up: clicking on jacket/tops shows you pants, shoes, lawnmowers... Bleh. The clothes may be great, but I can't really tell. I gave up.
#7 Nomi on 2010-10-20 09:20 (Reply)
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