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Off the Rack: Albertus Swanepoel for Target Hat Collection

Yesterday I finally checked out the Albertus Swanepoel for Target collection, a limited-edition line of hats by milliner Albertus Swanepoel priced at $19.99 each. My store had 12 of the 14 styles, with many items still available which makes me wonder if the line isn't all that popular or whether Target just decided to offer a greater number of hats so as to avoid selling out. The hats which I had expected to love based on the images in the lookbook didn't quite live up to my expectations so I left empty-handed, but I might still pick up the leopard-print hat. We shall see. What do you guys think of the line? Did you buy anything?

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I went to look at them too and left empty ended. I didn't think they look well constructed. Maybe I'll get the leopard one if it goes on sale.
#1 helene on 2011-11-17 16:05 (Reply)
I wanted to want one, but I really just don't like myself in hats, so it probably wasn't the hat's fault. My Target was down to about six styles last weekend. I doubt they would've had time to increase their order after the Missoni fiasco, though.
#2 ajdematteo on 2011-11-17 16:36 (Reply)
Oh my. Not the most photogenic batch of items ever, are they?
#3 Orphaned Apparel (Homepage) on 2011-11-17 22:42 (Reply)
I didn't like the fact that the leopard fedora lacked structure.
#4 Chandra on 2011-11-17 22:59 (Reply)
I loved the leopard fedora in pictures but when I saw it in person I was disappointed. Like Chandra said, it lacked structure, and the color seemed duller. I passed.
#5 Suanne (Homepage) on 2011-11-18 08:56 (Reply)
They look very poorly made which is sad. Just because they're making a line for Target doesn't mean it has to look like poor quality. Target has had some great collections!
#6 Vanessa on 2011-11-18 12:39 (Reply)
I left empty handed as well. The styles definitely weren't for me. I actually strongly disliked some of the designs. I thought they were very unattractive.
#7 Mia (Homepage) on 2011-11-18 16:48 (Reply)
I purchased the leopard print one and I love it.
#8 Berty Morales (Homepage) on 2011-11-18 16:49 (Reply)
I was just given the brown "miltary/camo looking hat. What outfit would compliment this hat?
#9 rachelsjunkinthetrunk (Homepage) on 2011-12-27 15:08 (Reply)
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