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Kirna Zabete for Target: Off the Rack

On September 9, Target launched its second installment of The Shops at Target, a series of four mini "shops" within the store that showcase original items produced in conjunction with independent boutique owners from around the county. Because it launched during fashion week, I was late to check it out in person but many pieces from the Kirna Zabete fashion line were still in stock in most sizes, as were home decor items from The Curiosity Shoppe and Patch NYC. Overall I thought the fit and construction of the pieces I tried on was really strong, with special attention paid to details like lining sheer garments and adding unique buttons. There were some shortcomings, like the itchy polyester fabric used for a cute polka-dot blouse (shown above) and the narrow cuffs on the shirt dress with blouson sleeves (I couldn't squeeze my wrist through without unbuttoning. Which is fine, I'll live.). I thought one of the strongest pieces in the bunch was a tweed/faux leather shift which looked and felt way more expensive than its $44.99 pricetag. Very Twiggy. Another highlight was a metallic jacquard dress (available in black or burgundy for $49.99) - simple, chic and fit like a glove. For your reference, I'm typically a size XS or S in Target clothing and everything I tried on was a size XS except for the jacquard dress, which was a size 6. Ultimately I didn't buy anything on this trip but I plan on checking back to see if I can score some things on sale. How about you?

Click through for more photos, including snaps of home decor items from Patch NYC and The Curiosity Shoppe, too.

Photos by The Budget Babe
I just picked up the black and white sweater today! While it doesn't look like much on the hanger, it has a really flattering fit. I also love that the sweater has a nice weight to it and doesn't feel cheap.
#1 Jocelyn on 2012-09-21 17:07 (Reply)
My Target got an tiny amount of Kirna Zabete and not a single piece that I liked from the lookbook was included. Big disappointment, though I'm simultaneously thankful to avoid any possible temptation there.
#2 Heather, Clearance Couture (Homepage) on 2012-09-21 23:41 (Reply)
I bought the black and white sweater and faux leather skirt, which ran small, size-wise. This collection is much higher quality than previous ones. I'm impressed!
#3 pb on 2012-09-22 01:29 (Reply)
Yes, I have been waiting so patiently for the sales (this collection didn't sell out at all like Missoni!). Gosh, I wonder when the price slashing starts
#4 Miran on 2012-10-03 10:21 (Reply)
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