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Celebs Step Out in REED for Kohl's

Celebs in Reed for Kohl's
Chanel Iman, Emma Roberts and Solange Knowles wore fashions from the new REED x Kohl’s collection for a dinner celebrating the launch earlier this month. I have yet to check out the collection in person but I recommend reading this review by my friend The Recessionista. Chanel Iman's jumpsuit look has to be my favorite. The bags resemble Reed Krakoff's signature designs, and are made from technical leather (a high quality vegan leather). Have you shopped REED x Kohl's yet? What did you think? Read on to shop the exact three looks above...

Celebrities wear REED for Kohl's
Chanel Iman wears the Kohl’s x REED Jumpsuit ($73.50, down from $98) and carries the RK40 Satchel ($81.75, down from $109).

Celebrities wear REED for Kohl's
Emma Roberts wearing the Kohl’s x REED Geo Fitted Dress ($51, down from $68) and carrying the Large Atlantique Pouch ($21.75, down from $29).

Celebrities wear REED for Kohl's
Solange Knowles wearing the Kohl’s x REED Patio Asymmetrical Dress ($55.50, down from $74) and carrying the Small RK40 Handbag ($59.25, down from $79).

Photos courtesy of Kohl's

I looked at the clothing collection and didn't care for the fabrics at all. I didn't even try anything on. But the purses look great. I got large navy boxer. I think it's really cute with the all of the details. I'm not sure about the price - $90 for a plastic purse is more than I've ever paid. But it's also the prettiest plastic purse I've ever owned.
#1 Laura on 2016-05-11 08:06 (Reply)
Thanks for sharing, Laura!
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2016-05-12 08:42 (Reply)
I was a little disappointed with this collection overall. As others have noted, the material used for the clothes was cheap and a lot of it was scuba which doesn't really breathe or wear well (not to mention it's so 2014). The purses were what I really wanted to check out however. Online, I really liked the styles. Likely because they were so similar to his line for Coach a few years back but the PVC used for them was lacking as well. I realize leather would have been unlikely and I wasn't really holding my breath for that. However, the faux leather wasn't even that great either. I've seen better faux leather used on bags at Target (though the attention to detail was nice on these). Ultimately, I decided to pass. I just didn't think anything was really worth it. I think this collection could have been so much better if he would have used some cotton blend for his clothing (especially some of the dresses and tees) and a little better polyurethane for his bags.
#2 Sarah T on 2016-05-11 11:43 (Reply)
Thanks for sharing this. Did you see Philip Lim for Target? How would you say these bags compare?
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2016-05-12 08:43 (Reply)
I thought those were nicer quality faux leather but the Reed bags had better details (if that makes sense).
#2.1.1 Sarah T on 2016-05-12 14:46 (Reply)
I see what you mean. I checked out the Reed bags today, some felt too rigid. I like real leather bags with ample structure but a little movement, if that makes any sense! haha! :-)
# The Budget Babe on 2016-05-12 17:15 (Reply)
I love the clean lines and color blocking! I haven't checked out the collection person but I guess I'll have to. I'm hoping that I disagree with the other commenters!

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#3 Heidi on 2016-05-11 13:29 (Reply)
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