It's times like these that I miss having a Target.
I'm not the hugest fan of Missoni - I can recognize it's aesthetic appeal, but to me it's always looked far too 70s, especially their zig-zag design, the inclination toward crochet-type styling, and the decades old colour combinations. Of course, the 70s are back with a vengeance this fall, so it looks like Target made a very smart decision in teaming with Missoni.
That being said, I actually found quite a few things on Target's website that I like. The best part of this team-up is that, just like Liberty, Missoni has produced more than just women's clothes. There's linens and dishes, house decorations, men's sweaters and ties, girls clothing all in addition to a fairly wide assortment of women's clothing. Oh! And bikes! (which are frankly somewhat hideous, but certainly popular from what I can tell, and would definitely make your bike stand out when you rode it around town.)
I probably won't buy any of them (unless I can coerce my sister or someone to make a store run in the States), but I can admire them online.
Here are my picks from the Missoni at Target line:
|Throw in Colore - $40|
The colours here would clash with nearly everything in our flat, and J has firmly told me "no more buying throws", but I think this is rather pretty. And it looks cozy.
$100 is a lot for some spare seating, but I'd love to have one of these in the corner.
|Table Vase (large) - $50|
There are an assortment of these vases (small, medium, and large) which would make nice decorative accents.
This is one of my favorite pieces. The colours are fabulous and I love to have a variety of serving bowls - they're eminently useful.
|Blue Panel Cut tie - $25|
J could get a lot of use out of this. Plus, it would add some variety to his work wardrobe.
|Floral Silk Scarf in Yellow - $20|
This is my other favorite. I collect scarves, and this one is a mix of some lovely colours.
|Newborn Girls Sweater Union Suit - $25|
I'm not pregnant and we don't have kids, but I want to buy this just for the eventuality. It's SO CUTE.
|Sleeveless Sweater Dress - $55|
A good sweater dress is a nice thing to have in your closet, and this one is definitely interesting. Here, the styling is much more 60s mod. I like it, but I would probably play down the pattern a bit with a neutral cardigan. If you're someone who would play it up a bit, this dress really is the look that epitomizes the Missoni brand.
|V-Neck Combo Chiffon Sweater - $45|
I wonder whether this looks much better online than it will in person. The 'chiffon' looks never carry through well in quality in these diffusion lines. I do like this tamer play on the Missoni zig-zag.