Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Carlos Falchi handbags for Target

Side Story:
I work for a fire sprinkler contractor. As a family owned company, it is very casual. Which allows me to express my fashion creativity without worrying about fitting in with Corporate America. Our company has been fortune enough to have worked on projects with Costco and more recently Target. Yesterday was the grand opening of 2 brand new Target stores in which we installed the fire sprinkler systems, the best part? We were invited to the Grand Opening Ceremony! It was a fun time; Shopping the fully stocked racks with a band playing in the background and employees offering us lots of red and white cupcakes.

Now on to the main story:
The Carlos Falchi for Target handbag collection was out at the new store. The line is set to release on Nov. 1st but I've noticed Target almost ALWAYS releases their designer collections early in stores. Anyways, this collection is a huge disappointment. There were 4 different styles, all of them made from cheap, thin, shiny PVC. 2 Styles were embossed snakeskin print in a blue-black color, the others were patched exotic prints (in green, purple and brown) that Carlos Falchi is famous for but it really doesn't translate well at all. Remember the Botkier collection? This snakeskin print one? The Falchi bags are similar quality but they are shinier and have no structure... I love a hobo bag but these are just a mess :(

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