Uniqlo, Zara, H&M, ASOS, Target, Joe Fresh, Kohl’s, Topshop — these are just a few of our favorite fast fashion (and affordable!) stores. It’s not just the enticing merch that does it for us: each place offers irresistible perks, whether it be endless designer collaborations, free personal shopping experiences, or a constantly updated new arrivals page. So, we combed through all of our favorite retailer’s fall offerings and picked out the hottest stock for a one-stop shopping experience. The best part? Every piece ranges from $20-$200, from the finest classics (think structured blazers and boots), to leading on-trend pieces like leather pants (yes, under $200!), and the best seasonal accessories, including calf-hair clutches and to-the-elbow-gloves. With this as your guide, you’ll be in and out of the stores or checking out your virtual shopping cart in no time—giving fast-fashion a whole new meaning. Read on for shopping tips straight from our editors and insider secrets (like when the sales hit) on each of our favorites.
It’s a Great Week for Kohl’s: Catherine Malandrino’s Lookbook is Out, Plus Peter Som Is On Board for SpringSep 5, 2013 @ 7:55 pm
Who else but Olivia Palermo would be walking in Catherine Malandrino‘s latest collection for DesigNation at Kohl’s before it hit stores? The Paris-inspired collection—ranging from $30-$130—of shirts, dresses, skirts, and more will launch on Friday, September 27th, and Palermo isn’t making the wait any easier when she struts around in this patent leather cutout shift dress ($88) so effortlessly. Malandrino is the third partnership with DesigNation following in the footsteps of Derek Lam and Narcisco Rodriguez and just today, Peter Som has been announced as the fourth designer chosen to create the next collection for Spring 2014. Som will draw inspiration from his recent St. Barth’s trip and will include maxi dresses, skirts, and crochet sweaters in vibrant blue colors. The collection won’t be available until spring, but in the meantime, you can get a glimpse of Catherine Malandrino for Kohl’s right here to get a head start with shopping starting on the 27th at Kohl’s stores and kohls.com!
In a move that challenges Elizabeth Taylor‘s title as the reigning queen of celebrity perfumes, Jennifer Lopez will roll out her 20th fragrance next month! For her latest scent-sational endeavor, Lopez channeled her wild side to create JLove ($49; kohls.com in October), a sensual mix of white raspberry, pineapple, coconut orchid, and Tahitian tiare flower housed in a leopard-printed flacon. “With number 20, it’s a landmark. It’s such a big part of who I am. We decided to call it JLove for that very reason,” she told WWD. While many of the singer’s fragrances had a limited run, a constant element was present in each. “I always want to put a musk base on it,” she noted. “I feel like it gives a nice sexiness at the bottom, no matter how fruity it gets at the top.” Launching 20 fragrances is no easy task, so to celebrate, we rounded up all of them to find out the subtle differences and the inspiration behind each. Keep an eye out for JLove once it hits Kohl’s stores in October, and click the photo to take a look at the star’s extensive fragrance family.
If you’re planning to stock up on budget-friendly summer essentials, let your dollars work overtime at Kohl’s. The retailer just launched its new Candie’s for Kohl’s Cares collection, a lineup that features summer getaway must-haves like polka-dot flip-flips, tropical print totes, and pastel sunglasses, with nothing over $10. But here’s why we really like it: 100% of the net profit will be donated to the Kohl’s Cares initiative, which donates to American Cancer Society’s Midwest Division and the Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Head to kohls.com to start shopping the collection now.
Plus, see more launches you’ll love in our gallery!
Maybe it wasn’t on your calendar, but pack your bags: today you’re taking a trip to Rio de Janeiro, courtesy of Derek Lam! The designer’s Brazil-inspired DesigNation for Kohl’s hits stores and kohls.com today, which means you can shop his colorful, vividly patterned dresses, tanks, and shorts now. And bonus excitement: the entire collection is 25% off in celebration of its opening day. That means Emmy Rossum’s striped sheath dress can be yours for $53, Blake Lively’s striped top is just $36, and Kate Bosworth’s chambray jumper dress is $53. “Rio’s just one of those wonderful cities that has so much color and so much life,” Lam told InStyle.com. “It has a jungle-meets-city atmosphere: modern and timeless at the same time.” Add a little jungle to your closet today; head to kohls.com to start shopping now. Bon voyage!
See our favorite looks from the collection!
Hot on the very colorful heels of Derek Lam’s spring collaboration with Kohl’s, the retailer just announced their next DesigNation partnership for fall 2013: Catherine Malandrino. The limited-edition line of shirts, dresses, skirts, pants, and more is sure to be extra-special, as it’s inspired by a recent trip Malandrino took to her hometown of Paris. “What I find inspiring is to look at Paris with the step back approach of a tourist. The line is the illustration of a Paris dream for the American woman,” InStyle.com learned from Malandrino, who gave us an exclusive sneak peek of what we can expect from the line. “The nightlife and glamor of a show at the Crazy Horse inspired me to use black tulle and fishnet with a touch of sparkle. The chic [style] in the Saint Germain district, just a trench coat and a little black dress.” Expect a Kohl’s take on her romantic runway looks (see pieces from her fall 2013 runway collection at right), all at Kohl’s affordable prices—everything in the collection will be between $36 and $130 when it launches in Kohl’s stores and on kohls.com this fall. Tres chic!
Plus, see the stars who love Malandrino.
InStyle’s Exclusive Video: Derek Lam on the “Modern, Timeless” City that Inspired His Kohl’s CollectionMar 4, 2013 @ 12:08 pm
With Derek Lam’s Rio de Janeiro-inspired collection for the Kohl’s DesigNation landing in stores next month, the designer gave InStyle an inside look what inspired him to create the line in the video above. The clip takes you on a mini-tour through the Brazilian coastal city, highlighting the percussive music that lines its streets, the decadent meals enjoyed by the locals, and (of course) the beautiful beaches and landscapes that made their way directly onto the patterns seen in the collection. “Rio’s just one of those wonderful cities that has so much color and so much life,” Lam says. “It has a jungle-meets-city atmosphere: modern and timeless at the same time.” The entire limited-edition line, priced between $36 and $88, arrives in stores and online at kohls.com April 5th. Click through the gallery to see 10 of the looks from the line that made our wish list.
Derek Lam’s DesigNation collection for Kohl’s may not hit shelves for another month, but we’ve got a sneak peek of the upcoming line! Inspired by a trip that he took to Rio de Janeiro, the collection embodies the spirit of the South American city. “It’s really exciting, what’s happening with Rio right now. With the Olympics, it’s very modern,” Lam told InStyle.com. “It’s such a sensual city, so I thought that would help me step outside the box of what I usually use as an inspiration.” Filled with bright colors and bold patterns, the collection combines the feel of Brazil with his classic feminine aesthetic. “I really played with prints to give texture and life to a summer collection,” Lam continued. “But the denim dress (right) is one of my favorites. It’s just the perfect piece that everyone wants, and it’s in this great eco fiber!” Shop the entire limited-edition collection (priced between $36 and $88) when it arrives in stores and online at kohls.com April 5th, and click through the gallery to see our 10 favorite looks from the collection!
— Jennifer Davis, with reporting by Violet Gaynor