May 1st is going to be a very exciting day for Calypso St. Barth lovers on a designer budget. Calypso is the latest designer to collaborate with Target and by the look of things, we like what we see! The collection includes clothing and accessories for ladies and kids along with home décor items including candles, pillows, and glasses. The new collection hits stores the first day of May, “timed perfectly for summer,” and ranges from $1.99 to $79.99. Targets past diffusion lines have included Alexander McQueen, Anna Sui, Rodarte and Proenza Schouler.
Calypso is well-known for it’s beachy, bohemian style and from the lookbook that can be found on Target’s official website, it looks like their collaboration will live up to its name. The only difference in the garments found in Target and actual Calypso boutiques is detailed embroidery and beadwork and perhaps a downgrade in fabric quality; however worth it because the items are a fraction of what they would be.
Over the past 16 years, Calypso has grown from a small resort-wear line to a global luxury lifestyle brand with a passionate following. The beaded kaftans, vibrant tunics & colorful silk dresses have become wardrobe staples for women of all ages who travel the world.
Figure-flattering silhouettes, versatile tailoring & rich color palettes have made the exceptional assemblage of diversely inspired pieces consistent favorites throughout the past 16 years. Inspired by world-wide adventure & exotic escape the designs easily translate all over the globe.
(Clockwise from top left): Circle Chandelier Earrings in Gold $14.99, Beaded Sash Belt $16.99, Elephant Teapot $12.99, Pouf in Gold $59.99. Available at www.target.com May 1st, 2011.
(From Left Image): Sleeveless Dress in Pink $39.99 Linen Pants in White $29.99 Linen Espadrille Wedges in Tan $29.99 Floppy Hat in White $14.99 Hammered Hoop Earrings in Silver $14.99 Rope Bracelets in Green, Turquoise and Pink $14.99 each Scarf and Straw Tote in Pink $24.99.(Middle Image) Linen Wrap Dress in White $42.99 Linen Espadrille Wedges in Tan $29.99 Gold and Wood Drop Earrings $14.99 Starfish Pendant Necklace in Gold $19.99 Beaded Wood Necklace with Gold Pendant $19.99 Rope Bracelets in Green and Turquoise $14.99 each Long Nugget Chain Necklace in Silver $22.99 (worn as bracelet) Canvas Fan-Print Tote in Turquoise $19.99. (Right Image) Dip-Dye Tiered Maxi Skirt in Green $34.99 (worn as dress) Linen Espadrille Wedges in Turquoise Print $29.99 Three-Layer Wood and Shell Necklace $29.99 Canvas Elephant-Print Tote in Brown $19.99