Christian Siriano for Payless, Liberty of London for Target
Designer collaborations seem to be launching nearly every week these days. But today, two especially noteworthy partnerships are hitting stores near you. First off are Christian Siriano’s talon-esque heels for Payless (who will likewise soon be hawking beauty too). The shoes caused quite a stir when they hit Siriano’s NYC catwalk last September; despite their daunting shape, they are apparently totally fit for strutting. Not to mention they bear an uncanny resemblance to the late Alexander McQueen’s colossal SS10 shoes (Siriano’s debuted a month prior). So, considering the Payless collab is a limited edition, you’d best be served going fast if you’re planning to nab these $74.99 kicks.
Meanwhile, spring has hit over at Target’s midtown outpost. On the heels of launching is collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier, floral prints a plenty have arrived by way of Liberty of London. The latter has installed a pop-up shop stocked with shirts ($19.99), shirt dresses ($24.99), chairs ($99.99) and inexpensive accessories like tumblers ($2.99) and ties ($17.99). And, considering the shop, which debuts today at 11a.m., had a line of 100 outside its front door prior to opening, like the aforementioned collaboration, this is sure to a “snooze you lose” situation.