Or at least Julie Gilhart, the store's fashion director, does. She somehow managed to convince Target (like it was that hard to persuade a megastore to partner with a high-end retailer - publicity? Hello?) to launch it's next GO International collection Rogan for Target at the flagship Barneys in New York and LA before Target actually releases it. That's Rogan Gregory, ex-Gap designer who won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award for 2008 for his ethical and organic t-shirts and jeans (which are, coincidentally, also sold at Barneys).
Nylon has a first look at the collection here.
Kind of a big deal.
The pieces will be in stock for 5 days only, starting May 8 and 15 for New York and LA, respectively. Rogan for Target will be available at Target, if I'm not mistaken, on May 18.
My question is.
Is it really that exciting and worth it to rampage Barney's Co-Op for these clothes when if you just wait ONE WEEK you can a) order it online, or b) go to Target? The prices will be the same, so I guess if you wanted to get the thrill of paying less than $100 for something at Barneys for the first time in your life, then it might be something to think about. Seriously.
Fashion is crazy.