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Coming This Fall: Affordable Marc Jacobs, Isabel Marant, and Phillip Lim

A rundown of the season's most anticipated collaborations.

By Tricia Gilbride August 21, 2013

It’s tough for even the most dedicated follower of fashion to keep up with all the designer collaborations and capsule collections these days, but we’re here to help.  Here's a rundown of the three biggest designer-retailer partnerships happening this autumn. 

Marc Jacobs Beauty

A beauty line has become a rite of passage for designers with a certain level of name recognition, and Marc Jacobs is finally taking the plunge after opening a bookstore and creating a doll in his likeness. The collection (priced from $18-$78) focuses on on fun, fret-free beauty with items like Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Truth or Dare (which is a berry shade, in case you were wondering)  and an eyeliner called Magic Marc’er Precision Pen that promises to deliver  a “never-seen-before shade developed in Japan to create the shiniest and blackest black on the market.” To see for yourself if there really is a brand new black, head to the nearest Sephora. 

Phillip Lim For Target

Designer collaborations with Target typically stick to formula: a few handbags, fun and easily recognizable prints (Lim, remember, revitalized leopard and made floral autumn-appropriate), cocktail dresses that put you at risk of having the same dress everyone else does, and a couple graphic tees for good measure (in this case, a comic book motif and a tiger). In short, cute clothes with a questionable shelf life. What makes this particular Target collection unique is that it is equal parts menswear and womenswear. Dudes looking to sport Phillip Lim on a budget can pick up a button down shirt with camo accents, sweatpants, or a faux leather jacket starting September 15. 

Isabel Marant for H&M

Isabel Marant, the French designer responsible for convincing people that sneaker-heels are cool and then charging $700 for them, is teaming up with H&M to bring her signature Parisian bohemian style to the masses. Will the world finally have affordable, fashion-forward sneaker-heels, or will Marant focus on the ankle boots, chunky knits, and draped paisley beloved by her cult following? We'll see when the collection is released on November 14th. Though H&M still hasn't set up shop in central Houston, they did finally launch e-commerce in the United States. Shop from home or head over to Willowbrook Mall. 

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