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by Zuri Magers
Finding a good bargain sometimes feels like finding a soulmate ... and finding great clothes and accessories from amazing high-end designers at prices I can actually afford is just the kind of bargain that really sets my heart a-flutter! Urban Outfitters designer collaborations have got to be my favorite in the now saturated world of designer/ retail collabs. Urban partners with smaller, independent designers that I already adore, such as Geren Ford, Corpus, and Samantha Pleet, and their creativity isn't stifled by having to produce for a mass market audience. Besides the one-of-a-kind must-have designs, another plus is the value of the clothes, jewelry and accessories being offered. While perhaps at a slightly higher price point than other Urban Outfitters products, the designer goods seem to have better quality materials, trims and construction. Urban Outfitters is always announcing new projects with designers and highlighting them on their always fun to read blog. I love a good bargain, and when a good bargain is also well made, adorable and supports up-and-coming designers, well that's just the icing on my shopping cake. Click through the slideshow for some of my favorite pieces from the Urban Outfitters collaborations!
I've yet to meet someone who doesn't adore MAC -- either the whole brand, or specific products that simply can't be copied. If you are the type who hoards new beauty stuff in every color around, perhaps you should mark the MAC + Rodarte collaboration on your calendar. Their plan? They will be creating a limited-edition line with inspiration pulled straight from Rodarte's runway looks -- the Fall 2010 collection, to be exact. We are definitely in for a treat! According to WWD, we're going to see a lot of pale and nude-lipped combinations, and plenty of smoky eye builders. Who can resist a smoky eye?!MAC has a history with Rodarte, having teamed up backstage since 2006. It looks like they are building some brand new looks for us to enjoy, and that's something we want to get into right away. As for the limited edition appeal? Well, that's just another reason while we'll be filling up our virtual shopping carts come September. For more info on the upcoming collab, visit our friends over at Limelife!