When I first saw images last month of the Duro Olowu collaboration with jcp, I immediately started counting down to the collection’s release on March 1. Flattering silhouettes for various body types. Bold colors. African-inspired prints. This collection is like a Spring 2013 style dream.
Let me tell you. In person, the collection is even more stunning than the online lookbooks could ever indicate. If I wasn’t on a budget, I would’ve probably taken one of everything—the clothing, the home goods, the jewelry. I would’ve surely bought the suitcase to pack it all in of course (if my store had it).
|Close-up look at my favorite accessories in the collection.
The tapestry retails for $30. Necklaces above are $25 each.
|I was most attracted to the canvas and cotton bags. My favorite was the tablet E-reader case ($25).
It’ll work perfectly as clutch since its cross-body strap is detachable.
Since I knew I couldn’t buy everything (today), I tried to be selective about what I took to the fitting room. Y’all know how that goes. Once you try an item on and it’s perfect, it’s hard to walk away. Here are the items I tried on. Yes, this was as small as I could make my try-on pile.
I’m pretty confident that I’ll be revisiting this collection again soon when I have more time to try on pieces. For today, though, I purchased the leaf print dress, green blouse, and a vase. I was disappointed, though, in the absence of items in the plaid print I was most drawn to (like this tee). Darn it! St. Louis stores never get everything in special collections.
If you’re a fan of prints and color, this collection is a must-see. The price-point is quite reasonable too. I recommend checking it out in person because I noted a few size inconsistencies, even among items with the same silhouette.
are the prices reasonable?
Good question. I'll surely update my post throughout the day to mention price more. But, yes, the prices are reasonable for a designer collab. Prices range from $20 to $90. The suitcase is the priciest item at $90. The dresses start at $30. The gold and jacquard dresses are more, around $50. The tops and skirts start at $30 too. They'll likely be markdowns on this collection. I don't feel like jcp did enough to promote this collection.
I did not see or hear about it until I saw your post. I will really like to get that leaf print dress and gold skirt.
I'm hearing that from a lot of people, which indicates that jcp didn't do a good enough job of getting the word out. What a miss on their part. Check it out. Let me know that you think of the pieces when you see them in person.
Did not know about it until i saw ur post. I like leaf dress and gold skirt. I will go looking for it.
Totally off the subject…but when you lived in Lexington, Ky., you mentioned a great consignment shop that I mentally said if I ever…Well, I may be in Lexington this month and have searched through your old posts and can't find the name of the shop…Do you remember what it is?…THX and hugs..Annie
How cool…you're gonna be in Lexington, KY. I sometimes miss the place. The store is Sassy Fox (3101 Richmond Rd # 312, Lexington, KY 40509-1526). It's quite upscale and the price point was usually good. The store got great designer selections. There's a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/sassyfoxconsignment) too, but I think it's managed by the Louisville branch of the store.