If the Thakoon for Target buzz has already disappeared (it has), then here's another Target bit to keep you going: WWD reports that the next Go International designer to serve the masses will be surfer-turned-designer Tracy Feith. You can expect the line to look exactly as you might expect - The color palette consists of "lollypop red, Persian turquoise, seafoam green, neon orange and pink, and Saturn lime," and Tracy's inspiration board is crowded with "generations of beachgoers, bathing beauties of the Fifties and Hawaiian-style painted flowers." Most items will retails between $14.99 to $44.99, though there will be at least one pricey option - the cropped leather jacket, retailing at $139.99. Which, at Target, is the approximate price of decking out your kitchen / decorating your room / several Go International pieces. The collection hits stores May 17, just in time for Hamptons-goers in need of an hibiscus print tube top.
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Tracy Feith Still M.I.A., Owes Over $200K To Landlords
Six months ago, Lauren noticed that Michelle Obama-anointed designer Tracy Feith seemed to have disappeared. The surfer-cum-designer known for his bright floral prints became a household name after Mrs. O wore one of his dresses twice, followed by a successful collaboration with Target. But despite the first lady's proven ability to move the fashion market, Feith is in serious trouble. The designer's brick-and-mortar stores in New York and Los Angeles have closed, his website is down, and today the Daily News is reporting that he owes over $200,000 to landlords in NYC and Montauk. His former landlords are, understandably, pretty pissed. Feith's Manhattan landlord's lawyer told the News, "It is shameful that a popular and successful designer has shunned his most basic business obligation by failing to pay rent for his retail store." But Feith and his business partner Susan Winget are nowhere to be found. Once fixtures in Montauk, they were conspicuously absent this year. We've reached out to Winget for comment but haven't heard back. Feith had been consulting for Calypso, and we hoped he had held onto the gig as a source of much-needed income, but a rep from Calypso told us that while Feith had worked for the brand a while ago, it was only for about two months. Feith reportedly made $550K for his Target lines. Where did the money go?
Target's Reissuing 34 GO International Dresses, Here Are Nine We Hope They Include
If you didn't get your hands on one of the lust-worthy pieces from one of Target's blink-and-you-missed-it designer collaborations over the years, you might get a second chance. In celebration of Five Years of GO International®, Target is following in the footsteps of Betsey Johnson and Anna Sui by reissuing 34 dresses from the following 17 previously featured designers: Luella Bartley, Tara Jarmon, Paul & Joe, Behnaz Sarafpour, Proenza Schouler, Libertine, Alice Temperley, Erin Fetherston, Jovovich-Hawk, Rogan, Richard Chai, Jonathan Saunders, Thakoon, Tracy Feith, Rodarte, Zac Posen and Tucker. The collective will be available March 13, 2011 through April 10, 2011 at most Target stores and online at Target.com. We think this is an awesome idea, and great news for people who missed out the first time around. Click through from some of our favorite dresses from the past five years. We hope Target agrees with us!
Tracy Feith Resurfaces To Design for Toms Shoes
Remember Tracy Feith? The designer was an early favorite of Michelle Obama's, his Target collection was a hit, and he had standalone boutiques in New York and L.A...until he inexplicably fell off the face of the earth back in 2010. His boutiques closed and it turned out he owed over $200,000 to landlords in NYC and Montauk. While we still don't know the reason behind his mysterious disappearance from the fashion business, the designer seems to be making a comeback. For real.