We've been pretty into Urban Outfitter's collaborations. We welcome Steven Alan in any form and surfed through Spring Fashion Week in a couple of Hawks by Geren Ford tops. They're dressy and sexy and less than $100. They're also, apparently, the same exact design as Geren Ford's main line - or at least this one particular Gather Ruffle Neck Top is. The blouse-y top comes in silk on Shopbop for $258 or a rayon/polyester/spandex blend for $88 at Urban Outfitters. (Also, the silk one's dry clean only which adds about $100 to its lifetime cost.) There's also this: the Rivet Back Tank on Shopbop for $220 or the Grommet Back Tank at Urban for $88. Not exactly the same, but close enough. And because it's all made by the same designer, there's no copy guilt. Just in case you were about to spend your hard earned recession-era pennies on Shopbop and you don't particularly mind fake silk.
We Heart Urban Outfitters' Designer Collaborations
New designer collaborations keep popping up at Urban Outfitters and we kind of love it. Urban is always full of on-trend, reasonably priced clothing and it's hard, at least for us, to walk out of that store without impulsively buying something. However, a lot of the clothes are not the most well-made or original, and there's nothing worse than seeing everyone in town wearing the same dress you just bought, or just knowing instantly where you bought it, even if it was only $50. This is why we tend to stick to their designer duds. They always end up partnering with cool, independent designers that we already like, so we see more value in being able to purchase their designs at Urban Outfitters prices and get really cute pieces that actually seem pretty well-made. Some of our personal faves are Fletcher by Lyell, Rapscallion by Samantha Pleet, Lark & Wolff by Steven Alan and David Page by Timo Weiland. We're also fans of Geren Ford's Hawks collection, whose latest delivery is available online today (and in stores sometime in the next week) and is full full of black, draping, and little rivets--all things we like. Coincidentally, we just snapped up a dress from the last delivery, all of which is now on sale.