Altuzarra for Target Collection

Posted on August 14, 2014

01The Altuzarra for Target collection features nearly 50 items, consisting of women’s apparel, accessories and shoes, ranging in price from $17.99 to $89.99 for apparel, and $29.99 to $79.99 for accessories. The Altuzarra for Target will be available Sept. 14, at most Target stores and



















[Photo Credit: Target]

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  • Cannot wait to score these pieces on clearance on October 1.

    • Jecca2244

      bahahhahah yes yes yes.

  • Latin Buddy

    Damn. These designs are crappy

    • judybrowni

      And I still hate tulip skirts: “Look at my cooch!”

  • Anna

    A lot of python print and ’70s secretary happening, but potentially wearable as separates.

    BE MINE olive trench from #8.

    • Chuck Barthelme

      I hate that they paired the python jacket and skirt together. Too matchy. I could see them as separates though.

      • Thomas

        I hate the way they paired #11. I don’t think the top and skirt really go together.

      • Anna

        Me too. As separates though, there are some pieces I like for “officewear on a budget.”

      • Rhonda Shore

        That skirt w a black sweater could rock.

    • marlie

      I REALLY like that trench.

    • Captain_Awkward

      They are going to sell a jillion of olive trench and purple wrap dress in #4.

      • Yes, indeedy. I will have one of those jillion of the trench and purple wrap dress.

      • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

        Dress #4 is absolutely gorgeous.

        • sienna elm

          Perfect for the office Christmas party

    • DebbieLovesShoes

      I agree. #8 is the only one I liked. But I bet they either 1) won’t have it in my size, or 2) not carry it locally. Always works out that way for me. *sigh*

      • Anna

        Yeah, I’d have to make a special trip to try and get it and even then it would probably be sold out. We technically have Target in Canada, but I don’t care what they’re telling us, IT IS NOT THE SAME.

        • DebbieLovesShoes

          Oh my goodness,,,, A fellow Bitter Kitten from Canada, like me! I’m living in California now but I’ll always be a Canadian in my heart!

          • Anna

            Nice! Whereabouts are you from originally?

          • DebbieLovesShoes

            We are from and my family still lives in Ontario — Burlington, Brampton, London (although I have cousins in BC and Alberta).

          • Anna

            Just down the QEW (one of my really good friends lives in Burlington)! I’m in Toronto, but grew up in Calgary.

  • Capt. Renault

    Looks decent enough, if not terribly exciting. Much depends on the quality of the material and work, though, which you can’t tell from looking at these pics.

    • Violentcello

      Isn’t that always the way with Target? I’ve had so many wonky seams and crappy fabrics there.

      • Guest

        Yeah, it proves that Indonisian children just really aren’t that skilled at sewing. (stole this)

        • vitaminC

          “Made for kids, by kids!”

  • SuzyQuzey

    Not bad!

  • MilaXX

    I’m over these designer collaborations. Especially Target who not only can’t be bothered to include plus sizes, but also did away with the meager plus sized section the had. What’s left is literally 1 rack of fug and a maternity section.

    • WendyD

      AMEN! I live in that weird spot between womans and “regular” ladies clothes and I used to be able to do a lot of shopping at Target, but that hasn’t been the case as of late.
      If it came in my size I’d snap up look #22 for the upcoming holidays.

    • Jackie4g

      My Target Missoni is still a nice cardigan with very pretty colors, and I’ll be wearing it come September/October. My Vera Wang for Kohl’s pajamas are wearing pretty well, not that anyone sees them, but they wash well. The rayon fabric looks like it will get pills pretty soon, but the construction is fine. My neighbor went whole hog for the Isaac Mizrahi stuff from QVC, and I keep my mouth shut, because the quality is grade Z. So some of them are OK, and some are not. I like some of this Altuzarra stuff, while freely admitting I have no previous knowledge of this designer at all!

      • Freynika

        I still use my Target Missoni accessories, but the only clothing I bought from that line was for my as-yet-unborn twin girls. They wore the hell out of their sweaters and mittens, though! The worst thing about that was how badly managed it was by Target. I ordered several items that they oversold and I never received. I bought a few items from the Nieman-Marcus collaboration a couple years ago and paid entirely too much for some of it. That Marc Jacobs scarf was not worth $70. And of course a month later, it was all knocked down at least 60%.

      • MilaXX

        I wasn’t commenting on the quality of the clothing, just the fact that a store that literally sell everything from soup to nuts seems to be rather intentionally excluding plus size fashions. This isn’t a high fashion line that I can “oh” & “ah” at. This is allegedly about bring a high end designer to the masses at a everyday price point. Clearly Target doesn’t find my fat girl dollars worth the effort. Why should I get excited over clothes I can’t wear?

        • Jackie4g

          That’s not fair. That’s horrible as a matter of fact. I mistook your meaning. Sorry.

        • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

          I’m a tall fat dude and you have my sympathies. Men’s Big and Tall shirts area joke. Nothing is different than the regular sizes, except Big shirts are tented out, and Tall shirts have 1/2 inch extra fabric on the shirt tail. Proportions are not considered — short big guys tend to have big arms and barrel chests. Tall guys tend to have long arms, imagine that.

          Ralph Lauren Polo Big and Tall shirts gets the tall sizes right, but they’re not cheap. They are great quality though.

          I forget but I was thinking you used to live in Dallas. I miss Syms here in Dallas, they were a gold mine. I was at the grocery store and was looking for the Krogers’ reward thingie on my keychain and I still have a Syms’ rewards thingie on it too. I will probably keep it on there in memoriam.

        • demidaemon

          I don’t think any of them do a great job. Walmart sells Miley Cyrus knock-offs or tents, with very little in-between, and hardly anyone shops at K-mart anymore. It just doesn’t make any sense, considering where the average woman falls size wise.

          • MilaXX

            Target used to have an okay women’s section. Nothing fancy, mostly causal wear but okay quality for Target. I could get tops and casual skirts. In the summer they were an inexpensive place to buy bathing suits. Walmart & Kmart have been super cheap and crappy for a long time. About a year ago or so they started phasing out the plus sized section. Sometime around the holiday’t there were signs talking about coming soon. A few bloggers reached out to them and there were promised of a new improved plus section. What has happened is there are now a few pitiful racks and they are often merged or overlapping with the maternity department.

          • decormaven

            Target could earn some shopper loyalty if it were to upgrade its women’s fashions department. Even though it continues to trot out “designer” lines, I don’t see the commitment to fashion and dependable, go-to basics as in previous years. Quality definitely has taken a hit. I know it’s a challenge to hit a certain price point, but I’d like to feel a shirt has more than a few wash and wears in it.

          • Constant Reader

            I agree! A few years ago I could go to Target for work basics like turtlenecks, tees, cardigans, and pants. A month ago when I was in there I said to my boyfriend “these are clothes for depressed people who never leave the house.” Everything looked frumpy, faded, made of thin fabrics, and sad.

          • demidaemon

            It’s just disappointing and disheartening. I really have no words for how they are running this aspect of their business. 🙁

        • Freynika

          I totally get it, too. I’m also plus-sized and never get excited about any line that doesn’t also have good accessories since I’ve got no shot at the clothes. That’s why I liked the Missoni collaboration so much, even though it was pretty far off from real Missoni. It’s pathetic how Target has dowgraded their plus-size department. They don’t even have a sign for it anymore at the one where I shop.

  • I really like that belt. Do you think it’ll be leather and available for fat girls?

    • TwiddlyStun

      Gosh I hope so! I also know that it won’t look as painful on me as it does on the models, because I won’t photoshop mine that tight.

      • teensmom99

        Sorry, but I would be shocked if it were leather. Never seen any leather belts at Tar-jay and the whole point with these designer collections is that they make the stuff cheap.

        • That would be my suspicion too.

    • MilaXX

      it may come in an XL

      • And that may be a “designer” XL size 12… Oh well. Means I won’t have to figure out how to get something sent to me from the US!

        • teensmom99

          I think a Tar-jay XL is probably a real XL (US 14-16–and maybe even generously sized).

    • Ginmaru

      I’ll wait until the size extra small goes on sale and buckle two of them together. 🙂

    • poorellensmith

      I dunno, but I think the belt is doing about 95% of the heavy lifting up there. (I really like the boots, too, but they are rather classic and DSW has about 8 versions of them in stock on any given day.) I might actually make a Target run to check out the belt…

  • hughman

    This clothes just make me feel so maudlin, which is an odd reaction to a collection. They’re what the secretary in a bad 70s movie would wear or the wife of a crooked cop. Not something I would wear to a garden party, that’s for sure.

  • ChiKat67

    What 6 year old put together the sweater skirt combo for 11? All she needed was stripped tights to complete the wtf look.

    • Thomas

      Ha Said the same thing

  • marlie

    The snakeskin print stuff is ugly, but a few of the other pieces are cute enough. The only one that really excites me is the trench, but I wonder what it’s going to look like in real life.

  • SayWhaaatNow

    I would wear #3 just for the reaction at the office

    • kimmeister

      Make sure you hiss if anyone gives you sass.

  • Kate4queen

    they look very short. Have to see them in person to be more judgey. 🙂

  • Gatto Nero

    I usually like the idea of these collaborations more than the execution.
    There are a few OK separates here (depending on the fabric content), but the python prints and the high slits are just tacky.
    Some of these combos can’t decide between school marm and sleaze.

    • Violentcello

      I have to admit, I would wear the shit out of No. 6 for date night.

  • Jacob Bowen

    #10 is totally a dress I would see on someone at the Bristol Renn Faire near my house (minus the black belt).

    • Sanglots longs

      Yup. Anachronistic “wench,” probably worn with Tevas or Converse and accessorized with a turkey leg, mehndi, and fairy face paint. Because fairies existed in the 1500s.

      • Jackie4g

        I have deep and abiding admiration for your insights.

        • Sanglots longs

          In the spirit of full disclosure, I have to confess that I once costumed 8 people for that very Bristol Ren Faire with $60-worth of Salvation Army clothes and a few hours at the sewing machine. We had three exotic princess, a mendicant monk, a village idiot, two serving girls, and a Henry VIII (all in air-quotes, obviously). So I can’t really judge too harshly if someone wants to wear Target Altuzarra!

  • kimmeister

    Mixed reaction. I love the pieces with the oversized orchid print and will totally get them if they fit (except for the gown). Also love the trench and the 2 lady tuxes in the little pictures, but I have the feeling I would look terrible in those pants. Hate the snake print stuff.

  • Sarah Thomas

    Wow, now I know what I’m wearing if I ever have a date with Patrick Bateman.

  • hillmad

    I’m pretty sure I wore a gold version of #9 to a friend’s wedding in 1979!

    • teensmom99

      Wait, are you my mother?

      • hillmad

        LOL No, but your mother must have the same impeccable taste!

        • teensmom99

          Apparently. She even had a matching hat.

          • hillmad

            Well, then she’s got me beat!

  • Glam Dixie

    Love the green coat, wish I could see the dress under it. Not really feeling much else here.

  • I need 14, the off-the-shoulder sweater with the golden herons, in my life. Really want 17, too — but 19 is just whack.

    There is a lot of ’70s coming back, isn’t there?

    • SewingSiren

      The lace face mask in 19 is my favorite.

  • Mothra

    I like the green coat and the #6 dress…What are those things on the shoulder? Birds? Leaves? Never been a fan of snake print anything. But here’s the thing, even I don’t buy stuff at Target. Who is the Target Woman?

    • kimmeister

      *Raises hand* Today’s cardigan and undergarments are courtesy of Target.

      • Mothra

        I’m not sure I would count undies as a “wear to work” or “wedding guest” attire. I would buy undies and socks at target. Maybe even a cardigan. But Fancy Wear? Not sure I would. and not because I’m snotty and rich cuz I ain’t but because it seems so many other people could potentially be WEARING THE SAME THING. and that would be embarrassing.

        • kimmeister

          Not embarrassing if you accessorize/style it better than the other wearers! 🙂

          • Mothra

            Well it is true I am often taller than everyone but still.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    I am not holding out much hope for the real world incarnations, previous Target collections were less than stellar when I saw them in store. Cheap looking material, ill fitting, just not worth the reasonable price point…and what is with #20, Target does All That Jazz?

    • Stubenville

      I think #20 is actually from the Elvira Mistress of the Dark collection for Target.

  • stagmania

    Well, pretty much all of these are going to look either inappropriate or unflattering on busty ladies, so that leaves me out. I am less and less impressed with these Target collections.

  • BlairBear

    The coats look fantastic but the rest of it is a little to Fierce Power Bitch for my tastes

  • PastryGoddess

    That Green Trench is MINE!

    The rest…meh. maybe some of the dresses. I like the big floral print, but the shapes are odd

    • Gatto Nero

      I like the trench, too, but wonder if up close it turns out to be made of a highly flammable fabric with pleather sleeves.

      • PastryGoddess

        I would make an amazingly fashionable torch….

  • semirose

    I can’t tell if I actually like the purple dress or if I like it because it’s a purple dress and I banned myself from them ages ago because I have sooooo many so I know I won’t buy it anyway. Leaning towards actually liking it.

    • kittentoes

      I like it too. I love purple, and my dad has an orchid greenhouse.

  • teensmom99

    Why do I feel like the stuff which looks okay on the models won’t look good in real life?

  • FibonacciSequins

    I feel like I’m in a bargain basement with dirty white tiles and glaring fluorescent lights.

    • nannypoo

      You are. It’s Target.

      • FibonacciSequins

        Target would be a step up from the vibe I’m getting here.

  • Mr. J.

    Python, birds, orchids….Dullsville.

  • guest

    Wow. This is really bad. I kinda feel bad for him.

  • guest

    Target messed up I think. He is too niche and not sellable. He is just good at brownosing the right editors i think.

  • GorgeousThings

    I want to like these collections, but they are SO crappily made of such cheap fabrics and materials. I’ll save my pennies for the next time I’m near Century 21 (the NY store, not the crappy mall store)

    • The Counselor

      Yeah, I’m sort of afraid to find out up close what the fabric is like on 4, 9, and 12–I’m getting flammable jersey vibes…

  • Sugarbeetle

    Number 12 reminds me of a dress my mother had in the 70s. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing.

  • WaterGhost

    Too many shoulder pads, but the number 8 coat is amazing.

  • ellatheingenue

    That is such a badass coat.

  • BLauDGaspode

    Snakeskin will never not look like someone is being eaten alive. Or molting.

  • Stubenville

    Made of rash-inducing flammable synthetic fabrics, no doubt.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Which is what I’m reminding myself of as I start to covet…

      That and, since people be crazy, it will be sold out in moments.

  • I covet the black trench but I’ll be damned if I pay $90 for it.

  • Shannon

    I’ll take the trench if I can get into it. I haven’t been to Target in months, though, do they still have that plus-size embargo? I know the designer collections won’t be plus but I might swing an XL.

  • Shelby

    Snakeskin. Yuck.

  • Milos Mom

    Why is that tacky ass python blazer calling my name?????

  • Columbinia

    Nothing I can’t live without. The boots with everything and that long, skinny scarf looped around the neck make me think of the 1970s. I dearly hope fashion is not going to have a ’70s revival thing.

  • Julie Ann

    Wow. Most of these are truly hideous. They don’t even look good on the models. Number 10 is the only one that seems remotely cute. The fabrics look chintzy (yes, they’re Target so they are chintzy but the whole point of this “Designer X for Target” is to make cheap clothes that don’t look cheap, right?

  • Headphone Princess

    Googling ‘Altuzarra lookbook’ brings up slideshows that feature more individual pieces. I’m not crazy about the ‘looks’ presented here, but some of the other pieces I don’t see here on the whiteboard that are floating around online today aren’t quite as garish.

    I tend to really like getting a piece or two from the fall Target collabs-it’s a chance to add a couple of cheap trendy things to update some workwear. I still get compliments on a couple of Jason Wu dresses I wear on occasion and I really like some of the things from the Lim collab last year. Surprised that I’m in the minority…

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  • Lower L

    That is a LOT of sternum.

  • Little_Olive

    python print? really? in 2014? ugh

  • CassandraMortmain

    Whole lot of ugly here. I always hate snakeskin prints but these are especially hideous.

    I used to be a sucker for these Target designer collaborations until I realized how poorly made and crappy most of them are. I just got rid of a bunch of Target designer pieces, some of them never worn. So I’ve learned to just say no. I do still wear my Missoni cardigans, though.

  • JynxTheCat

    trench yes. Everything else: no.

  • Olive G

    I vote for #1 and #12. Only!

  • demidaemon

    Does anyone else feel like we’ve returned to the 80s with this collection?

  • SistaT

    I love the boots and the snakeskin prints. Oh, and that belt. That’s it.

  • Joanna B

    I’m kind of liking the cranberry velour blazer, but the lapels look wonky.

  • Teresa Wyatt

    Too much disco and python! Yuck!

  • SCK1980

    Those boots look fierce but also look like they will bunch up at the ankles, a pet peeve of mine.

  • Ashleigh

    The red velvet tux is CUTE

  • Maryanne525

    I’ve never been a fan of snakeskin print, but I actually do like the floral prints.

  • allj

    Why, Target? Why? You always do this. You hire some big name designer to make a collection for you, 90% of which is unwearable for the average consumer or just plain ugly. Your whole schtick is nice stuff for your average Joe/Jane. Stop trying to put America in chiffon python. Stop with the neon and neoprene. Just have your designers make pretty clothes that most people look good in! It can’t actually be that difficult.

    • Dagney

      and clothes that fit.

  • somebody blonde

    I might have to go to target just to try on that red suit. I’d love to have that. I like most of these, actually. They’re probably flimsy as hell, but whatever.

  • anotherkate

    I am disappoint.

  • stacey

    The Slytherin collection, now at Tarjay

  • Morrigan

    The clothes look like they were inspired by a Sears catalog circa 1978. Do the big name designers deliberately make ugly clothes when they design for Target? Like as a message that poor people don’t deserve nice things? If you want to look good on a budget, you can do a better job by buying from thrift shops and vintage stores than by wearing this dreck.

  • Mrs. O

    Yuck. Cheap and ugly.

  • Guest

    They’re beautiful, I’m in love.

  • They look lovely, but I’m not sure how well they get translated into actual Target products.