Target Opens Gotham With – Harlem Designer Collections

Target (NYSE:TGT) will open its first store on the island of Manhattan, celebrating its grand opening in East Harlem on Sunday, July 25.

In celebration of the East Harlem store opening, Target is launching the Harlem Designer Collections in key stores, predominately on the East Coast, and on Target.com beginning August 1, 2010. These collections can be purchased a week earlier at the East Harlem store. The diverse partnership features designs from notables Isabel and Ruben Toledo, renowned designer Stephen Burrows, as well as chef extraordinaire, Marcus Samuelsson. These limited-time only collections span across categories and reflect the spirit of Harlem.

The IsabelandRubenToledo for Target® collection marks the first time Isabel and Ruben have partnered on a retail collection. The collection includes a beautifully psychedelic swim assortment with suits and towels in cerulean blues; cutouts and asymmetry make bold statements on one-piece suits ($17.99–$34.99).

IsabelandRubenToledo for Target Bandeau Bikini and Bottom, $17.99 each
IsabelandRubenToledo for Target Face T-Shirt, $19.99

The Stephen Burrows for Target® collection provides an unexpected assortment of knits that embody an urban-street aesthetic, shown in the zip-front pocketed hoodie dress ($19.99–$34.99).

Stephen Burrows for Target Keyhole Tank Dress, $34.99
Stephen Burrows for Target Off-Shoulder Dress, $34.99

The Marcus Samuelsson for Target® collection offers a range of aprons, placemats, kitchen towels, potholders and napkins, and features a pleasantly surprising assortment of men’s, women’s and kids’ tees which will only be available at the East Harlem Target store ($3.99–$19.99).

Each collection will honor Harlem while giving to the local Harlem community.  Target will donate 5 percent of each product’s purchase price to a non-profit of the designer’s choice. The non-profit selected by the Toledos is El Museo del Barrio [http://elmuseo.org]; The Fund for Public Schools in support of the library at The Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem [http://schools.nyc.gov/site/M610] by Stephen Burrows; and The Fund for Public Schools in support of the library at Harlem PS 180: Hugo Newman [http://schools.nyc.gov/site/M180] by Marcus Samuelsson. http://www.target.com

Marcus Samuelsson for Target Adult Apron, $14.99

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