Are you deliberating over the Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse collection that I blogged about earlier on? This collection has already gone on sale at Macy’s since Aug 31.

I was at Macy’s on 34th Street (NYC) last week prior to the launch of the collection. The collection was on display at the first floor and I managed to scrutinize the pieces as well as its material.

Like most fashion collaborations, don’t expect to get Chanel quality at affordable price point. The Chanel or lux fashion element resides on the cut and design. In terms of material, you get monkey when you pay peanuts.

I would recommend this tweed dress from the collection as a “buy” item.

I like this ombre metallic tweed jacket, a “buy” rating for those who are shopping for fall/winter climate. I also like the similar tweed skirt from this collection.

I am more indifferent about the silk, or rather polyester, pieces. Simply put, they looked like smooth silk on the lookbook. But in reality, they appear less “expensive” due to the coarser polyester fabric.

Close up of the sweet puff-sleeve dress, which I am also indifferent about.

What I wouldn’t buy from this collection are items which have faux leather element, such as the above dress. I love the fashion forward statement accentuated by the faux croc but I can’t help but feel that the PVC material lowered the perceived value of the dress visually. It would have been great if the folks at Macy’s used higher quality pleather instead – I’m sure fashionistas wouldn’t mind forking out a bit more for quality.

Similarly, I would issue a “Do not buy” rating for the faux leather shorts.

For more photos (and ratings) of the collection, check out the pictures I took on my Facebook album. Hopefully, this insight helps you in making your purchase decision. The last I checked, some sizes were selling out fast. Therefore, do not deliberate for too long or you might miss the boat!

之前在部落格里提到Karl Lagerfeld与美国商家Macy’s合作所推出限量平价系列。本人上周在纽约的Macy’s逛了一圈,仔细“审查”每件服饰,并为这个系列的服饰颁发“购买评价”。一言以蔽之,平价系列始终是以低价位取胜。因此这个系列卖的是Karl Lagerfeld这鬼才的设计,而不是着重于服饰的材料。本人认为,当中斜纹软呢的连衣裙及外套都非常值得入手。若你还在考虑,希望这篇文章对你有一些帮助。然而,千万别考虑太久,因为有些尺寸已开始售完,有心购买的话,可别误了时机!

Pin It

« Previous: MsGlitzy Shop: La Mer Collection Watches

» Next: I Need Some Versatility