Remember the rush for the Missoni collection that brought a certain website to its cyber-knees? Both Neiman Marcus and Target have taken great pains to avoid a similar fate with their holiday gift collaboration, but we still recommend a shopping reconnaissance mission closer to the December 1 launch date rather than, say, Christmas Eve.
Scooping up your picks amongst these 50-odd treasures may ultimately require strategy, stamina or a pre-existing relationship with an NM sales associate. But if there was ever a reason to brave the madding crowds, it’s this: a floral-print bike from Alice+Olivia, Tracy Reese’s sequined blouse, a Derek Lam skateboard, Brian Atwood’s studded gloves, Rodarte’s wrapping paper, an Oscar de la Renta tote, and a Thom Browne blazer at prices ranging from $8 to $500. At Neiman Marcus and Target.