MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Target Stores, a national retail leader in apparel and home fashions, announced today a new partnership with New York-based fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi. Mizrahi will create an exclusive collection of classically designed fashion sportswear and accessories for the style-conscious woman. The collection, named Isaac Mizrahi for Target, will be available exclusively in all Target stores nationwide in August 2003. Reinterpreting key elements of his trademark style, Mizrahi has created a head-to-toe collection of sportswear for the Target guest that includes shoes, handbags, eyewear, hats and gloves. Prices will range from $9.99 for woven tops to $69.99 for outerwear. Known for his magnetic persona and witty style, Mizrahi has won four Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awards. Exploding onto the fashion scene in the late 1980s, Mizrahi adopted a groundbreaking approach to womenswear and came to redefine luxury. He is famous for his use of color and the clean, flattering lines of his designs. Mizrahi is now the host of his own television show and will be featured in the advertising and marketing campaign for this new collection. "This new collection will offer affordable luxury for every woman, everywhere," said designer Mizrahi. "My clothes have always celebrated the style of American women of all ages and all walks of life. Now, through my partnership with Target, I can offer my designs to more women than ever before at accessible prices." With Mizrahi, Target, known for its design partners such as renowned architect Michael Graves, celebrity make-up artist Sonia Kashuk, and designers Liz Lange and Mossimo Giannulli, will broaden its appeal as a shopping destination for fashionable, price-conscious women. "Isaac Mizrahi's personality, creativity and design sensibility are a perfect match for Target," said Trish Adams, senior vice president, Target Stores. "Our partnership with him addresses the lifestyle needs of today's modern women and his collection will complement our fashion assortment of women's ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories." About Target Stores Minneapolis-based Target Stores serves guests at 1,148 stores in 47 states nationwide by delivering today's best retail trends at affordable prices. Whether visiting a Target store or shopping online at target.com, guests enjoy a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to thousands of unique and highly differentiated items. Target Stores, along with its parent company Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT), gives back more than $2 million a week to its local communities through grants and special programs. Since opening its first store in 1962, Target has partnered with nonprofit organizations, guests and team members to help meet community needs.
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