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Karl Lagerfeld to Launch Lower-Priced Line

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Designer Karl Lagerfeld recently announced that he would be launching a lower-priced clothing line which will debut in early 2012.

According to WWD, the Karl Collection is being described as “street” and “rock”, and is targeted towards women in their late teens to early 20s. The collection is slated to include cocktail dresses, detachable collars, fingerless gloves and lots of denim and leather items, which are all signature Lagerfeld pieces.

Natalie Massenet, founder and executive chairman of The Net-a-Porter Group, described the collection:

“It’s a very strong, well-edited collection with a great mix of street attitude and timeless chic. It also is an entire wardrobe that mixes and matches well with itself. While it has great contemporary price points, it has enough edge to resonate with a sophisticated fashion consumer who is looking for great new items at any budget.”

The 100-piece women’s collection will debut on Net-a-Porter starting on Jan. 25, with sales on KarlLagerfeld.com starting on Feb. 28. Items will be priced between $95 to $450 and while the line is not exactly poor college student budget-friendly, it’s certainly less expensive than Chanel!

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this line? What do you think the collection will look like? Do you think it’s worth the money to own an item designed by Lagerfeld? Remember to leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

Posted on on November 7, 2011 / Filed Under: Fashion News / Tags: , , , ,

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10 Responses to “Karl Lagerfeld to Launch Lower-Priced Line”

  1. 1
    November 7th, 2011 at 11:10 am

    TBH, I wasn’t so impressed with the editing for Lagerfeld’s Macy’s collection, so I don’t think I’ll be purchasing very much from this collection.

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    November 7th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I actually thought KL x Macy’s was pretty chic, although it was somewhat surprising that it didn’t sell out as fast as other collabs. I’m interested in seeing some photos of the Karl Collection!

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    November 7th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    I do not know if I will be buying anything, but I am really excited to see the collection.

  4. 4
    November 7th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Although the prices are cheap, I would rather save up for Chanel or Fendi, as this line isn’t really that inexpensive.
    I never really liked affordable brands, the excitement of holding a real designer item is worth the money.

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    November 7th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I’m not a big Chanel fan, but I’ll probably take a look at it anyway. I didn’t buy anything from the Macy’s collection, and I doubt I will with this one either. I like the idea of the lower cost collections though.

  6. 6
    November 7th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    It sounds pretty cool. I’ll definitely take a look at it, but I won’t be purchasing anything. $95 for one item is WAY beyond my budget.

  7. 7
    November 8th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I think it’s cool that all sorts of designers are partnering with Target, Macy’s, and H&M, yet I feel like most of the lines are still over-priced. I LOVED one of the Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s dresses but it was the most simple one and it was still $120 for fabric that wasn’t worth it.
    I know they are world class designers that insist on lush fabrics and complicated shapes and won’t compromise their vision, but I think they should really work on lowering their prices further.

  8. 8
    November 15th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Once again..no love for guys. Why is it so hard to find good fashion for men in America? We care how we look too!

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