Zac Posen – Not Bespoke, Z Spoke
I’m getting ready for my annual trip to New York for Christmas. Ticket is yet to be booked but should be this week. That can really only mean one thing – preparing my shopping list! There are always the usual things to stock up on, things like Carmex lip balm which you can get at the dollar store! Mac and Bobbi Brown for make-up (they are a little cheaper there because of the exchange), plus some good quality time in Sephora (someone please bring it to the UK!). Forever 21 and Century 21 are musts as well as all the usual department stores and little boutiques that make my shopping time in the Big Apple so fun and busy! Before my trip, I usually do a bit of digging to see what shouldn’t be missed. So far I’ve dug up a couple of things – Rodarte for Target (more on that later) and the new diffusion line from Zac Posen, Z Spoke.
Z Spoke is Zac Posen’s attempt to offer a more affordable line to customers and it focuses primarily on ‘sportswear’. Zac is not trying to market the 60 piece line as ‘Zac-for-less’ or as a sister line, it is about a different offering for customers at more friendly prices. The result – some simple typical Zac Posen pieces at a more affordable price (!) that will make healthy additions to any wardrobe.
I’ve always found Zac Posen to be very Gossip Girl-friendly. The pieces on Z Spoke will fit nicely in either of Blair or Serena’s wardrobes… or mine for that matter. The line will be available exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue for spring 2010. It’s a shame that it won’t be in the store when I’m there but more reason for an Easter trip me thinks!