Daily Archives: December 18, 2007

Erin Fetherston for Target Go International Review

Recently, I purchased two items from the Erin Fetherston for Target Go International collection. I was particularly excited about this collection because of its romantic, young fairy tale-ish looks. It by far has the most defined, original style since Luella’s Go International debut.

 

Erin Fetherston fascinates me because after graduating from college in California, she moved to Paris even though she barely spoke French. After finishing a degree at the Paris outpost of Parsons, she took the rare step of immediately launching her own couture collection instead of working under someone else at an established fashion house. 

 

The Heart Handbag in red is much larger and even better quality than I expected. Made of a durable faux suede, it is fully lined in a cream cotton heart print and has a small interior pocket. Additionally, there is a magnetic clasp closure inside near the top. The handles are long enough that you can comfortably sling it over your shoulder. I’ve been carrying this bag every day and it gets constant complements. It’s roomy enough to hold your lunch, favorite magazines and umbrella comfortably. The bag sold out almost immediately after its release, but it may be worth checking Ebay for your own! 

 

The Corduroy Jumper in barn red is another winner. I love it so much that I’ve worn it about ten times in the last three weeks! It’s made of a super fine wale corduroy and in person it’s more of a rich burgundy. The buttons are fully functioning and each is covered in the same corduroy fabric as the dress. There are pockets on each side of the button placket and the finishing is very refined for a lower-priced clothing line.

One warning: this runs large by a full size. I ordered a small and an extra small would have been a much better fit. After reading the online reviews, this seems to be a common consensus. 

 

Overall, I give both items a 5/5. They are much nicer in person and the finishing details are more impressive than the website shows (such a rarity!) I applaud Go International for taking chances with the designers they’ve chosen so far. They’re willing to make edgier choices than many of their mainstream competitors and the Erin Fetherston collection has proven that a low price point and high quality can coexist!