Pierre Hardy’s latest, much-anticipated collection for Gap has finally begun trickling into stores in NYC, Chicago, Houston, and soon LA and San Francisco. Hardy’s beloved wedges will retail for $195 alongside a few Gap-made designs, which are likely to be just as coveted (Fashionologie even mistook one design for another Pierre Hardy item – whoever is working on footwear at Gap HQ deserves some props). Stock is still limited, but more is apparently on the way. The shoes were initially slated for release last week, but Racked NY confirms that Times Square might be your best – or only – bet if you’re looking to score the kicks now. Then again, they also reported that, as of this morning, the store has only received five pairs of the lace-up style. While Gap deserves kudos for the ongoing success of this collaboration, they also deserve a slap on the wrist: considering the snafu over their new logo, Gap should be making extra efforts to meet deadlines and drum up adequate stock, especially when it comes to such a highly-publicized collaboration.
News of another designer collaboration, Christian Siriano and Payless, has also been released today. The Project Runway alumnus is expanding his lower-priced collection for Fall 2011, says Stylelist. This time around it will include less formal shoes, sandals, and handbags, all of which will continue to be priced on par with Payless’, well, name. On the other end of the spectrum, Siriano “is also considering a higher-priced footwear line to complement his ready-to-wear collection,” Footwear News reports.
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