Calypso for Target

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Most of the real fashion bloggers have already weighed in on Calypso St. Barth's Target line, so I'm behind the game. But I wanted to wait until I could get into the store to check the stuff out for myself, and that didn't happen until last night. So...better late than never?

Overall, I like the Calypso St. Barth collection a lot. The looks are fun, beachy, summery, and generally seem to be well-made. There isn't anything I liked enough to seek it out at full price, but there are definitely a few pieces I'll have my eye on once the sales start.

The Calypso line is marketed as three collections. The first, The Sea Collection, is a mostly-blue line of beach-inspired stuff. My favorites from the Sea Collection are:

CALYPSO St. Barth for Target® Wrap Bracelet With Chain - Turquoise, $14.99

CALYPSO St. Barth for Target® Tie-Dye Print Sleeveless Crochet-Bib Tunic in Blue, $24.99

CALYPSO St. Barth for Target® Linen Tote - Natural/Blue, $16.99

The pink and orange Reef Collection is my favorite of the three Calypso lines. The looks remain beachy and casual, but the prints are a bit less sedate. My favorites:

CALYPSO St. Barth for Target® Medallion Print Crochet-Bib Tunic in Pink/Orange, $36.99

Calypso St. Barth for Target® Women's Sleep Chemise - White/Pink, $24.99

CALYPSO St. Barth for Target® Mutlistrand Necklace With Rosary Beads - Cream, $39.99

The final collection, Shore, is based on a yellow/green/khaki palette, and it does the least for me of the three. I didn't find a single "can't live without it" item in it.

One thing Target seems to do with these special collections, which I enjoy, is to tailor some of the offerings from their typical lines to go along with whatever designer they are featuring. I saw a few pieces that weren't from Calypso, but had much that same feel (and usually a lower price). These included:

Mossimo® Women's Strappy Maxi Dress - Coral Explosion, $29.99

Mossimo® Women's Racerback Bib Top - Blue Ocean, $19.99

Merona® Straw Tote - Natural, $19.99

Long Coral Charm Pendant Necklace - Gold, $14.99

One final positive note: Most of the women's Calypso styles are available in plus sizes, often up to 28.


I really like the medallion print but none of the line has really wowed me enough to go to a Target that has the collection (my local one is too small). I actually like the non-Calypso pieces you featured better... maybe I would love it more if I saw it IRL?

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