Alice by Temperley Now in Stores and Online!

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Pictured: Alice by Temperley features knits, silks and prints, for lower prices than the designer’s high-end line. (Photo courtesy of Alice by Temperley).

Fans of Alice Temperley (like moi)  have longed for more inexpensive versions of her designs since her Target line was available last year.  I have been getting my Temperley fix on at Loehmann’s where some of her pieces turn up in the Back Room every now and then. But good news, her lower-priced line Alice by Temperely is now in stores at Temperley boutiques in London, New York and Los Angeles.  A good selection (10 pieces) of it is available online at Net-a-Porter. The bad news is, that the line is not Target priced and doesn’t offer her trademark glorious embellishments and scalloped edge knitwear.  Instead,  you’ll see  lots of polka dots, motorcycle jackets, horizontal stripe dresses, tops  and leather vests, along side Victorian style maxi dresses.  For these prices, I have to admit, I’m less than enthusiastic. The pieces currently available on include a snuggly fitted polka-dot strapless dress ($425), a printed sundress ($325), and military bandleader jacket ($395) . My favorite piece is the Holli broderie Anglaise kaftan for $290 US.   Although I love Alice’s Temperley of London , I’m not in love with any of the Alice by Temperley pieces.  Sorry, Alice, but this just doesn’t look like the Temperley I know and love.  For these prices, I can bid on more traditional Temperely favs on eBay.  Readers, what do you think? Have you seem any of the new collection on the racks? Are you in love with it?


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