As many of you likely now know, there will be a pop up shop and a shoe/boot line in collaboration with Sigerson Morrison this fall. I hope this is a harbinger of Jane returning to something like full time designing. I also hope Domahoka has the line so people can buy it from afar. I will be reporting the details as they come out and, of course, visiting the pop-up when my schedule permits to report on styles. As there will be a website and lookbook, we will all be able to see new Mayle again soon for the first time.
I imagine prices will be on the high side as this is a new and limited collection (and therefore higher production costs). I imagine it will be something like the pieces Jane has produced for Septieme Etage in Geneva, although probably around 30-50% cheaper. Still, I'm anticipating it may be $800-$1,200 for a dress (or even her old price points of $600-$900) so I won't be buying the whole line. Certainly, I'll have to parse the collection carefully to ensure I get the right items for my life, ones that complement my closet. Hopefully the shoes and boots will be in stores for longer than the dresses, given that they are a collaboration with S-M
Here's the email about her comeback--hopefully, Jane will return again soon, for longer than three weeks:
Hope everyone is well! I wanted to let everyone in on a little secret. Jane Mayle is making a comeback in the form of a pop-up shop in late September. It will last for about 3 weeks. Dresses, coats, tops, handbags, shoes, and boots. A full collection for Fall 2010! I have been happily assisting Jane on this project, and am excited to share the news with you. Along with this Mayle pop-up, Jane is also collaborating with Sigerson Morrison (uptown) with shoes/boots, and they will also be carrying select pieces from the line.
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