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Womenswear designer Yigal Azrouël has teamed up with Macy’s for a capsule collection, Yyigal, which launches in stores today. The line is largely composed of super feminine, sophisticated pieces that would work well in or out of the office in classic colors like black, white, and blush.
While some pieces in the collection feel pretty in line with the department store’s typical offerings, there are several standout items that offer something different for Macy’s shoppers, and they would be great additions to any workwear wardrobe. Those include business casual pieces like patterned blouses and cropped pants trimmed with lace, as well as day-to-night items like cut-out tops, faux leather jackets, and a great black jumpsuit.
This new line comes at a turning point in Macy’s’ trajectory. Last month, the department store announced that it would be closing 68 brick-and-mortar locations and cutting 10,100 jobs because “these locations are simply not going to deliver solid returns,” according to Neil Saunders, CEO of retail analyst firm Conlumino.
In order to distinguish the company from its competitors, Macy’s is revamping its look with more exclusive labels like Yyigal. The new strategy is similar to that of Target, which is collaborating with Victoria Beckham for another one of the retailer’s extremely successful, exclusive collaborations. Seems to be working for Target. With any luck, it’ll help get Macy’s back on its feet, too.
Though the capsule is considerably more affordable than Azrouël’s regular line, which retails for around $1,000, it is a bit pricey for Macy’s (pieces range from $69 for a top to $199 for a jacket). Even so, the detailed tailoring and draping make most of the collection worth a look. Check out the best pieces below.