It’s In The Bag—And Now At Target-------
When it comes to aspirational shopping, Calypso has mastered the art of presenting us with an array of products for the lifestyle we wish we had—the one where “summer” is used as a verb and people have strong opinions on which Virgin Island is best. This should come as no surprise, seeing as how the line was created by founder Christiane Celle on Saint-Barthélemy in the French West Indies back in 1992. In the nearly 20 years since its launch, Calypso has opened 20 freestanding boutiques and amassed plenty of fans, a number that will likely grow this week with the premiere of its partnership with Target. Boasting maxi skirts, crochet bikinis, wedge espadrilles, and colorful cover-ups, the collection of destination-ready wardrobe staples also includes an adorable selection of beauty cases and organizers to help you stay properly primped no matter where your travels may take you. The bags come in summery linen prints, like the bright orange and red tie-dye pattern shown above. If, like us, you’ve never moved past Spring 2010′s ode to the fun, retro dyeing technique (or the covetable Proenza dresses it yielded), these are likely right up your alley—and at a fraction of the cost.