Raf Simons is clearly steering Calvin Klein in a new direction. The rebranded Calvin Klein collection, which is oddly called CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC, offers customers classic American tropes with Raf’s personal provocation.
There are so many pieces we love from the main collection that it’s hard to count. One of our favorite-favorites is a classic trench with detonable sleeves ($2700). When the belt is properly synched the bottom turns into a dramatic swing style. (The pictures don’t do it justice.) The spring collection also included lots of pants with side stripes $850 and Western-style tops ($640).
Those with a keen fashion eye don’t need to wait for markdown season to wear Raf’s newest collections. Shoppers can bypass the ‘Collection’ prices and go straight to Macy’s where lots of lookalikes are a fraction of the price. Jeans with a side stripe are just $128 and this Western-style tops are $118. This denim style is already reduced to just $35.
Granted, I’m unlikely to find that dramatic trench coat at Macy’s but these other items make it really hard to rationalize the spending 205W39NYC prices. We even found the splatter paint denim at Macy’s and these heels (in red not the black) have Raf’s thumbprints all over them.
We love the idea of going with the Macy’s version on some of these items. It’s the all-American fashion dream.