Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's: 5 Key Pieces to Buy Today

Monday, September 05, 2011 • Permalink • 

After what seems like an eternity of anticipation, Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's Impulse has finally landed. Is it worth the hype? I'd say so. It looks like Macy's really did let the master -- who is best known as the iconic designer behind equally iconic labels Chanel and Fendi -- do his thing, without the constraints of mainstream department store sensibilities. The result? A line that is amazingly affordable (thank you Macy's) and amazingly Karl. Kind of hard to believe this creative genius is 77-years-old, isn't it?

Is everything a winner? Not quite. I don't care who's designing, it's hard to get faux leather right. I'll pass. But there are divine shirts and dresses that are so deliciously Karl that smart fashionistas will snap them up right away... they're sure to be sell outs. So, here are my picks for the 5 Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's items you should snag ASAP:

This high-collar, dramatic cotton poplin button shirt doesn't just look like Karl Lagerfeld designed it... it looks like he would wear it. I'm in love.

Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse Top, Long Sleeve Stretch Poplin Button Detail

→ Buy the Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's Long Sleeve Stretch Poplin Shirt, $99.00, at macys.com.


This exquisitely detailed puff-sleeve top (check out the tulle around the neckline) is perfect for a nice dinner out.

Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's Short Sleeve Puff Sleeve Tulle Trim Top

→ Buy the Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's Short Puff Sleeve Tulle Trim Top, $79.00, at macys.com.


A simple, effortless sheath dress is easier dreamed up than found, particularly at an affordable price. This one hits a home run.

Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's Short Sleeve Ponte Sheath Dress

→ Buy the Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's Short Sleeve Ponte Sheath Dress, $99.00, at macys.com.


This pretty, feminine dress has the same tulle details as the black top, plus a well-crafted polyester that vibes surprisingly silk-like.

Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's Puff Sleeve Tulle Trim Dress

→ Buy the Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's Puff Sleeve Tulle Trim Dress, $119.00, at macys.com.


The drama of this dress isn't for everyone, but it does have an iconic Karl flare that makes it hard to resist.

Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse Dress, Sleeveless Contrast Collar Textured

→ Buy the Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's Sleeveless Contrast Collared Dress, $124.00, at macys.com.


There are 41 styles all together. You can see them all, while they last, on the Macy's website.

→ Browse Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's Impulse online at macys.com.