Nanette Lepore, Anna Sui and Isaac Mizrahi Team with Best Buy for Tech Accessories
If you’re one of those people who pre-ordered the new iPhone or endured the long lines last week, Best Buy is offering a new set of chic accessories to go along with your new toy. The retailer has teamed with New York-based designers Isaac Mizrahi, Anna Sui and Nanette Lepore for an exclusive collection of accessories for iPhones, Samsung models and more. Each designer took inspiration from their current collections and translated the patterns, colors and more onto cases, sleeves and more, making it easy to match your tech to what might be hanging in your closet.
I am so excited to launch this exclusive line at Best Buy, said Isaac Mizrahi. I chose my all-time favorite prints and patterns from past collections and infused them with bold color. These wonderful tech accessories are the perfect way for my customer to show off her style and express her mood. Its an exciting way to accessorize your wardrobe!
The collection, which is available for pre-order now at www.bestbuy.com/designerseries, will be available in stores on October 5. The Nanette Lepore and Anna Sui collections were done in collaboration with the Council of Fashion Designers of America, or CFDA, which works to bring the work of American designers to customers. Past CFDA projects include a collection with Target and Neiman Marcus as well as J.
We continue to see the intersection of fashion and technology and have partnered with Best Buy to be at the forefront of this innovation, said Steven Kolb, chief executive officer at the CFDA. These partnerships have allowed our designers to enter the personal technology space and enabled them to launch their collections nationwide.
All three collections include options for Apple products such as the iPhone, iPad Air and iPad Mini as well as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and more universal notebook and laptop sleeves. Each designer added their trademarks to the items, which include Mod and bohemian prints on Anna Sui’s collection, bold textural patterns and trompe l’oeil details on Nanette Lepore’s offerings and bright polished and preppy colors with gold accents on Isaac Mizrahi’s options. Smartphone cases are $29.99, tablet cases range from $34.99 to $39.99 and laptop cases are available for $39.99. Customers can pick up cases for the iPhone 5 and 5S when the collection launches and grab an iPhone 6 case in mid-October.
We listened to our female customers who told us they are looking for more from their technologythey want style, function and changeability, said Mary Ortizcazarin, vice president of accessories at Best Buy. These new designer collections deliver the ability to personalize and accessorize their technology with an exclusive line from fashion designers many women trust and respect.