February 04, 2009 BY CAPSULESNEWS

2009_01_targetpopup.jpgFrom Feb. 14-15, noon to 10 p.m., Target will open its Target McQ Market at St. John's Center (330 Washington St. at W. Houston St.) so New Yorkers can get their hands on the Alexander McQueen for Target collection before it launches nationwide on Mar. 4. Target press materials tell us that “the Target McQ Market will feature booths made of chain link fence, distressed plywood and graffiti covered grates evoking the gritty ambience of Camden Market and nostalgia of a rock 'n roll club. The Target McQ Market will also feature young NYC artists who will be creating one-of-a-kind pieces using prints, fabrics and embellishments from the McQ Alexander McQueen for Target line.  Ranging in price from $19.99-$129.99, the McQ for Target line includes a variety of edgy seasonal staples including lightweight sweaters, skinny denim, bubble dresses, slim skirts and cuffed shorts. Stand-out pieces include a coated cotton poplin black trench, tattoo print overlay tank and a colorblock one-shoulder dress." (NYP) Wanna get a preview? Target's launched a microsite for its McQ Alexander McQueen collection. There's a countdown clock, a googly-eyed Blythe doll decked out in a McQ for Target tee, and a soundtrack by The Duke Spirit. You can also preview three looks: the Liela-print top with the zigzag leggings, the tattoo-print strapless dress with the studded denim jacket, and the tiger print silk shift dress. (Racked)