Before you jet off on that Caribbean getaway or long weekend in New York, there is a little something extra that really needs to be in that suitcase of yours. Gilt Groupe and New York-based boutique Kirna Zabête have collaborated on a collection of 10 dresses that are perfect for just about every summer occasion.


If you’re not already familiar with these two brands, let’s play a quick game of catch-up. Gilt Groupe is something like an online fashion club + retailer that offers thier members up to 70% off designer goods. Kirna Zabête is a cutting-edge concept store in Soho that offers high-end designer women’s fashions in a sleek, stylish setting.


The collection is pretty much a slice of patterned heaven. You’ll find everything from a tropical maxi to a psychedelic paisley midi. All the pieces kind of look like something you’d expect to see Carrie Bradshaw walking around in on a warm New York night. The ten dresses could easily work for a whole bunch of different occasions, but just in case you need a bit of guidance, they’ve named each dress after an event. For example, there’s an off-the-shoulder number that’s labeled the “Gay Wedding Brunch” dress. You’ll also find dresses fit for a second date, a meeting on a Monday and even a 4 o’clock garden wedding.


While the pieces sold on Kirna Zabête’s site will typically set you back about half a grand, they embraced a slightly lower price point for their collaboration with Gilt Groupe. Although, we won’t say they’re at a Lilly Pulitzer + Target level of affordability. The cheapest dress comes in at $295 and the most expensive caps off at $595. It’s definitely an investment, but is it worth the splurge if it means you get to own one of coolest dresses of the summer? It just might be.

What’s your favorite piece from this collaboration? Share with us in the comments below.

(Photos via Gilt Groupe)