Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Happy Hump Day!
Did you brave the crowds and craziness yesterday for the launch of the new "Missoni for Target" designer collaboration? I have to admit, I knew it was coming and I knew it would be "huge" - but I didn't expect what happened.
First off, I counted on people in my little beach town having no idea what Missoni was and being completely disinterested. Duh. Big mistake. Additionally, I have to admit I didn't expect the quality to be that great, based on the price points.
Surprise! My Target was almost wiped clean by 2pm when I finally arrived. The Target website crashed early in the morning - and by the time it finally recovered late last night, almost everything was sold out. However, I was lucky - and after seeing everyone's posts and comments on Facebook last night, I am more than thankful for my good fortune. The Shopaholic Shopping System was in full swing yesterday. Between me, my sister and one of my BFF's - we were texting pictures and wish lists all day long. Everyone hit multiple Target stores - and somehow, we all managed to score most of the items on our wish lists.
The first item in my cart? The Ballet Flats pictured above - they are a great fit and I can't wait to wear them this Fall!
This scarf was literally the last one in my local Target and I was thrilled to find it!
The sweater dresses were all very popular. I managed to get two of them. Note: I think these are pretty darn short. It's my opinion that tights will be necessary for anyone over 5'4". :-)
I also added a few cosmetic bags to my collection. I don't know about you, but I prefer to change cosmetic bags with each new season, so these come at a perfect time. Goodbye, Calypso bag and hello, Missoni...you just look like Fall to me! :-)
I'm still *dying* for the dress below. It is sold out online and is already selling for 2-3 times the original retail price on Ebay. If anyone has an extra they are looking to unload, you know who to contact! Me! :-)
What do you think of the Missoni for Target collection? I hope you managed to find everything you were looking for. All day yesterday we kept hearing (directly from Target employees) that the stock would not be replenished, but honestly - I find that very hard to believe. The Target website had more traffic on Tuesday than on Black Friday - they'd be fools not to produce more and replenish. Lots of folks had trouble ordering online and their stores were wiped clean. Reports are that police had to be called in several locations, when actual fights broke out over the merchandise. Hard to believe, huh?
Here is my opinion, for what it's worth. Target should have known this would happen. They installed a pop-up store last week in Manhattan during Fashion Week. The shop covered six city blocks, and planned to be open for three days. However - in six hours (that's 6 hours, y'all!) they were completely sold out of merchandise and had to close. Complete and total "Missoni Mayhem"!
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!