Missoni for Target for eBay. I heard this on Twitter this week but I can’t remember who said it? Pretty accurate.
I (like the rest of the world) anxiously awaited the arrival for Missoni for Target on Tuesday. I know that some people don’t get it but I love Target and I love Missoni. What I love most about this Italian Fashion house are the gorgeous patterns. Some think the patterns are crazy but I love them. I find them timeless, fun, and so perfect for a variety of occasions.
I was excited about the rugs, throws, and stoneware. I checked the website starting at 12:00am EST on Tuesday, the 13th. Nothing. Saw that lots of Target Style fans were getting restless. When I woke up on Tuesday morning, the website had already crashed. So off to my hometown Target to see what I could find. I arrived at 8:10am.
The housewares shelves were pretty empty with the exception of decorative vases. I was tempted, but I don’t really need anymore vases. So onward…
The bedding was cute but I was really after the towels and throws. The towels were sold out immediately and I never saw a throw in any of my fellow shoppers baskets so I think this store did not receive the throws. Too bad.
Feeling pretty pleased with what I scored, I went home to check online for items that weren’t at the store (rug, throws, etc). Seeing that the website was still crashing I decided to check out another store a couple of hours later. The selection was even better at this store! I found tights and socks!
After my shopping expedition I heard about the craziness that other shoppers experienced. Fighting in the stores, crashing websites, canceled orders, items showing up for resale on eBay for 3 times the price. Hopefully these eBay resellers aren’t successful and wind up returning their wares in a couple of weeks so that true fans of Target and Missoni have a chance to buy the merchandise at more accessible prices as it was intended.
I was thankful for my luck and very happy with my purchases. If you are interested in Missoni for Target, I recommend that you keep checking your local Target for a restock or returns. There are lots of fun items and I thought in general that the quality was really compared to some of the other designer collaborations.