So yesterday was the long-awaited and very much anticipated (by myself anyway!) Missoni-for-Target release date (September 13, 2011). Yeah, this was an actual event I scheduled into my calendar. Please, do not snicker. This is important stuff, folks! I mean, I’ve anticipated many of the designer Target lines before (Issac Mizrahi, Paul and Joe, etc.), but this was different: It’s Missoni!
(Oh, by the way, it turns out I wasn’t the only one who cared either… )
I arrived at my local Target just before 9 a.m., or right after dropping T at school. My Target store opens at 8 a.m.; however, I got a text from another friend inside that read, “FYI Missoni at target on bellflower completely sold out when I was there at 8:30.” Uh-oh. I was reading this as I literally parked the car and was getting out and going inside. I guess the parking lot and front doors were something like a Black Friday of crowds before the store even opened. Yowzers!
Well, I texted back something to the nature of, “Well, I’m here now and coming in anyway.” Turns out, she was still inside, too, and on the hunt for something – anything really. Just as we started our search, in walked another friend of ours, not really knowing what she was walking into, not even really knowing what Missoni was but was willing to hang and check it out with us. I quickly got her up to speed; after showing her a few of the picked-over racks, she was knee-deep in the hunt right along with us.
So we wandered around, searching all the sections of the store high and low, back to front and back again. After all, this wasn’t just limited to women’s clothing. There were girl’s clothes, shoes, home wares, bed sheets, beauty products, travel items, and bicycles. Yes, bicycles!
While the bike was out of my price range even for being Missoni at Target, I did manage to pick up a few other items…
… and some more…
… and even some more after that!
By the time we left, my friends and I were saturated with Missoni, and the shelves were empty. While we can’t take full responsibility for all the sell-outs at our Target location, we admit, we did more than our fair share.
The Missoni-for-Target line is around through mid-October, so I’ll have a few more opportunities to go back and check if there’s anything I might have missed out on. For now though, thanks, I’m good.