Monday, September 13, 2010

Shop At Your Own Risk: Tucker For Target Part 2

With the exception of Sunday morning, my weekend was pretty much perfect.  Fall has definitely arrived here at the beach and it was so nice to huddle under the covers, drink hot tea and take walks in oversized sweaters and leggings.  I went to bed on Saturday evening really excited to wake up on Sunday morning and check out the release of Tucker for Target at a local store.

Instead I walked in at 8:10AM and was greeted by a stampede of women who had been possessed by wild animals.  Within moments I witnessed an older woman, shopping for her daughter, have an item ripped from her grasp while she stood there stunned.  At that point I knew it was on.  I managed to find ONE item left in my size and entered the fitting room only to find a group of approximately 5 rabid hyenas who had literally stripped the entire Tucker section of almost every single item.  The Target girls were not prepared for this display of ill-behavior and were clearly mortified as several of us late by 10 minute arrivers requested only to try on an item or two, while the others flat out refused to share anything as they snickered holding a full size run of XS - XL in all but two items.  It was absolutely disgusting to see mid-20's through mid 40's women behave like that.  So much that I turned and walked out.

I ended up visiting a total of 5 Target stores where I eventually managed to find several items in my size and, thanks to my first couple of experiences, was particularly sensitive to leave a full size run on the racks for others!!!  (Are you reading this all of you in Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach?? UGH!).  While the morning left me weary, I am pleased with the items I did find.  My most favorite by far is the Persian Bomber Jacket.  When we walked up the street to grab a bite tonight I seized the cool evening as my first opportunity to wear it.

 Here's a full outfit picture. 
 Here's a better close-up of the jacket.  
It's kind of furry and super soft.
Look at the lining!  It's adorable.  This picture does not do it justice.
This one's a little better.
  I tossed the jacket on over a Tucker for Target Butterfly Cami, 
a pair of boyfriend shorts
and some cozy charcoal grey tights.
 It got dark so quickly today.  
I guess our light-filled evenings are drawing to a close.

I'd love to know what your experiences were if you visited a Target on Sunday.  I found the collection itself to be extremely tasteful and very representative of Gaby.  She is such a colorful, eclectic person who seems to understand what women want in terms of fit and variety.  I really enjoyed seeing how her usual use of silk and linen translated into the fabrics she was able to bring to the table for her Target collaboration.  I found the items to be fun and well-fitting, and look forward to mixing some of the pieces into my fall/winter wardrobe. 

Outfit Details:  Tucker for Target - Persian Bomber Jacket and Butterfly Camisole, Current/Elliott - Boyfriend Shorts, Banana Republic - Charcoal Ribbed Tights, PANYC - Belt, Mike & Chris - Booties, Foley + Corinna - Mid City Tote.


74 comments:

annelise said...

I can't understand that kind of behaviour at all. I get that people like designer pieces at Target prices, but seriously? Have some self-respect, ladies!

I love your outfit, especially the cami. It's gorgeous.

this free bird said...

amen! it was appalling and kind of stomach turning if you want the truth. i mean really? really?? 8am and over 100 pieces of clothing divided up between 5 women? it was sickening.

this free bird said...

re: the collection - it's very well-done and the cami is great. wish the jacket pictures turned out better, but i'll be wearing it again so it'll pop up here and there. it's superb!!

Katie said...

I'm interested to see this collection - if anything is left! I endured the madness of the Cynthia Vincent for Target line and it made me want to hurt myself!

Thank you so much for all your kindness and for being there. I love you too and the support right now means more than I can say.

Diana Mieczan said...

I so agree with what you and Annelise said...Its incredible that people behave that way...Glad that in the ned you found a few items in you size...I am planning to check it out too...But now I am scared...haha:)
Hugs and kisses,sweetie
Hope to see you soon...Have a great Monday

Dree said...

I cannot believe how some people behave! That is so upsetting, especially with regard to the older woman. Yeesh. Good for you for walking away. Your clothes are amazing- I can't wait to see the line!

Collette Osuna said...

Wow...thats amazing that people can act that way....truly.....I went to my Target on Friday night to look at the John Derian Collection ....all they had was stationery?? uggh...I questioned the employee...they said they had it all in the back..not even out of boxes yet....

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Jessica said...

I can't believe your Target was such a zoo. Like I already mentioned, mine was dead and I was the only person geeking out over each piece. I didn't try on either of the ones you're wearing. They look so much cuter on you than they did the hanger, though.

I picked up this blouse: http://www.target.com/Tucker-Target-Signature-Blouse-Mosaic/dp/B003V6CA9Y/ref=sc_qi_collection_item_0?ie=UTF8&altString=Tucker%20for%20Target%26%23174%3B%20Signature%20Blouse%20in%20Mosaic%20Print

I'm planning on going back for the purple floral version today after work.

Miles Of Style said...

your jacket is awesome...from outside as well as inside! i love it =)

Claire Kiefer said...

That jacket is pretty great, and the lining is beautiful! I'm such a sucker for details like that. Great finds . . . even though you had to weather the storm at the first Target. Crazies!

sharonlei said...

Ooo I love what you picked up from Target. We don't have a Target here on Maui. :( Sad huh. I really LOVE the Signature Dress in Diamond Print from the Tucker line. I want it soooooooooooo bad. Why oh why Target! Come to Maui.

hee hee.

xx Love & Aloha
*Swing by to enter a Vintage Giveaway!

Anna Jane said...

Sometimes I simply can't believe some people. ANYWAY, glad you scored some goodies! I am SO excited for tights (and oversized sweaters with leggings, as you mentioned) and love them with shorts as you so chicly displayed. Definitely love your Tucker buys...must find that tank.

xx anna jane

Sonja said...

I never thought I'd enjoy reading someones shopping adventures so much...I thought I could only really go into a store and shop my self...but I gotta say, I'm pretty content sitting here reading about it instead...especially since I wouldn't want to have to fight for anything with rabid hyenas haha. too funny

Closet Fashionista said...

The Target I went to didn't even have it out yet and had no clue what I was talking about...even though online said that store would have it *Rolls eyes* But YAY for getting stuff! :D
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Staley Mc said...

I totally forgot this line was out yesterday at Target! I may have to take a trip this week! I don't think the demand for Tucker is very high at my Target though when the Zac Posen line came out they still had a ton of it like 2 weeks after it came out.

dennicapearl said...

:[ people can be extremely cruel.

im glad that you emerged from their hostilities with your fabulous fashion finds.

also, do you have a button that i can display on the left hand corner of my blog?


<3 dennica pearl
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Debby said...

Carrie, I love the jacket! What a day huh? There are some real nut jobs out there! xo

MerciBlahBlah said...

I hit up three Targets before I even found it. The first one had no idea what I was talking about. Arrrggghhhh!!! Like a previous post said, I was the only one looking at it, and ended up only getting one bouse (on zee blog today). I couldn't find the entire line, so i'm checking a few more local Tar-jays todaaaaay. Wish me luck...

Mwah!
Shan

OneCraftyFox said...

Awesome jacket, it looks super comfy and stylish too!! I adore the butterfly shirt you are wearing, and who doesn't luv short-shorts?!

I have only been cross-border shopping at Target once, I couldn't believe the affordable and trendy selections!! Must go again soon... ;)

PS damn those Tuckers Target shoppers!! I would have walked out too. Glad you were able to score some fabulous finds at another location.

Sher said...

This is such a comfy outfit, I love it! Especially the lining of the jacket, I love it when there's an extra something bout the lining! I always end up buying it for that sole reason:)

xx

agnes said...

superbe.....et le short te vas vraiment très bien.
Super look

alli/hooray said...

That Persian jacket is amazing (despite the crazy store madness!). Pretty jacket linings are the best :)

PS. I love your charcoal tights - hooray for fall!

Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

REally? Its target ladies! I understand the desire for designer items at target prices but do we need to be attacking older woman?

Hmm it does make me curious tho. Love your tank.

Kelly said...

I lucked out and stumbled upon the Tucker collection on Saturday at my local Target (Mission Viejo). They're remodeling the store and it was all sort of jammed in a corner so I don't think anyone knew it was there yet. I scored the orchid print dress but had to order the butterfly cami and the purple dress online. They were up on the Target site at midnight (and shipping was free!). Love your outfit and now thinking I need the jacket! Great collection!

Anonymous said...

Honestly, I was expecting to see the mob shoppers that you experienced, but that was not the case at all. I had to go to two Target stores like some others said. It turns out not all Target stores carry the GoInternational lines. There was one other woman shopping the Tucker section with me and we were both very excited. I tried on all sorts of pieces and ended up with several dresses and tops. I looked at the bomber jacket you got for quite some time....now, seeing you in it, I might have to go back and get it too! =)

sophiasa said...

omg what some people will do for what they want huh? That's nuts. I didn't happen to stop by target out here.. Kinda glad now lol. Well luckily you found some cute stuff at a non-violent store=) That jacket is FAB!

Marie Z. said...

Wow! You went to FIVE different Target stores? That's hardcore! This post reminded me of the time my mom, brother and I waited outside of Zellers when I was 8 years old so that I could get a Barbie and he could get a Nintendo game that was sure to sell out within minutes. My brother was pushed by a 40 year-old man. I wanted to kick him (the man, not my brother) but he was bigger than me so I laid off. Some PEOPLE! Grrrr. Glad you were able to find some pieces! That bomber jacket is gorge!

Josie said...

GORGEOUS! I got lucky enough to find an adorable Tucker for Target dress online, since getting to Target when I'm at school is a bit of a production. Sorry, though, to hear about the crazy girls... People get just the slightest bit too desperate, honestly.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Leia said...

Great jacket, but the Target experience doesn't sound very fun at all! It sounds like Primark here in the UK, always manic and overrun by "rabid hyenas" :P Luckily I don't have to deal with that because I don't agree with their business ethics, so I don't shop there!

Leia

Taj Acosta said...

Love your pieces, I really want the butterfly dress, but opted not to go yesterday. I'm sure by today it's all gone! hugs

Brianna said...

Oh you make me laugh. This reminds me of my story about the lands end sale. I had to work all day yesterday but, generally speaking, there aren't hordes of people waiting around here for the designer collaborations. Thank God. I get a little testy when I'm getting pushed around. :P

I love the jacket by the way! I want one :)

Half Dressed said...
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Half Dressed said...

Well it sounds like you had an experience and a half, and I'm impressed you visited 5 stores. I'd have run home scared after the first lol. Gorgeous jacket though, nice find :)

L x
Half Dressed

Lisa Griffin said...

I'm really impressed by the photos I have seen of this collection so far. Unfortunately the closest Target is not close, (seriously NYC??) so I'm hoping to find some online maybe? Either way it's so cute and that jacket is great! That behavior on the other hand-ridic.
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Kristin said...

I haven't been able to find it in Tampa yet. Boooooooo. LOVE the butterfly blouse!

Catita said...

I actually love the top so much!! are those butterflies?
Catita

LyddieGal said...

Aggravated Mayhem?
I have never gone to a Target in search of one of their designer discount lines. And there is no way I would ever get anything even if I did, because I don't (can't, won't?) leave the house before 10 am on a weekend. So by the time I got there I'm sure the only things left would be shredded on the floor, the remains of an earlier attempt at a snatch and grab.

The jacket you ended up with is really cute, and I'm glad to hear the collection was at least worth fighting over (I think?). Hope you have a nice relaxing Monday anyway!

Chic on the Cheap

Roxy Te said...

Eww! How RUDE!! I would've left too. Inconsiderate people are one of my biggest pet peeves. Glad you managed to snag yourself a few cool pieces despite the hyenas haha Love the outfit you put together! Esp. your summer shorts transitioned into Fall with legwear!

Mother of Style said...

I can't believe that people acted that way! It's like a bloodsport! I like the jacket, too but I didn't get it because I know I won't wear it- I have 2 other motorcycle style jackets in my closet, and they never get worn.

I bought 3 dresses and a blouse online. I think that's the best way to go. Shipping is free, they had everything and no crazies to deal with :)

this free bird said...

Amen Mother of Style!! Amen!! I got a few dresses too, but seeing as I already got 2 off of Gilt there's gonna be some return-o-rama taking place over here. Show us some pics lady!!

sssdawna said...

WOW...that is some trashy behavior lmao

Im glad you found some nice things though.

make friends with someone who works at target so they can hold items behind the counter for you--works like a charm, do it for every store you like going to
; )

love the jacket and your blog

Gorgeous Clara said...

nice jacket

Daisy said...

what madness. disgusting is right. I love your outfit, the jacket is great. I have a pair of boyfriend shorts just like that! I see yours are from Banana! I scooped mine at H&M. Love them!

Valerie said...

That sounds like a nightmare, Carrie! Why can't people behave like humans?? It's appalling. I'm glad you found some great stuff though! That jacket is worth all the trouble, it's fabulous! You look so cute in your Fall outfit. Bring on the cold weather! I was happy to be cozy in my boots and scarves this weekend. :)

xo
Valerie

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

Wow!!! I cannot believe people were acting like that? But your dedication to carry on visiting more stores resulted in some awesomeness. Your outfit is perfect; you look so great!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

geeez! i can't understand that brand of crazy at all.
BUT you look tres cute in that little jacket. so, nice score! :D

Poster Girl said...

I'm curious as to which Target has such greedy and ill-behaved customers - I used to live in OC and shop at various ones in the area. Luckily my Target was a ghost town on late Sunday morning when I went to shop the line. I also thought the bomber jacket was the hit of the collection, and took it home with me. Here is a link to my review with fitting room photos:

http://fashiontrendguide.blogspot.com/2010/09/tucker-for-target-fitting-room-review.html

I love how you paired the camisole and jacket, it looks so chic.

Alicia said...

The jacket and cami are adorable! What a trek to finally track them down!! Ugh... but I guess it was worth it! Ah, the price of beauty and style.

Annie said...

You look so cute! I think it was worth the crazyness... xo

Mimi said...

oooh, i love your jacket! your outfit is so cute, love it too! :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

The Zhush said...

Wow! Your jacket is amazing...you look great! Well worth all the trouble and hyenas!

Jamie said...

I love love love this jacket!! I saw an add for Tucker in a magazine while I was traveling and totally thought of you!

Thank you so much for your sweet comment. No, I'm not going to move closer before he gets deployed. He travels so much for his job that there really is no point. So for now we are just trying to spend as much time as we can together until he goes. I think I am actually headed back to DC next week again (sigh) It's totally frustrating, but not much I can do...
Anyway back to blogging!
Oh and BTW are you in LA? I'm in Redondo Beach so I was curious...

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The Owl's Closet said...

Oh man, that was this past Sunday?? I missed it!! Oh my, sounds like a feeding frenzy at ur local tar-jay!! Sorry to hear about that:( Glad that you were able to snag some items, including that awesome jacket!! It looks so cozy!

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the chirpy bird said...

Oh jeepers creepers... I'm always hopeless at missing amazing fashion opportunities like that... I just get so overwhelmed
xo tash

this free bird said...

Tash it was a hot mess. ONLINE is the way to go.

bananas. said...

yeesh! bitches be crazy for cheap clothes.

i have no patience for that sh*t so i'll just ooh and ahh at your cutesy finds. love the top!

Jammer said...

man, sounds like these broads were out for blood! I don't even know what I would've done if grown adult women were trying to fight me for clothing!

Jess said...

I love that you visited 5 Targets in one day - that's AWESOME!!

Jess said...

P.S. I was thinking about posting about Tucker for Target this week - and just had the idea that maybe you could do a guest post about them on Cheap but Chic? I've never had someone do one before - but it could be fun to try it! Let me know what you think...
I was shopping online tonight and it looks like Tucker has restocked a lot of their apparel on Target's website - not sure how long that will last though!!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

It's so shocking when you see people act like that. I've seen it many times at sample sales and it bothers me so much that I usually don't even bother going anymore. Glad that you finally scored some great pieces, sweetie. They're fabulous!!!

And you're so cute for thinking of me. Fall definitely is here now and I couldn't be happier. Bring on all things fall {including hockey! :)} xoxo

Cristina @FUJI FILES said...

I actually haven't had a shopping experience like this before, I guess I never wake up early enough! But I do love the jacket, can't wait to see more of it.

its simple love said...

Love the jacket! It suits you well. I did not go to target yesterday, though now I am re-thinking that.

Rachael

ryan said...

Love your outfit! I don't get to go to Target much because I live in Boston and there's not a convenient one : (

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Wow, what an experience! I did not visit a Target on Sunday, which now I am grateful I didn't. I can't imagine seeing such a fiasco! I'm glad you found something at least that you liked!

Tamara Nicole said...

Ok seriously why are you so darn cute?! :-) Loving that jacket, so funny you had to go to FIVE Targets, but glad you found what you wanted!!!

Style Attic said...

I usually do frequent Target on Sun as it's right across from our church. Didn't have the pleasure this weekend and I'm sorry that it was such a circus! You needed your Halloween cat claws on for that trip!! Well, you came out looking just great, put together and cool as always :)

S.I.F. said...

I went to a wedding expo with a friend once that was just like that... brutal! And also, kind of amusing to watch - seeing as I wasn't one of the ones after a dress!

Vic said...

I prob. would have blown heads off....all beware (Vic is here) I don't have that problem here. Luckily our Target doesn't get cramped so much but I must say that outfit is mighty KEWL(:

Marissa said...

I just ordered a bunch of Tucker dresses and blouses on Target.com. I figured it would be better stocked and easier than fighting the crowds. Plus, it's free shipping and you can return anything to the store. So excited for my package!

Marcie said...

Loving it Carrie! I love your description more. I am literally sitting my my office laughing at they "hyenas" in the dressing room comment. Who knew dressing was so combative?

You are hilarious.

xo M

Niki B. said...

so jealous of the target collabos! i need to get myself across the border asap, loving all the pieces you showed so much.

and YES - loved your comment about having a cocker. I'm always interested to meet others who have had them because Benny is such a weirdo, he's so eccentric. It's hilarious but I seriously can't leave him alone or he'll do something sneaky! They are such adorable doggies though.

x Niki
A Haute Mess
ps. I'm not sure if you've entered already but I'm having a "Haute Giveaway!" You can win a gorgeous cuff valued at over $100. Thought you might be interested :)
Giveaway posted here xoxo

Diane said...

So cute ... I do a blog which you commented on called StyleInTheStreets.com
I would love to feature you in some of your fashion finds...

Love from Meagan said...

Love love love the jacket you scored! Can't wait to see the other purchases

xo Meagan
http://lovefrommeagan.blogspot.com/

20 York Street said...

Dawwwmnn, that jacket is hot! Too bad it ain't here in Canada!

p.s. Had smoked meat today, poutine tomorrow! Bring on the elastic waist suit pants! Eck!

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