Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hit the Wall

This is approximately how I feel after dealing with Target online and in-stores yesterday.

Due to exhaustion and disgust I will post an update tomorrow.
In the meantime:
A big look of disdain to all the soccer moms who mowed through everything in local
Targets at 8am leaving nothing behind for anyone else to even try on
much less contemplate purchasing.  
Do ya really need one of each thing in multiple sizes? Really?

Two local Targets reported
incidents of grown women punching, slapping and grabbing items 
out of one another's hands.
Manners are dead in Southern California.

And I haven't even gotten to the online "experience".

*Grouch in the house*
Need to catch up on sleep since I got approximately 20 minutes last night.

45 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Oh, dear, someone is upset;-)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I was so disappointed I didn't get to a Target today, but maybe I should be glad I didn't. That sounds dangerous. There are about 6 or 7 Targets here so I was thinking of maybe going tomorrow to see if there is possibly anything left...

Dree said...

That sounds like a nightmare! Sort of like Black Friday shopping, no? I was super jealous that I couldn't go to a Target, but now I'm not so sure...

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Katie said...

I woke up sick 20 min ago. Logically I'm sure my Crohns is the culprit but I'm blaming Missoni for Target.

BrendaC said...

Hi Carrie, this is my first time commenting on your blog ( love it by the way!). I did make it to my local target yesterday hoping to get the Missoni throw blanket. Luckily there was one left! If you are able to grab one definitely do, it is gorgeous! Wish I could find more since they are selling for over $200 on EBay right now!

Judy C said...

I'm so glad I can't stand Missoni. I hate sharp points in a pattern. I love flow. So I'll pass. I hope you can get what you want.

MerciBlahBlah said...

Though I don't consider myself a soccer mom, I WAS there at 8 a.m., almost by myself, and was able to score the three things I wanted most, but seriously? The eBay shit is, well, BULLSHIT.

P.S.
I love your labels.

mwah!
Shan

Closet Fashionista said...

Yea...this was INSANE!! I was so mad at BOTH my local targets...NADA! And then online....UGH!
But at least I got a few things online before the site crashed again :)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Cara said...

It was a joke- Everything was gone, and in my opinion it did not go to the "right" people lol

I did manage to snag a skirt though
Lilac and Grey

Lisa Griffin said...

I heard it was just insane! Why don't they just make more than enough, and grown people stop acting like children!
www.indramaticfashion.com

17 Perth said...

Haha--Preach it. I agree--it was crazy. I knew it would go fast, but really?

Vic said...

oh my goodness! target....target.....target!!!!!

Courtney Erin said...

I'm just glad you survived - it sounds like a nightmare!


xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

TheChambrayCountess said...

I experienced that yesterday, too! It was crazy to see grown women (and moms who should be good examples for their children) running around yelling and grabbing things!

jen said...

I'm sorry you were frustrated but Target? Even though a famous designer created the pieces, the quality is nothing like the real deal. Basically they are making their own knock-offs. You have so many nice things, what do you need to buy that crap for? Forget it and move on!

Four Flights said...

hmmm, as one of those soccer moms that picked up a few things, I'm not quite sure how to take this haha! But I consider myself a true fashion die hard and have looked up to Missoni for years after since working for the other well known knit house, St. John for a long long time. Here's my take on the madness yesterday http://fourflightsoffancy.blogspot.com/2011/09/worthwhile-escapism-missoni-for-target.html

Faith J. said...

I'm sorry that you weren't able to get what you want. Target should have had a 5-item minimum so everyone could get a chance.

I got one Missoni piece at the store yesterday, I posted about it, with photos, on my blog today.

Debby said...

I wonder if this happened at our store. I heard on TV it was enough to shut down Target online. Sorry. Hope they will offer more.

Ms. Givens said...

I hadnt heard. Must google!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i wouldn't even venture to the stores! - i knew the things i REALLY wanted were "on-line" only - but a big ole f*ck me in the butt with a rubber hose when the site CRASHES! .. i read too many horror stories on FB and said screw that crap! -- i ordered it all on-line FINALLY -- and did u see on eBay - stuff is going for HUNDREDS of dollars for a $30 item! - CRAZY!

*kiss kiss*
Erika~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Jamie said...

I know it was nuts right?! I found myself thinking "This stuff isn't THAT cute! Christ!" LOL!!!
I have yet to get a single thing and honestly if it's sold out that means EVERYONE will be wearing it so who the hell cares anyway. (Bitter party of one?)
xoxo

http://www.glamlatte.com

Johanna said...

I heard it was pandemonium (sp?)
Insane!

Josie said...

Ugh. I didn't even bother, Carrie. Those women are NUTS. Could they possibly be any less mature? Go get some sleep, beautiful.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Lori said...

As I read your post there is a news story on tv about this exact launch/sale!! I hope that you have a better day today my friend. xo

la petite coquine said...

Christ. Really, over clothes? Missoni, but still clothes.

Allison said...

I wish I could've gotten in on it. :( I was busy moping and studying yesterday.

Lily said...

Yes, it was a nightmare...I cant believe that they werent prepared for this and didnt think of a better plan. Really disappointing. I did order online around 3am, now lets just hope I get that order. And I cant believe a site that big was down practically ALL day !

xxLily
goldandgray.com

Kai.Mercado. said...

don't even get me started on how bitter I am about this....excuse me crazy intense early morning shoppers, some of us have full-time jobs and can't go shopping until after 5! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

p.s. Check out my giveaway!

LyddieGal said...

Yeesh!
I thought about going to target yesterday... but in the end, I got a coffee and decided I'd wait for the crazed people buying multiples to come to their senses, return them and leave them for me to snatch up on clearance.

Chic on the Cheap

whoorl said...

Thank GOD that Missoni isn't my cup of tea. From the sound of things, I would have probably been maimed!

Dancing Branflake said...

No way! Grown women getting physically violent over clothes? That is nuts!

Dear Target- do not underestimate the insanity of women and fashion.

Hugs to you.

Peetzi Jen said...

All I wanted was One. Damn. Blanket.

Not only did they not have a single one online (after 20 hours of trying to even GET online) but every store in the entire state was sold out of them?

Something is not sitting right here. This is Colorado. WTF!

I curse you evil soccer moms who have scooped up every single item in TWELVE different Target stores near me. And I refuse to buy your stupid things on Ebay. So there!

Kristin said...

I couldn't believe how out of hand things got!

Marie a la Mode said...

Wow. Sounds like a bunch of neanderthals were at Target yesterday!

lesouefsbrouilles said...

yikes! you're like the millionth person who had a bad time at target :(

Claire Kiefer said...

I was amazed by all this craziness yesterday. How gross are the people selling this shit on ebay for much higher prices? I don't understand it, but then again, I'm not really a Missoni girl . . . too 70s-esque for my style. Either way, though, nothing is worth grabbing and slapping! Dignity, folks. UNDERRATED.

Catita said...

Due to the time difference I was able to go on their website and have all for myself except for the whole part of using a non-american credit card...even though I was going to ship it at my cousin's in NY...oh well no Missoni for Target for me but I guess they'll get more? It says its till Oct. 13 no?
xoxo
Catita

The Suburb Experiment said...

I thought it was hilarious. I was mystified why all these frumpy ladies were clearing out the shelves of Missoni until I got home and my husband told me to check out eBay. Aha. I do wish I would have been able to get more towels - I genuinely love Missoni and my husband usually buys my one piece a year so this was a fun opportunity to get more!

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

Christina H said...

Missoni is my favorite designer so I was soooo excited for this, and my experience was pretty much like yours. The clothing section was completely picked through...there were four styles left and they weren't in my size. I went to the home section to find a crowd of insane Russian women surrounding some employees unpacking boxes of Missoni stuff. One woman was trying to grab things out of the boxes before the employees could even handle them. I managed to get a throw (which someone tried to steal out of my basket), some votives and a vase, and the world's cutest onesie for my friend's daughter. The quality is actually surprisingly good for the price! I may go back on Friday to see if anyone's returned anything. The lady at the checkout said people were buying $5-$6k worth of merchandise.

She Wore It Well said...

fools are those actually paying the ebay prices!

this free bird said...

Christina you're so lucky to have gotten a throw! I'm glad you didn't have to throw a PUNCH to keep it in your cart!! xo

kimbirdy said...

that's absolutely insane! i don't get it at all. although i've never heard of misorri {or whatever it was} so i probably wouldn't get it. but no matter who the designer is and no matter what store it's being sold at, really? violence over a shirt? ridiculous.

Jess said...

Bahahaha - absolute chaos. Honestly glad I stayed away....

allergic to vanilla said...

me freakin too. I got nothin', damn soccer moms!

xo Carlina

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