Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Jason Wu x Target: The Cat Got Me



As you well know I have approximately zero love in my heart for Target after that Missoni debacle when I got up at 1:30 in the morning only to have my bike and blanket be snatched out of my online cart when the site crashed and customer service, who could see the contents of my online cart, refused to cash me out thereby dashing my dreams of pedaling around in style with a zigzag blanket in my basket.

Even after I waited on the phone to speak with Target's 'customer *cough* service' for TWO HOURS.

Target:  Oh yes I see the contents of your cart right here.  

Me:  Okay well I have my credit card ready.

Target: Oh I can't cash you out from here.  You'll have to wait in line with everyone else.

Me: Pause.
       Pause.    
       Pause.

But I have been waiting in line with everyone else and I AM waiting in line with everyone else.  It's called going to the line that's available. Isn't that you?

Target:  Oh I'm sorry.  I can't help you complete your transaction.

Me:  Blackout

Seriously.  I can't recall anything after that.  I came to with the phone in pieces all over the room (kidding on this part), zero contents in my online cart and dreams of my Missoni bike and blanket dashed in shreds.

And don't even get me started on the in-store soccer mom ill behavior experience.

I wasn't even contemplating LOOKING at Jason Wu's line.  Couldn't give a rat's *ss as a matter of fact.  And then they had to go and get dirty and use a CAT (my ultimate weakness) in the ad?

Really? REALLY??

I want the t-shirt.  Can anyone DIY one for me? Jason Wu??

I'll pay someone to go to the store on my behalf.  I will not be overcome.

You hear me Target?

Unless you have my Missoni bike.  Then we can begin negotiating my return to your establishment.

Everyone's got a price. Mine starts with c-a-t.

44 comments:

Jessica said...

I was so fed up with Target that morning. All I wanted was the freaking silver cocktail shaker. You brought back all sorts of bad memories!

I won't even look at the commercial for Jason Wu. I don't want to be lured into a cat and mouse game with a dress that will be snatched away from me.

Marie a la Mode said...

The cat totally got me to! Too bad we don't have a Target in Canada yet ; ( Otherwise I totally would have stood in line for you and me ; )

Collette Osuna said...

Go you!! I so remember this crappy situation happening to you!! I think its horrible that this store lost TONS of customers because of how transactions on that day were handled...and here I sit with your purse in my daughters trunk....kill me, seriously..I beg you!
Ive made a decision that I cant show my face here til that bag is in your hot little hands....:(

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Bonnie said...

I didn't try with Target for the Missoni line.
I am not trying for the Jason Wu line.
Screw it. I just can't justify going through that much stress.

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Mal said...

Ugh, I hated the whole missoni debacle, that morning was wretched, then my ordered got delayed several times and then they sent me the wrong color tights, and then my flats were cancelled. I finally got my throw (which was the item I was most wanting, so I am thankful for that) but the whole thing left a bad impression.

I'm apparently a glutton for punishment because I will be trying to order a few things from the Jason Wu line, I can't resist how adorable so much of it is!

Closet Fashionista said...

Yea...Missoni was HORRIBLE! But I am SO excited for Jason Wu anyway...I'm going to the store in the morning and I know I'm going to regret it and it will be a horrible experience...if I happen to see that top I can pick it up for you! (what's your size?)
The commercial is sooo cute, gotta love the kitty
I'm not getting my hopes up too high but there are SO many pieces I'm in love with.
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17 Perth said...

Hahahaha--TOO funny. I also swore not to be interested this time either. ;) We shall see...Haha.

Faith said...

aww, i love Target ... sorry that you are having all those issues with Target. that stinks.

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

That commercial kills it. I wasn't interested...but now...but now I am. Oh no...this is going to be rough. Hold me.

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

I don't know about the bike, but if you go to the Target web site nowadays (or at least last week), there are a ton of Missoni items.

I am hoping the Jason Wu line isn't going to be hyped and lusted for like Missoni's was, because there are actually quite a few items I wouldn't mind bringing home! But go to a store first thing and play grab-hangar with tens of blown-out mani-pedi'd dark skinny-jean wearing ladies, no thank you!

Ms. Givens said...

I want the floral dress and that cat but I never go to Target.

Taj Acosta said...

I can't even look at the commercial. What's the point, the ebayy psychos will scratch everything up and sell it for $800 Stupid target!! blah. Ok I'm done. I hope you have better luck for all of us! xx

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Okay, I have to give it to them–that's one cute cat, and a clever commercial. But I still don't know if I would chance it...

Courtney Erin said...

I'm going to try it online for Jason Wu...but I do not have high hopes for it at all. But I will soldier on.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

fshnonmymind said...

I saw that commercial this morning and thought it was so adorable!! Cute kitty!!
I hate that you had such a horrible experience with the last designer collaboration. Hopefully, this one will be a lot more civilized. I 'm a crazy fashion lady and will be at Target first thing on the 5th so I'll keep an eye out for that tee.

this free bird said...

I'm not stepping foot near this mess. If I see a cat t-shirt lying on the sidewalk after two or more women are finished pulling one another's hair out over it then FINE I'll pick it up and run away. Otherwise hell.no.

But I do want your updates.

danielle said...

i could give a rat's ass about all these target lines. i never feel like they're well made. i feel like i'm among a dying race of people who just isn't into it.
side note- i read somewhere that all the missoni stuff is readily available for super cheap online.
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Daisy said...

that add is simply wonderful, but i say you continue to boycott target.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

ah...the infamous Missoni Target debacle. Those bastards! And now they had to go and woo you with the cat! If I end up making it over there and I see the shirt I'm grabbing it for you!!

Tanvi said...

I have not done it for anyone but Jason Wu line is looking tempting ... but still wldnt do it. Cant fight for such stuff!!

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Allison said...

Ha, you're so funny. I do remember your Target day.

K said...

http://www.target.com/p/Missoni-Women-s-Comfort-Bike-Black-White-28/-/A-13379378

There is the missoni bike - still in stock.

this free bird said...

I wanted the color one...and was so close to victory. Until the site crashed. Thanks for the FYI though :)

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I just can not wait for your post after you succumb to the cat t shirt and go online to purchase it.

RosaLovesDC said...

I've never had issues ordering any of these designer collaborations online, but after your experience I am so afraid to order. That top is really cute though, and very you.

Josie said...

Carrie, we're going to have some issues here. Because I want it. ALL.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Taylor said...

HA!!! I will go for you, I want one of the dresses, it will be a good work piece, hit me up - what do you want???

jen said...

Target.makes.cheap.crap. Doesn't matter who designed it. I actually found one of the missoni dresses in a thrift shop the other day, brand new. $12. I put it back - even second hand, I'm not feeding the retail monster that is Target, Walmart, Kmart and all the other superstores killing small business.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

oh i so agree - Target lost ALL my respect after Missoni - i got confimation emails and all - and NOPE i didn't get ANY of my items - ok i got 3 things - but how dare they send me a CONFIRMATION email then tell me 'oh it's sold out' - 'someone else got your order' - oh hells to the no - over Target and these damn designers - no more waiting up all night and being first in line at the doors!

Melissa Blake said...

Awesome!!! :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

haha I remember your Missoni incident!! What a pain. I also didn't think the stuff was that great but Wu's actually looks cool and I think I might want it!!

Sorry they got you with the cat :)

Lisa Griffin said...

hahaha I think Target has a lot of repairing to do after that Missoni disaster of all disasters. But i'm not even a cat person, and this one is so freakin cute!
in dramatic fashion

Amy said...

Sorry to hear about your Missoni disaster. Unfortunately I didn't even have a chance of getting anything from that collection or this one. No Target in Canada yet...

Punctuation Mark said...

i've been so out of it for so many days that i forgot about this collection... haha!!!

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Wander.Lust said...

that is a seriously cute ad! i want one of those pretty dresses from the wu line but alas i live outside the U.S now, so i'm trying to figure out whom of my friends i can bribe to go to target for me :)

Tracy D said...

Can I just say I can't wait until Target comes to Canada...not that this is about me, but see how I turned it into that. After watching the commercial I think it's going to be Target 2 - Carrie 0. Sorry.

OneCraftyFox said...

I'm soooo confused Carrie... do you LOVE Target, or HATE Target?? I'm getting mixed messages here. lolz

Annie said...

LOL stay strong, Carrie!!

Isabel said...

i love the collection! i might be sitting on the computer when it goes live hoping the site doesnt crash...

Ashleigh said...

Somebody get the lady some Wu STAT. Target owes you!

Fé... said...

Geez, It's always a chaos with such collaborations. Stay strong honey.

Kara said...

Well if that shirt does sell out fast- it looks like a super easy DIY!

She Wore It Well said...

Wu for Target AND Marni for H&M?

The eBay vultures will have a field day!

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