Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Missoni for Target

Just wondering if you were able to scoop up any of the Missoni for Target items that were released early this (Tuesday) morning? I started getting texts from friends at 8 am about how excited they were to order some stuff only to find that the site was down and it stayed that way for most of the day. 

I was able to go a store and get the only thing I really wanted, a pair of suede pumps. As soon as I walked in, I noticed all the empty Missoni clothing racks and then found all the other empty shelves where Missoni items used to be. It was unreal, considering I was there at about 10:30 am, about two hours after the store opened. Luckily, there were a couple of pairs of these pumps left and nothing else left to tempt me. The cashier told me that women had been lined up at the doors when the store opened and they ended up having to call in backup cashiers.

According to the New York Times, this was a day of confusion for Target.
"In an unusual fumble for the large retailer, Target was unprepared for online shoppers’ hunger for the items. The Target.com site was wiped out for most of the day; the company said that demand for items was higher than it was on a typical day after Thanksgiving, and that is usually the biggest shopping day of the year."
You can read the  rest of the article here.

And if you didn't happen to get all the things you wanted, people are selling their Target finds on eBay. Around lunchtime, a friend told me there were pages and pages of Missoni items being sold for more than five times their retail price at Target.

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