I’m interrupting my regularly scheduled blog broadcast because MISSONI madness has swept Target stores nationwide and it’s getting a little crazy! The high-end Italian designer’s new line hit stores this morning and created so much online traffic, Target’s website crashed. Thousands of women across the country who waited in line for hours before the doors opened in hopes of the unique, uber-hyped zig zag designed merchandise at discounted prices were left stressed and actually leaving Target empty handed (and how often does that happen?)
Luckily, San Francisco shopping isn’t Los Angeles (where I heard lines started at 5 am) and my friend was able to stand with about 100 people in Colma, Ca, get in fast, and grabbed a few Missoni designs that were still available. The store was wiped out by 8:15 am with only children’s clothes still hanging.
There was cart snatching, sweater dress hoarding and mad dashes for merchandise. The website “error” message frustrated online shoppers as they crossed their fingers and frantically typed in their credit cards.
I started hearing the buzz and seeing TV commercials the past few weeks that Missoni would be launching it’s line in Target Sept. 13th for only about a month. The GOOD news! The stores may be emptied now, but there will be some re-stocking and people who took loads of merchandise home will make returns.
When I first saw clothes and home items, I thought the designer bike would be cool ($399). But seeing how $10 single speed bikes are stolen in San Francisco, I knew this would be a terrible investment.
I’m giving away this Missoni for Target CLUTCH
UPDATE: Winner will be announced later in the day Oct. 4th. Thank you for everyone who has entered!