I put up a post on Facebook last week about Target’s Missoni products on the day their website when down because of all the traffic and the mad rush to buy up these just released items. Apparently, in stores was even worse with crazed Missoni shoppers on a mission for everything and anything Missoni. There were stories of cart after cart filled to the brim with Missoni products, and tales of lines outside of Target stores in predawn hours that are typically only seen on Black Friday.
Personally, I don’t get it. I understood that a lot of people obviously did and would get it based on the fights over Missoni items and the fact that the Target website when down in flames for two days. I wasn’t knocking anyone who liked the items, although one passionate Missoni fan did say I was a “schlubby soccer Mom” and that’s why I didn’t get that it was “chic” and “high fashion.” Obviously though that person was confused because although I’m not the most fashionable, and perhaps even sometimes “schlubby,” as far as I know, Target has never been, nor will it probably ever be, “high fashion.” (Don’t take that the wrong way either, I love me some Target).
However, just like when I lightly bashed some of the other Fall Fashion trends for 2011, I decided I shouldn’t knock it until I try it. So here we go:
So did I use my social media skills or my marketing connections to get one of the now sold out Missoni products from Target? Or is this an afghan my now deceased Great Aunt, who was a Franciscan Nun, knit while living in a convent thirty some years ago?
I’ll never tell….
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