What To Say….

I had planned on doing a scathing, yet funny, post on the Missoni for Target launch today but alas I need to focus on homework.   I am drowning in a sea of perspective drawing and am a bit panicked at what I have gotten myself into with this drawing class.  However, I am positive it is just jitters from having procrastinated to do the first assignment and my inability to focus on anything longer than a commercial.

However, never one to leave you hanging, here is a quick list of the three most shocking things I saw while shopping yesterday at Target:

3) Baby Strollers Are Not Battering Rams:  What appeared to be an otherwise pleasant woman used her double-wide baby stroller as a battering ram to get to a rack of Missoni sweaters which we then proceeded to grab in multiples and toss into said stroller.  Did I mention that there was a baby in the stroller during this entire ordeal?  At one point I swear I saw the child signal the international hand sign for “distress” from underneath the pile of acrylic zigzag craziness…..

2) Pants Are The New Purse:  Rather than finding a shopping cart, a very savvy woman opted to use her sweat pants as her personal shopping cart.  Yup – this lady was STUFFING sweaters INTO her CROTCH.  Surprisingly, she fit two sweaters, a make-up clutch and a scarf in there.  I was amazed, shocked, disgusted and intrigued because let’s be honest, if you can hold that much down there, that’s a talent that you are wasting by shopping at Target.

1) Tag Team Shopping Should Be An Olympic Event: Three girls in a matter of 2 minutes and 12 seconds cleared out the entire home ware selection.  It was a coordinated effort that I am positive they spent hours mapping out between episodes of Gossip Girl and Jersey Shore.  Collectively, they had SIX carts of items proceeded to announce to everyone that they would let stuff go for $5 per item.  And you know what…people were paying?  WTF?  Fortunately, they were asked to leave but honestly, it amazed me!

Tomorrow, I will share what I scored, items that should have never been produced and items I wished they had produced.

So did anyone else venture out and score a Missoni deal?

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16 thoughts on “What To Say….

  1. Hilarious post…I’ve not stepped anywhere near Target. Wondering if a random item or two are left. Target and Missoni must LOVE/HATE the blogging world for getting everyone into a frenzy.

  2. Wow. Those are some serious stories!!

    I too made my journey to Target yesterday.. After the rush, which also means after the merchandise disappeared. I had no idea it would be THAT crazy! I would’ve tried something along the lines of your #1, I think 🙂

  3. OMG I so wish I could have been there with you, two mics in hand, videoing and interviewing those crazy people! It’s incredible how some humans will behave at the sight of over hyped designer duds. Civility disappears, how unbelievable! Will I see you tomorrow in Berkeley at Z?


  4. OMG Courtney….you’re so funny! I laughed out loud reading your Target stories! Thanks for taking time away from your homework to share them. 🙂

  5. In my best steve irwin voice (RIP):

    “Crikey! Lookawt the fee-mayle as she ambushes her prey! Jeez, take a lookawt at those fayngs and claws-she means business, folks! See how she takes what she wants and stuffs it into her pants…just like the mama kangaroo out he-ya in the outback….Crikey! These fee-mayles have lost it!”

  6. Okay, I had to check back in to read the comments…so glad I hadn’t just taken a sip of that glass of red wine! My white Jett desk from Z would have looked like something out of Halloween or Friday the 13th. Courtney, you are a riot!

  7. While the scene in Orlando wasn’t as colorful it was still a disappointing adventure. The bed linens and accessories were virtually sold out. All that was left was one ceramic tray and several framed signature zig zag wall hangings. Oh well…..

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  9. By the time I got to Target everything was nearly gone. I only wanted the floppy felt hat & a silk scarf and I got both so I was happy with my purchases. I must give Target much kudos for their marketing, they did a good job of hyping up the products. In regards to Pakistan, their major export to the US is actually cotton while we import military products to them. I purchased a 1000 ct sheet set made in Pakistan about 7 yrs ago and it’s the best sheet set I’ve ever owned and I love it. Don’t sleep on Pakistan. 🙂

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