Thursday, September 15, 2011

Missoni Frenzy!

I feel like everyone will have a "Missoni story".  Where were you on September 13, 2011 when Missoni for Target was set loose on society?

Well, I'll tell you where I was.  Days before I had some minor surgery.  While the timing was not planned, I thought... how perfect.  I will be recovering at my parents house with the day off of work.  Nothing to do but pop Percocets, catch up on People's Court, and watch the day whittle away.  So I wake up, flip on my laptop, and like the rest of fashion forward America, was faced with shock and awe that was down.  What's a girl to do?

Enter my amazing father who volunteers to take me on my first post-surgery outing to the motherland!  I needed to get moving anyway, right?  It kick starts healing.  So off we go for an early morning Target trip.  I try to keep my cool as I am affronted with all things zig zag.  But I have to say, I wasn't wow-ed.  While the stuff was nice, it was all the crazy bold Missoni, not some of the subtler prints you see with the real deal.  But on I went.  I searched every little crevice of that store, and stalked the staff as they were unpacking.  But I left with only a headband.  A skinny, albeit beautiful, chevron headband.    What I really wanted was wellies, a scarf, and an iPhone cover.  Fail.  On my way out I over heard an employee saying that they didn't get accessories or shoes.  WTF?

So I spent the rest of the day checking  Every once in a while I could get on, add a couple things to my cart, only to get kicked off.  By the time I made it to check out, everything in my cart was gone but the iPhone cover. At least it was one of my must-haves. 

The crazy thing, by 10am this stuff was on eBay at an insane mark up!  It kinda made me wish I turned rogue and bought up the store for a profit, but I guess that would be not so kind.  I guess the karma paid off.  Later that night my sister calls from her Target.  She Missoni was ravaged except for...brace yourself... a pair of WELLIES!!!!  One size too big, but I have plenty of socks to make up the gap.  Don't you worry.

So I am now the proud owner of... a chevron iPhone cover, head band, and wellies!  And the best part, I didn't have to suffer extortion from eBay to make it happen.

Big ups to my sister Barbara.  I can't wait for it to rain!

And to you infiniti scarf... you WILL be mine.

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