After carpool this morning I stopped by Target to pick up some things for the house. On my way to get batteries I saw all the Missoni racks. It looked like the place had been looted. And mind you this was at 8:15 am, a mere 15 minutes after Target's doors opened.I've never seen anything like this. You'd of thought there was a scavenger hunt for hundred dollar bills by the looks of the ladies racing up and down the aisles with their shopping carts overflowing with zig zagged dresses and pillows.
And I'm wondering: Is this because these women have always really loved Missoni, have pined for it and want their signature look at a great price or is the urgency to have a sweater a byproduct of the hype that's been generated by bloggers, Target's facebook page, and the media? What do you think? Is Missoni at $40 something you'd push another person out of the way for? Or is your dignity more valuable?
Or do people just want to resell the stuff on Ebay?
Target's website is even down this morning and I'm thinking it was overwhelmed with demand for the limited edition pieces.
The children's section did have a slew of darling sweater dresses and tights left over and I did end up buying some things for Pilar. But is it more meaningful to have a shopping cart full of Missoni for Target items for $800 - the woman in front of me - or better to just save that money and invest in the real thing? Thoughts?