If you haven't heard, Target just launched a huge collection of products -- women and kids clothes, housewares, and accessories -- from the fashion house of Missoni, who are well-known for their signature striped and geometric patterns.
Or as my friend said "Whoa, that's busy!"
I'm not an overwhelming fan of their stuff, however I did score an actual Missoni a couple of years ago at TJ Maxx's Runway section that I love.
I was more curious to see the line from a Cool Mom Picks perspective, and because I think Target has done something so brilliant by bringing in big, well-known designers to create more affordable pieces.
That being said, I'd probably be more inclined to buy something for myself rather than my girls, who don't need a $20 pair of leggings from Target.
$5 - yes. But I'll take my $20 to a place where I know the leggings will last longer than a few wears and washes.
Then again, I'd rather spend $50 on something from Banana Republic or J. Crew where I know it's not going to be trashed after a couple of weeks, which has been my sadly consistent track record with Target clothes.
But alas, we attempted to feature the line on our site but couldn't even get onto the Target website because it had crashed. And apparently the same had happened in stores as well: people waiting in line and clearing the racks, not for themselves, of course, but rather to put all the items on eBay and make a buck.
Now I'm not against capitalism or eBay, but when I see people who don't necessarily need the extra however-much money selling tons of items for way higher than the purchase price, I have to raise my eyebrow.
Aside from the sheer trouble of buying, photographing, and then shipping the items (mom of 4 kids talking here, I guess), I just can't really imagine taking such advantage of peoples' crazed desire to get their hands on something especially when I wasn't as equally desperate myself for the cash.
Are people dumb to pay $100 (or more) for a $50 dress -- from Target, no less? Yes.
Are people equally as crappy to try to make money off other peoples' desperation and stupidity? Yes.
I get that money is money, but to me, it looks a little different and doesn't quite smell the same, when you scored it by trying to take advantage of someone else. Even if they knowingly and willingly spend it.