Sure, I went to Target for the much-publicized Missoni opening day. I had to. Didn’t I?
I wasn’t expecting any grandiose surprise awaiting; I knew what products and patterns were part of the collection thanks to facebook and blog updates, and I’m sure it was like Black Friday in some cities with hundreds of customers waiting to clear the shelves at 8AM, but it wasn’t like that in Rochester. In fact, the shelves were pretty much still full and organized when we stopped in during the late afternoon on Tuesday, which was a good thing because we got to see so many products in person, but you know that me and the whole decision-making thing… one tote? Two totes? Can I get two totes?
I didn’t buy either, for the record. I have enough travel bags to tote around with. Plus, we rode the scooters to Target and that puts a limit on how much you can buy.
I spend less when I scoot everywhere. My bank account loves the Ruckus.
I did immediately covet most of the office materials, especially the pink-lined paper of this clipboard (with rubber band placeholders, score). If I had to write on pink paper for the rest of my life… I think I’d be OK with that.
I didn’t buy that either though (because I don’t use memo pads or clip boards now that I’m not in an office environment) but I did snatch up some bulldog clips for the office and small journals that I use on a day-to-day basis for shopping lists, project notes, and conference call doodles.
The journals are a set of three (and were priced at $7.99 which is just about what I’m used to paying for my little trios at Target). Each has its own identity, looking pretty adorable with the prints and clean binding.
If I had to choose, I actually think the black ziggy is my favorite.
There was another trio of notebooks too if you don’t like the set I bought; the colors on that set would have more perfectly matched the coffee mug that I added to my collection for $4.99.
The clothes didn’t keep my attention very long, but the housewares were right on. The coffee cup was my only splurge for now, but I really liked the tall tumblers (and will buy if they go on sale from their listed $4-ish price); my current set of tumblers from my (still favorite) Orla Kiely collection circa 2009 are still holdin’ strong.
We both really liked the large glass bowl on display. It was a standout in the collection, especially sitting next to the melamine plates and bowls.
The colors in the glass were beautiful, and the overall weight of the piece made it seem like it should cost more than just $30.
There was just one thing holding us back from bringing it home (besides the whole scooter space limit thing). Inside each of the bowls on display, there was a light ring in the glass. Kind of like someone left tea sitting in the bottom of the bowl for awhile. A definite production woe that made us feel like we’d always be trying to get it clean.
I’m not confident that it’ll all make it to markdown mode, but I’ll be checking back in on it in a little while to see. Speaking of markdown mode, I hope everyone’s enjoying the home decor/back-to-school sale prices. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much stuff in Target marked 50% off at once.