LA COURTE HISTOIRE DE MISSONI CHEZ TARGET
Yes, I can be a tad naive; no, make that clueless, or even innocent, or why not, totally trusting in fate. Call it what you may.
A friend had said "don't even try, there is nothing left, everything is sold out, there was a run on Target the first day at 8:00 AM" etc., etc.
Well, little old stubborn me went to Target yesterday to check out the now famous, OVER HYPED, under delivered line by Missoni.
I walked up to the first salesperson I saw and simply asked in my most no-I-am-not-the-millionth-annoying-shopper kind of voice, where the Missoni line was. The answer was short, to the point and final: "all sold out".
Oh my, so it IS true.
As luck would have it, a very much more cheerful salesperson having heard my question offered the following comment: "I just hung 5 returns over there near the aisle".
Better. Not that much better, but better none the less.
Not to be defeated by what was apparently a huge lack of stock following a gigantic PR hurricane, I proceeded to said aisle.
There were 2 articles by Missoni:
1) what seemed to be purple/black heather leggings sized for a 4 year old.
2) a gold/copper/burgundy lurex thread cardigan in Missoni's iconic zigzag motif.
I checked the size: L.
Rats! but wait, it seems rather smaller than large at first sight. It looks like it could very well be my size.
To make my now very long story shorter, I later went home, and tried it on (I hate to try things on at the store without the right shoes and accessories etc.). I am happy to report it IS indeed exactly my size. It is comfortable, somewhat shiny but in a discreet sort of way and it will be PERFECT for that dinner next week in Montreal.
Oh, and to end my story: the most adorable elegant woman with straight gray hair and the nicest smile on earth asked if she could give me her telephone number in case I changed my mind: she would have grabbed it if she had seen it first.
I have called her to announce that, so-sorry-but, the sweater is a keeper.
Sorry charming lady.
Moral of the story: an inexpensive designer top+ perfect black pants+ dressy shoes+ a great pair of earrings and you are done!
images target, tahari, antonio melani, karl lagerfelt via ebay
Dear daughters in Paris, a bit of bad news: no, they did not have ANY bathing suits. I questioned a third salesperson about other Missoni items in the store; The answer was once again short, to the point and final: "all sold out".
There is nothing? NO.THING. Period.
Missoni, to your machines please. Or maybe the rarity is in fact the appeal...