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Target run

Sunday my friend and I went down to Target. It’s really not a place one can go unsupervised. Everytime I go alone, for laundry detergent, I end up in a panic attack because my cart is full of things ‘I actually need’ and I’m about to drop three digits. So needless to say, I try not to go to Target very often.

I haven’t been in a long time, like a year or so, I missed the all those designer lines I’ve already forgotten about… and saw the Libertine for Target line and realized this:

Celebrity designers aren’t my thing. The clothing is just not very well made, and it kind of feels like I’m being tricked somehow. Like the reason why I want ‘designer’ clothing is for it’s originality and quality. And this is just a fancy name that might as well have come from Forever 21 or Old Navy. I saw a Libertine jacket I kind of liked, but, meh…

What I ended up falling in love with was a pair of $6 crochet slippers with cherries on them. They are just the normal Target brand, and my cats like them too. But they pretty much like anything made of yarn.

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15 comments for “Target run”

  1. I have the same problem with Target- I never leave without having spent less than $50. The last time I was there, I picked up a Libertine bow-tie shirt (striped) and am coveting the silk fog one, too. Luckily, the fit me rather well, and I think they’re the perfect price for launching myself in to the “professional” world. (When you’re trying to look smart and put together, but on a cheap budget.)

    They do have the best socks there, though.

    Posted by Ashley | July 23, 2007, 9:40 am
  2. i totally hear you about the perils of the high/low collabs. but i’ve had some highlight experiences - some knits i picked up at stella mccartney for H&M are holding up very well years later - both in terms of structural integrity and making me happy to mix-in with my outfits. and i actually really had fun with this recent Libertine collection - much to my surprise. the preppy/goth thing isn’t my favorite, but i picked up the tie neck striped blouse, the black crepe dress and some cute printed scarves that i will tie myself up in knots with trying to figure out how to wear.

    Posted by cov. in cambridge | July 23, 2007, 9:48 am
  3. You know, I saw some Libertine designs on websites I liked, but I guess it was picked through by the time I actually made it to Target. To tell the truth the only thing I have purchased was a white satin Madonna for H&M jacket. And it was on sale.

    I guess, like with any bargain clothing, it’s going to be hit and miss… and perhaps, I’ve been ‘missing’ more often than not!
    : (

    Posted by jennine | July 23, 2007, 10:00 am
  4. Being in a college town now, our Target is picked through within days, too. It’s disappointing, but what can you do? I feel like I really lucked out that the shirt was the last one (and in my size!). Too bad the other shirt I wanted will be gone (and have to be ordered from the website).

    Posted by Ashley | July 23, 2007, 10:26 am
  5. Your slippers are way cute - as are your cats!
    Mrs F x

    Posted by Mrs Fashion | July 23, 2007, 10:43 am
  6. did you see the cream with black lace bolero? i ended up returning it b/c it made me look like a linebacker, but i can see you wearing it!

    Posted by cov. in cambridge | July 23, 2007, 11:18 am
  7. hmm… no! it wasn’t there. i saw it online though, it looks cute.

    Posted by jennine | July 23, 2007, 11:31 am
  8. I like the bird on the libertine jacket but not really the cut.

    Also, how did you find out about my moonlighting as a zombie killer?! You are completely amazing for writing that paper. :)

    Posted by High Fashion Girl | July 23, 2007, 12:14 pm
  9. hfg- yeah, that was my thing too… i generally like clothing with animals on it. dont know why…

    how did i find out about your ‘other’ job? i’m sneaky… well, when you said you were interviewed by nyt and elle, i tried to find the article!

    do you have these guys in ok?

    i’ve never been, but it looks fun!

    Posted by jennine | July 23, 2007, 12:19 pm
  10. Oh dear - me and Target are a dangerous combo. Tis a good ting there isn’t one here in the city of SF. When I lived in CT right before moving here, there was one two blocks away :O

    Posted by Victoria E | July 23, 2007, 12:52 pm
  11. I grew up in the shadow of the original Target store…and just spent like 1.5 hours in Super Target. Fortunately I was just in idiot browsing mode and didn’t fill my cart. But I did check out the Libertine stuff and I’m basically with you-those celebrity designer collections are cool in a way because there’s a limited supply and the stuff’s somewhat different than what’s at all the other mass retailers…But then some of it is not exciting at all, and *lots* of it looks cheapy-cheap (I really did not dig the Patrick Robinson, for example). Hit or miss, as others have been saying.

    However, if the green eyelet shirt goes on clearance, I’m there.

    Posted by Maven | July 23, 2007, 8:35 pm
  12. I know what you mean, I went in there for paper towels one day, & suddenly I had a cart full of stuff, cute little folders, and bunch of other stuff I can’t recall.

    I’m so proud of myself that I put it all back.

    Posted by Candid Cool | July 23, 2007, 9:07 pm
  13. I love target, *looking online now to see if they have the crochet slips* cute.. with a cherry on top!

    Posted by MsRebecca | July 23, 2007, 9:33 pm
  14. i agree with you on about the libertine line at target… alot of it is just a big trick i think. although, they do get me every now and then! it is cheap.. etc but thats what targets for right? anyway cute slippers… !

    and i rack up alot of things when i go in there for one thing too… but by the time i reach the register i convince myself i hate most of those things:P

    Posted by Kathryn Elyse Rodgers | July 24, 2007, 6:42 am
  15. I used to go to K-Mart when I had to have more children’s wear than the budget allowed. I would look around at the sad-looking clothing and think, “With all the clothes they ship, you’d think they’d invest a few bucks in a designer and make something cheap that had a little style.” What a relief that Target has figured this out, and that H&M have entered the picture! Low quality is always a risk when you’re shopping for bargains; great style is harder to find, and much appreciated.

    Posted by Gayle | July 24, 2007, 8:32 am

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