Guys, it pains me to write this post, but my beloved Target messed up this time. Yes, I usually wax on how great Target it is, but since they don’t pay me to write this blog (but they really should, and I’ll take your offer, Target, m’kay?), I get to throw some shade their way every now and then. So here it goes.
Lilly Pulitzer is so popular in the south, right? So maybe I’ll have to steal a few Southern expressions to really capture my feelings.
Bless your heart, Target, you really screwed the pooch.
Not only did they have an unexpected demand for the Lilly for Target line and a crashed website, but there seems to have been some other issues. I received my Lilly for Target online purchases this past Thursday. I tried on the two flounce dresses and just didn’t really love them (which I was expecting, so no problem). I put them aside to check out those shiny gold espadrille wedge sandals. My friend C had already warned me that she thought the pineapple flip flops were sized weird, so I didn’t find it odd that my foot didn’t fit in the 9.5-sized shoe, until I looked at the bottom of the shoe.
Ugh. I called customer service, even though I knew it wasn’t their fault and even though I knew there was nothing they could do to get me the right sized shoes, since the collection has now been sold out for a week. I was right. There really was nothing they could do to help me get the right shoes, so I received a refund and a gift card for my efforts and was told “this was truly an inconvenience,” but I’m still just a bit disappointed and hope that some quality control adjustments can be made, so no one else feels this way in the future.
So anyone out there need some gold espadrille wedges in a size 6.5? Email me!
And to paraphrase LCD Soundsystem…Target, I love you, but you’re bringing me down.
ps. Does anyone know anyone else with a screwed up order? Weirdly enough, my bestie B had ordered a green pineapple tote and received a pink one instead. Another major bummer. We ordered around the same time and received our items on the same day, too.
pps. Check out these dueling articles: why selling out of the Lilly for Target collection was good (here) and why it wasn’t (here). My take as a Kelley School of Business graduate? Target wishes they had made A LOT more product.
- On Target item: Merona Boatneck Stripe Tee (exact)
- Scarf: gift from my sister-in-law (similar)
- Jean Jacket: Merona, Target (exact)
- Purse: Merona, Target (super similar)
- Skirt: Loft (this year’s edition)
- Heels: Mossimo, Target (similar)