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1. Of all the Target limited edition designer collaborations, which has been your favorite? And what designer would you like to see collaborate with them next? In case you have forgotten, here is a list of the bigger collaborations they have done (source Huffington Post and Racked):
~Luella Bartley for Target (2006)
~Rodarte for Target (2009)
~Alexander McQueen for Target (2009)
~Anna Sui for Target (2009)
~Jean Paul Gaultier for Target (2009)
~Liberty of London for Target (2010)
~Proenza Schouler for Target (2011)
~Missoini for Target (2011) (Kim K. didn’t break the internet – this did)
~Harajuku Mini for Target (2011)
~Jason Wu for Target (2012)
~Neiman Marcus for Target (2012) (that had a variety of designers in it)
~Prabal Gurung for Target (2013)
~Phillip Lim for Target (2013)
~Peter Pilotto for Target (2014)
~Joseph Altuzarra for Target (2014)
~TOMS for Target (2014)
~Lilly Pulitzer for Target (2015)
I loved the Lilly collaboration (I just didn’t love the mess trying to get my hands on it) and of course, the Missoni one! The Neiman Marcus for Target one was pretty good too, but mainly because most of the stuff ended up getting marked down to 70% off which made it all much more attractive. The prices on that stuff were too high to begin with. But I ended up getting the Tory Burch lunchbox for $5.99 and the thermos for $7.49. As for what designer I would like to see collaborate with Target next, I am going with Kate Spade. Although, she did just do a collaboration with GAP so that might be too soon. Tory Burch and Balenciaga wouldn’t make me sad either.
2. Do you think Target should limit quantities on limited edition collections like Lilly? I have mixed feelings on this one. I like the idea of limiting quantities purchased to no more than 2 or the same item, but say you want to get your bridesmaids (or whoever) matching scarves? Nope you can’t because you are only allowed 2 of the same item. But then again, without limits you had people clearing racks into their carts two seconds after the store opened just to turn around and eBay. The easiest answer to this, of course, would have been to make more inventory. Maybe if people knew stores would be restocking a few times between the initial launch and the end of the collaboration things wouldn’t have been quite as crazy!
Now it’s your turn! Can’t wait to hear everyone’s thoughts on these!