I kept quiet about my plans until the last minute, but I’m pretty pumped about my Lilly Pulitzer for Target purchases. You may have seen on my instagram/twitter/facebookpage that I did indeed make it to the store. And I was in the first person in line (which does not mean that I got everything I wanted).
Here is my overall assessment of the collection/experience.
1: Quality: Much lower. Obviously lower than full price Lilly Pulitzer (which was expected), but also lower quality than some of Target’s in-store brands.
2. Selection: Online: If you were surprised that there were website issues, I don’t know what to say to you. No one is perfect, and that was bound to happen. They could have done an online waiting room like they do for concert tickets, but technology will keep evolving. This year they had the mobile site and the regular site to keep up and running, it was bound to have some issues.
In Store: Meh. I was at a small Target, so I was happy with what I was able to purchase. However, others were really hoping for swim suits. I would have liked some shoes or jewelry. But you win some you lose some.
3. Sizing: Dresses: True to Lilly sizing. I wasn’t surprised by this, and may have to take in the shoulders of the dresses I bought.
Tank Tops: Generous sizing. I thought about putting them back, but realized I could give as gifts or sell to friends (not for a profit) so I’m holding on to them.
4. Reselling: I had no intentions of buying to resell. However….I grabbed 3 sizes of the two dresses I wanted. I also grabbed two different tank tops (but only in the size I thought I was). So now I have 4 dresses and 2 tank tops to sell or return. All returns must be done within 14 days of purchase.
5. Accessories: In a whirl I grabbed all the nail polish colors, because I figured it was an easy gift, or something I could use. But it was an expensive grab, so we will see what I do with those.
Were you aware this was going to happen? Were you surprised it happened?
Let’s talk about it!!
P.S. There is a regular price Lilly Dress that I have my eye on too!