This weekend was the much anticipated release of the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection. On September 15th, the hashtag #philliplimfortarget flooded twitter at the strike of midnight. Americans had access to shop the collection online while they rolled out the goods on target.com
I patiently followed the tweets because up here in Canada, we had to wait for the collection to hit the stores on Sunday morning. Target only opened in Canada less than a year ago, so this would be the first designer collection & I wasn't sure whether to expect an H&M designer collection camp-out or complete indifference.
Early in the morning Target Canada updated with a tweet that showed a significant lineup at an unknown store, so we decided to wait for the urgency to clear from the air before slowly sauntering over. After all, none of the Pashli-inspired handbags (priced $35-60) were on my wish list.
After arriving only about an hour and a half after the release, we found two sparse racks of merchandise in the women's section. Bags were completely gone, and most items were down to the final sizes. While my wish list had monochromatic basics and leather jackets on it, we ended up buying two of the flashiest prints in the collection. At $29.99 a pop (or boom?), why not? And with Target's great return policy, there's plenty of time to change your mind (and the potential for some second chances)
The Boom Sweatshirt, another version of Lim's "KA-POW" comic book print sweater, was the last on the rack in size Large. Definitely a lucky find.
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The leopard dress, in a size small is definitely a relaxed fit but a great addition to my fall work wardrobe with the long sleeves & mustard tone.
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Unfortunately, when I look at the hashtag on Instagram now, it's completely saturated with bag hoarders who have decided to resell their finds immediately. So if you missed out, surely eBay will be handy for the next little while.
Did you lineup for the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection release? What did you end up picking up & how was your experience?