Sunday, November 13, 2011

Product Review: Harajuku Mini for Target

I happened to be at my local Target this morning bright and early (as I like to avoid crowds) and I noticed a woman a few yards away with at least a dozen plaid girl's dresses in her cart. I thought "hmmm...that's odd," and then remembered that Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Mini line launched today. I then spied another woman "hording the Harajuku", but by the time I made it to the kids' department, there was still a good selection for me to wade through.

Alas, both my boys - as well as my niece and nephew - are WELL beyond the target age for this line, so I have no one to buy it for. Which is a shame, because this line is so darn cute! The line comes in boy & girl sizes for baby through toddler, as well as girls' sizes 4-16, and it's broken into 3 themes: Animal Collective, Nerd Rock, and Girlie Glam. I have to say that the only piece I really didn't like from the line was the tarty red Bubble Dress, because it has a sheer panel at the top of the chest that I found far too provocative for little girls (but perhaps that's "just me").

Unfortunately, a quick eBay search finds there are already over 350 Harajuku Mini for Target items up on eBay. Not as many as the Missoni madness, of course, but this line also has far fewer pieces. So my advice would be to snap this up quick and buy NOW for Christmas before it's all gone. And to note: Harajuku Mini is sold only in stores, not on


Amy said...

I bought at top for my daughter this morning-the clothes are for the most part very cute, but they look like they run a little small (at least in the girl's dept,) and the selection was pretty small at my store.

Shopping Celle said...

Checked these pieces out yesterday. I don't know if they would fit my slim eleven year old who wasn't along to try anything on. They look like they run small. Very cute though. Since I wear about a size 4 sometimes
I can wear an extra large girl's size. It worked in Missoni & Liberty but there is no way this line would fit me!

blissflower1969 said...

They do run very small. My daughter normally wears a 14-16 with room to spare, and the jacket and skirt she tried on fit like it was an 8-10. She has been waiting for this line to come out and is so heartbroken that she can't wear any of it. I'm very disappointed.