Sunday, February 5, 2012
My review of Wu...
They don't call me the "Target Addict" for nothing ;-) So after limited luck in store this morning, and a reader tip that the Redwood City (CA) store had a good selection of Jason Wu for Target (albeit in larger sizes) I made one more trip out today to see what I could find.
I'm glad I did, as I was able to find this daisy print dress (shown) in a smaller size than what I had ordered online. I also tried on a bunch of stuff in larger sizes, and here's my take:
* Everything seems to run large, which goes against past Target designer collabs. I also noticed that some of the dresses go all the way up to size 16, which I believe is a first for Target's designer offerings. While I think this is great news for us who aren't a "size zero", if you figured the sizing would be small (as I did) and sized up, you may be in for a shock.
* Furthermore, the sleeveless blouses fit super-boxy, and the pink dot long-sleeved blouse is see-thru (meaning you'll have to wear a cami underneath). Similarly, the striped t-shirt dress is pretty sheer, and I'm mystified why it wasn't made of cotton instead.
* As I believe one reader commented already, many of the blouses look like something my Grandma would wear ;-) While the young teens and 20-somethings can get away with the granny look, this style can look dated on the rest of us.
* Most of the blouses are made of ultra-cheap looking (and feeling) polyester. Memo to Target: I'd rather pay 20% - or even 30% - more for a silk or natural-fiber blend than cheap poly.
* The t-shirts, on the other hand, are made of rayon... which in my experience doesn't hold up well and usually has to be dry-cleaned. The label says you can hand wash it and line dry, but again, I haven't had great luck with rayon tees in the past. This is a "one season item" at best.
Sadly, I wasn't able to get the cute kitty tote, which was the item I REALLY wanted the most. And even more infuriating, I missed a clerk putting out 3 last kitty totes (from "the back", they said) when 3 other women rushed ahead of me. There's one jacked up on eBay right now with 17 bids for $128, and I'm sure it'll end up going for even more. I refuse to pay the eBay vultures a markup, no matter how much I want it, and will hopefully stumble upon a customer return in store someday.