Yesterday I didn’t make it over to Target until late in the day… which didn’t really seem to make a difference in viewing the latest collections from The Shops at Target, as most everything was still fully stocked. The one exception was The Curiosity Shoppe section; the question-mark plates I mentioned yesterday were sold out, as were several other items. And I happened to grab the very last tea-towel set (which I’ll stash away for a future hostess or holiday gift).
I did buy an Odin plaid flannel shirt for the hubby from a very full men’s rack. IMO, this line looks better in person than pictured online. I may go back and nab him a sweater or jacket at some point once they go on sale.
All the items from Patch NYC seemed very “woodsy owl” to me, so I passed. It’d be great if you’re outfitting a lake cabin or ski chalet, although the bedding and home furnishings are all done in dark earthtones which are a bit severe for my tastes. I did see a big burly guy in the checkout line buying this whimsical pillow (shown) which made me chuckle.
And finally, there was the much hyped Kirna Zabete line… which for the most part looked cheap in person. The polyester blouses we’ve all seen before in other patterns and colors (hello, Jason Wu!) and the the lace t-shirts are flimsy and look like they won’t last through one washing. The tweed jumper with faux leather trim looked decent, although on the rack it seemed a bit boxy. The one bright spot are the jacquard dresses; not my personal style, but if you have the body for it, they look pretty. Besides basic black, this dress also comes in burgundy, which is hyped to be the “it” color for Fall. And don’t even get me started on the accessories…. the bags and totes look garish, and the jewelry looks like Christmas tinsel.