Sunday, September 15, 2013

Lim is LIVE & Target.com is having technical issues!

At 1:45am PST I logged on to Target.com to do a little shopping. Lim was live, but Target.com - per previous designer collabs - was having ALL sorts of issues. Some items (like the mini-satchel in brown) kept coming up with an "OOPS! We're having technical issues" window, whereas others would come up "in combination" with other items (encouraging you to "shop the entire collection"). A hint if that happens: only put the quantity in for the item you WANT, and keep the other item at "zero"; then you should be able to add it to your shopping cart.

In the end I was able to snag two bags and the trench coat before successfully checking out. Target.com said my order went through, so fingers crossed that it really did. How about you, dear readers? Did you try to shop 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target online, and if so, did you face similar technical issues??

10 comments:

janmcd said...

I was able to shop the collection online at 6:00AM with no technical difficulties. Couldn't order the trenchcoat though, both colors were listed as being available in- store only. Was really disappointed there were no petites...but will try the floral dress, blouse, and the tan color-blocked peplum top!

urbanrhetoric said...

i was able to get everything i wanted (hopefully...we'll see if i receive a different email later) but i was very annoyed that people got their hands on items BEFORE target's homepage launched the collection. correction - i was annoyed but not enough to not use their behind the scenes links. if a customer was a rules follower, i think they got screwed out of coveted items.

~pemora

sue thompson said...

I stayed up until 1 waiting for it to go live but fell asleep.
Woke up early and checked the yellow crossbody bag I wanted and it wasnt online but showed that it was in stock at my local Target.
When I got to Target a few minutes before opening there were a few cars in the parking lot but no one went to the Phillip Lim stuff! They joys of living in a crappy city! Lol. Anyways--they had ALL of the bags!!!! I was tempted to buy a mini pashli but thought it would be too small. The bags ooks very good in person!! They had the Boom sweatshirt that didnt look so hot in person and no Boom sweater. A few mens things too but I only got the yellow crossbody bag.

Hopey said...

Yes! I'm furious. The mini satchels I and cross bodies are only available IN STORES! I am Livid. Why would they do that? I won't buy a thing now because I'm so angry that they wouldn't make the whole collection available on line. The Prabal Gurung was ALL available online. JERKS!

Target Addict said...

I forgot to mention that when I tried to check out, I had to adhere to a "5 item maximum" for Lim items in my cart. That's when I culled it down to just 3. Did anyone else face that as well?

Also, according to Racked.com: some stores in NYC and LA had lines starting at 4-5am, and were told they could only buy two of the same item.

Childofenroth said...

I am in central time and the collection was fully available at 3:01 a.m. Searches for specific items would bring some up (as the links were activated?) before then. At 3:02 a.m. all items were available on line- at least all the ones I looked at. I think that as they sold out on-line, the message "available in stores" would come up. I was buying for my daughter )her birthday is always around a major collection!) and had more than five items total- to include non-Lim items. All I had to do was check out with my five items and then reload my cart. Was able to get everything I needed for her and items for me with no issues (other than initially wacky, cross or broken links that were fixed). I was tired as all get out and was very tired of waiting! Now all I have to do is hope that all the items actually ship and arrive (one of the huge bonuses of buying in-store- bird in hand)!

Jenny Zhu said...

I was the 1st one in line, there were only three yellow satchel in that store, luckily I got one, but once I got bag, turned around scarf all gone, more black tote in stock.Not super crazy in Oregon, at least the store I went, but still some crazy ladies were trying to grab everything without even look at the size, duh, they have their "business" running~

arugula said...

Hopey the crossbodies and mini satchels were all online, they just sold out super fast at around 4-5am EST.

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

I knew I should have shopped online! I went in and one of the items my store should have had was gone, got home and gone online too! But I did get to try on the sweatshirt I wanted and bought it. Liked the bags, but decided to wait. I had no trouble with missoni because I shopped so early- lesson learned this time!

Kathy Flannelly said...

I ordered first thing Sunday am then got a delay notice too and on the 5th day a cancel- too late to go to the store nowI did check they are sold out :( Target did send a gift card but really wanted the purse...I guess I will keep looking in case anyone changes their mind.