Sunday, September 14, 2014
Altuzarra for Target: what did you buy?
My cats work me up at 5:30 this morning (insert frowny-face here) so I decided to fire up my iPad and take a look at Target.com, and I ended up taking a chance on the sweater and the ruby peasant dress. I know, I know... I said I was going to pass on this collab, but I caved ;-) Then I went back to bed for a couple of hours, and later on that morning (around 10am) ventured to my local store. There I was pleasantly surprised by this tuxedo jacket (shown) with the cute peplum detail. I had to size up, but this will be a piece I'll wear again and again. I was in a hurry and I also grabbed the tuxedo pants (without trying them on first) but unfortunately they run small so I'll have to hope that I can find them in store (as they already seem sold out online).
As for the aforementioned items I bought online: I was not as impressed with them in person. But once I have them in hand I will take The Recessionista's advice and try them on, as she notes that "some of the things we thought we would love were not the most stunning on when we actually tried everything on." Like her, I found the satin jersey items to be cheap-looking, and therefore did not bother to try them on.
I didn't bother with the shoes or the boots, as the heels were way too high for my fussy feet. And all the belts were sold out at my store (as they were online). When I arrived at mid-morning, the Altuzarra section seemed oddly quiet and the racks seemed filled with a range of sizes. However, in the 15 or so minutes I took pouring over the goods, at least 3 women flitted in and out picking up a ton of stuff to try on. The salespeople seemed well prepared to answer questions (two women asked whether there were more belts in the back inventory, and the answer was "no") and they were also doing a great job getting the merchandise back on the floor after it was tried on in the dressing room.
To note: this designer collab has a 14-day return window, which is probably to deter the eBay vultures from making a profit. Target kindly notes this on your receipt, with a note next to each Altuzarra item of the return deadline.
Also to note: Target's site has been p a i n f u l l y s l o w today, so I would have LOVED to provide links to the items I bought but it wasn't possible as I couldn't access the pages.