Monday, April 20, 2015
How to still score Lilly Pulitzer for Target...
1 - Start checking stores this week for customer returns. Capitalize on buyer's remorse and look for returns in the next few days (for people who bought in store) or in the next week (for folks who bought online). Returns should peak around May 2, as that is right around the 14-day return window (which is required for this collab).
2 - Look in odd places. That means endcaps or mixed in with the regular Target merchandise, especially in the beauty aisle and housewares. Don't bother looking for the Lilly signage; your store has most likely taken it down already.
3 - Don't forget the clearance racks. I'm betting that all of the "online only" items (including the Plus Sizes) will immediately end up on the clearance racks if they are returned. This was the case with past Target collabs, like Missoni. So if you're lucky, you may score Lilly on sale.
4 - Don't bother with the website. Mid-day yesterday I spot-checked about 10 items online and nothing was available. And from everything I've read in the press, Target's website is completely sold out and they won't be re-stocking. Also: be wary of the "find in store" tool. I've found this tool to be faulty in the past, not accurately reflecting store inventory.