Monday, April 20, 2015

How to still score Lilly Pulitzer for Target...

Ok readers... I know we're all still frustrated by the Lilly Pulitzer for Target sellout. Shown here is a picture my friend snapped at the San Mateo, CA store about 5 minutes after the store opened yesterday. So how can we still score a little Lilly? Here are my shopping strategies:

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.


8 comments:

meresu said...

I spoke with the soft-lines manager of my local target and she also mentioned that returns will peak around the 13th and 14th days of the return period since the e-bay items will be returning if they didn't' sell.

Catherine Edgar said...

Dont forget your local Goodwill! Our Goodwills carry lots o' new Target stuff. I found most of my Missoni stuff at Target NWT and not long after the collection debuted at Target.

stacy said...
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stacy said...

Does anyone know if the items purchased online are returned, will they be put back in stock online or simply put back into actual store?

Target Addict said...

Stacy: the items purchased online will most likely be put out in stores.

Stephanie Wilson said...

I live in SoCal and was able to get a few items this morning such as a shift dress for my daughter, the navy pantsuit for me, and an Iphone case at my local Target. I only went in looking for the case and was surprised to see that there was anything left. Hope everybody finds what they are looking for :)

Music said...

FYI - only one store out of six I visited in my area reminded me of the 14-day return, and that was on Monday in Culver City. When I was chatting with some folks in Compton about the return policy, one person said, "But the receipt doesn't say that." Sure enough, my all my receipts (even including the Culver City one) show a date 90 days out for returns. I foresee a problem...

Target Addict said...

Music, I agree: I forsee a HUGE problem with the return deadline not being printed on the receipt!