To recap: I woke at 12:20 and immediately tried to order from my mobile phone. I had success with the shorts I wanted, but then when I tried to order a second pair (in a larger size, as you never know how these designer collabs are gonna run!) the page said this item was unavailable. I then looked for several other items I wanted and got the same message. I don't know if this was due to server traffic or what, but I decided to check out with what I had (one pair of shorts) and complete the transaction before moving on to my laptop computer.
From my computer, I was able to order the shorts in the other size, but several other items I wanted - like the dress shown here - was sold out, as were all the totes, bags and scarves. Actually the page error I kept getting was "we're sorry - this product is not available", with a sad-looking Target dog mascot. I was able to order the black/white print terry cloth coverup, and then I called it a night.
This morning, after reading some of your comments about having NO ordering issues whatsoever, I went online again and was able to get the dress shown here after all. The bags, totes, etc. are still all sold out online, and listed as available in stores only.
At the last minute (since I was already up) I decided to brave the crowds this morning and see what I could find in store. Around the same time (8am) a good friend texted me that she was at another store, and I asked her to pick me up the blue/black Harka Print Tote, and she found one - yippee! I'm so glad she got one for me as my local Redwood City, CA store was a mess. By the time I got there at 8:15, all the totes/hats/scarves were gone. There was a large swarm of women with kids in tow surrounding the clothing racks, and the girls clothing seemed like a big seller. The womenswear seemed well stocked, and they had several sizes of the dress and shorts I had already ordered online.
Knowing my friend had secured my coveted tote, I headed to housewares where I picked up a coordinating beach towel in the Kaivo Print. [Of course, I just now noticed that there's a matching Harka Print beach towel which is only available online, but I think I'll stick with the Kaivo so I'm not too matchy/matchy.] I also got the last pack of the colorful Kitchen Towels before the houseware department became a feeding frenzy. Seriously, there were women with overflowing carts, buying everything in sight. In the checkout lane, I heard one woman tell the clerk "yeah, I'll probably return most of this stuff, but I wanted to nab it before it sold out."
What about you, readers? Did you venture to the store today, and if so, what did you buy? Or did you avoid the frenzy altogether and shop online (hopefully without the technical difficulties I had!).