Sunday, April 24, 2016
Marimekko: What I Kept & What I'm Returning
As shown here, I am keeping the flip flops, shorts, and hat (which I just found yesterday in store). One note: on my shorts, the center seam does not line up neatly as in the stock photo provided by Target, which is a bummer.
I also plan to keep the Kaivo print beach towel and the Harko print beach tote. My shipment of the Kukkatori print tunic and the Oakariino print dress hasn't arrived yet, so the jury's still out on them. But if the fit is anything like the Terry Cloth Coverup, then I'll be returning them as the side slit is way too high to wear these as anything but a beach coverup. So far, the Coverup is the only piece I wasn't happy with and will be returning. In general, though, I'm disappointed this line didn't include more wearable pieces.
I just started a new job, so I'm only able to visit Target on the weekends these days. Of the two stores I hit yesterday, both only had a smattering of Marimekko items left - mostly in women's clothing. It looks like the pants and the kaftans are the biggest leftovers, probably due to their oversized fit. I also saw lots of the kites and the garden tool sets, as well as several beach towels. From the few swim separates I saw, it looked like the sizing ran small, so I expect more returns on the swimwear side.