Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Marimekko: What's Missing?

Thanks to everyone who weighed in on their Marimekko purchases. Although a few of you had technical issues (like I did!) in the first few hours of the launch, it sounds like most of you were able to get what you wanted online and in store. Overall I'm happy with what I've got thus far (a beach towel, flip flops and tote bag) and am satisfied with the quality on all of them. The clothing looked decent to me in the store, but I'll have to wait until I get my online orders before I can comment on fit/sizing. In reading your comments + other blog reviews, it sounds like certain pieces - such as the beach coverups and kaftan dresses - are generously sized.

In reflecting on this collab, it seems to me as if Target could have produced more items, seeing they were already teaming up with Marimekko in licensing some of their iconic prints. For example, some of you wrote me that you wish they had produced more "wearable" clothing (appropriate for work) vs. concentrating only on beachwear. Likewise, I wish they had produced a candle (like the glass ones shown here from the Missoni collab) in each of the featured Marimekko prints.

On the flipside, perhaps Target purposely limited the amount of items in this collection in order to make the items more "covetable"? For instance: I'm glad Marimekko didn't follow Lilly Pulitzer's lead with cheaper items like the printed nail files; remember how many of those were left over last year?? How about you, readers? Is there a product you feel is "missing" and wish Target had included in this collab?

11 comments:

kayerikson said...

I noticed the lack of house wares as well. If felt like everything was designed for outdoor use. Frames and candles would have lovely.

janmcd said...

I really wanted mugs, ceramic or porcelain. Otherwise, I'm happy with the dishes, tray, placemats and napkins I was able to buy on Sunday morning.

Unknown said...

I wanted tablecloths, for sure.

Queen Elizabeth said...

I wanted clothes that I could wear to the office. A pencil skirt in either the appelsiini or Kaivo (I forget the other design that is black, white, and blue) would have been awesome!! I liked some of the other clothes, but unfortunately the terry cloth killed it for me. :(

debbies said...

I jewelry with a simple design to match patterns would have been good.

Unknown said...

I would have loved shoes from this collection and I wish the patterns they have on the plates and beach towels would have been on clothing. like the pink and orange wavey noodles against the yellow, would love that on a top

What A World said...

I would love purses/wallets and stationery items. Cosmetic bag!!

Marilyn C. said...

With all the outdoors stuff, especially the gardening tools, I would have loved plant pots in the different prints.

Kelly Tourdot said...

I also would have liked mugs and bowls. I had been wanting some of the mugs from the main line sold at a local store, but can't justify paying over $20 for a 12 oz mug.

Shower curtains and bath rugs would have been a nice addition as well.

Julie Nelson said...

I would have loved a tankini option with the swimsuits.

Target Addict said...

Julie Nelson: YES! A tankini would have been great.