Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ve heard of the craze that is Lilly Pulitzer for Target. I’ve been a fan of LP for years (thanks Maddy!), but LP’s collaboration with Target was not only more aligned with my preferred price points, but also more accessible considering there are several Target stores within minutes of me, and no LP!
LP+T’s launch was an absolute mad house. LP lovers crashed the website, and when it finally came back to life, it was sold out within minutes. People lined up for hours and were faced with a “Black Friday” kind of situation; I heard reports of fighting, screaming, name-calling, and tons of item stealing. Items were up on eBay within the hour for ridiculous prices.
I wasn’t able to participate in the launch day madness that morning due to rugby, but I headed to Target that evening to see what I could snag. I was able to purchase items and sold them online at decent prices to online friends across the country…a relocation of goods, if I must.
I have made online friends who aren’t able to get any items in their stores (LP is MUCH more popular in the east and south than it is here in Southern California), and the hunt for satin dresses, shifts, and mugs, has taken over my life. I probably visited about ten different Targets a total of twenty times. I’m fairly certain the Customer Service reps at my local Target recognize me by now. I loved the rush of finding an item I wanted, as well as the ability to help fulfill others’ wish lists. It was tiring, and I was often discouraged, but somehow I did it. (I had to step back and remind myself that these are just “items”, so luckily I didn’t get too crazy!) After a ton of buying, selling, and trading, I was finally able to get my hands on the most coveted items. I’ll do a haul on everything I got soon, don’t worry!
It took me almost a month to get everything I wanted, so now it’s my turn to help YOU all! I’m giving away this adorable LP+T Happy Place Rafia Tote. You can fit a spare pair of clothes, a towel, some books, and snacks for the beach in this gorgeous bag! Head over to my Facebook to be entered to win.
P.S. If you comment on this with your favorite item for the LP+T line, you get an extra entry!! :) Good luck!