February 6, 2012

My Jason Wu for Target Experience...as seen on Twitter

The Jason Wu for Target collection launched yesterday with much anticipation and excitement amongst the fashion community. Actually, many who don't necessarily stay abreast  of fashion news were enthusiastic about the collection simply based on the adorably captivating Jason Wu + Target commercial. Even my mom said, "can you pick me up one of those cute t-shirts with the cat on it".

As with any designer collaboration, it's serious business for those in the know. Staying up through the wee hours of the night to take advantage of the online sales or getting up extra early to beat the crowds in-store is the normal protocol. Remember my Lanvin for H&M adventure?

Luckily, I was still awake at 2AM on Sunday when the items went up for sale on the Target website. I quickly snatched up the t-shirt for mom and two blouses for myself. I was content with my purchases but still decided to head to the store to see the goods in person.

Of course, I took to Twitter to keep my fellow fashionistas informed. Here's how it went down:

Overall, I was not overly impressed with the clothing. As mentioned in one of my tweets, the jersey shirts and dresses, the trench and the tote were the best finds.* I was told that the quality of the navy poplin dress and the flared black dress were also on par. Needless to say, when my blouses arrive, they will be returned.

Oh well, can't win 'em all.

I know that quality and fabric choice has to be sacrificed to keep prices down. But what do you think? Should the Target designer collaborations focus a little more on quality, even if it means an increase in price? Or do you think cost should remain the priority and Target should continue to cut corners to keep the price as reasonable as possible? I know there is a happy medium. But I'm not sure Target has found it yet.

Let me know your thoughts. And also share what you scored from the collection!

*Since the handbags and scarves were nowhere in sight when I arrived, I can't comment on those.

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Blogger Ashlei M. said...

I was worried the quality wouldn't be all that great, sad. I was tempted to buy some items online, but I think I'm going to try and hit up a Target to see what's leftover and if it's worth it to purchase anything. I had such high hopes for this collection...oh well. Thanks for sharing the details!



February 6, 2012 at 8:36 AM  
Anonymous Chandra MoMoMod said...

But let's be honest: the quality of MOST ____for____clothing is typically not worth the price. When Isaac Mizrahi launched his line for Target way back when I feel as though his line/clothing had much better quality than his designer followers. I also think social media plays a HUGE roll in amping up these collaborations and then when you see them it's, like...meh. I saw Wu's look book online and everything looked cute, but not cute enough to shell out $30+ for something of low quality. I guess as I'm getting older in focusing more on quality/look/feel of items and not buying into every single trend. A fellow teacher/coworker of mine scored some item, so I will see what she has. I guess you can call me jaded when it comes to these designer collabos. Sign me: don't believe the hype! Ha! Great post, Nikia!

February 6, 2012 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Sucks about the quality. I kind of figured but sometimes u can be pleasently surprised or at least find one great piece...like the trench!

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February 6, 2012 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger DWJ said...

Yeah I think these collaborations are a little hit or miss. I bought a cute Missoni for Target dress but I also own a real Missoni scarf, there's no way Target could produce that kind of quality. I also just get sick of all the hype and feeling like everything sells out in the blink of an eye. I passed on the Wu, it wasn't really my kind of collection.

February 6, 2012 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Yanira Garza said...

I passed on it. I only really was feeling one dress but since it was the one dress on everybody's blog, I figured I'd pass. meh.


February 6, 2012 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger Maven said...

I'm not surprised. I wasn't that impressed with the collection from the beginning based on the early photos. I thought it might end up being much ado about nothing. It happens. I'd rather spend a little more for quality than something cheap that will ruin in a wash or two.

February 7, 2012 at 7:58 PM  
Anonymous Rita said...

Well, you already know what I got (lol) but I have to agree with you. The blouses though very cute, were lacking in quality. I was dissapointed because I feel like I tried at least 5 on and didn't care for any of them. I think it was just hit or miss because the black dress is really great and the handbags as well, in my opinion. I found the same to be true of Missoni for Target clothing pieces as well.

February 9, 2012 at 2:57 PM  

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