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Grab Quick or Lose Out-Limsanity in 4th Gear!

Phillip Lim Boom Shirt-streetzblog.com

Phillip Lim for Target-BOOM Shirt. All Gone.

Phillip Lim For Target Review-Sunday September 15, 2013-Kapolei, Hawaii

I woke up extremely early for me on a Sunday morning (7:20 am) but needed two scoops of instant coffee, a quick bite, fast shower & I was out of the door by 8:30 am. That took way too long-Hey it was early! I got there exactly at 9:00 am. Walked in the door and there was the Phillip Lim Sign in the front of the store. Noticed the females grabbing quickly. looked for the guys clothes, hoping they were elsewhere since it was very crowded.

Alas, Guys clothes were with the ladies clothes, realized this and went into NYC sample sale mode. Grab as much as possible in sizes close to mine, then look closer at it later. Turned out to be the right move. Because within 10 minutes practically all fo the Men’s gear and most of the good Women’s wear was gone.

They had 3 pairs of the black Hi Top kicks left, Size 8, 10 and 12. I was able to nab the last size 10. And I was lucky enough to buy the two  pieces that I really went there for: the camo sweat pants (With PL’s sweat pants going for $350 at Barney’s, who could resist a pair for $34.99) and the long-sleeved Grey and dark blue french terry shirt that the guy in the TV commercial was wearing.

It was a fun and exciting morning of shopping for High Fashion at Fast Fashion prices. Only bummer was there were ZERO bags and purses (Christmas presents) when I arrived. The employees said that they were ALL gone at 8:15 am.  Many of the ladies were looking for the bags. I did see one, it was put back on the shelf, but gone in less than a second. Amazing! More Highlights and interesting things I noticed are listed below. Did you get anything in-store or on-line from the Phillip Lim for Target Collaboration Collection? Let us know in the comments area.  It’s kind of fun to read all the tweets at #philliplimfortarget   It seems it was similar all around the country. Saw many comments on how the bags went very quickly.

High Fashion Meets Fast Fashion = Frenzy Fashion=Limsanity

Highlights from today:  

Bags and Boom Shirt were first to go.  When I got there early Sunday morning. ALL the bags were gone.  I did see one BOOM shirt. It was kind of funny a guy tried to nab it from the employee as she went to put it back on the rack.  She said she had to put it back on the rack before he could touch it.  She put it on the Rack and BOOM! he grabbed it in a nano second.

One man had one or two of everything.  I went up to him at the Cashier’s and saw his bill for $798.18. Asked him if he was going to wear the clothes or sell them on Ebay. He glared with an evil stare, mumbled something. I kept moving before I got hit. Ooops, was just trying to be conversational not confrontational.

Asked a lady with a full basket where all the bags were?  She said they were gone by 8:15AM, but was waiting for some to get returned. Couple minutes later ONE black bag was put on the shelf for half a second and it was gone. Neither of us got it.

People just filled their baskets as fast as they could. I’ve only seen something similar once and that was at a High-End Jeans Sample Sale in NYC. It was like the clothes were free, they were being grabbed so swiftly. Was an incredible sight to see.

I saw a friend of mine there with an empty basket. Asked him what he was doing, He said he was waiting for two of his Japanese friends to get their from the North Shore. I asked if they were guys or gals. He said two ladies from Japan. I told him to grab a bunch of stuff from the racks NOW, or there wouldn’t be anything left by the time they got there.  Yep, I was right-only tan trench coats were left when they arrived. Needless to say they were quite happy with what he had in his basket for them! (Whew)

*Note:Prices were $10 more than what was mentioned on-line prior to the sales event.  I suspect it was because it was Hawaii.  Pizza Hut and Red Lobster are always more $$ in Hawaii than the TV commercials mention. **Shipping costs.

Phillip Lim Hits The Bulls-Eye at Target

Designer Phillip Lim Hits Target this Sunday September 15, 2013 w/ clothes, bags & Shoes for Guys and Gals

Phillip Lim for Target-MEN

Picture courtesy of target.com

This Sunday Phillip Lim’s limited edition clothing, Kicks and accessories hits Target stores. Typically Phillip Lim clothes are quite pricey. I’ve seen $325  sweat pants and backpacks going for $1,250.  And his designs are usually sold at places like Barney’s NYC. This is an awesome opportunity to snag some of Phillip’s designer duds for less than $100. The picture above is just one of the outfits I’ve seen. For guys, I know Target will have pants, shirts, leather bags and jackets and even some pretty slick-looking kicks. I think I’ll stop by Target this Sunday and check out the line in person. Hope it comes to Hawaii on Sunday, sometimes we get things later than the mainland. That can be a good thing or not, just depends on what it is and how popular things are. If I do find things on Sunday I’ll let you know what it looks like Live. From the internet and the TV commercials the gear is looking pretty good to me. What do you think?

Picture courtesy of target.com

Picture courtesy of target.com

The picture above is one of many of the Women’s selections. I thought it looked the best. This is one of those blog posts that I want to tell people about, but would also like to keep a (slight LOL since there’s been so many commercials) secret. Because if the clothes and kicks are anything like what they look like on Target.com. I suspect this line is going to sell fast. Prices are great too! The Men’s Kicks were less than $50 And guess what? They will even have (French Terry) Sweat Pants for $29.99. See you Sunday on the streetz at Target Salt Lake, Hawaii.

Here’s a Nice preview video of the collection. Some great up-close pictures of the Men’s Hi and low top Sneakers, some clothes and up close and personal shots of  the Women’s Purses.

And here’s the behind the Scenes making of the TV commercial you may have been seeing this past week or two on Network TV.

On the Target Web-Site, Phillip Lim’s Designs have been labeled as super-chic and this is what PL had to say about the new Collaboration: One of the reasons I wanted to collaborate with Target is because I felt that together we could create a collection that would inspire-one that is cool and chic, but still very accessible

By the look of the TV commercial, they do look super-chic and quite attractive. I think the Black and the Grey got me Good. Two of my favorite colors that go perfectly with each other. And the commercial has a pretty slick vibe to it.

BTW: Is the store pronounced TAR-GET or TAR-JAY? I’ve always called it TAR-GET, but my sister in Chicago and a friend in NY call it TAR-JAY.

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