Grab Quick or Lose Out-Limsanity in 4th Gear!
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.
So last night I Dj’d from 9:30p-11:30p at the Miss Vamp After Party at theVenue, Thursday night I DJ’d from 930P-130A at LotusSoundBar and Wednesday night I did a proposal for my job from 3:30p-10:40p, this morning I had a 4:00am conference call and it is now 7:00am on Sunday morning. Thus, right now I am running on full-fledged adrenaline and Fumes-When the crash comes it will be ugly. But the Good news is, I’m gonna’ write up some pretty happening things that are presently “Hot on the Streetz”. Hope you enjoy them. And please don’t call my cell around Noon -3p today, I will hopefully be sleeping.
Hot on the Streetz 10-16-11
1. Matchstick Earrings: It’s funny how some of the simplest things can be the hottest things. These come in various shapes and sizes and some look even more like the real thing. The one’s pictured are of the higher end quality and the only picture I could find. W magazine-yes the real mag has a picture where they actually look like the wooden matchsticks. Either way you go-these will be great conversation starters. The Earrings are available at a Brooklyn based brand St. Kilda and can be found on their internet site.
2. Lebron 9’s Special Colorway: Well this kind of irritated me a bit. I thought I was all cool and hip and happening because Nike sent me an invitation to purchase the new Lebron 9’s before they went on sale to the general public. Well, the ones they offered me were the usual black and red 9’s. They were $175 and my next purchase will either be the need iPhone4s or a skateboard. BUT, later that same day I found these on hypebeast. The picture sure looks sleek, vibrant and a colorway I would probably attempt to get-who needs a new phone anyways-well I actually do so I can get you better pictures on to streetzblog.com. Anyways, I looked into getting a pair and of course they are limited and were only released on Friday night in MIAMI. Sheeez..I am still pissed off that Lebron didn’t go to the Knicks, now they release the happening colorway in Miami? Lame! Oh well, saves me money for either the new iPhone or the skateboard I still seem to be craving. The picture of the shoe does look nice though..eh?
3.The wikitude App: You just point your smart-phone camera at a street corner or random store and wikitude overlays it with pop-up links to more detailed Wikipedia entries, geo-tagged tweets, and other digital directs. Good thing to have to make a few bucks off your drunk friends late at night during a trivia street corner trivia match!
4. Multi Color Adidas and Simple colored Cons: This past week I spent some time in Waikiki watching the streetz and I went to see the new OMNI plane that will tak us all to Las Vegas. To see the plane I needed to spend 20 minutes in a TSA line complete with a fake ticket. So I took the time to check out the threads on the Japanese tourists as they headed back from HI to their homeland. As I was totally enthralled in a guys pair of Herringbone grey cargo pants-Oh man they are Killer! I spotted over 40 young Japanese tourists and what they were wearing on their feet. Most, if not all of them had on brand new Kicks. And all I saw were very colorful Adidas High and low tops in Yellows, blues, greens, purples and all with the 3 stripes. No D. Rose or D. Howard b-ball shoes, but all basic leather 3 stripes with crazy colors. The other shoe they all seemed to purchase were basic Converse. Some had the one star-probably bought at Target with the super cheap prices. And the others were really basic Cons-all High-Tops. No Nike’s at all! Struck me as funny for a bit, but then realized that our Hawaii Niketown hasn’t been around for a few years and ever since then, Nike product is pretty generic and useless to buy out here unless you have a secret hook up to get the 20-40 pairs of the good stuff sent out here. The Adidas and Cons both have stores out here,Target has great deals on Cons and there is both a Converse and an Adidas Outlet store in Waikele with some of the newest styles and the best prices I’ve seen in 10 years-especially the Converse!
If you’ve seen anything HOT on the streetz LMK what’s there. Or if you have any thoughts on these HOT on the Streetz items, just comment me or email me or I kind of like twitter on Sundays and I can be found at @scottmackenzie3 on twitter-For some reason I like to watch TV on Twitter on Sunday nights. And only on Sunday nights. Take Care!