JPG and Target, part deux

It’s like the Christian Siriano/Payless thing all over again in my world.

Last week, I made time to stop by to check out Jean Paul Gaultier’s full line. And lo and behold, several key items I had been interested in had ALREADY sold out. In one day! I rationalize that I’d rather see the items in person, and try them on, anyhow.

Undeterred, I take myself and the baby shopping on Wednesday of last week to the local Target. After looking around and finding neither hide nor hair of the JPG line, I ask several of the sales associates if the collection has arrived.

Responses varied between disinterested shrugs, blank looks shared amongst the three of them, and apologetic smiles.

“It was scheduled for a March 7th release,” I offer. “Do you usually receive the items when they’re advertised, or is there a typical waiting time before it’s on the shelves?”

Insert more shrugs, and, “You could check online.”

“I did, several items were already sold out. Should I check back here next week?”

Yet another round of shrugged shoulders. “We never know what’s being sent to us, but you could check back, sure.”

Explaining that I need to know if it’s there or not prior to leaving the house again, and that I live out of town and it’s a 30 minute drive, one way, to the nearest Target doesn’t seem worthy of my time, or theirs, so I just smiled benignly.

“There’s another designer collection coming soon…” offers an older gentleman. “Can’t remember the name of it though.”

“Liberty of London?” I ask, and he smiles and nods.

“That’s it! It sounds like you know more about things here than we do.” To which I smile again, and say thanks while making my exit.

Sigh… oh well. If it was really important, I’d keep going back. But I guess I didn’t really need a yellow mini dress, or pseudo-tattoo sleeves and leggings anyhow. And it’s always wise to be thrifty in today’s economic times.

(Sour grapes? Me?)

Published in: on March 16, 2010 at 11:32 am  Leave a Comment  
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