Tomorrow, the Altuzarra/Target collab hits the proverbial streets and I’m giving myself a free pass from the 90-Day Spending Fast in order to invest in one piece.
I suppose I could wait till they go on deep discount. But it’ll be a gamble. The collection could go the way of the Neiman Marcus collection. Prices plummeted within weeks of its appearance, and I remember snagging the Lela Rose top at a fraction of its cost (80% off the original $69.99 retail price).
On the other hand, the collection could go the way of the Missoni debacle, when the Target website collapsed under the strain of rabid online shoppers, and when brick and mortar shoppers practically slaughtered each other for a stab at the chevron-inspired scarves and shoes, and when eBay vultures inflated prices over 200%.
And let’s not forget the arm and a leg I spent this summer tracking down previous collab items to make my collection complete.
So I think I am well justified in investing in the pieces now, keeping the tags on them and perhaps getting a price adjustment if we have another Neiman Marcus on our hands.
That said, you all have to help me decide which one piece I should purchase. I need your opinion on which item best suits my style and color palette. I also want your opinion on item versus price point; that is, which one you think is worth paying retail. All of the items I’ve chosen I’d buy in a heartbeat, but I know some are only worth it if they went on sale.
I’ve whittled it down to these:
So what’s the verdict? Do tell in the comments section so I can stalk the winning item online when midnight comes rolling around. And thanks in advance for not judging; I promise I’ll add another week to my fast to make up for this transgression.