Couldn’t stay up late to shop Target’s 20th Anniversary Collection when it went live Sept. 14? Missed out when stores opened that morning? All hope isn’t lost.
With persistence, you might still be able to find the designer collection items you’re longing for including Lilly Pultizer, Anna Sui and Zac Posen in-store versus paying marked-up eBay prices.
The Minneapolis-based retailer brought back nearly 300 of the most popular items from over 20 years of designer partnerships and promoted the sale as another chance to score a limited item spanning apparel, home décor and kitchen essentials, with prices ranging from $7 to $160.
Almost immediately some items started selling out across the designer brands with Lilly Pulitzer’s brightly colored women’s dresses among the first to go.
Yet I got lucky and found a returned Lilly dress at a Florida Target this week and a large selection of other items.
And there’s a chance you might soon do your own happy dance.
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More items could be coming back to stores in the coming days as the return period for special collaborations is “within 14 days of purchase.” Shoppers with a Target RedCard get an additional 30 days.
With many items being scooped up on Sept. 14, the big day for returns could be Sept. 28.
Sara Skirboll, RetailMeNot.com shopping and trends expert, suggests also checking resale sites like eBay or ThredUp since some consumers may “may miss the return window and look to make their money back elsewhere.”
There are fewer eBay listings for the anniversary collection that the Vineyard Vines for Target collection that went on sale in May. The anniversary collection has under 1,000 results compared to more than 3,600 for Vineyard Vines.
Unlike past collections, Target placed in-store limits on first day purchases, limiting shoppers to five identical items.
Kimberly Palmer, a personal finance expert with Nerdwallet, said Target’s sale and Walmart’s popular car seat trade-in event are good reminders about needing to act fact.
“It’s about to come up a lot more with holiday sales because there’s usually some popular items that go really fast,” Palmer said. “So if you’re the kind of person who waits until it goes on sale, you might miss your chance to get it.”
Score an item from Target’s collection
If you missed out on the collection item you want most, follow these tips and, hopefully, you’ll score too:
1. Go to the designer collaboration section at your local Target. Most stores have a special section in the Women’s department with all of the items grouped together.
2. Ask at guest services if there have been any additional returns and also go to the dressing room and ask if they have any collection items.
3. Constantly check Target.com. While Target has taken down many of the sold-out items from its website, it’s possible a few might return in limited quantities. Also when items are listed online, you can check local availability.
4. Target’s return period for limited-edition collaborations is 14 days instead of the standard 90-day return policy. Shoppers with a RedCard get an additional 30 days on top of the collection’s 14-day return policy. RedCard holders also save 5% by using the store card…….Read More>>