Target Releases Statement on Missoni Orders via Target Website

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On the day of the Missoni for Target launch I was able to access and place an order.  I didn’t get much, since most of it was gone once the site came back online.   Since placing the order, I received notification that my order has been delayed until at least Sept. 27th.  This has left me and other consumers, wondering if their orders will ship at all.  Target has finally released a statement about their Missoni website orders.  I’m not sure if the statement answers any questions, but here it is:

“The nationwide launch of Missoni for Target on Sept. 13 was met by unprecedented demand, both in our stores and online at This demand impacted our site and affected the shipment and delivery of select guest orders. Providing an exceptional guest experience is incredibly important to Target, and we have a team dedicated to addressing those guests who have been affected.”

So there you go, the answer for now is that a team at Target is on it.  Maybe they can buy the stock back from eBay and fill the orders? 🙂 Just kidding. You know that won’t happen.  What’s more likely is that the orders may not be able to be filled.  After all, with a major website crash like Target had, it’s reasonable to expect that things will be messed up regarding Missioni inventory and availabilty for a while.

Sources at my local Target said there will be no restocking, so I do hope the orders ship so that consumers like me won’t be too disappointed.  Some eBay sellers, with zero feedback, have priced the Missoni for Target items as high as the Missoni luxury line.  So there goes the idea of budget Missoni for all.   I hope consumers boycott these price gougers.  If the market won’t pay the outrageous prices these carpet baggers are charging, then they will return the Missoni items to Target.

Perhaps the best comment is from Margherita Missoni via her Twitter account, “You guys! Very silly to buy #missonifortarget on ebay for three times the price!! For that money go out and get M Missoni!”


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  1. Target-Addict

    September 17, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Earlier this week Margherita Missoni tweeted something to the effect of “this Missoni for Target eBay maddness is crazy; if people are going to pay the eBay prices, then they should just buy the M Missoni line instead!”

    Also: I've read on numerous business blogs that Target should apologize to customers by sending them a $5 or $10 gift card in the event their orders can't be filled.

  2. Kim

    September 20, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Great statement from Margherita Missoni. I saw Missoni items on Haute Look yesterday that were a much better value than the stuff on eBay.