Surprise! ships some Missoni items this week

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Pictured:  My favorite piece Missoni for Target Space Dye Turtleneck – Pink

To my utter amazement I came home to find a shipping bag from at my doorstep this weekend.  Even more amazing, the items I ordered from the Missoni from Target line prior to the site crash were actually inside.  I had despaired that I might never receive my order, especially after receiving email from Target that my order would not ship until October.  I also had an email from them asking me if I still wanted the items, and to confirm or my order might automatically cancel. It seems that poor is still hobbling along after their site’s crash.  Since changing to their own hosting platform from’s eCommerce hosting platform, the customer experience still seems poor. I miss being able to sign-in to the site with my Amazon account and doing the one step ordering.

Several of my friends report that they also received there orders. So appears that orders from the Target line are shipping, and not too far behind the launch date.  After the debacle of a the site crash, it seems Target is working hard to fill the Missoni orders.

Overall, I have to say the quality of what I ordered is pretty good! My favorite item from my order is the above pictured turtleneck with the gorgeous patterns of pink, purples and white worthy of their high end line.  I also got the blue maxi dress, and it’s a very good looking piece.  The dress is even fully lined, and fits beautifully.  For a $64.99 Missioni dress, this is definitely a deal. Of course, this is Missoni made in China, but if you’ve read the book Deluxe: How Luxury Lost It’s Luster, then you may realize that most luxury goods are in fact made in China today, not just the discounted ones.

Margherita Missioni in the Target pieces from the August issue of Vogue

Of course, not everything from my order is good.  I’m not loving the sweater pictured above on Margherita Missoni in the August issue of Vogue in real life. The print panel on the front is completely see through and the flimsy material is not a good match with the knit sleeves and the back.  Just my opinion, but I’m not loving it and I’ll be returning it to my local store. I also got the swimsuit, and I love the design, I’m just still thinking about whether or not I like that zig zag pattern on a suit.


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  1. Target-Addict

    September 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I also got all my Missoni items this past week: most on Wednesday, and a second shipment on Friday. I am generally pleased with the quality, except for a couple of items, which I'll be blogging about tomorrow.

    And have you noticed that Target has already taken the Missoni splash page off their site? You really have to “dig” on the site now to find Missoni, and it looks like there's only a few items left.

  2. Sherbygirl

    September 26, 2011 at 1:19 am

    I got my black sweater with purple rose and my floral silk scarf this week. I love them both. I was worried the sweater wouldn't be soft, but I was wrong. It was also warm, but not too heavy (I don't like heavy sweaters). The silk scarf was a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be, beautiful and bright, and I've already received lots of compliments. It's not as soft as I'd like (it feels more like polyester than silk), but I can't really complain for $20 Missoni silk scarf! I know I'll get a lot of wear out of both of them.

    I was worried when my sweater showed up and my scarf didn't. When I tried to track it online, I couldn't get any information beyond that they had printed a shipping tag four days prior. I panicked and called Target. I can't say I was all that impressed with their customer service on the phone. Basically, I was told that they couldn't tell me anything beyond what I had access to and not to worry. Thankfully, it showed up, but I didn't feel all that confident after getting off the phone. They didn't even try to reassure me in any meaningful way.

  3. Nautical Wheeler

    September 26, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Would love to see the dress you got but the links to target don't seem to be working right now, o'well. I expected that the quality might be a hit or miss like when other high fashion brands do this. It's still sweet to get something Missoni designed at a fraction of the cost!

  4. Anonymous

    October 4, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Missoni not Missioni?