Wu Watch: Some items are on for Jason Wu

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Here at The Recessionista, we literally live in the pursuit of finding fashion for less.  So, let’s just say, I am on “Wu Watch”, the elusive art of placing an order for the Jason Wu Target collection on  A few items are now online, see the screen shot above.  When you see the image of the collection on the women’s pages on or the Jason Wu preview page, hit the red plus symbol or white plus symbol in the circle to try to order. The adorable cat tote and scarf can be found for order on the accessories page.  Click the plus symbols to order.

Pictured: Wu accessories for the cat lady. (image via

 I was able to get the sleeveless floral top for $29.99, although the site did hiccup during the order process. Although, I was not able to create a Target account (even though the site encouraged me to do so.)  I tried to order the cat tote, but the item quickly disappeared from my cart after I saved it there as did one of the dresses. Now it seems to be back online, but the cat scarf is not.

I’m posting this for my loyal readers who are jonesing to get some designer fashion for less. Everyone wants the fairy tale of affordable, quality fashion.  I don’t know a thing about the quality here, but I’d rather see you buy it and return it than get ripped off on eBay.  Go ye forth to and get your Jason Wu before the eBayers get it and inflate the prices.  Good luck and let me know how you do!


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.


  1. tannawings

    February 5, 2012 at 8:15 am

    I saw you tweet this and fell in LOVE with the cat tote and cat scarf and went for a looksie… the bag was there, scarf only showed as in store but the zipcode store locator wasn't working. I might have to hit up Target!

  2. janmcd

    February 5, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I shopped on-line at about 5:50AM. The cat items were all gone…available in-store only. I did get the black and cream tote, and the striped tote, and they were my top choices!

  3. Target Addict

    February 5, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    It's Missoni mania all over again…the first Target I went to this morning had a line 50 people long before 8am, and when I got to the second store (at 5 past 8) all the Wu was gone 🙁

    I'll be posting a full shopping report on my blog later today.

  4. Julie

    February 5, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I went to the store this morning at 8 AM and it was not too crowded. There were just 7 or so of us lined up outside and all women of different sizes, so I didn't think there would be many fights. Also, for the most part, the women seemed to be buying for themselves or friends, not for Ebay, which I was happy about. I got the cat tote. I have to say, it has some nice details: leather trim, lots of pockets inside and very roomy. I also got the blue flowered skirt. It's pretty nice. I've heard from friends that a lot of the dresses and tops are ill-fitting.

    I wrote all about it on my blog if you want to see here:

  5. nadia

    February 17, 2012 at 3:26 am

    I absolutely love your blog! I can't stop scrolling down and reading past posts…can't believe I am only now stumbling upon it. Can't wait to read/see more!!

    Fashion. At a reasonable price.