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Marcy’s Pet Peeve: Unattainable Designer Collections At Target



Marcy is angrily scouring the Internet for the bright pink Lilly Pulitzer for Target Raffia Tote Bag that sold out within minutes of its launch.

Marcy:  I’m so peeved.

Cynthia:  Ah, Marcy.

Marcy:  I’d look so perfect in that pink bag.

Cynthia:  You knew the collection was going to sell out within minutes. There was so much ridiculous hype over it, it was bound to happen.

Marcy:  I’m so peeved.

Cynthia:  You shouldn’t have gotten your hopes up.

Marcy angrily continues to search the Internet.

Marcy:  Gasp! I found it on eBay.

Cynthia:  Of course. Resellers are going crazy over this stuff. How much are they asking?

Marcy:  Most bids are starting at $50. This one wants $160 for it.

Cynthia:  What?! You can buy a real Lilly Pulitzer bag for less than that!

Marcy:  I want that pink bag.

Cynthia:  Well, I’m not paying a reseller one cent for that bag.

Cynthia takes a closer look at the eBay site.

Cynthia:  Oh My Gato!

As of right now, there are 35,244 Lilly Pulitzer Target items for resale on eBay. AND – eBay is featuring the collection on their home page banner.

Now I’m peeved!

Target should just skip the consumer altogether and sell their stuff to directly to eBay.


They create this huge demand for cheaply made designer stuff and then most consumers can’t even get their hands on it because resellers pounce on it and sell it for exorbitant prices on eBay. Target likes the publicity and influx of money but I can’t help but think they will hurt themselves in the long run with this strategy.

But you know what? I don’t care.

And Target should care about that.

Marcy (pouting):  I would look so pretty in that pink bag.

Lilly Pulitzer For Target Pink Raffia Tote Bag

*So happy to hear that Stacey of Whimsical Preppy had a fantastic experience with the Lilly Pulitzer collection at her small out of the way Target. Check out her adventure here.

*And Liz of With Wonder And Whimsey has a brilliant analysis of the whole shebang here.


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