Couple Hoards Entire Jason Wu for Target Collection. What Is WRONG With People?!
One couple in Miami literally bought out the entire Jason Wu for Target collection this weekend, leaving many, MANY angry people in their wake. Seriously? Who DOES that?
If we learned nothing else from the 2011 Missoni disaster, it’s that strange things happen when high-end designers collaborate with Target. This time, though, it’s not really Target’s fault… or is it? Well, whoever’s fault it is, it’s downright evil.
Here’s what happened: The hotly-anticipated Jason Wu for Target collection dropped this past Sunday, February 5. As is to be expected, the masses hauled themselves out of bed at ungodly hours in order to hie themselves to their nearest Target to snag some of the gorgeous pieces for their very own. Naturally, there was always going to be at least SOME insanity—but one couple in Miami really took it to the limit: They hit up a Target and bought out the entire collection.
ALL of it.
Pardon my language, that’s just a dick move, isn’t it? I mean, really? Really???
Here’s the thing: Target has a store policy of two items per customer. So who’s to blame, the store for not enforcing their policy, or the couple for being the biggest jerks in the world? I’m inclined to go with the couple. The disaster got so complicated that the cops were called, but once Target’s corporate headquarters were contacted, it was ruled that the store couldn’t legally enforce the two-item limit; so really, it comes down on the heads of the people who decided that they were going to be enormous tools. Oh, and it gets better: In response to the other customers’ angry cries, the couple told them all that they could buy the outfits from them outside the store—for significantly more than their retail price.
Seriously?! Who DOES that?!
Blogger Ginger Harris chronicled the event in a post she titled (rather appropriately, I might add) “The Vultures That Ruined Jason Wu for Target.” Go on over and read it; it sounds horrific. Ginger notes at the end that the vultures left the store with a police and Target security escort team because they were scared—and she’s right when she goes on to say that they should be. This is so unbelievably not cool I can’t even begin to wrap my brain around it.
Oh, and there’s a video, by the way. Want to witness the horror for yourselves? Here you go:
If you’re still interested in trying to acquire the collection, but don’t want to deal with awful people in actual stores, it’s possible that some of the items might still be available online, but (as you might have guessed) they’re going fast, so consider yourselves warned. That said, the pieces really are lovely, aren’t they?
Tell us: Is this couple horrible? They’re horrible, right? If they’re not, what’s the justification?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.