Missoni's collection for Target was cleaned out within hours. Piranhas couldn't have done a better job. The unmistakable striped knitwear flew off the shelves and crashed Target's website after unveiling on September 13th. Not even a dish or blanket was left. I heard stories of shoppers stealing from other shoppers' (momentarily) unattended carts. Would you believe?!
|Cardigan from Missoni for Target|
I didn't have time to check it out on the 13th so I went on the 14th. Too late -- the racks were bare. Unless you were a baby or had size 11 feet.
What you do see here was one of 3 remaining Children's cardigans. I snapped one up, with a matching children's vest (hooray, there was one Children's Large left!) Does anyone else like the shrunken proportions achieved from the children's department, including the boy's section?
|Cardigan from Missoni for target|
Looking at these variegated knits brought me back to my University days in the UK. Except for the Italians, my closest friend there and I were the only ones on campus sporting bright, multi-colored outfits from hat to toe. (My friend was born Sri Lankan, schooled in Geneva and England and now based in Vancouver; in other words, another global nomad.) I had a long, striped cardigan I referred to as "Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." You see, it wasn't fashionable back then. It was either black, grungy outfits or muted sophistication.
So I conclude that my style really hasn't changed since I was a youth and actually began picking out my own clothes. I am not counting the days when my sisters and I wore matching dresses to complement my Mom's grown-up version. We had our von Trapp Family moments.
Has your style evolved? Do you like Missoni?