Once again Target teams up with another fashion designer to make a collection that WOWs us all. I am so thankful that Target finally came to Ottawa. Now, rather than dreaming of owning one these celebrated pieces, I can venture to the nearest Target location and try my hand at snagging a piece. Here’s the story of how I came to own several of the coveted Peter Pilotto for Target items. Read on to find out my step by step battle tactics.
February 9, 2014: Opening Day
·7:00am: alarm clock rings its annoying little tune, tempted to hit snooze until I realize why I was getting up early.
·7:25am: time to head out to meet my ride. Exhaustion and hunger hit me and I realize in my morning routine I forgot to have my coffee or breakfast (Mistake #1 – never forget coffee during early morning missions!).
·7:30am: get in the car and we are on our way. So blessed to have such sweet friends; not only did they get up earlier than me, but they went for a coffee and breakfast sandwich run. Nothing like a Starbucks vanilla latte to wake up in the morning.
·7:35am: Mistake #2 – we should’ve looked up driving directions to the Target before getting into the car.
·7:52am: made it to the Target parking lot in one piece with 8 minutes to spare! Only 4 or 5 other cars, we should be clear.
·8:00am: CLICK! The brash sound runs through the empty mall as the door slides open!
·8:01am: Everything is a blur, I begin to “powerwalk” (maybe I was running?) towards the bright, patterned, and neatly hung racks of Peter Pilotto goodness.
·8:15am: after 15 minutes of hand grabbing exercises, my friends and I have a handful of goodies to show for it. Looking around, the racks are beginning to look bare with only a couple items left behind.
·8:20am: (Cue in Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’) my girlfriends and I run in and out of our change rooms trying on outfits with little twirls in front of the mirror for the others to see.
·8:40am: Finally done with the change rooms and we are all happy with our choices.
·8:50am: Check-out time for a grand total of $340. Not bad considering I picked up 8 different outfits!
Summary of Key Tactics:
- Create a solid plan of attack including transportation method, direction, and timing.
- Get your cup of brew first thing in morning
- Dress in a tank top and leggings so you can easily try stuff on without having to go to the change rooms (it helps when line ups are long).
- Go with a group of friends – it makes things more interesting.
- Remember to grab! You can decide whether you actually want the item later, but you need a stock pile to choose from.
- DON’T forget to have fun!
If you’re not brave enough to endeavour the struggle on location, an alternative would be to shop in the comfort of your own home, online. Net-A-Porter.com is recognized for carrying these limited edition collections as soon as they become available in store. Check them out if you like this option better.
Good luck with your next adventures! Stay tuned for my next blog post where I will be revealing my latest finds!