The bad news was that out of the 50 items in the collection, we were offered fewer than 20 of them. Typical.
We tracked back to a second Bigger Target and they had even fewer items, and I learned that I could have saved myself the whole trip north, as they were stocked just about as well as our more local-ish store.
I did get one item that I liked from the collection, which I'll wear much later in the year. There were only three of these at the store, one each in large, medium and small. As I was coming out of the dressing room from trying on the one I bought, I passed a woman who must have been the second arrival. She was carrying the remaining two sizes of the same sweater to try on.
We had a decadent brunch followed by great and equally decadent hibachi grill lunch (no actual worms were consumed.) That made the day better. But what made the day very much better was that during the shopping that occurred between brunch and lunch, I found the pink wool coat I have yearned for since last winter. Love at first sight, and the price was right. You will see that one later in the year, as well. And I still have a chunk of the change I had saved to spend on the Altuzarra stuff.
Too bad for you, Target.
Update! (9-18) Yikes ... stopped by yesterday at our little, local-ish Target, and there was no sign of any Altuzarra stuff. None. Not even a sign. According to their customer service, we have an "ultra low traffic store" and will not be getting any of the collaboration pieces in future.
They might have traffic if they had product.
Sad. This is one of the reasons I get so discouraged living down here. One step forward, two behind. Wrote them a scorching letter. Not that it will do any good.
Double rats. No wonder I often feel bad that life is getting more difficult rather than easier. 'Cause it is.