The Lilly Pulitzer for Target sale certainly caused plenty of hubbub online and in stores on Sunday, as reported by the Inquisitr, which noted plenty of customer frustration about Pulitzer selling out on Target’s website for some hopeful shoppers, while others were able to score their hauls from brick and mortar Target stores and post their photos online and across social media.
— CNN (@CNN) April 19, 2015
According to USA Today, Target spokesman Joshua Thomas says that Target has no plans to restock the Lilly line of 250 items. As such, people are trying to command high prices on eBay for the Pulitzer items from Target they were able to score.
— Preppy Delight (@PreppyDelight) April 19, 2015
Searching for Lilly items from Target on eBay, sorted by the highest-priced items first, turns up a Pulitzer for Target Round Top Clutch going for as high as $2,695.00 or the best offer made. More than 4,000 Lilly items from Target are already listed as sold on eBay, including teak wood chairs, hammocks, dresses, pillows, and more.
Despite the fact that Target.com wasn’t accessible for a frustrating amount of time when the sale was announced, Thomas says that the company took it down on purpose and reports “there was extreme traffic” to the website. Target took down their website for approximately 15 minutes at 3 a.m. ET, and Target.com didn’t crash.
It was by 12 p.m. ET when the collection had sold out online, and only random reports of shoppers being able to find any Pulitzer clothing or items in stock have surfaced, with one shopper having success at a Target Superstore instead of a regular Target store. In the meantime, buzz about the #LillyForTarget hashtag is still moving along on Twitter, which reveals reports from sad customers who weren’t able to purchase any of the Pulitzer products online nor in brick and mortar stores.
As for Target Lilly stuff selling on eBay, they aren’t the first store who has had their items sold at higher prices on eBay, says Thomas — and perhaps the lack of a restock of the Pulitzer items is the saddest news for those hoping to see the Lilly items back in stock on Target.com someday.
The important follow-up question that we can’t be too afraid to ask: Are the #LillyforTarget teens vaping?
— JustinGreen∞ (@JGreenDC) April 19, 2015
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