The Target + Neiman Marcus collection, featuring the limited-edition gift-able designs by 24 renowned CFDA designers, drops in shops an internet-based tomorrow and if it goes anything like the last mega collaboration with Missoni, we foresee a lot of heartache and headaches in our very near future. However, it does not need to be all crocodile tears and chaos. As seasoned sample sale shoppers, we’ve compiled a summary of four ideas to bear in mind when shopping the collection this Saturday, Dec. 1. Pay attention to us and you’ll achieve success. Maybe. No promises. Good luck to you all. But be warned, when we help you pursuing that last Altuzarra cocktail set, we’ll take you out.Scope out the suburbs. They’re your hidden gems. We anticipate there is going to be some serious shopping car showdowns at the South Bay Plaza and Framingham, so locations that are less city-central are your best bets for smaller crowds, shorter lines, and selection. Unlike a few of their other designer collaborations, the Neiman Marcus collection will be available at all Target locations. Make use of the store locator. Use a GPS. Get thee to the suburbs.
Try Neiman Marcus. Just a little known fact — or maybe just one that we’ve been attempting to keep to ourselves — Neiman Marcus will even carry the entire Target collaboration, online and in stores, for sale that day. Neiman Marcus Copley is establishing shop on level one by men’s. We’re assuming the shopping experience is going to be (just a little) more civilized and frantic than its big box counterpart, perhaps it’s the lack of the potential of purchasing Teddy Grahams and Burt’s Bee’s lip balm on the way to the check-out lane. Pricing and merchandise is going to be the identical. Someone may provide you with a chilled bottled water or perhaps a complimentary Bobbi Brown makeup application on your way out, but just take it with stride. Contemplate it a reward for shopping smart.Create a strategy. There is a purchase limit on this collection, a release from Target/Neiman Marcus reads: “Guests can buy up to five of the identical item per transaction at Target and Neiman Marcus stores, and online at Target.com and NeimanMarcus.com.” This really is good for two reasons: it hopefully will cut down on eBay hoarders and can keep the selection plentiful for the rest of us. Study the collection’s lookbook and price list before you go to some store or log in online on Saturday morning. Choose your favorites, create a list, and concentrate. It is all about strategy, baby.If everything else fails, try again later. Which means you logged onto to Target.com, pinpointed that perfect Thom Browne school boy blazer, only to find out it’s out of stock online whenever you consider adding it to your cart. Or, the actual life equivalent occurs in-store. Don’t fret. Bookmark your favorite items and appearance back frequently, you never know when there will be a replenishment to online stock or if a return inside your size has been created. Same goes with in-store: the returns will happen. (Though according these released, they have to happen before Jan.5.There’s always that’s second chance the adorable baby Marchesa party dress you have been lusting over can have up on the clearance rack come mid-January. Just wait and find out.