22 March 2010

a lone voice in the blogging wilderness...

while m21 sorts through the hundreds of pictures he took while chic was in town, in hopes of finding 4 good ones, we thought we'd return to a post we were going to write to *before* her arrival. (our camera died the last day of her visit, but seems like it might have been having focusing issues through the whole thing, as 90% of our pictures were blurry. we ain't a professional photographer to be sure, but 90% rotten is *bad*, even for us). so our post was to have gone something like this:

we didn't love it.

the liberty of london for target collection. we just didn't get it. we love pattern. we love color. we love target. but we just didn't love this stuff. it looked a bit cheap (it was of course, but we like the cheap stuff when it can kinda pass for fancy. this just didn't cut it).

and every blog we read raved about it. but we gots to be honest with y'all, even when our opinion is unpopular.

we just didn't love it.

of course, we bought some anyway- 'cuz we shop compulsively like that ;-)

22 comments:

MaryBeth said...

Just like me, even though I didn't love it darn it, I came here to buy it and buy it I will.

hello gorgeous said...

M21: You are not alone! I wasn't feeling it either. Although I didn't like it and didn't buy it.

Pigtown-Design said...

having been to the mothership store a billion times, i thought the target stuff was basically pretty tatty. cheap and polyester. not well made. and a thong in liberty print? ghastly!

Real Estate Resuscitation said...

My thoughts exactly on the L of L for Target. I don't dig it, but it seems like a lot of other people do!

Sharon

Margaret said...

There is a nice peacock pillow, but I agree with you; lack of quality items. It pretty much reminded me of my teen years and disposable 'whim' items.

Your tie's nice, though.

artluvr said...

Thank you for this clarion call of sanity! I kept reading the other blogs, looking at Target's LOL stuff, shaking my head, "no I don't think so," rinse, repeat... I wondered, does my Target have the same things as their Targets? Am I losing my aesthetic mind? Am I the only one? And then your blog post. Phew.

I imagine you and Chic had too much fun!
Best,
Sue in RI

trouvais.com said...

The tie is great! Ditto on rest...though my 21 yr old daughter got a few dorm room purple/green floral trugs. Of course...I'm not a big pattern person. Sorry about the camera letting you down. I just hate when that happens! Trish

camdesign said...

we did not get it either... you are not alone

Karena said...

Interesting, because I made a run through yesterday am and felt similarly, thought I would come across something I had to have, did not....love your tie though Christian!

Raina Cox said...

I confess I caught the LoL fever, but I've already returned about 2/3 of what I bought.

What I did keep is the children's clothing is which well-made in nice cottons.

maison21 said...

glad to know that others agree! you know moi, usually i am tarjay's biggest champion, but this collection seemed off- especially the pillows and sheets- they reminded me of "dorm room in a bag" type stuff.

and i returned the tie. i'll never wear it.

froulala.blogspot.com said...

went to Target yesterday and only liked one top but not enough to buy it.

The Boese Family said...

Amen! I was beginning to think something was wrong with me, the way everyone's been going on and on about the stuff. Bleh. Thanks for your honesty...and for making me feel better about myself. :)

holly goes lightly said...

A few words on Target's behalf. I was completely drawn in by the major marketing and bought the Black & White lampshades, could not help myself. When they arrived I was surprised by the quality given the price. No fan of the colored stuff, but also never been such a William Morris fan, and Liberty can be very Wm Morris-y. I've got my B&W's on black lamps in a leased space full of vintage American & antique French and think they suit their purpose. {ok, full disclosure, also bought a men's shirt & bleached it a bit, actually like it very much with jeans}. That's it, I'm done.

Freddy J said...

agree! was so excited, but looking at it -- seems like a lot of garage sale fodder two years from now.

though, the men's button up shirts look cute. and the bras. but that's it.

Emily A. Clark said...

I haven't been to Target to check it out yet but I'm glad to hear you say this. It sometimes seems if one blogger likes something, all of the other bloggers follow along. You are refreshing, any funny :)

Tracy @ ComfortandLuxury said...

Individually, some of the items were cute and well made and some not so much. I wish the stores merchandised the line all together instead of spreading it throughout the different departments. The impact alone of all that pattern and color would have made it more appealing in person.
Having said that, I thought you should know that your new tie matches my new bike. :)

ArchitectDesign™ said...

I haven't seen it in person yet, hard to get out to the suburbs, but I wondered about the quality. It seemed cheap somehow. But oh, how I WANTED it to be something great! I REALLY love this tie though!

nicole said...

I didnt see it in person, but I didnt love it on the web.. I thought I was missing something.

Kathy G said...

I am so glad I found this like minded group. I went to Target SO ready to buy and could not find one thing worthy...to me one of the big reasons to buy Liberty is the quality of the fabric so what is the point...I hate cheap fabric...the ties were the best thing, they were 100% silk.

Elizabeth said...

Here's the thing: the folks that ate up all of that floral stuff blogged about it. Those of us who were disappointed apparently just held our tongues!

Glad you're speaking for us though. I was pretty underwhelmed by the women's apparel- the fabrics were scritchy, scratchy, awful. I fully support the tie purchase- even if it was scratchy, who cares?

muralimanohar said...

I've actually been hearing lots of Meh re the LoL stuff, but a fair amount of Yays for the children's clothes. A few people I've seen have been buying the children's lines, and then remaking them into clothes, etc, for themselves. Best of both worlds? :p

I, personally, haven't seen them myself...the nearest Target is on the other side of the Island, and I am not intrigued enough to make the trek. Though, I hear they are building a Target in my town. Anyone who knows this area at all is letting out a huge WTF.