Jason Wu for Target

by cnorthcote

Co-written with Julia Pearlman

“He is a freaking AMERICAN ICON!!!!” announced Julia as we waited for the bus headed East to Target.

We were anxious to see Jason Wu’s affordable line for sale at the retail giant. We figured our 8am arrival time would be appropriate…we were so wrong. We walked in to find desolate racks and a hundred or so insane women clamoring for the stylish buys.

We quickly developed a strategy: divide and conquer. One on the dressing room and the other on the racks. We would chase the sales people taking whatever looked good. We would quickly nab from racks. We attempted to barter.

In the end we each walked away with three key pieces and the dresses we had each originally set out for. Our morning was a success but we have words of wisdom for future designer lines at Target: go early, like 6:30 early, and prepare for an adventure.