Monday, April 20, 2015

Vultures are the WORST

Wearing Lilly Pulitzer symbolizes that you love to live a beautiful life filled with smiles and sunshine.

The Lilly girl is a happy girl.

...which is why I was a little shocked to see and hear about the poor behavior of the "Lilly Lovers" buying #LillyforTarget, until I realized that they weren't Lilly lovers at all.

I was so thrilled to see Target bring that brand to life within their store. 
I was so excited to see Lilly being sold for cheaper prices. 
I was so excited to buy a few pieces to add to my collection.

Then...the Lilly Hunger Games set in.

The actual Lilly lovers got nothing.

Vultures swooped in and bought it all within 10 minutes, punching each other and stealing out of other peoples carts.

Like, seriously? That's not the Lilly way. That was not the point of this sale.

You do not punch for prints.

I'm upset because these vultures literally KNEW that we would be there looking for cute things and a festive deal, so they took advantage and they took it away from us.

I don't ever get mad...about anything, but when I do, it's not pretty.

I'm mad right now. In fact, i'm really mad. I'm not irritated, annoyed, or even frustrated.

Put simply, i'm just mad. 

I am fired up by this #LillyforTarget mess.

You'll remember I posted a few months ago about how I was all about Lilly being made available for everyone. I thought it was awesome...well I don't anymore. I think it was a terrible, horrible, no good very bad idea. 

Now, it's not available for everyone. It's overpriced and there should have been a limit on how much people could buy.

Their marketing director should be ashamed.

You know what's awesome?
The fact that a girl like me has an authentic brand that truly represents my personality. The fact that I was excited that Lilly was expanding, and the fact that true Lilly lovers around the country were willing and ready to buy Lilly for Target. We were excited, the prints were precious, but then the truth set in.

You know what's not awesome? 
The fact that it wasn't a new collection, it was a mere flash sale. A flash sale meant for people looking to profit. That's sick. How dare you ruin what was supposed to be a fun and special day for Lilly lovers everywhere.

You know what's not awesome?
The fact that these trolls were STEALING the signs that BELONG to Target because they say Lilly Pulitzer. A true Lilly lover would never EVER be that desperate to have our hands on the brand. So, if you think for one second that I would bid on eBay for a sign that you're wrong. You're wrong about the Lilly girl. You have wasted money (about 3 grand to the woman in front of me who bought 5 carts specifically for eBay.) and lost our respect. I think you are the worst kind of person.

You know what else is NOT freaking awesome?
The fact that Target took a brand that has meaning with a certain price point, and priced it a bit too low. That allowed people to plot and buy it all within 5 minutes. They then plotted to sell it on eBay for what an actual dress on is worth. Hell, they even priced it for hundreds over. They did this because they thought they could make a profit. 
Newsflash- They WON'T. 

EBay Rules for bidding.
Real Lilly? Yes. 
Lilly for Target? No. 
I will not buy what was supposed to be fun and affordable for what I would buy a normal Lilly for. 
Simply put- I will not do it. 

Target should have priced everything upwards of $60-80. I guarantee you if that had happened we wouldn't be seeing 1500+ pieces of #LillyforTarget sitting on #LillyforeBay right now.

When I see Lilly chairs (2) going for $920, and they were bought for $60 each, it makes me sad for the brand. 
Not only that, it makes me sad for the vulture selling it for that amount. Are you serious? But really, are you serious? Oh, you are. Okay...good luck with that.

It's Lilly Pulitzer, not a chair the Pope himself sat in.

I can't even with this.

I will stick to and wear what I have always worn.

Is it adorable? Yes. 
It's the principle of the whole concept at this point,

That's why I am boycotting #LillyforTarget.

I could NOT believe people yesterday...I saw a woman with 7 carts, she had every maxi dress in the store and told me..."yeah, I don't wear this stuff but I heard it sells for upper hundreds, so i'm selling it all on ebay." 

Newsflash- I strongly dislike you, and that is tasteless.

Lilly Pulitzer is rolling over in her grave right now thinking about this.

I am in shock. I am sad. I am OVER this whole #LillyforTarget scandal. 

I wish I could have the adorable prints that target put out, but now I will not even look at them. How could this happen? How could nobody have known that this would happen? 

Do not support #LillyforTarget on eBay.

That's my rant. #Sorryimnotsorry


Casey said...

I stopped by Target after work today, just to see what was left. As I entered the store, I saw a woman take what was left of the clothing and then circle through the store looking for other Lilly stuff. There was no evidence of any plus size clothing, no accessories, and some ugly home goods stuff. I got the last set of coupe glasses, which were pretty cute, and the last white round ceramic tray. They were $30 each, but I actually plan on using them! I deplore this '*Brand Name* for Target/Ebay' garbage. These people will reap the nastiness that they've sown.

Casey said...

There was a hammock left, but the box was open and the poles were sticking out. I should've investigated further - I wonder if somebody just took the fabric and left the rest.

Kathie Truitt said...

I am a 52 year old Lilly loving, Lilly wearing Texas girl. I was APALLED at the behavior of these women. Notice, I said 'women' - not 'ladies'. I agree with your article 110%

RD Robertson said...

What a fantastic looking you are in this dress in the picture! Especially on the first pic.

Carolyn Hughes said...
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Carolyn Hughes said...

I agree with you here. Not all women who buy Lilly dress are Lilly lovers. They are money lovers that's why they acted like Vultures. I will just prefer to shop online for my Adrianna Papell Lace Cap-Sleeve Illusion Sheath Dress, only at They have cheap occasion dresses perfect for my party needs. At least, there is no traffic and stress in choosing the online shop.