Missoni for Target – Small Shoes Up For Grabs

Tuesday, I went out into the madness that was the launch of Missoni for Target. I had a few items on my wish list, but missed out on my favorite pieces as a mad rush of crazed shoppers filled their carts, only to turn around and sell these items on ebay for incredible markups. A little unfair? Sure. Genius money making strategy? Yup.

I was, however, able to save a few small size shoes from the grips of the crazy ebay sellers, and thought it might be fun to offer them up to readers who may be interested. Here’s the deal:

  • I’ll ship internationally.
  • Buyer pays for shipping, which will be calculated after purchase agreement (I can meet if you’re local).
  • I took the inside measurements twice, once in inches and once in centimeters.
  • All prices reflect full retail price, the CA taxes I paid (7.75%), as well as a small “commission” for my time packing/shipping/driving/standing in line, etc.
  • First come, first serve.
  • I will consider trades for: Missoni for Target throw.
  • Email me at alterationsneeded@gmail.com if interested.

Missoni for Target Suede Pumps, black, size 5.5:

Missoni for TargetLink to item on Target.com

I was able to snag two pairs of these in women’s size 5.5. I would need a size 5, but I don’t think size 5 was sold in stores (was size 5 online? Does is even exist?). These are suede with a faux wood heel. The heel is 3.25 inches from the center of heel, and about 3.5 inches from the back. The inside measurement is 9 inches / 23 cm.

Price: $50 + shipping *UPDATE* Sorry…typo on the first posted price

I hope these shoes find good homes! :)

19 Comments

  • Reply September 15, 2011

    Sage

    I can’t believe you actually went to Target on Tuesday! I was too scared of getting trampled to death. You’re a brave woman.

    The shoes are super cute, but just not for me (I’m a vegan so I don’t wear suede). I’m sure you’ll get a buyer quick though.

    • Reply September 16, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Well, I missed the first 10 minutes when the mad rush really ensued! I was just there for the aftermath, picking through the remains. :P

  • Reply September 15, 2011

    Sage

    I can’t believe you actually went to Target on Tuesday! I was too scared of getting trampled to death. You’re a brave woman.

    The shoes are super cute, but just not for me (I’m a vegan so I don’t wear suede). I’m sure you’ll get a buyer quick though.

  • Reply September 15, 2011

    R.L.

    I perused eBay yesterday (so just the day after the line debuted) and found a ton of items already neatly photographed and described selling for 2-3x the price.  Although I think it’s pretty shady, it’s also kind of a genius profit-making strategy.  I can’t wait to see your post on your new Missoni flats and I hope you find your throw!

    • Reply September 16, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Thanks R.L.! I was super sad I missed out on the throw. OMG…people just scooped up entire shelves with the intent to sell on ebay. I was so jealous of the ladies with the multiple, nearly toppling-over carts! They had all the stuff I wanted!

  • Reply September 15, 2011

    mica

    I suppose it’s a genius money-making strategy but I really hope people refrain from buying from the sellers. I highly doubt that Target quality will be worth it at those prices; one might as well buy a real Missoni piece.

    I’ve heard there is still a ton of merchandise left in other Target stores that I presume were in areas that didn’t have rabid ebay sellers :P If you look in the Budget Babe comments, many people in those areas are offering to buy and ship items out for people since their stores were fully stocked… and not for 3x the retail price.

    I think Target should have limited purchases, like H&M has done before with designer collaborations. It seems unfair to their real customers who were looking forward to buying at Target. Wasn’t the point of the diffusion line to make the brand more accessible to those who cannot afford Missoni prices? Plus if Target stores are restocked because the collection was ‘sold out’, and then ebay sellers begin returning items en masse if they aren’t selling, there might be a wasteful surplus of items… in clearance at the end of the year. Lol.

    • Reply September 16, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      That’s so incredibly nice of the readers of Budget Babe!

      I was a little surprised there wasn’t a merchandise limit on Tuesday! The scene was definitely ridiculous as people had multiple carts loaded to the top with Missoni stuff. I do hope there is restocking or ebay seller return surge, because I’d really love to get my hands on a few things (like the cute throw and little luggage tote).

  • Reply September 15, 2011

    Little Nashua

    I tried those shoes on in the store. I normally wear a size 6 and I have an average to narrow foot. These ran really wide for me and felt slightly too big, so people might want to keep that in mind.

    • Reply September 16, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Thanks for the info Kerry! They’re too big for me all around, so I have no reference point to how they fit. I hope someone finds it helpful. :)

  • Reply September 15, 2011

    Angie

    they look cute. unfortunately i need a 5 or less. i will look for those cute flats you found in girls!

    • Reply September 16, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Yes! The flats are cute! I’m a small size 5 and the size 3 in girls fits me. The 3 should be good for someone who is a 4.5 – 5 and the size 2 would work for someone 3.5 – 4.

  • Reply September 15, 2011

    Brianne Archer

    I’m interested in them. I don’t have a pair of black pumps so these would fit the bill. And 5.5 is usually what I buy from Target since they almost never carry size 5. 

    We could probably meet too, I work in north Orange County.

    • Reply September 16, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Hi Brianne! That would be great, then you wouldn’t have to pay for shipping! I’ll be driving up to LA from SD on Saturday afternoon. Could you meet up if I stopped on the way? Send me an email so we can chat privately.

      • Reply September 16, 2011

        Brianne Archer

        Where are you going to be in LA? I’m going to the USC football game on Saturday evening and I could easily meet up in LA during the early afternoon.  You can e-mail me at brianne dot archer at gmail dot com.

  • Reply September 16, 2011

    AUBS*

    i was eyeing the throw too.  I think it’s a fun item to have on a couch or laying across the corner of your bed.  pop of color.

  • Reply September 17, 2011

    shoppingisfun

    I saw a pair of these (plus some of the Missoni flats, in kids’ sizes that looked like they would fit up to a size 5 or 6) at my local Target in Elk Grove, CA. Plus, a couple of the ladies’ sized Missoni sweaters had apparently been returned to the racks…so watch your local stores if you’re interested, more of this stuff may turn up. Anyway, these pumps, in person, are quite cute!

  • Reply November 7, 2011

    Diana

    i know i’m a tad behind, but do you still have these?

    • Reply November 7, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Hi Diana – Unfortunately, no I don’t have these anymore. They went to a very good home.

    • Reply November 7, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Hi Diana – Unfortunately, no I don’t have these anymore. They went to a very good home.

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