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Archive for October 31st, 2011

Natori at Target…Eventually

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Lingerie was not on my shopping list yesterday, but before I picked up my toothpaste and milk at Target, I swung by intimates to check out Josie Natori for Target.

It wasn’t there.

Target’s first limited-edition collection of lingerie and loungewear was scheduled to debut in stores yesterday–a national ad campaign said so. But it wasn’t at some prime Super Target locations yesterday, or today. “Some product was delayed,” Target spokesman Joshua Thomas said Monday. It should be in later this week at around 1,200 Target stores nationwide. The line is available online at

I can’t recall another Target designer collection that was late to arrive–in fact, typically, pieces show up on the floor early. Not a huge controversy, but it does seem an unfortunate glitch on the heels of Missoni for Target, which blew out of stores in hours–an epic success that came at a price: online failures and disappointed shoppers.

ECCO Opening

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Danish shoe brand ECCO, known for stylish comfort, will open its 1,000th store Friday at Mall of America. The store will feature ECCO’s complete line of men’s, women’s, sport, golf and outdoor/performance footwear. The retail space–second level, north side–is inspired by ECCO’s Scandinavian heritage with sleek, modern design. ”We are excited to be entering Mall of America as a true shopping destination for consumers from all over the US and the world,” ECCO USA President Dave Quel said in a statement. The first 50 customers will receive a gift bag with purchase. | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine © 2008 MSP Communications, Inc. All rights reserved