Since I work in the web, I have had first hand experience on websites going down and I totally understand that they're complicated beasts that are much more sensitive than the average person ever realizes. But yesterday when the much anticipated Missoni for Target collection went live, I was still shocked to see this for 90% of the day:
At this point I was a touch curious about what was going on. This wasn't some tiny site, and I couldn't imagine how there was more traffic today than the infamousBlack Friday or Cyber Monday, which has never crashed Target.com As my Twitter stream filled up with my friends' rants, I decided to check out Target's account...
In the afternoon fellow DC blogger Capitol Hill Style tweeted from in-store that the woman in front of her bought $600 worth of Missoni for Target stuff. We all figured it was probably going straight to eBay, so I decided to do a little search for "Missoni for Target." 6,417 Results. I saw the zig zag sweater dress I got for $55 available to buy immediately for $250... maybe I should have stocked up this AM - I could have paid for the wedding! But really, at that point you could just spend the money on some M Missoni!
As the dust settles from the frantic shopping, I'm sad for my friends who didn't get pieces they wanted. But if millions of women are going to be walking around looking exactly the same, do you really want to as well?