Shopping at Target the other day got ugly as hoards of women vied for pattern print designs from Lilly Pulitzer. Both online and in-store, the line which was expected to sell out in weeks, instead sold out in hours. Face it, a brand that typically sells for $200 an item is going for $40 and it is no wonder there was a rush to the store.
Now I am not a fashionista (but my wife is and she agrees with me), but unless you are planning on spending time in Hawaii, in a beach town, or at the “club”, my opinion is this is not at all an attractive look. Others tend to agree with my opinion saying things like:
- “Target stores across the country were mobbed with shoppers, not protesting the ugly patterns and nauseating colors that is the Lilly brand” (source)
- “I’ve always had a sneaking fondness for Lilly Pulitzer’s clothes. Not to wear, mind you, because they are ugly as sin; I have never seen a woman wearing Lilly Pulitzer who would not have looked better in a ratty flannel bathrobe.” (source)
- “The clothes are, upon close inspection, not so terribly attractive. Actually, they are rather unattractive. And that is part of their charm.” (source)
Don’t get me wrong, there are a few items I have seen that aren’t bad but as a whole I would return anything my wife bought from that brand (not that she would). But if it were a choice between flowery Lilly Pulitzer and flowery quilty Vera Bradley, it would be Lilly all the way.