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You've scoped the entire Prabal Gurung for Target collection and you've fallen in "Love" with it. You've even made price comparisons on eBay (yeesh). Now it's time to put the final touches on your plan of action before it drops this Sunday. After the jump find all the need-to-know information on the launch, from how to get the first alerts to the return policy.
1. Be the "first" to know
Target's Prabal Gurung landing page has all the necessary information for staying on top of the launch. You can sign up for e-mail alerts, and fair warning: You'll receive all Target updates, not just Prabal-related ones. But sometimes a full inbox is the price to pay for collaboration prepared-ness. You can also text STYLE to TARGET (827438) and then text STOP to 827438 to cancel after you get what you need or keep an eye on Target's Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more alerts.
2. Have your plan of action in place
Presumably, Target's site has gotten their act together after the Missoni Meltdown of 2011, so system crashes are less likely. But things do sell out. Browse the entire lookbook (again), decide which pieces will complement your wardrobe now, and be ready to beeline for them on
D-Day Sunday. Being wishy-washy about what to buy just takes up precious time. Remember, if all else fails, you can still find the goods grotesquely marked-up on eBay.
3. Shop online-only items first
Speaking of sold out items, there are designated pieces that can only be found online, so expect these to go first. Those include some jewelry, the black-and-white wedge sandals, the lace-up pumps in the "Nolita" print, and several other key looks. Also, note the weather could be a factor. For the northeast end of the country where snow might get in the way of an early morning Target pilgrimage, folks could be forced to shop online, meaning less to go around.
4. Know the return policy variables
Target's general rule for returns is 90 days with tags and receipt, either directly at a store or online. But they've been known to change things up during designer collaborations. Items from the Target/Neiman Marcus collabapalooza, for example, had a ten day return policy for items purchased in January. Stay tuned for updates on the return policy, which Target has disclaimed "is subject to change."
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