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The Emperor's New Clothes: Rodarte for Target

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We discovered the Rodarte for Target pieces two weeks early, and we were significantly underwhelmed. We still decided to pop by Target yesterday to see what kind of reception shoppers would give the decidedly gothy new diffusion line.

By 9am, the Target in the Glendale Galleria had been pretty well picked over. The ribcage dresses and the black net dresses were gone. The cardigans were popular and bought in multiples. We even had the mustard lace skirt snatched out of our hands; how rude! We saw a couple of new pieces: the very avuncular shlubby gray sweater and the gray animal print hoodie. We were mehhhh on both pieces.

The things we found most shocking were?

How poorly made a few of the items were. Like the unfinished hem mesh blouses. That mesh, in general, is so fine it's almost like wearing a colored mist. But the blouses in particular seem especially flimsy.

The sizing varies wildly. Granted, we didn't try on every single size in each piece, but we took a size 3 in the blue netted dress?and a size 11 in the leopard print dress.

We're dying to take the accessories for a spin. But they hadn't materialized at the Glendale Target. A very lovely clerk tried the West Hollywood location; apparently, that Target hadn't received them either. We had a friend check a Target in Orange County; she reported no accessories anywhere in the Cypress location. (But this location still had plenty of tees, the raincoats, skirts, and a few mesh dresses. And all the bikinis. FYI.)

But again, we hate to say it—because, really, we wanted to love this collection—but as a whole, it's a huge bummer. Are we just being overly grinchy? Let us know your thoughts!
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