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February 28th, 2012 | Target Canada Pop-Up Store with Jason Wu

First, I’m sorry this is such an image heavy post. Second, I know Target isn’t a big deal for the majority of my American readers, but we don’t have it here in Canada yet. I love target & I’m so excited that it’s finally coming to us. On Thursday of last week there was a Target pop-up shop with Jason Wu’s collection – (and the man himself!) in downtown Toronto.

My friend and I, being the crazies that we are, got up at 6am and went downtown to sit in line. We ended up being 7th & 8th in line. The first 25 got early access to the collection & got to meet Jason Wu. (and the Target dog)

The shop didn’t open for the public until noon (11:45 for us). Some Target employees handed out free hot chocolate from Starbucks all day, which made waiting much more bearable. We also got a target dog plush toy :)

The entire collection wasn’t there, but what they did bring was amazing. There was a three item limit per person and for the most part I got exactly what I wanted. There was one other skirt that I wanted (the blue floral one that matched a shirt I got) but I’m still really happy with what I got.

The first three people were adorable! Two 80-something year old women, and a 60-something man. The man’s wife was a huge Jason Wu fan and collects his stuff. She was away on vacation with some friends, and he went to surprise her with some items for when she returned home. They showed up at 6:45 am.

The line really was quite insane. This is what it looked like by late morning. I’m really glad we went so early.

Me & Di with Mr. Wu himself, and the Target dog of course!

Here’s what I brought home:

Di got the same scarf, and the blue and red dress that was so popular. The Cat scarf sold out within the first 10 minutes of the shop opening up to the public. (Again, so glad we went early because we got first pick before everyone else was let in & didn’t have to wait in any lines! We were out before everything got backed up.) That was long – if you made it to the end you get a cookie ;)

images from target.com & abullseyeview.com

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  • http://blog.isavirtue.net/ patience

    what type of cookie?

    so excited about target!! though i doubt it will ever come to vancouver island!

    • http://misskaitonline.com Kait

      Mr. Christie rainbow chip of course! It’s in the mail ;)
      There is a list of confirmed stores! http://business.financialpost.com/2011/05/26/target-unveils-canadian-stores/

      I’m actually really excited – one of the first 25 stores being switched is going to be a 20 minute walk for me :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=517011061 Zack Mraovic

      they are opening one on the island!

  • http://profiles.google.com/hollcrawford Holly Crawford

    I caaaaaaaaaan’t wait for Target to come to Canada!  Haha.  That’s awesome that you got to go in with only a few other people.  Woo!  

    • http://misskaitonline.com Kait

      It was the benefit of waking up at 6 am ;) haha. I would hate to have been 26th in line to find out that the first 25 got in early & got to meet him and everything. It would suck even more if your friend was 25 and you were 26.

  • http://fashion.kitkatherine.com/ Katherine McAdoo

    awesome! looks better than it was in the US – i’m jealous. and you got good things – i couldn’t even find those things at my stupid target out here (i’m not near what one would consider a major us city)

    so, my big question – is that a stuffed dog or real dog? i have to know. i can’t tell. and HOW awesome you met jason wu.

    • http://misskaitonline.com Kait

      it is the REAL target dog. he was so cute and barked at you when you talked to him and wiggled his tail so much! haha we did get a little stuffed one to take home though too :)

      I’m sure one of the reasons they made it so nice was because of all the media, and him being there. Plus is was in downtown Toronto & I have a feeling their target stores will be a lot ‘nicer’ than the other ones that will pop up.

  • http://shyscout.blogspot.com/ ShyScout

    OH MY GOSH! I live in America and this is still exciting to me. People woke up at the crack of dawn to get in line at stores here without Jason Wu. You got to meet him and the Target dog!?! Lucky lady.

    • http://misskaitonline.com Kait

      I was really shocked at how little the line was when we arrived at 8am.  Probably because it was a weekday. It was insanity though in the afternoon when we were leaving! Definitely would do it again :) With or without the designer! We knew he was going to be there when we were going, but we didn’t know we would get in early and get to meet him. They didn’t tell us that until we showed up that the first 25 would. 

  • Vicky Stonham

    I’m in the UK and constantly see beautiful things people have got from Target – so jealous!

    • http://misskaitonline.com Kait

      I’ve always been impressed by the quality and price. I’m so excited they’re finally coming here. Maybe the UK will be next!

  • http://iambornlippy.blogspot.com/ Melanie

    I am so jealous as you probably know!! Can’t wait for you to show off your clothes! :)

    • http://misskaitonline.com Kait

      I really just want to do a post on different ways to style them. But today is pj day :P haha

  • Emily baker

    i can’t believe how intense that is!! I saw that camel polka dotted blouse last week in target. i die. so cute. 

    • http://misskaitonline.com Kait

      I think it’s my favourite item out of the three :)

  • Heather Belle

    I think that is too funny how excited you all are about target! Here in Florida I feel like theres one around every corner… I’m really good at spending all of my money there ;) You got such cute stuff! I’ll have to go shop soon.
    The target dog is so cute :D
    xo Heather

    • http://misskaitonline.com Kait

      Haha right?! Whenever I go to the states too I always make a point of visiting Target :P. Us poor Canadians have been deprived ;). I can’t wait for it to finally open stores here. I mean, we have wal-mart obv but it really just doesn’t compair. Ahhh, Im target smitten.

  • Sioned Hill

    Massively regretting not taking a visit to Target when we went to NY now!! Gorgeous stuff xx

    • http://misskaitonline.com Kait

      I want more more more! haha

  • Lazyexplorers

    Awh! I have not seen the Jason Wu stuff at my Target! It all looks so cute! And I would love to meet the Target dog, oh my gosh! Hahaha.

    • http://misskaitonline.com Kait

      Ohh he was just the cutest thing. waggin’ his tail at everything!

  • Sherry Aizza Rafa

    Congrats on getting that polka dot blouse! It’s super lovely. Fab finds! :)

  • carly

    What cute choices you picked!! Very Kate :)