This morning the (clearly) much-anticipated Missoni for Target collection launched on the store's website for purchase, but when we logged on to take a gander, we were dismayed to see that the site had crashed.
According to Tweets we've been seeing -- we're not the only ones experiencing trouble with the site.
[Screenshot from 9:07 a.m.]
The collection that includes signature zig-zag print sweaters for $44.99 and silk scarves for $19.99 also debuted in stores this morning, but we want to know if brick and mortar customers were also unable to get their hands on the merchandise.
Did you head to the stores to snag a piece from Missoni for Target? Which Boston-area Target stores still have some goodies stocked? Will you be e-mailing customer service at Target.com demanding a personal apology on Missoni print stationary? Let's chat.
We will continue to update when we've been issued an official statement from Target. But for now, here's a clip of their Twitter feed apologizing to customers:
She also reported "screaming, hoarding (editor's note: as seen above), and pushing."
* UPDATE! (again) Target has issued the official statement below:
Due to an overwhelming amount of traffic to Target.com as a result of the Missoni launch this morning, guests are unable to access the site. Providing a positive shopping experience to our guests is important to us and we are working to get the site back up as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.
** FINAL UPDATE: The Target website is working! A new landing page message reads:
Please stay here and we'll try to get you in as soon as we can!
Just like a night club... We've logged in... have you?