Yesterday, I read about the newest Target designer collaboration: Lilly Pulitzer.

I was cautiously excited, because I LOVE me some Lilly Pulitzer. Bright, colorful, happy perpetual springtime lives in those designs. Cautious, because Target has a track record of not bothering to stock their designer collabs in plus sizes.

And then: glimmer of hope! They’re gonna stock these designs in plus!

*cheers happiness hooray*

And then…*sad trombone* They’ll only be stocked online. Because OF COURSE THEY ARE.

*exasperated sigh*

Here’s the thing. Look at that first article I posted up there. Did you see any mention of the plus size range? Any plus sized models in the pictures? No? You either? Ok.

So, y’all are willing to take my money, Target, but you can’t admit you like me? That other women like me have serious buying power? I see what this is.

I’m happy that Target is willing to branch out with their offerings, and give plus sizes a chance. But I can’t imagine they didn’t know that their plus sized customer was unhappy with their current offerings, what with all of the hullabaloo surrounding the disappearance of plus sizes from their stores. When people clamored for the return of the plus sized section, a paltry sign appeared where the 2 racks used to be stating “We’ll be back soon with new offerings!”

Hey, Target? My store still doesn’t have new offerings. Can y’all get on that please? Thanks kindly.

Now you tell me that there’s FINALLY a designer collab that will fit me and I can’t even go try it on? This is not ok.

Oh, I should be happy you expanded the sizes? Don’t get me wrong, I am quite excited!

But y’all just threw me a bone.

I want the whole piece of chicken.

I, like a lot of women, prefer to feel fabrics, see the colors in person, see if it stretches, try things on. I don’t have money to be purchasing more than one of the same item online in case something doesn’t work. I don’t have time to be paying for shipping to get it to me (and I think returns are free, but what if the other size is out of stock in the time it takes you to return it?)

Stop shaking that bone of “but it’s in PLUS” at me.

I want the whole piece of chicken.

I like instant gratification just like the next person. The idea of piecing the outfit together, gathering shoes and accessories all in the same place? Deliberately finding somewhere to go to show off my good taste? All of that excitement? Slightly watered down when I have to order it online.

“We gave you what you wanted!” I am not here for this bone you keep wagging at me.

Give me the whole piece of chicken!

My money is just as green. I deserve just as many options. I freely admit that if I had more access to clothing I’d probably spend more than I do on it now. I do the majority of my shopping online, as that’s where the good options are. But I wish I had more brick and mortar stores to do that in.

Target, you have stores all over the country, and you couldn’t even be bothered to put your first designer collab that comes in plus in a store? That bone you keep throwing at me just looks more and more meager.

I don’t need your bone.

I need the whole piece of chicken. And the respect and courtesy of being able to shop as the rest of your customers do.

 

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