Why Lilly Made The Right Choice

Last night Lilly Pulitzer announced it had a collaboration with Target coming out on April 19, 2015. While most people were excited, I did see a few pessimistic people in the crowd (aka on Twitter.) Today I wanted to share a few thoughts on why I think Lilly Pulitzer made the right choice! 

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First off, I live in a place where you cannot buy Lilly Pulitzer. The only Lilly I have seen is a pen once at TJ Maxx, if that gives you an idea of how serious I am. So the fact that it is coming to Target and it will be more easily accessible to people who don't live near Lilly stores is great! I am just crossing my fingers my Target will have a decent selection!

Second, I saw some people say that it will make Lilly a less authentic brand and pieces won't be as special since almost anyone can buy them. While this could be true to a point, I think that it is also a good way to for people to get their feet wet in the ocean that is Lilly Pulitzer. I know if I am able to try something for a little cheaper, whether it is through a collaboration like this or a good sale, I am more likely to buy it. And if I buy it and love it, I will probably go and buy actual Lilly Pulitzer pieces from their stores or online. I think this is a smart move for Lilly Pulitzer and they will gain a lot of new customers, and some will stick around and purchase more Lilly in the future. 

Third, I really love the timing. I am sad that it will be after my trip to Puerto Rico, but it is just in time to stock up for summer

Lastly, for those who are worried about the quality, there is no need to worry yet. It is still over 3 months away, so let's put our time to good use instead of worrying. I wouldn't be surprised if the quality is a little less than normal, but it doesn't hurt to go and see for yourself once it comes out!

Are you excited for the Lilly Pulitzer sale? What is your favorite item that you have seen so far? Share in the comments!


  1. I can't wait for Lilly x Target! I completely agree with your thought process -- the more the merrier when it comes to lilly!

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  2. This is amazing news! I know I'll definitely be shopping this collab! Thanks for sharing; you would love our All white outfit look we shared on the blog today!

    xo, Jennifer
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  3. I'm so glad that Lilly is coming to Target! I was SUPER excited when I found out, but when I was perusing the items via the available pictures on the internet, I got way less excited after seeing the quality of the items. Yes, it's Target. Yes, it costs way, way less. But the detailing and hardware in original Lilly items just isn't the same as the Target collection.

    Sigh. I guess you can't have the best of both worlds! :P


  4. I think this sounds like a great collab! Unfortunately I'm in England, so no Target for me, but everyone who can access this line should be super happy! I understand people thinking the quality will be lower, and worrying about losing the 'exclusivity' of the brand, but as you say I think it will draw even more people towards Lilly Pulitzer in the future if they've already tried something from the collaboration!

    Emma x

  5. I AGREE! All the backlash is terrible - I'm writing a blog post on it currently. I think more people need to keep in mind that no, the quality won't be the same, but getting the brand to be more of a household name instead of its elite reputation is a step in the right direction.
    xoxo, Jamie

  6. This is a great post. People love to complain about something. Target has done collaborations with designers WAY more exclusive than Lilly (not that I don't love Lilly, but Zac Posen, Phillip Lim, Alexander McQueen.......) I am super excited for it. If people like Lilly Pulitzer for the brand and the recognition of the brand, then they really need to rethink their fashion choices.

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner