So, this is what happened to the Target Hunter launch today! How do you screw up the most coveted item of the launch???? Well, you can buy a raincoat or backpack, I guess. Ugh…
See the message from the Target website below:
For guests eyeing the women’s tall rain boots, unfortunately they are delayed and won’t be available in stores or online when the collection launches. We apologize for any disappointment and we’ll share more information when we can.
I used to drive past Tom’s Fine Furniture & Collectibles at the dreary corner of Pima and Craycroft with a bad attitude. Ugh, seriously, who shops there?
Well, apparently SMART PEOPLE DO! High-end interior designers, fashion collectors and many other people who are much smarter than I am!! How have I not known about this magical place? I have lived in Tucson for almost 20 years with no clue how cool Tom’s is. You need at minimum, five hours, to really get a feel for the place. Incredible furniture pieces, vintage signs, art and don’t even get me started on the vintage fashion and jewelry departments, ok? Furs, lucite bracelets, designer purses, estate jewelry, turquoise! My friend Haley — the one who knows all cool things about T-Town– found TWO Gucci suitcases there. I think I’m going once a week from now on.
First tipped off to this by beautiful reader Elizabeth, it’s now big news that Hunter is releasing its collab with Target in stores this Saturday, April 14. The Hunter for Target collection includes boots, backpacks and clothing, but will only hit select spots. In Tucson, the three stores include the El Con, Irvington and Oracle Road locations, according to the Target website. But you can also order online and with a Target Red Card, enjoy early access. My friend K in Denver is already planning her early morning route. While the boots look a bit different than the originals, I bet they will sell out like the Missoni collab a few years ago.
Every guest who visits, at one time or another, asks this question: “Oh, where should I go in Tucson when I visit?” I’m always like….Kartchner Caverns, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Colossal Cave, Pinnacle Peak — all places I never go! So, I decided to check out the tourist shopping spot, Old Town Artisans. It’s near the scenic El Presidio neighborhood and offers cool western boots, cases of turquoise jewelry (I fell in love with one turquoise cuff until the sales clerk said it was $1,000–yeah, not so much…). There are also homemade leather bags and kind of a treasure trove of vintage items and desert gifts. While you shop, guitar music wafts in from the courtyard and there’s a nice little cafe called La Cocina. It’s definitely worth a trip, especially if you are going to the Tucson Museum of Art, because it’s right next door. So, my little day of acting like a tourist was pretty informative, especially if I ever need a $1,000 turquoise cuff!
The newly stylish construction clothing line, Carharrt, is a Kanye West favorite of late, according to Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, and apparently Tucson is in the loop. Miller’s Surplus, the age-old military stock-up store near downtown, carries the line of sturdy jackets in black as well as the trademark Carharrt brown that, as the sales assistant said, “there’s just something about…” I agreed! I bought a brown Carharrt tool belt for work!!
Miller’s store, a Tucson landmark since 1951, is a warehouse full of military garb and real camo. It also features showcases of military pins and patches for those who want to rightfully honor our armed forces or just dress the part. A bonus is the signature “Greetings from Tucson” mural painted on the store’s side. I always wondered where that sign was…
I’m a hurry-up girl. Always have been. I move too fast, I knock my daughters out with my elbows if they stand too close. I take corner walls too fast. The night I won homecoming queen in college, I accidentally socked a girl in the eye who was trying to hug me. I raced down the aisle at my wedding. You get the gist..
I don’t know how to slow down, which is why, when helping a customer at Posh Boutique yesterday, I rushed past a drawer pull and ripped three, yes, THREE buttons off my white blouse! So, instead of showing everyone my stomach for the rest of the day, I looked around the store for a replacement and found the most buttery soft Madewell white blouse. And just so you know, good white blouses are sometimes hard to find in T-town. So, for all of you who need one, Posh has some nice varieties and sizes right now. Come and see and I promise….I won’t get too close.
In a recent article fittingly titled, “You Won’t Look Like Sharon Stone at 59,” (thanks so much for the reminder) The New York Times Style section quizzed actress Sharon Stone on her favorite products. One she talked about, Rituals Shower Foam, caught my eye. I walked into a Rituals store last summer in London and it smelled so heavenly, I did not want to leave! Stone said she bought it on Amazon, so I ordered a can of the Ritual of Dao–again, because she said that was the one she liked and I’m sure she has good instincts! (wink, wink) Well….although it took a month to arrive, it is TO DIE FOR! It makes the whole shower experience impossibly glamorous. Plus, my skin smelled incredible the entire day. So, while I will never look like Stone, I might just smell as good! You can also order it from the Rituals website.