Lilly Pulitzer for Target sold out in about three hours early Sunday, but you still have a chance to score the items you want. Hundreds of adept customers who managed to virtually or physically grab the 250 pieces in the late designer's collaboration with Target have since put their purchases on eBay. On Monday morning, there were more than 28,000 results tagged with "Lilly for Target" on the online auction site.
Sellers were already catching some backlash for what some called price-gouging on the exclusive clothing and accessories. Target does not have plans to restock the line, but spokesman Joshua Thomas told USA Today the eBay sales were "disappointing." Styleite reported on a $150 hammock going for $799, $60 chairs going for $650 and a $30 purse going for $250. More than 1,000 users tweeted the hashtag #LillyforEbay to complain about the situation and urge people not to buy until the prices drop.
With patience and speed, however, Lilly Pulitzer fans can still get a good deal on eBay. Sort your search results by "Price + Shipping: lowest first" and check out the "buy it now" options. Here are five of the best finds:
Originally asking $34, this seller opened bids Monday at $0.99. But you can "buy it now" for $65. The yellow print is super summery and perfect for the beach.
This wristlet was sold in stores for $20, but if you watch this auction you could get it for less. Worried about missing out on this perfectly sized purse? Use the "buy it now" option to lock in the price at $44.99 plus shipping.
These hair ties, which come with gold Lilly Pulitzer charms that make them wearable to both the beach and country club, started at $5 in stores. You can buy them now for $16 plus shipping -- really, a small price to pay for a cute hairstyle.
This adorable kitchen tool was $10 before the collection sold out, but this seller started bids at only $15. Add it to your eBay watch list, buy it and then make your friends jealous at your next party.
This lipstick will complement nearly any outfit, so don't feel bad splurging. Originally $8, the seller here started bids at $15.99, but you can "buy it now" for $6 more. Why not?