An open letter to Target: $200 William Rast jacket? Really?
Just where do you get off selling a $200 leather jacket? Did you eat a handful of painkillers? Chase it with a frosty pint of drain cleaner? We love you, and adore that you feature high-end fashion designers at affordable prices. We write about it all the time. But that doesn't mean you can just forget who made you, Target.
No, don't get all apologetic. We know this jacket is by William Rast, a.k.a. Justin Timberlake and company. And we know the rest of the William Rast Line is relatively affordable. But this jacket crosses a line that few discount stores (I know it hurts, but that's what you are) would dare even sniff.
While Timbo may be able to go on Saturday Night Live whenever he feels like cracking a funny, he does not have the same powerful sway with our crackling old debit card, currently flaming to an early grave thanks to our 47 gift-getting relatives. If we are going to spend $200 on a leather jacket, it's not going home in a translucent bag with red circles all over it, pressed up against the trail mix and cough syrup on top of the bread.
And you know what? As long as we're being honest, that jacket makes the model's boobs look boxy. So, just no.
The Deal Divas