I’m still not sure whether Target’s Neiman Marcus collection was an applause-worthy success or a bit of a bust. On the upside, the brand’s web store didn’t crash under the onslaught of eager shoppers the eve of Dec. 1 the way it did with previous designer collaborations. And there wasn’t a surplus of angry blog posts documenting the unpleasant in-store shopping experience, as seen in the aftermath of the chain’s Jason Wu sale. (Remember that one?)
But more than a week after the Neiman Marcus items hit the web (after months of having been teased via social media), most of the much-coveted pieces crafted by 24 top designers are still in stock.
So maybe Target didn’t get the level of hype it wanted for this collection. Tough. But the good news for dog people is that the adorable dog bowl and leash-plus-collar set designed by Oscar De la Renta (pictured above) are still available in stores and online.
When the collection hit the web last Friday night, I was sitting in bed, credit card in hand, prepared to do battle with failing servers and scores of online shoppers to get the pet goods just so I could do this little giveaway for you. I was amazed at how easy checkout was, and I was really impressed when the items arrived like clockwork on Tuesday.
The porcelain pet bowl ($30) is pretty good quality for a Target item — heavy enough that your pup won’t knock it over, and nicely embossed with floral lace and a medallion at the bottom. The pink collar and leash set ($40) are made of a beautiful supple leather, and the lace details on the collar are rather intricate. Really nice, overall. I picked up the bowl, and the collar set in medium (it will fit a dog neck from 6 to 12 inches in circumferance) for my giveaway. If you’d like to get your paws on either of these items, read on below:
How to Win
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