If, like us, you’ve been not-so-patiently waiting for the Target x Hunter launch to tackle every single spring shower in style, you may have had one very frustrating weekend. The epic collaboration between the cult favorite boots brand and the retail giant finally launched, but many fans were left with empty shopping carts after seeing many items sold out, delayed, or otherwise unavailable.
Shoppers were understandably excited to get their hands on Target’s first collection with the iconic wellies brand, seeing as the rain boots beloved by style icons from Kate Moss to Princess Diana normally retail for $150. The 300-piece Hunter for Target collection features rain-friendly styles for women, men, and children, as well as accessories and outdoor gear, at equally wallet-friendly prices ranging from just $5 to $80… significant savings for those looking to rock the label without breaking the bank.
The entire line dropped in the wee hours of the morning in stores and online on Saturday, April 14, but many fans ended up disappointed and empty-handed, because a number of hot-ticket items were immediately delayed, sold out, or mysteriously unavailable, and fans took to social media to air their grievances with the retailer.
Fans were particularly peeved at the lack of tall women’s boots, which are the Hunter staple so many wanted to save some coins on.
For their part, Target added a statement to their website addressing the tall boots specifically. They wrote, “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.”
They’re also addressing complaints on social media, replying that the collection was only meant to be limited-edition, and items will not be restocked.
In the meantime, fans can check Target’s website to see what is still available, as well as checking back in-store for any possible returns, while supplies last.
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(Photos via Hunter for Target)