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Target's Website Crashes over Demand for Missoni Collection

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- People looking to get their hands on the limited-edition Missoni for Target collection crashed the big-box retailer’s website Tuesday, leaving many shoppers disappointed.

Target issued a statement saying it was working to get the site back up and running.  As of Wednesday morning, it remained down.

The 400-piece collection has been Target’s biggest and most buzz-worthy limited edition collaboration yet.  Items range from $2.99 to $599.99 and include exclusive clothing designs by the Italian fashion house for the retailer, as well as housewares and a bicycle sporting Missoni’s signature zig-zag pattern.

For all those shoppers who were up at the crack of dawn, feverishly putting what they wanted in their virtual baskets, it seemed there were just as many in the brick-and-mortar stores stripping the shelves.

Seventy shoppers queued outside a Dallas Target store Tuesday morning, the Dallas Morning News reported.  Racked said New York City Target stores in Harlem and Brooklyn were sold out in mere minutes.

Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel was even spotted at Target’s Harlem location getting her hands on some of the goods before they were cleaned out in a lightning-fast 15 minutes.

People who can’t wait for Target to restock their shelves can purchase pieces from the high-low fashion collaboration on eBay.  By Tuesday afternoon, the search “Missoni for Target” yielded 3,000 results, with hefty markups.

Missoni for Target will remain in stores until Oct. 22, that is if it lasts that long.

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