The Lilly Pulitzer For Target Collection Will Be Available For New Yorkers Before Anyone Else, And This Is Why I Love This City

Lilly Pulitzer for Target was the announcement heard round the world. We all rejoiced at the collaboration that would bring the sunshine and beach right in our closet, and we've been anxiously waiting for April 19th when the collection is set to debut in stores. Luckily for those in the Big Apple, the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection will be available in New York City before anywhere else. Can I get a hell yeah?

On Thursday, April 16, just a few days before the release, New York City's Bryant Park will be turned into a "Lilly Resort," where people can shop the collection from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and participate in a barrage of summer activities, including ping pong, a juice bar, and a manicure station, according to Racked.

What's more perfect than a beautiful sunny day and some shopping? Answer: nothing. And you can score more than just clothing—the line also features home goods that'll transform your apartment into a breezy summer getaway. What's more is you can get yourself something pretty from the collection for as little as $2. Yeah, you read that right. That's less than a latte! And with 15 different prints and 250 pieces in total, there is literally something for everyone. Even toddler girls!

I can only hope that this starts a trend of fostering a shopping experience. Shopping is meant to be enjoyed, and why not pamper yourself with a little mani-pedi while you take a break? So New Yorkers, mark your calendars, bring your friends, and enjoy a day full of all things Lilly. Believe me, your friends in different cities will be envious.

Images: Lilly Pulitzer for Target