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Target takes fire after frenzy over fashion line crashes website

The retailer wasn't quite prepared, and the rush over its new Missoni line brought the website down for most of the day. Many shoppers were furious, and experts called it "amateurish."
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The retailer wasn't quite prepared, and the rush over its new Missoni line brought the website down for most of the day. Many shoppers were furious, and experts called it "amateurish."

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