Thakoon for Target & Gossip Girl Board Game (Seriously.)


We must apologize. Here at the Palace we are woefully behind, and we do not mean simply behind the times from a fashion perspective.  No, we are unforgivably slow in getting several tidbits to readers.  Part of the slowdown is all the last-minute orders we are receiving at the Preppy Princess. (And don’t you miss the personalization deadlines for your favorite lines like Boatman Geller, Whitney English!)

Thus it is that we are about a week behind in sharing the rest of the Thakoon for Target photos with you,  others previously shown in this post, all from the collection launching on December 25th.

Courtesy Target

Courtesy Target

We are rather fond of the floral coat, even at our decrepit stage of life.

Courtesy Target

Courtesy Target

The next look is clearly too young for TP, but we know it will flatter all of our readers.  Sigh.

Courtesy Target

It all looks fun and flirty, rather what we would expect from the designer.  Thakoon Panichgul, one of Michelle Obama’s favorites, has steadfastly refused to divulge any information he may have on the future First Lady’s Inaugural gown.  We say “good for him!”  Discretion is always the better part of valor.


We mentioned a Gossip Girl game in our headline and there truly is such a thing:

Courtesy Urban Outfitters

Courtesy Urban Outfitters

The official name of the game (so to speak) is “Gossip Girl Never Have I Ever Game,” and it is available at Urban Outfitters online.  It is *not* available in their brick and mortar stores.  As described on the website:

“Hey Upper East Siders, it’s time to play a little game. Answer “Never Have I” questions about style, dating, school, family and gossip to win allowance money and become the Queen Bee!”

Categories include School, Style, Dating, Family and Gossip. The cards have photos of the major characters played by Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Chace Crawford & Ed Westwick.

The game is selling for $32 at Urban Outfitters; we did a little poking about and discovered it is also available at Walmart (at least online) for $10.  One can also purchase it at Amazon at $19.98 for a new version; it is referred to by a slightly different name, “Imagination Gossip Girl Board Game” and the company one is actually dealing with is a Florida liquidation firm.  TP thinks there is something odd about all of this. Perhaps plans for marketing the game didn’t go according to plan. 


Most readers with travel plans that involve sending children separately by air probably already knew this, but we were surprised to learn most airlines are increasing their fees for this service.  (Did that sound odd to you, as though the children were being sent via a cargo carrier?) Northworst Northwest is now charging $100 one-way and United Scare Lines United’s fee is up to $150 from $100.


A few Pretty in Pink indulgences if you don’t mind, commencing with the Backgammon Travel set from

Our love for that is surpassed only by…

… the TDF Pink and Green Tic Tac Toe set.

On that cheery note, ‘bye until next time!


Filed under Gossip Girl, preppy, Preppy clothing & brands, Preppy Fashion, preppy lifestyle, preppy stationery, Pretty in Pink

13 responses to “Thakoon for Target & Gossip Girl Board Game (Seriously.)

  1. Oh….I love the Tic Tack Toe set & Backgammon!!

  2. hey! yeah i know what you mean. and thank you :] i wanted to find one that didn’t have all the “C’s” all over it ya know? i just wanted a simple bag and you know what? i’m 95% sure my dad’s buying this for me for christmas. all the other stuff on my list is just in case he doesn’t lol

  3. P.S. that jacket is so cute!

  4. Hey there- Thanx for you comment 🙂 I appreciate it. I’ll try to get out from under my rock in a little while 🙂

  5. LOVE the tic tac toe set 🙂 Adorable. If there are any Canadian readers here, I should mention Banana Republic has 40 per cent off all reg priced items in all their Canadian stores on Wednesday, December 10th only!!! I plan to check it out!

  6. Ok I would not buy the game for $32 but I might for $10!

  7. Oh my…that Tic Tack Toe set is soooooo cute. I really like how it kinda looks like candy too. I must get myself to Tar-jay to check out the Thakoon!

  8. Thanks for the congrats! The tic tac toe and backgammon games are so cute and preppy. That’s interesting the Gossip Girl game hasn’t been marketed at all. I hope you have a wonderful week as well 🙂

  9. I’m with Kate, I want to buy GG game for work as everyone is ADDICTED! Me, I miss two weeks and suddenly chuck’s dad is dead, sigh, I’m way behind on everything these days!
    Dying for the first thakoon, and the jacket, this looks like a great target collection.

  10. Chuck: “It’s just a game, Blair…”
    Blair: “Not to me you Basshole!”

    We so need this game in my office.

  11. I love that backgammon game–I know my girls would really have fun with it!

    (I can’t wear those short shorts either 😉 )

  12. I love the games. Are so cute.

  13. Love them all. I will have to get that Gossip Girls game.

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