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Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« on: April 11, 2019, 02:51:47 PM »
Remember when you would go to Target for ONE thing and come out with 30?

What have you found that's the closest to Target? I want a one-stop shop for browsing kids toys/clothing/sales/knick-knacks etc... Tesco Extra is okay, but not the same

Also, their kids clothes are good quality and well priced, and I've become a doting step mom to a 3 year old ...

HELP!

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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2019, 09:11:55 AM »
Not so much for clothes and groceries, but for household stuff, I've found The Range is somewhat similar.
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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2019, 09:15:46 AM »
I like Primark (I'm classy).


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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2019, 09:19:17 AM »
I like Primark (I'm classy).

Ooohhh! Yes! Primark! (for some reason, I just didn't think of Primark as an equivalent to Target but I guess you're right!

Also, Flying Tiger is great if you want the same type of excellent crap you get at the IKEA market area.
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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2019, 10:35:24 AM »
I miss target too and all the other US shops  [smiley=bigcry.gif] [smiley=bigcry.gif] [smiley=bigcry.gif] [smiley=bigcry.gif] :\\\'( :\\\'(
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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2019, 11:35:53 AM »
Target aka Tar-zhay aka Targhetto!!  Ha ha!! I miss all versions!! Nothing here compares. I mean, ASDA kind of has a lot of the same sorts of things but it just doesn't give you the same feeling as a good ol' Target!

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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2019, 11:46:29 AM »
Argos.

It is how the future of shopping was seen in 1967.
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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2019, 11:49:06 AM »
Argos.

It is how the future of shopping was seen in 1967.

The beauty of Argos is that there's far less chance to impulse shop! lol
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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2019, 11:57:41 AM »
The beauty of Argos is that there's far less chance to impulse shop! lol

But that's the fun of Target. And you can get away with it too because no one expects you to go into Target and only come out with the laundry detergent you went in for! LOL!!
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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2019, 12:01:34 PM »
But that's the fun of Target. And you can get away with it too because no one expects you to go into Target and only come out with the laundry detergent you went in for! LOL!!

I’m a fan of that but my wallet really isn’t... haha


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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2019, 12:04:01 PM »
I’m a fan of that but my wallet really isn’t... haha


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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2019, 01:11:07 PM »
But that's the fun of Target. And you can get away with it too because no one expects you to go into Target and only come out with the laundry detergent you went in for! LOL!!

But they do expect you to remember the laundry detergent you went in for.  *grumble*  "Did you find everything you needed?"  "DAMMIT!  No, I forgot the detergent!"  "Oh, that's too bad... that'll be $127.32, please."
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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2019, 01:40:29 PM »
But they do expect you to remember the laundry detergent you went in for.  *grumble*  "Did you find everything you needed?"  "DAMMIT!  No, I forgot the detergent!"  "Oh, that's too bad... that'll be $127.32, please."

Ha ha ha!!! That's so true!!
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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2019, 02:17:10 AM »
It was kinda sad. I had been dreaming of a Target Run for two years. We went back to SandyEggo and went to two different Target stores. They were a mess. One literally looked like the employees no longer gave a damn, and the selection of clothing wasn't what it used to be. The Mossimo (sp?) and several other brands we hoped to get to were no longer carried. What we found instead was of a much lesser quality. We were thinking that it was because the stuff was made in like Bangladesh and the now-missing brands were from China. And things from China now cost Tar-zhay more than they used to?

The other store looked a bit better as far as the shelves being stocked and in order, but where it had always been spotless the Daughter went in to use the Loo and said it was one of the few times she was still glad she'd done dance as a teen - she had to do the standing squat over the loo because it was just so filthy.

It was really kind of a letdown. :(


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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2019, 06:15:44 PM »
I am probably one of the few Americans that don’t have the Target bug.

I didn’t grow up with them in my hometown in far West Texas because it’s a bit remote so national stores never really made it that far. I did have a Target within walking distance from my apartment in Houston in 1995 and it’s where I bought the wedding bands for me and the Englishman. In fact, the store was going out of business so I got the rings, 14K gold, for $7 each. I left in 1995.

When I returned to the US in 2004, they seemed to be everywhere including my hometown and Super Targets too.
It was a nice novelty back in 2004 to find everything in one place. It was great because when I returned from England, I literally only brought my husband and children, a box of photos and mementos and their toys. We didn’t have clothes because it was April in England (it snowed the day we left) and April in west Texas was already 95F. So, we did a clothing shop and bought a few things to make life comfortable for the kids. It was nice not having to go to several shops dragging three unenthusiastic kids along too.

They’ve totally redesigned the Targets here in Houston (they are going to be re-done nationwide) so they’re apparently more spacious and it’s easier to see the merchandise so hopefully your Target, Nan D., will get better and worthy of another visit soon.

My daughter asks me to take her nearly every week and she can literally have me there an hour just looking at everything, every. single. week. She never buys anything. She treats it like a destination. I’m looking forward to moving back to England with no Targets. I don’t think I would miss it any time soon. But the way things are going with retail, maybe it may not be around much longer. Who knows.


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