Friday, January 20, 2017

Fab Find: Dollar Aisle Birthday Cards

Another great item from Target's Dollar Aisle: these brightly-colored birthday cards. The back of the cards state they are "handmade" in Indonesia, and perhaps the glitter and trim are hand-glued, but regardless they're a steal at just $1 each.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Fab Find: Dollar Aisle Glass Candles

The other day at Target I noticed these pretty shiny-glass jar candles at in the Dollar Aisle. Part of the Valentine's Day themed merchandise, they come in bright pink, pale pink as well as silver. and are just $3 each.  Their shape immediately reminded me of the votive holders by Glassybaby, and you can definitely re-use the jars to hold tea lights or as a small vase once the candle is used up.

Double-Take: Kate Spade vs. Threshold

It's time for another double-take, where we take one item from Tar-shay and match it up against a lookalike - yet pricier - designer piece. Today we're looking at two almost identical trinket trays with gold trim - the main difference being the catchphrase on each, but even those are in similar script. There's a big delta in price, however, as one is by Kate Spade and will set you back $40, whereas the other is by Threshold (at Target) and costs just $5.99. Which one is which? The answer appears in the comments section below.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

New at Target: Oh Joy! Spring Collection

Want to add some color to your home? Then check out the new vibrant new Spring Oh Joy! for Target home collection.

“Inspired by the whimsy of rainbows and the elegance of clouds, the Oh Joy! for Target spring collection mixes plenty of things that spring surely brings,” says Joy. “From vases and mini plates to embroidered pillows and table lamps, this collection brings the perfect pop of springtime to any room in your home.”

The Oh Joy! for Target spring home collection is now available in select stores and on Target.com, with prices ranging from $6.99 to $99.99.

Now at Target: Shade & Shore

Last month I told you about Target's upcoming swim line, Shade & Shore. Well now the line has hit stores & Target.com, although with winter in full swing new swimwear might be the LAST thing you want to think about right now! But if you're game, Target is giving away a $5 coupon for trying any suit on (valid on any women's swimwear) and on Target.com you can use the code SWIM for $5 off your swimwear purchase.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Consumer Alert: Honest Company Baby Powder Recalled

Multiple news outlets (including Fortune and People Magazine) have reported that Jessica Alba‘s The Honest Company is conducting a voluntary recall of their organic baby powder after concerns that the product caused eye and skin infections.

The recall comes after testing revealed possible microorganism contaminations during production that may cause infections. “With the full knowledge and under the guidance of the FDA, we’ve decided to voluntarily recall this product out of an abundance of caution,” Christopher Gavigan, the company’s co-founder along with Alba, said in a video posted on the company’s website.

News sites keep stating that "the baby powder has been in stores since April 14", but they don't say which stores. Target carries many of The Honest Company products, but I'm not sure whether this particular item was sold there. And if it was on Target.com, it's already been pulled as I cannot find it there.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Target Portrait Studios to close...

Consumerist reports that Target has announced to employees that all Target Portrait Studios will close at the end of this month.

There aren’t many of the studios left across the whole Target chain; after a handful of studios closed in July, only 138 remained, and two more have closed since then. Compare that to more than 1,800 Target stores across the country.

The studios are operated by LifeTouch, a company out of Minnesota that has its own portrait studios as well as a business taking pictures for church directories, yearbooks, school pictures, and sports teams.

Target began offering the service in 1996 as department store photo studios faded. But Americans’ photo habits have changed, and that change apparently doesn’t include as many professional portraits as it used to. Other Target stores that have closed their studios have re-purposed the space in ways that are more useful to customers and to the store, like an expanded customer service area for online order pickups, or a licensed Starbucks store.