Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Fab Find: Merona Swim Coverup

While perusing the Merona swim offerings that I told you about yesterday, I came upon this cute coverup (shown). The smocked waist makes it figure-flattering, and the orange tassels add a fun detail. Plus, it's very highly rated on Target.com, so I ordered it.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Target still offering Merona swimwear...

If you've perused the swimwear section at Target lately, you may have been confused - as I was - to see the Merona label everywhere. Almost a year ago, Target announced it was going to ditch the Merona brand. And by last September, the brand had pretty much disappeared from stores. So why the return with swimwear? I'm not sure, but a quick check of Target.com shows a large selection of Merona swimsuits (like this one, shown here) and cute coverups, all with the Merona label.

Clearance Alert: Opalhouse

I snapped this shot several days ago at one of my local Target stores... if you zoom in, you'll see dozens of little red clearance stickers on this display for Opalhouse.  This line is beautiful, and there's lots of great buys to be had. It makes me wonder why this line isn't selling out faster, but perhaps stores are making room for BTS/dorm room merchandise - ?

Speaking of sales: have you noticed that the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia hardly ever goes on sale? I can count on one hand the amount of H&H merch I've seen on clearance. And what happened to Hunter for Target? It seemed like once the collab was over, it was OVER; the leftovers never hit the clearance racks and seemed to be removed from stores within a month of launching in stores.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Fab Find: A New Day Tie Shoulder Tank

I realized today that I haven't been posting as frequently as I usually do...  partly because I have a lot of crap going on with me personally and partly 'cuz recently I came back from Target VERY frustrated as not only were they out of some of the things I needed, but they've started playing bad pop music into my local store, which is HELLA annoying.

But my mood changed today when I had some free time to myself and I visited a different Target store where I found this gem. Not only is this top SUPER cute, it looks much more expensive than $19.99. This looks like something you'd find at Banana Republic or JCrew (at twice the price) vs. good 'ol Tar-jay.

Target to launch 3 GenZ brands...

Target now has it's sights set on the generation after Millennials. Generation Z - the generation after Millennials -  is defined as people born from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s. This makes up 25% of the U.S. population, making them larger than the Baby Boomers or Millennials, and thereby a key market for the future of Target.

According to A Bullseye View, Target's younger guests (think teens and young adults) crave authenticity, creativity and Insta-worthy ways to show off their personal style. They know this because they did mountains of research, from interviews and visits to guests’ homes to inviting teens to HQ to share their perspectives and experiences. Turns out that these guests already love Target, but they want more: more ways to express themselves, more unique shopping experiences—and more for their money. Hence, the introduction of Heyday, Wild Fable and Original Use:

Heyday invites customers to play up their look with the power of tech. Think fun cell phone cases, headphones, speakers and more, all with exceptional quality at make-you-do-a-double-take prices (most pieces are under $20 and everything’s less than $60). Watch for Heyday to arrive at stores and Target.com in June.

Aimed at young women, Wild Fable offers trendy apparel and super-chic accessories and shoes are meant to mix, match and make your own, all for less than $40 per piece. The entire line’s designed to look and feel amazing from size 0 to 26W. Wild Fable makes its Target debut in August.

And the street style-inspired Original Use - geared towards young men - empowers experimentation with personal style. And no fussing with fit—everything’s available in Big & Tall sizes, too. This Target-exclusive brand arrives at Target and Target.com in August, with prices ranging from $10 to $40.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Fab Find: Baby Shower Balloons

In the Dollar Aisle at Target I found these adorable metallic script balloons. They come in "boy", "girl" and "baby" versions. And at just $5 each, you could buy several to decorate a baby shower or child's birthday party.

Hunter devolves into a small, sad display...

The Hunter for Target offerings at my local Target store has devolved into a small, sad display (as shown here). Three weeks into this collab, the special signage and dedicated floor space is gone, replaced by just the small "reminder" sign (that any returns from this collection needs to be returned within 14 days).  Every time I visit this store, the sad little collection changes, as more and more online returns trickle in. So far, the goods are still at full price (both online and in stores) but I have to wonder how much longer Target will wait until putting the leftovers on clearance.