Thursday, January 18, 2018

Coming Soon to Target: Good Chemistry

Target is launching its first exclusive fragrance brand, Good Chemistry. Created specifically with their beauty guests in mind, this new niche fragrance brand includes four collections inspired by different personalities: Confident and Charming, Good and Grounded, Vibrant and Playful and Cool and Collected. Each collection includes four unique scents that come in perfume, body spray and rollerball applications.

These vegan and paraben-free scents are made with essential oils and will be available starting Jan. 21. To help find your best scent, you can test out the different fragrances in store before selecting a favorite. Good Chemistry fragrances will be available in all Target stores and online, at prices ranging from $9.99 to $24.99.

New at Target: Dylan's Candy Bar

In the Valentine's Day seasonal section at the back of the store,  Target has introduced an assortment of sweets from confectioner Dylan's Candy Bar.  The offerings (which are also available on  Target.com) include chocolate bars, candy hearts, lollipops, gummies and more.  I may just have to get this cute candy tackle box for my hubby!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Fab Find: Dollar Aisle Storage Baskets

Have you seen these fab fabric storage baskets in the Dollar Aisle at Target yet? They come in a variety of woven/wicker finishes, in an array of neutral colors and patterns. And best of all, they're just $5 each!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

New at Target: Method Golden Citrus

Method has a new scent out at Target (shown) for their foaming hand and gel wash called "Golden Citrus". I smelled it in store, and while I like it, I still prefer the citrusy-fresh "Lemon Mint", which is one of my old favorites. Other limited-edition scents this season include Copper Rain, Burnished Cedar, and Cool Lavender.

Friday, January 12, 2018

New at Target: Askov Finlayson

In celebration of the Superbowl coming to Target’s hometown of Minneapolis next month, the retailer has announced a special limited-edition collaboration that will help guests embrace the true spirit of the Great North: Askov Finlayson for Target.

Founded in 2011 by Eric and Andrew Dayton, the great, great grandsons of George Draper Dayton (who founded the company that eventually became Target) Askov Finlayson is inspired by the Minnesotan ideals of year-round exploration, creativity and community ties, and those qualities are brought to life in the Target collaboration. With more than 50 items across apparel and accessories for men, women, kids, toddlers and babies, as well as home goods,  the collection will allow guests across the country to suit up for winter like a true northerner.

Askov Finlayson for Target ranges in price from $5-$40, with most items under $30. The collection will be available Jan. 14 to Feb. 24, or while supplies last, at 38 Minnesota Target stores and on Target.com.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Target to eliminate Mossimo brand...




I have bad news if you're a fan of the brand Mossimo. According to this article from the StarTribune, Target's new denim-focused women's brand Universal Thread (which I blogged about yesterday) will be replacing Mossimo.

In 2017 Target began a two-year effort to refresh its brand portfolio with more than a dozen brands, and Universal Thread is #11 in that lineup and the "largest brand we’ll launch in 2018 in terms of sales volume and size” according to a Target spokesperson.

Universal Thread will be roughly comparable in size to A New Day, the other major women's apparel brand Target rolled out last year that replaced Merona. Merona and Mossimo were both private-label billion-dollar brands for Target. While Target may still add other new women's apparel brands, A New Day and Universal Thread will be the largest offerings in that department.

As for the other 10 new brands Target introduced last year, here's a list in case you need a refresher course: Art Class (kid's apparel), Cloud Island (baby), Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel (maternity), A New Day (women's apparel), Goodfellow & Co. (men's apparel), Project 62 (modern home), JoyLab (women's athleisure), California Roots (wine), Hyde & Eek (Halloween), and Hearth & Hand with Magnolia (home decor design partnership with Chip and Joanna Gaines).

Monday, January 8, 2018

Coming Soon to Target: Universal Thread

Next month Target will introduce Universal Thread: an exclusive women’s lifestyle brand grounded in denim and featuring tops, dresses, accessories and shoes.

According to A Bullseye View, Target decided to focus on denim with this brand because it is the core to every woman’s wardrobe. In developing Universal Thread, they conducted research with nearly 1,000 women from across the country to better understand their needs when it comes to shopping denim. Not surprisingly, what they learned was that most women dread shopping for new jeans, so Target's design team set out to create a line that caters to all women, with multiple fits, silhouettes, lengths, rises and sizes.

Universal Thread will be available in all Target stores and online at Target.com in early February at prices ranging from $5 to $39.99.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Target replaces coats with swimsuits...

While much of the country is in a deep freeze, Target is replacing some of their winter-wear with their new swimsuit collection, as shown in this pic I snapped a couple of days ago. While I appreciate the fact that some folks might want to get a jump on their shopping for Spring Break, I'm personally not ready to flip the seasons just yet.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Would Amazon really buy Target?

Multiple news outlets reported yesterday that Amazon could buy Target after top analyst Gene Munster put out a list of his top tech predictions for 2018 - including Amazon acquiring Target, calling it an "ideal offline partner for Amazon."

Gizmodo thinks Munster’s theory makes sense to some degree. Target’s stock has mostly been on a downward spiral since 2015, and hit a five-year low this summer before recovering to finish out the year almost exactly where it began. A restructuring plan has Target’s CEO speaking positively about the future, but the retailer may see Amazon’s deep pockets as a guaranteed route to survival.

For Amazon, big ambitious moves are necessary to compete with Walmart, although they have already shelled out $13.7 billion on the acquisition of Whole Foods. What do you think, readers? Would Amazon buying Target being a good thing, or not?

Monday, January 1, 2018

The Look for Less: Cedar & Moss vs. Project62

Brass continues to trend in home decor accents, as shown with these two examples of double-bulb wall sconces. But the one on the far left is the "Theo" style from Cedar & Moss, and will set you back $269, whereas the other is from Project62 (at Target) and costs just $59.99 (and is on sale this week for 15% off!).