Monday, January 5, 2009
What happened to Target’s Global Bazaar?
Usually by now, those of us who hold Target RedCard accounts would have been notified in advance of Target’s upcoming Global Bazaar. The annual home furnishings event - a limited-edition affair that featured merchandise with a global look and feel - was introduced back in 2005 and usually lasts from early January through mid-February.
For the first 3 years the event was organized by countries of origin, such as Mexico, India or China. Last year marked a departure by organizing sections by color: Red, Bronze, Green, Yellow/Black and Blue/Purple. And now it seems that Target is eliminating the “Global” part altogether.
Since I hadn’t heard any mention of this year’s Global Bazaar, I decided to do a little digging. And, from what limited information I could gather on the internet, it seems it's now simply called “The Home Design Event” and will be organized this time by room (Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom, etc) and by category (Furniture, Home Décor, etc.). The event has already debuted on Target’s website, but I have yet to see it displayed in stores.