Monday, November 30, 2015

The Look for Less: Target vs. Paper Source

While at my local Paper Source store yesterday, I noticed that some of their holiday products look awfully similar to items I've found recently at Target. Case in point: the wall calendar on the left - with a different watercolor hue for each month and script in gold foil - is just $3 in Target's Dollar Aisle. Compare it to the wall calendar on the right - dubbed the "Foil Watercolor Calendar" - for $29.99 (on sale right now for $23.96) at Paper Source. Now to be fair, the Paper Source version has a few more months (starting in August 2015, which is kind of a moot point now) and is also larger at 12.5 x 19.25" (whereas the Target one is about 9 x 12"). But if you can live with that, I think the Target one is just as pretty, especially considering it's more than 20-bucks less.

I also noticed that some of the Paper Source holiday cards - especially these with a "Chalkboard" motif at 10 cards for $12.50 - look a lot like Target's Dollar Aisle ones which are just $3 for a box of 16.

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