11 Reasons Why We Love Target

4. Maternity Clothes
It never fails. Inevitably, one or two Liz Lange maternity tops end up in our dressing room and mind you, there’s not even a baby on the way. Um, awkward!

In many other stores, we walk from the misses section and then—boom—it hits: a sea of tops blanketed in duckies conveys that we’ve now entered “The Pregnant Section.” But not at our Target. The ladies department flows right into Liz Lange’s wonderfully stylish world of figure flattering maternity clothes. Before we even notice that the blouse we just picked up is a little looser around the waist than normal, it’s in our cart.

Seriously, their maternity styles are awesome.

5. A Great Website Experience
We love, love, love that the Target website is just like the store itself: clutter-free, easy to navigate, fun, affordable, and varied. (Their marketing folks would call that great branding; we just call it great).

Not only is the site easy to browse, it’s chalk full of amazing online deals (spend $50, save 10% on select dresses is one example as of this writing), crisp product images and links that link to what they say they will (there’s nothing more frustrating than clicking on wedges, only to read about umbrellas).

Plus, the site is downright fun. Phrases like, “Big honkin’ deals” and “S to the weet” leave us grinning. We absolutely enjoy the link for the Shops at Target (yes, that again!) where each Shop’s main page is unexpectedly playful and brimming with great items. Check out the dripping nail polish bottle for Cos Bar, an Aspen-inspired selection of beauty products including masks, body butters and tweezers. The swaying Privet House sign also catches our attention, inviting us to browse all kinds of bohemian-vintage home décor.

6. Lots of Real Estate
Ever go to some stores where you have to lug your cart aaalllll the way backwards down the aisle to make way for Betty and her entourage of grandkids, neighbors and family? Well, Target puts an end to all the awkward side scoots and cart-induced toe bruises.

Aisles are roomy.


There’s . . .



7. Clearance
There are always amazing deals at Target (in store and online).

Their end caps (the ones around the outer perimeter of the store) have some outstanding steals. We recently fell in love with a tangerine-scented soap (up&up) that cost 89 whole cents. S to the weet! (See #5 for the reference).

Want a deal—a mega deal—on clothes? Check out the racks in the back where, on a regular basis, there are rows with selections starting at 30% off and upwards.
And before you think these fantastic deals must mean you’ll be settling for Bozo the Clown blouses that come only in XS sizes . . . not true.

Online too, there are always exclusives and printable coupons.

The deals are Target are pretty darn great.

8. Affordable Quality

Affordable Quality

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Used to be the term, “affordable quality” was considered a bit of an oxymoron. You know: Jumbo Shrimp. Long shorts. Modern history. You get the point. But aisle after aisle proves that both well-priced and well-made go hand in hand at Tar-jay.

There are evenly stitched dresses with lining that clings to the material (not your body . . . how annoying is that, anyway)? Strollers are as durable as their pretty sushi plates. Notecards ooze with such whimsy, they make us want to send elegant “Thinking of You” messages to people we don’t even like. And the best part of all of this?

Affordable, affordable, affordable!

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  1. sandy says

    I thought I was alone with the wearing of maternity clothes; I have a great denim jacket that was a maternity clothing item and I’ve had it for years. It fits right. If you could do more on this subject I’d really love it.
    Thanks. I can now come out of the closet. LOL.

  2. Nancy says

    The line at customer service is never too long, and the staff there have never failed to help.

    And how about the 5% discount if you get a Target card — debit or credit?

  3. HauteChick says

    WOW……….with the exception of #5, you’ve summed up my whole Target experience!!!!! Here I was thinking that lil ole me was the only one who become overwhelmed with excitement every time I entered a Target store. If I could I would LIVE in Target!!! I curse Target every time I leave out of the store with MORE than I intended (which has become known as the “Target Effect”), but it’s like you said….I leave feeling happy!!! NO buyer’s remorse…..and even if you do – you can always return it…..within 90 days. I once had the unpleasant experience of going into a “Wally Mart” – only because it was convenient and I needed a few things. I’ll tell you what – it was NOT the same experience. Not only did I wait in line for 15 minutes, the store was crowded, the aisles were jammed and the ‘merchandise’ was, for lack of a better word, picked over! I left out of there exhausted and mad. So, needless to say, I have not shopped there since. (Besides, I felt like was I cheating on Tar-Jay and being disloyal.) The only issue I have with Tar-Jay is their website. It’s TERRIBLE! I’m not sure why they decided to revamp their website, but it is not user friendly. I think it’s too busy and hard to navigate. Other than that…..I just love Target.

  4. says

    I love Target for clothes and makeup, though as far as clothes are concerned I like their cheaper brands like Mossimo way more than their designer collaborations. Anna Sui and Libertine for Target just didn’t do it for me–I felt like their ideas were unfinished and inferior to what you’d expect from their stuff at boutiques. Not even worth the fast fashion prices. They probably were thinking label whores would scoop up the clothes anyway though and they were right. But again, my opinion, Target’s regular brands, like Converse (for women’s clothing) offer surprisingly chic pieces that look high quality in manufacture and design.

    I should also note the store’s house brand of food makes really good spinach and goat cheese pizza.

  5. Melissa says

    I wish I could share the Target love, but apparently they don’t think plus-size women deserve those on-style clothes.

    Every Target I’ve been to, the plus sizes are tucked in between maternity and the dressing room like shopping in there is something you don’t want anyone to see you doing. Don’t worry, you won’t be there long, so likely no one will see you there anyway. There’s maybe two or three freestanding racks or shelves and some wall space. And the selection is usually dowdy, dumpy and cheap-looking.

  6. Heide says

    Re: plus size

    I agree there too for the most part! This season they had some really nice dresses in the plus size dept (I’m wearing one right now) and a few of the cuter shirts/styles from ladies were in plus size too.

    I’m an in between size, 14/16/1x depending on cut and fabric, so I’ve been pleasantly surprised with XL and XXL sized Mossimo, Merona and Converse lines. Dig around in the ladies racks, I hope you are pleasantly surprised.

    I love love Target.

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