11 Reasons Why We Love Target

9. Under-one-Roof Convenience
Unless you’re looking for something so obscure like glow in the dark posters of Barry Manilow, Target’s got just about everything you need under one roof.

Of course the selections vary by location, but basically you’ve got everything from skirts to Skittles here. Whether your style’s more conservative or colorful, quirky or classic, we’re sure you’ll find what you set out for (and then some).

10. Happy, Sensory Thrills

Happy, Sensory Thrills

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Whenever we walk in, we half expect to see random strangers high-fiving while R.E.M’s “Shiny Happy People (holding hands)” serves as the musical backdrop to our wonderful shopping experience.

Can you blame us?

Let’s see: all five senses are immensely satisfied:

First, there’s that very subtle, pleasant smell of popcorn that immediately greets us, yet never seems to follow us throughout the store (whew)! Within minutes, we’re off whiffing all kinds of rosemary mint conditioners and mandarin olive oil shampoos. As we’re deep-breathing, we’re catching glimpses of beautiful colors and patterns. We run our fingertips across soft jammies and rope-textured ottomans. We hear . . . pretty much nothing. (See # 11. It’s a good thing). And when we leave, we’re always fully satisfied yet still left hungering for more of that Target goodness.

11. Peace & Quiet
The other day, I heard an intercom announcement: team members should now gather for the Friday morning “huddle.” (“Huddle.” Don’t ya just love it!? Even their meetings sound fun).

That’s when it dawned on me. This may have been the first time I’ve heard a page like this—or of any kind—at Target. Typically, employees have walkie-talkies to communicate (because really, do we need to know about that “bird mishap” by the front door)?

Ahhh, so refreshing in a world often filled with ear-splitting, intercom run-ons: “housewaresinaislefive*click*”

Thank you Target, for respecting the inner ear.


So, let’s see. Great styles, plenty of room (and room for fun), terrific prices and affordable quality. Yup, we definitely love Target.

For more than one reason.

Share your Target experiences below! What is it about Target that keeps you coming back for more (or feeling like you never want to leave in the first place)?

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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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