The fact that the closest Target to me is 45 minutes away is both a blessing and a curse. It’s a curse because I am absolutely obsessed with everything the store offers and having one close would be so convenient for those times when I need to pick up essentials like face wash, mascara, or- you know- a cute sundress. It’s a blessing because if I had one within a 10-minute drive I would probably be there every night, spending money on things I don’t necessarily “need”.
Target has this weird power over me. Because they carry pretty much everything- ranging from clothes to housewares and beauty products to food- it’s a one-stop store for everything. You go in there looking for one thing and come out with 20. And don’t even get me started on the sale racks and the dollar bins at the front of the store. Target items are always at a reasonable price, but are still high quality, which is something that is hard to come by at a lot of their competitor’s stores.
I know I’m not alone here with my obsession with everything that is Target, however I’ve noticed that different people are drawn to different parts of the store. Some people stock up on 5 of their coats each winter, while others go crazy buying new dishes and hand towels for each season. While I love the store as a whole, there are three main areas/items that I find myself addicted to. Please help.
Those tricky bastards put these puppies out in January to tempt me purposely. In January I’m months away from seeing any sun, pool or beach, yet the physical force of the string bikinis bring me in. I find myself trying on at least 4 bathing suits each time I go into the store. I don’t have a pool (or have any friends who do), I’m not even remotely close to a beach, and I don’t have any lavish vacation plans. So why do I feel the need to try on and buy their bathing suits? Well, they are just too cute. Their patterns, colors and styles are better than a lot of the more expensive versions I see at Pac Sun or Victoria’s Secret. And at $15 for a top or bottom, they are fairly affordable- even if you only wear them a few times each summer. My mom and boyfriend scold me for buying so many, but it’s a disease and I need the cure.
I’m a beauty/hair product junkie- I love trying new makeup and hair care products, especially at drugstores with their cheap prices. Target has aisles and aisles of these products and carries many brands I can’t find at Walmart or Rite Aid. A new product that claims it will tame frizz- sure, why not try it? They have Essie’s new spring collection- I need that pink even though I already have 5 others. I always stock up on e.l.f. brushes and bronzers while I’m there, too (they are the best products at cheap prices).
The dollar bin
Lastly, those bins at the front of the store are hard to ignore. Most of the products in there are between 1 and 5 dollars, which washes away any guilt you had prior to purchasing. Items I’ve bought from these bins before: a bunny ear headband (for that Easter party I’ll never have), a spiral notebook with puppies on the front (because I’m totally in high school where I need notebooks), cotton candy in a bag (because I really need more sugar in my life), and much more. These bins are the high-end equivalent of a dollar store, and I’m a big fan of dollar stores.
So now that you know mine, what are the areas of Target that are your weakness?