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All Hail The New & Improved Target!

June 20, 2017

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Target; however, the views shared herein are my own genuine sentiments and are in no way, influenced by any being or brand.

Anyone who knows me well has come to understand my insatiable love for shopping. I can literally spend hours on end in retail therapy.  I don’t play favorites either; I love shopping for clothes, shoes, and accessories, just as much as I love shopping for home decor and yes, food. (lol). That being said, I am quite the penny pincher, I strive to make my dollar stretch to Timbuktu. Why spend more than you have to, right? One of my favorite places to shop is Target- for more reasons than one.  In a nutshell, I’m sold on their pocket-friendly prices and the wide array of goods and services to choose from. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made what was meant to be a “quick run” to Target but ended up leaving the store with everything but the kitchen sink *chuckle*

Imagine my excitement when I was invited to an exclusive tour of one of the newly remodeled North Texas Target stores. I was literally bouncing off the walls- my joy knew no bounds! In addition to the North Dallas, Coit Road,  location, additional stores that were celebrating remodel completions on  Saturday, June 17th, 2017 were the Plano West, Frisco North, McKinney, Fort Worth Central,   Addison, Mansfield, and Watauga locations.

Upon my presentation at the store on that bright, sunny Saturday morning, I was immediately struck by how crisp,  clean and welcoming the ambiance was. As part of the remodeling effort, Target invested in modern design elements, including updated LED lighting, new paint, and new floors and fixtures.

Our tour of the store started off at the Home Decor section. Of note, this section has been moved to the front of the store, for maximum exposure. From the get-go, you can tell that home decoration possibilities are limitless, given the varied selection of items available.  The enhanced merchandise presentations serve to provide customers with inspiration and style.

Our store tour then moved on to the clothing section.  It goes without saying that this was one of my favorite stops! You see, clothes and I have this longstanding, unshakeable, and unbreakable bond. I was definitely in my happy zone, surrounded by mannequins I could take a few posing lessons from. Also,  I was totally stoked when I found out that Target stocks the Who What Wear Collection *eek* I could hardly contain my delight! I particularly love the fact that there are so many style and sizing options available. It’s definitely an all inclusive clothing stop.

Fun Fact: The Who What Wear Collection caters to women from sizes 2 to 26

Ava & Viv is another great brand that calls Target home. It’s a dedicated plus-size line that features gorgeous pieces.

Art Class is Target’s newest kid’s accessories and apparel brand. The meaning behind the name ‘Art Class’ is the goal of encouraging kids to express themselves via what they are wearing.

Cat and Jack is an equally amazing brand dedicated to kids.

After taking in all the breathtaking sights in the various clothing sections, we proceeded to the kid’s bedroom decor section. For a moment there, I wished I could teleport myself back to childhood, and have access to a redecorated bedroom featuring Target’s impressive selection of bedroom decor. If wishes were horses, right?

Fast forward to a few minutes later, and we were at the baby decor section. If I had a dollar for every time I said”awww” and “that’s too cute,”  I’d not be a millionaire, but I’d be close enough to being one. Adorable doesn’t even begin to describe the unique Cloud Island brand.

I was equally excited about our guided tour of the grocery section. The remodeled grocery department now features wood-grain fixtures, updated floors, LED lighting, and products merchandised together to make a meal. I’m a proponent of healthy eating; therefore, the abundant supply of fresh fruits and vegetables was a plus. I felt like I was out shopping at a farmer’s market- yes, please!

Target stores now enable a digitally connected experience with an updated Order Pickup counter and Ship from Store service, which allows Target.com orders to be fulfilled from local stores, so you can get them in your hands sooner! *fist pump* Additionally, there are more self-checkout lanes to make the shopping experience even more enjoyable.

Finally, what’s a Target event without Bullseye the adorable mascot? I couldn’t resist taking a photo with the cutie. I may or may not have sneaked my way to the front of the photo taking line. *giggle*

Now that I’ve filled you in on my day at Target, I’d recommend heading out to the nearest Target store or going on to Target.com for some retail therapy. You will thank me later, that’s the truth!  Did I mention that one lucky reader will win a $100 Target gift card?  Yes, you read that right,  it’s giveaway time! Get excited!

Here are the oh, so simple instructions to enter the giveaway contest:

  1. Leave a comment on this post- What do you like most about Target? What will you buy if you win the Target gift card?
  2. Follow Target on Instagram
  3. Follow  Afrostylicity on Instagram

That’s it! Simple enough, yes? The winner will be announced on July 4th, 2017.  Stay tuned and good luck! 🙂

UPDATE: The contest is closed!  

Winner: Hugh. Please send an email to info@afrostylicity.com with your mailing information, in order for the Target gift card to be sent out to you.

Thank you to everyone else who participated in the contest. There will be future giveaways/contests that you can be a part of. Stay tuned. 🙂

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17 Comments

  • Reply Hugh June 20, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    I visited the exact same store and it looks great. I like the new modern look and how they organized their products to be easy on the eye. It is much easier to find what you are looking for with the new design coupled with up to date led lighting. The decor was definitely well thought out. If I win, I am definitely visiting their tech department again to buy a new gadget, hopefully a new phone.

    • Reply Afrostylicity June 21, 2017 at 12:19 am

      I’m glad to hear that you had a great customer experience. It really does make a difference when the ambiance is welcoming, right?

    • Reply Afrostylicity July 5, 2017 at 3:03 am

      Congratulations on winning the $100 Target Gift Card!

  • Reply Samantha June 20, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    I love that they are a one stop shop for most everything one needs. If i win , id spend it on the new fashionable pieces that were on todays blog!

    • Reply Afrostylicity June 21, 2017 at 12:17 am

      That’s awesome, girl! Target is definitely a great place to shop for clothing. 🙂

  • Reply Rosie June 20, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    I could go on and on about what I like best! I love how so many departments have wonderful choices, from clothes, to linens, to small appliances, to cards, to snacks! I adore their fashions and good sales, too. Target is my favorite store.

    • Reply Afrostylicity June 21, 2017 at 12:15 am

      Oh, now I see your comment. I’d missed it earlier lol. I hear you on loving the wide variety of products offered at Target. That’s definitely high on my ‘why I love Target’ list as well.

  • Reply Rosie June 20, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I follow you and Target on IG!

    • Reply Afrostylicity June 21, 2017 at 12:14 am

      Awesome! Thanks, Rosie. What do you like most about Target? What would you spend the gift card on if you won?

      • Reply Rosie July 2, 2017 at 6:39 pm

        I love shopping Target online. I love Target’s towels and bathroom accessories – it would be so nice to have the fluffy towels and pretty soapdish!

  • Reply Brittany Buchholz June 20, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    I love targets decor aisle! I bought all my daughters bedroom decor from target. She has the pink metal wall hanging that says girls rule. Lol. She also has the toddler princess bed set with flower sheet that I bought off target online! I go to the target in Virginia Beach and Salisbury! Target is my favorite. I follow both pages on Instagram @brittuny

    • Reply Afrostylicity June 21, 2017 at 12:12 am

      Hi Brittany! Thanks for stopping by. Awww at the ‘Girls Rule’ hanging. Too cute! I’m glad to hear you’re a Target fan too. 🙂

  • Reply Lorrine June 21, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    I love the variety of clothes they have at Target and the affordable prices. If I win the giftcard, I will buy clothes from the new collection

    • Reply Afrostylicity June 21, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Fantastic! I hear you on shopping for clothes. Lol good call!

  • Reply Sheila June 21, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    I love Target’s home decor. I’m in the process of redecorating my apartment and I’d love to be able to buy an item or two if I win the gift card..

    • Reply Afrostylicity June 28, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      That’s awesome! Good luck! 🙂

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