Saturday, February 28, 2015
haul: my last trip to target
I'm sure you have heard all about it by now. Target is pulling out of Canada. That means hundreds of stores gone and thousands of employees out of work. Some have decided to take this moment to mock the fact that Target assumed it would win over Canadian consumers....but the reality? This is a sad situation for all involved. People are out of work. A business is put at risk. And shoppers have less choices than ever before.
On a personal level, I am quite disappointed. In fact, I was pretty shocked when I first heard the news. Less than two years ago, I was posting about my very first trip there. Finally, there were affordable pieces that were a little more upscale. As quickly as it came it seems to be gone again. There will be no more trips out with my mom - spending far too much time and money lingering over the aisles. There will be no more designer lines for Target available in Canada. And there will be no more shopping sprees for no reason at all. Alas!
As soon as the news broke, my mom and I planned a trip to do a bit of shopping. We wanted to pick up any items that we really wanted....before all of the discount shoppers swooped in. That was a strange experience. Watching people casing the joint more or less. During that excursion, we picked up a few clothing items and some accessories. But even by that point, many of the shelves were empty and there was a strange, sad atmosphere in the store.
It wasn't until a week or so later that the sales started. 30% off of certain sections of the store. So, my mom and I returned. Just in case. Or for some last minute bonding time. We managed to pick up quite a few deals and discounts - which was great. But honestly? I would have much rather Target stay put. There was something really fun about going with my mom. Every few months, we would just go there for no reason at all. We would shop and talk and just have a bit of girl time. It was nice. And I will miss that. Even though we can go shopping somewhere else....it just won't be the same. Sigh!
Anyway, I thought that I would show you the items that I picked up on my very last trip to Target. Take a look and let me know what you think.
For me, it is a sad farewell. But hey, at least my last haul was pretty stellar. Goodbye Target Canada....and thanks for the memories.
How do you feel about Target closing in Canada? Do you love to shop there?