Monday, July 24, 2017

New at Target: Method Limited Edition Art Collection

Yesterday at Target I spied a new Method bottle design on the shelf in a scent called "Palm". While the new bottles had a hang tag directing you to Method's site for more info, I couldn't find any more details there, so I headed to Target.com  where I found this description:

This limited edition art collection was curated to celebrate and support Creative Growth, a non-profit arts center for adults with disabilities based in Oakland, California. We paired the work of four amazing artists with four limited edition fragrances to give you something to admire every day. We hope this art collection inspires you as much as the artists inspire us. Artist Barry Regan's carefully crafted circles layered over a subtle texture of vibrant colors are brought to life by the lush scent of fresh bamboo + palm leaves.

So far I've only seen the Barry Regan print (shown here) in stores, but according to the tag there are 3 more designs coming from the Creative Growth collection.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sale Alert: School Uniform Basics

Target is having a sale this week on school uniform basics. Now through July 29, they have kids' polo shirts on sale for just $5 each and pants at just $10 each. That's a 20-30% savings off Target's everyday low prices.

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Look For Less: Vince Camuto vs. Merona

In case you haven't noticed, low-cut booties are going to be a key trend this Fall. Here are two pretty perforated leather options. You could pick the pair on the left from Vince Camuto, regularly $149.99 but on sale at Nordstrom right now for $99.90 during their Anniversary Sale. That's not bad, but you can get a similar version from Merona (on the right) at Target for just $34.99.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

More details emerge on two of Target's new brands...

NBC News posted an in-depth article this week about some of the changes we can expect with Target's launch of new in-house brands (and the phasing out of longtime faves like Merona). Here's some highlights:

  • Target is looking to grab the customers who have been left stranded from other retailers’ woes, With Sears, Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant, Rue21, Michael Kors, and J. Crew all struggling and closing tons of stores, women have fewer options for affordable business casual and casual clothing. To that end, Target is looking to fill that void with its new line A New Day.
  • Although Merona is indeed being canceled, its t-shirts and other basics will continue under the new brand, A New Day.
  • Lululemon's struggles (and high prices) open up an opportunity in athleisure, which Target seems to be pursuing with its new athletic line Joy Lab.
  • Both A New Day and JoyLab will carry plus sizing.
Target's new womenswear brand A New Day launches on August 27th, and JoyLab launches on Oct. 1st.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Back at Target: Project 7 Champagne Gummmies

Remember the Champagne Dreams Gummies from Project 7 that I raved about back on NYE? The ones that are supposed to be a dupe for the super-expensive Sugarfina version, only these have no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives? Well, they're back at Target! While they're not available to ship, you can use the "Free Order Pickup" feature to buy online and pickup in store. And if you're hunting for them in your local store, I've spied them in the checkout aisle next to the candy, gum, and other "impulse buy" items.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Fab Find: Merona Denim T-Shirt

As you can probably tell by my recent blog posts, I'm not taking the news that Target is dropping the Merona brand very well. So I'm coping by buying up all the cute Merona stuff I can before the brand disappears from stores forever. Yesterday I nabbed this fun denim t-shirt top with frayed edges and a trendy exposed zipper in back. I was afraid it was going to look too boxy once on, but it actually fits perfectly. Although it's now sold-out on Target.com, I found it at my local store on clearance for just $7.48!

Friday, July 14, 2017

New at Target: Naturebox

Target is carrying a new line of "healthy snacks" called Naturebox. Mostly carried online (vs. in stores) I'm obsessed with the variety shown here: the Asiago & Cheddar Crisps, which are delicious. Dubbed "snacking made simple," their philosophy is that snacks should taste great and be part of a healthy diet. All their snacks fit into one of 3 categories: Healthy, Smart, or Crave. I've also tried the Sriracha Cashews, and those are pretty addictive as well.

One caveat: these snacks aren't cheap. If you end up liking them and want to try more varieties (above and beyond what Target carries) plus save some $, you might consider going directly to the source. Naturebox runs a whole "snack membership" program from their website, where you can buy in bulk and schedule ongoing deliveries.