Well, as promised, I woke up bright and early this past Sunday morning so that I could be at Target right when the doors opened. Now that, my friends, is dedication.
Well, just me and the security guard. O.K., so maybe "The Shops" aren't exactly Missoni, but I wasn't taking any chances. So, I waited in the car in the empty parking lot (with the doors locked) until a few other (crazy) shoppers showed up and I felt safe enough to venture out of my car. A quick poll determined that of the five of us there, three were there specifically for "The Shops", while the other two didn't have the slightest clue what I was talking about. You will be proud (but perhaps not surprised) to hear that I was the very first person in line.
And as soon as those doors opened, I made a beeline for the new displays.
I headed for the home items from "Privet House" first.
They were nice and seemed to be of high quality. Lots of patterned melamine dishes and serving pieces. A few pillows and tote bags. Not really my colors, but definitely fresh and modern and perfect for summer entertaining. Can you guess what I bought from this display?
Next, I ran to "The Candy Store" end cap.
Here's what it looked like when I got there....
And here is what it looked like when I left...
I wonder who bought all those polka dot lollipops??? Next up was the "Polka Dog Bakery" display.
Very cute and very pretty packaging, but I didn't buy anything because our dog just happens to be a very finicky eater. I almost bought some boxes just because I liked the colors, but I applaud myself for having the self-control to put them back on the shelf. :-)
The items from "The Cos Bar" looked very urban-chic, but maybe just a little too hip for me...
Plus, the colors kinda reminded me of Halloween, sooooo....no.
Finally, the clothing items from "The Webster" looked nice enough, but I didn't really see anything that I was overly excited about and ultimately left without buying anything from the collection.
All in all, I love "The Shops" concept and it was lots of fun to see all the new product lines. Were they worth getting up at 6 am on a Sunday morning? Not completely sure. But those lollipops with the Necco Wafer polka dots sure are cool...