After living on an island for 18 months, I came to have a special relationship with Target. We were 90 minutes by ferry from major shopping, so when we left the island to shop, we had to make good use of our time so that we could get everything done and get back to the return ferry on time. Unfortunately, Target wasn't very often in the plan.
It had been about a year since I'd set foot in a Target store, when I finally returned. I'm not embarrassed to say that a little tear came to my eye as I surveyed all the stuff I had lived with out for so long.
If I had to pick 3 stores that I would have to shop at for the rest of my life, Target would definitely be on the list.
The prices are great, the selection is fabulous, and the style is so mass produced. Who wouldn't love that? I often go in for one or two things, and leave with many other things I wasn't planning on. For example, a few weeks back, I went in for a scented candle, which, believe it or not, I was not able to find, (yes, they had scented candles...a whole aisle in fact...but not what I was looking for), and I ended up with a bike trailer that converts to a double stroller for $20 off the original price. How great is that?