Lots of reviews online about the introduction of Targets to Canada, some positive a lot seem to be negative. A wonderful fan sent me her review that I had to share – keeping an open mind about our new friends in town.
My very first trip to Target…… by Jenn M.
I’ve been reading reviews from fellow shoppers who have been curious and excited about the most recent addition to our great city….TARGET!!!! A store that for many of us has been “that” store that people talk about that is so AMAZING in the states and is so worth the trip across the border. I was nervous and the wind had been taken out of my Target Sail but I tied up those boot strings and myself and my bestie went on a venture. Well all I can say is WOW!!!
We started with a nice surprise….Starbucks! How fun is that…now I can grab a coffee or treat and start wandering around! As we wandered we got very excited at the home decor….Nate Berkus! How great is that! Something you wont find in any other store! The Circo line for kids decor was great! The best part is how inexpensive it was!
We found ourselves in the middle of the store with the escalators…..for CARTS! I have to say this was pretty exciting. From watching everyone else we certainty weren’t the only ones amazed by this great idea! This frees up elevators for wheelchairs and strollers….GREAT idea!!!
The baby section was quite exciting. Deals were to be had everywhere! We found a exersaucer that is at other stores in London for a minimum of $75-$95..well here is was priced less at $59.99.
I can’t write this without including that the staff was fantastic! Yeah sure it’s their first week, but they were great. Friendly, helpful and were more than willing to point out the toy section to my God-son! Who also noticed the “help centres”? Every few feet there was a Red station that had a phone, a garbage can, a price checker, a map of the store, and a button you can press if you need assistance! Fantastic Idea! Yes we tested it and they were there to help us within 30 seconds!
I think there are quite a few things we need to keep in mind with our newest store addition.
a) This is Target CANADA. So I think it can be understandable that a lot of the fun new products that some of us might be used to seeing in the US Targets wont be found here. There is a reason they are fun and new to us….because we can’t get them here. But lets give them time, it was a soft opening and perhaps product just needs time to work its way into the stores
b) We have this small thing that we all LOVE….called TAX. 13% adds up compared to the less then 5% they pay across the border in some states.
c) They are BRAND NEW!!!!! Lets be thankful that we have another store to peruse and find GREAT deals!! Sure as time goes on they will have great sales and I am confident that we will start seeing some fun new products as well!
Myself and partner in crime had a blast! We wondered around and even did some shopping. Sure some things were priced slightly higher than what we would pay for but overall I would say they will have a great future here if we all can keep an open mind and just give them a chance.
So in summary I would say that my first Target experience was amazing and I can’t wait to go back….Tomorrow!