Ah Target! A vortex of evil. Be honest, have you ever walked into Target for something like say toilet paper and came out with $200 worth of stuff or am I alone in careless spending? Or have you ever walked in and you told yourself, “Ok, gotta grab this and that and I’m out the door in two minutes”. And suddenly, two minutes to turns into 2 hours.
First off, you walk in and those dollar bins are right in your face. So, suddenly you feel this need to scavenge through them and before you know it you have ten bucks worth of really cute post it notes in your cart along with cutesy little bins that you’re sure will be great for makeup storage.
Next, comes the purses and accessories. As soon as I turn the corner from the dollar bin the purses are right there. And you know what, Target has some damn cute iPhone cases and wallets too. And always there’s some collaboration going on with Jason Wu, Lilly Pulitzer, or some other designer so, suddenly shopping Target is all about haute couture. In goes two purses, a few wallets, and some iPhone cases into your shopping cart.
A little ways down but not very far from the purses would be the makeup and beauty aisle. DANGER, DANGER, DANGER! Turn back now! Carol’s Daughter, Sonia Kashuk, even Korean brand, Laneige! It’s an array of brands that you can’t get at your typical drugstore.
Let’s not forget Method. I always feel the need to buy Method EVERYTHING when I walk into Target! They almost always have Glade exclusives too which I tend to have a severe problem saying no to especially in Fall fragrances.
So yeah, sometimes I walk into target for toilet paper but I come out with $200 worth of stuff.
It’s viscous, cruel cycle!
What’s your game plan for making it out of Target without going broke?
Disclosure: This is not an advertisement, this is a totally true story, Target was not harmed in the making of this post but I can’t say the same about my wallet.