Review: The Shops at Target

Sunday, Target premiered a series of five mini shops within their stores. Each shop has a small boutique section (or in some cases, shelf) in the corresponding department of the store. The shops include The Webster, a clothing boutique from Miami; Privet House, a home goods emporium from Connecticut; Cos Bar, a beauty shop from Aspen; Polka Dot Dog Bakery from Boston; and The Candy Store from San Francisco. Since this is a fashion blog, I'll focus on The Webster and Cos Bar.

The selections from each shop were quite small, but extremely well chosen. Target also stayed quite close to their usual price range, which they have been wandering far above for their last several designer collaborations. While not all the products appear to be in all the stores (my constant complaint with Target), each store seems to have a nice selection of the best of each shop.

The Webster
This shop's Miami roots make it a perfect choice for a spring/summer collaboration. The simple, chic clothes in cottons and linens will wear well this summer and for summers to come. I nabbed a navy blue jacquard eyelit skirt for $30. I'm also watching the online exclusives list for a few other sale items. The online exclusives list is my only complaint because I wish Target would have used a little more floor space to put the varying sizes and a larger selection in stores. I am glad, however, that they are offering a larger selection of sizes, including petites and plus sizes, and not using juniors sizes for this collection.

The Shops At Target: The Webster Picks

Embroidered Tunic, $29.99
Tiered Dress, $39.99
Print Tie Dress, $42.99
Contrast Trim Cardigan, $32.99
Eyelit Skirt, $29.99
Sheath Dress, $39.99

Cos Bar
This was one of the smallest sections for The Shops at Target, but the beauty products are all affordable priced, very colorful, and stylishly packaged. I'm on a nail polish kick so I picked up the copper and bronze polishes. I might go back for the cute $4 tweezers. They are a nice and slim, which makes them easy to maneuver. The best buy is probably the fun eyelash set with three pairs plus glue for $9. I like the idea of trying fancy beauty and bath products that all cost less then $10.

The Shop at Target: Cos Bar Picks

Winking Cooling Eye Mask, $6
Leopard Cooling Eye Mask, $6
Orange Citrus Hand & Body Wash, $6
Blue Leopard Tweezers, $4
Cucumber Melon Body Butter, $6
False Eyelash Set, $9
Purple Nail Polish, $3
Copper Nail Polish, $3
Lime Green Nail Polish, $3
Bronze Nail Polish, $3
Blueberry White Tea Scented Soap, $4

Overall, I'm finally pleased with a Target collaboration. It was fun to walk around the store looking for all the little stations. I can tell that not everything is in my little Target store, but there is enough of the big stuff to make me happy. I love the concept of bringing local shops to a national audience at Target price. It's fun, affordable and one of the best ideas Target has had. I hope they keep doing it with more interesting shops.

P.S. I really want the salted dark chocolate caramels and the cherry swirl lollipop from The Candy Store, but I decided to buy nail polish instead candy.


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