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01-01-2012, 04:52 PM
I hardly ever go to a K-Mart, even though it is the closest of those stores to me (although none are very far away). I prefer Target for clothes and most household needs. I generally only go to Wally-World when I need a prescription refilled, and then I might hit their grocery area as well (though it is 50/50 as to whether the item I want is actually cheaper than my local grocery stores).

01-01-2012, 04:58 PM
Even if Target just didn't feel somehow more downmarket than the Dollar Store (probably from trying too hard-seriously, if I want to buy "designer" clothes, I'm not buying them from your store, Tarjay, and if I want cheap clothes, I can get the same quality for less at Wal-Mart) the Target Lady commercials would have killed it for me. If I thought there were any actual chance of encountering the Target Lady, not only would I not shop there I wouldn't come within three hundred yards of a Target...

01-01-2012, 05:08 PM
I normally shop at Walmart, but that's because the nearest Target is 100 miles away. But whenever we go to the city with the Target, I always make a point to go there. I usually buy clothes & some household stuff. Our Walmart is 2 years old, so it's nice, open & bright. But I usually won't buy clothing there as a lot of it is a little too Miley Cyrus for me (skinny jeans & distressed printed tees).

We have a Kmart, too, but the store is dark & dingy, the prices are usually higher than Walmart, but with less selection, and the buyer for our Kmart must be an old man, because the clothing selection is geared more for older people.

01-01-2012, 05:11 PM
Walmart sucks. Almost everything in walmart is made in China. Even though I am originally from Japan, I live in the US so I try to buy made in USA products only if I can.

01-01-2012, 05:15 PM
Walmart just because they're more of them and it's closer than the nearest Target. Plus, IA with danceronice about Target. I've often felt that Target was overpriced for the items they sell. Besides clothes (barely), I really don't think that Target sells better quality items that Walmart. They both sell a lot of cheap items but Target often presents itself as not selling cheap items.

I like Meijer too but all of the Meijer stores are a bit far from my home so I rarely shop there.

01-01-2012, 05:22 PM
Target, they keep the stores cleaner and I find they have the best prices.

01-01-2012, 05:25 PM
My niece has an adorable Rodarte sundress from Target. We have one bedroom with vintage French furniture and Rachell Ashwell's shabby chic bedding from Target. I usually get a good prices the Calphalon cookware that I like from Target. We get our fresh produce and meat from a local grocer but Walmart usually has lower prices on the rest of the groceries. Target is a pleasure. Walmart is a chore but a necessity.

Oh and as a Christmas fiend I find that some years (not so much this year) Target has fun, beautiful and clever design when it comes to packaging, cards etc...Kmart used to have this when they had Martha but now the Stewart line is at Lowe's and not well conceived at all imho.

01-01-2012, 05:35 PM
Target. I too refuse to go to Walmart.

01-01-2012, 05:48 PM
I find that Walmarts vary quite a bit, some are clean and nice while others are messy and dirty. Target is more consistently good.

01-01-2012, 05:53 PM
Target. I wouldn't shop in Walmart if it were the last store on the planet. I detest their business practices. They treat their employees horribly and their model to put small local business and other larger retailers out of business is reprehensible.

01-01-2012, 05:57 PM
I shop at both Walmart and Target since one will have something that the other doesn't. I would prefer to stay with Target though, since it has a cleaner display and arrangement of its merchandises. It's just more pleasing to walk through than Walmart. I don't get the layout of Walmart at all; It looks like a bunch of stuffs thrown together. Wasn't there a joke a few years back that Walmart is where the "ugly" people shop? :lol: Why doesn't it just copy Target's layout? I was at the shopping mall today and saw that Microsoft now has it's own store. Well it looks almost like an exact copy of the Apple store, LOL. The Microsoft color scheme is different, but it has the same open floor plan and tables displaying merchandises as Apple's.

Kmart is worst than Walmart :scream:

Speaking of low discount stores in general, I heard that Sears will be closing a couple of its stores. I was in one during Christmas and saw the Kadarshian's clothings were on sale for up to 50% off. Yikes. I don't think the KK brand is doing that well. I can't imagine Sears shoppers would buy the burstiers and animal prints that were on displayed. The materials also seem to be of the cheap kind. What was Sears thinking going into business with them?

01-01-2012, 06:03 PM
orbitz I think Sears should ditch their soft lines and stick with what they are good at or focus on what they should be good at-- Craftsman tools, appliance (AND appliance repair), and a few other departments like mower/garden, misc hardware. Honestly does anyone say they are excited to shop at Sears for jewelry, clothing, shoes or cosmetics?

01-01-2012, 06:08 PM
Target, no question. Most of the Walmart stores around here are dirty and disgusting, and it seems like a lot of Kmart stores are beginning to disappear.

01-01-2012, 06:19 PM
Target for some things.

Walmart for food because they tend to have a larger selection - I find the newer stores kept clean, but once another store moves in, the previous one becomes less clean, never below standards though

I prefer Kroger's for groceries, but they often are priced much higher than Walmart and they do not always carry some of the items I purchase (like fruit on the go packages in 6 or 12 - usually $6.48 for the 12 pack)). Kroger sell the single, over priced food to go items for toddlers usually 1.80 - 2.12 per package. PER individual package

Only K-Mart that I know of in the area iis 20 -25 miles away from my house. I find their stuff substandard and those stores dirty.

If I buy clothing at Target and WalMart it generally infant clothing that they will outgrow before the seams fall apart. Occasionally, I find a cute clothing item at Target for myself, but make sure that it is something that I would wear at home when the seams go bad.

I know people have ethical issues with WalMart and their employee treatments. But when there is no other competitive grocery store in the area or one that sells what I want, then I feel economically I need to suck it up and go into them.

01-01-2012, 06:23 PM
I love Target. I live 2 miles from one and it is across from where I get a commuter bus, and now that they added groceries, it is super convenient. I have always found Target's cleaner/nicer than WalMart. There was a pretty nice KMart where I lived several years ago, but that is the only nice one around that I know about.

I am in CT - where is Meijer - have not heard of it.