For me, Target became a non-negotiable nearby amenity while I was growing up in Las Vegas, Nevada. I loved grabbing a coffee from Starbucks, thumbing through video games, and thinking about purchasing Threshold floor lamps for an apartment far away. Now, as an adult with disposable income living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it’s all about the routine runs of charcoal face masks, $15 joggers, Spindrift seltzers, and on-trend serving ware for hosting.
I chose to live close-by to a Target because of my errand workflow and distinctly millennial budget. But, like any consumer-focused endeavor, while there are some huge upsides to convenience and product availability, there are some not-so-great things, too.