Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Target, You Disappoint Me


Dear Target:

I am madly in love with you. You know that. Most days, I would crawl on broken glass past a Wal-Mart to get to your beautiful Thakoon T-shirts and Method body washes. The only way Wal-Mart could get me to switch teams is by hiring greeters who look like Idris Elba and Simon Baker - and maybe not even then.

That being said, Target, mixing the plus-sized clothes with the Liz Lange maternity wear is an asshole move. And do I really need to point out that the LL outfits are better looking? It's like someone at corporate said, "Fat is fat. Plus-sized, pregnant, who cares? But let's put the big girl clothes slightly behind the maternity wear, since pregnant women are only fat temporarily."

I can wear quite a few things in your Misses section now, but since my bottom half refuses to go quietly, I still need stylish, plus-sized stuff to cover it. But it's not just about me. You're better than this. You're the discount retailer with good breeding, remember? This is not behavior befitting a store that brought Thomas O'Brien to the masses, and I expect more from you.

Hopelessly devoted to you,
EDP

3 comments:

Tigerpants said...

How interesting that I'm across the country from you, and my Target is set up in precisely the same way, and I was just as annoyed! Also, their plus-size clothes are usually, for the most part, pretty decent, but the new line they've brought in? Oy. It's very, um, drapy and flowy. In a year they'll stop carrying it because no one bought it, and then swear there's no market for plus-sized clothing, and eliminate the department altogether.

Sigh.

EDP said...

So it's not just a Tallahassee thing! Dreadful. And you are so right about the drapy/flowy/pattern-y thing the new clothes have got going on. Too much frippery!

Judith said...

Thank you!!! I was making this comment to some people a few months ago about their plus-sized section being next to maternity. It's really insulting. I love Target as well but I definitely don't go there for clothes shopping anymore.