Missing the Target
Anna Dorfman laments the absence of a Target ("Tar-zhay") in Manhattan. When I lived in Alabama, we had a Target. We called it "Walmart." Funny how you can toss a Philippe Starck-designed chair or Cynthia Rowley placemat into the mix, and suddenly super-chain discount stores are considered less evil. We're actually finding the newfound social acceptability a little disconcerting. You Target defenders who claim there's a difference between Target and Walmart? You're right. It's called "marketing."
A New Yorker's lament: no Target [Absolutely-Vile.com]
Design within reach?: In Target's design democracy, some products are more equal than others. [Slate]