Monday, March 16, 2009

Target! comes to Hawaii!

So before I begin, I must sincerely apologize for the delay in this 'news'. I honestly lost track of time and have been keeping busy trying to update design-wise, and attend to other things that i'm confident you could care less about.

Regradless, I have composed a myriad of images to showcase and celebrate Targets arrival to Hawai'i!
For those that don't know, I have this uncanny fascination with Target! The way the interior is DESIGNED, the atmosphere, the variety, even their target brand stuff is worth a purchase. Target to me since i've first stepped into one in 2005 has always been my alternative to the evil that is Wal*Mart, (in terms of 'huge department store competition', for something small I always go with Longs). and with the arrival of its Hawai'i store, I just went Bananas.

As depicted on the pictures, you will notice that some things remain unchanged - (the interior and exterior of course) but when you explore, you'll notice that Target Hawai'i has its own exclusive flavor.

Something I noticed when I first went into our Targets were our Shopping Carts. They appear to be almost 100% Plastic (save for the wheels) and this is the first time I've seen them! In my opinion it looks very playful, almost like a big toy.

Another thing to note (which should be a no-brainer) is that Target Hawai'i carries aloha shirts, and its employees are even outfitted in them (with the iconic Target Red of course). These shirts were designed by Tori Richard and Target Hawai'i carries an exclusive line by Tori Richard called "Pau Hana" (which translates 'to done with work') which suggests that you can wear these shirts leisurely!

The last suprise is that the Target Hawai'i menu in their food area carries (aside from their own menu) 3 local favorites! Spam Musubi (with is like a spam sushi), Fried Saimin, and California Rolls!

All in all, Target's arrival (in my opinion) was very welcome and was also populated on the days of its Soft Opening (March 4th) and Grand Opening (March 8th).. I think if i posted this earlier, when the story was relevant, this would've made for a great article. (:p sorry to toot my own horn there) but as always, I'll do my best to update! thanks for reading!


Cathy said...

wal-mart is not that bad. but maybe i'm biased because my grandma works there. it gives her something to do so she's not bored. XD

btw, longs got bought out by cvs.

anyway, i loooove target. i always looked forward to going there when i went to the mainland, and i'm ecstatic that they finally came to hawaii!

miss-hall said...

I cant believe they didn't have a Target. Duuuuude, thats my store man. haha. I go to it for everything. And I do too, love Target's design. I often think it would be fun to be one of their designers. :]

Cecilia Ching said...

Whattt. Target sell sushi?! They're totally unpredictable! XD And the staff's shirt is kinda cool! Very Hawaiian-like. :D