Hilary Duff is ‘obsessed with Target… all of a sudden you have a cart spilling over’

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In today’s edition of “Stars, they’re just like us,” Hilary Duff recently gave an interview with Parade, and in the interview, she spoke about her love for Target. According to Hilary, Target trips are a family affair. For those who haven’t kept track, Hilary Duff now has three children: son Luca, 11, and daughters Banks, five, and Mae, two. I agree with Hilary, here. Target is the one store that everyone in my family is generally okay with doing errands at. It really does have something for everyone.

She’s obsessed: “I’m obsessed with Target. It is my family’s happy place. It’s pretty much the only place that we all agree to go to and want to go to as a family.”

Her favorite section is…: When it comes to shopping at Target, Duff has a few guilty pleasures. “I always hit the home decor department because I feel like the seasonal decorations are so fun, and they just fit in my home really well. So I always make a little detour and get a couple of things,” she says.

She never leaves the store without buying…: Duff points out, “You just cruise and then all of a sudden you have like a cart that’s just spilling over with stuff, so PJs, socks, clothes, snacks, workout stuff, water.” This leads her to confess the one thing she has to pick up every single time she goes on a Target run: “I always leave with a water bottle . No matter what, I’m always trying out a new kind of water bottle.”

She’s promoting a giveaway: The mom of three is also helping the retail giant spread joy this holiday season by surprising Target Circle members in Los Angeles with $500 gift cards—500 other individuals who are enrolled in Target Circle by Dec. 8 will automatically be entered for a chance to win $500 in the Target Circle Holiday Giveaway sweepstakes.

[From Parade]

I get it. I grew up with my mom always taking us to Walmart, but I’ve since been converted to Target for most of my shopping. The water bottle thing is kinda odd to me, but to each their own. I can’t leave without buying at least one thing that wasn’t on my list walking in there. Just yesterday, I fell prey to their display of Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Iced Coffee. (It’s too sweet! I don’t recommend it if you’re more savory like I am.) So yeah, they get me every time, too.

Hilary isn’t alone in her Target love. Halsey’s on the record as being a big fan, as well. When my older son was born, we walked around Target a lot because he was born in June and it can get too hot to go for summertime walks outside in the South. The non-food items they sell are nicer than other big box stores like it. They also scored some big lines, like Joanna Gaines’ Hearth & Hand with Magnolia, and just added a giant Ulta Beauty section. The only store I enjoy walking around more than Target is Costco. However, Target still slightly wins because their mobile order and pickup system is so dang convenient, especially if you’re in a hurry or want to avoid those impulse purchases.

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  1. TN Democrat says:

    Me, too. ME, TOO. LOL.

  2. Pinkosaurus says:

    My Target spending has dropped precipitously since shifting to online ordering/bring to car, which is so convenient and well-run at my local Target. I will be browsing the aisles for gifts for people I haven’t found things for, and I always get my kid’s teachers Target gift cards and let them pick up a little ornament or candy to go with it. They also do not fight with me about going on the Target run to pick out those gifts.

  3. Sarah says:

    Target is also great because the shopping carts are so quiet and smooth. There is never a wonky wheel! I don’t know how they do it! 🙂

  4. caitlinsmom says:

    totally get it. Target is ALSO the only store I can get my teenage daughter and Husband to go to with me at the same time!

  5. goofpuff says:

    Whoever did the design of the store to make it warm, welcoming, bright, and cheerful hit the mark. It’s fun to walk around. you don’t feel cramped and there’s room to maneuver even when its crowded. They just need to make sure they have enough cashiers working and the experience would be even better.

  6. Elaine says:

    I will forever be mad that they screwed up their entry into the Canadian market.

    • Jazz Hands says:

      Same. I still get sad when I drive past one of the shuttered locations (even if something else has set up in the space, they still look like Targets). I’ve even seen some of the large red concrete balls around!

  7. ooshpick says:

    Wanton capitalism. Where does all that sh*t go after the glow wears off?

    • Yup, Me says:

      Into the trash and landfills and stuffing garages and storage units.

    • BeanieBean says:

      That sort of hit me, too, as I read this. Target is my go to store as well, especially where I used to live, because I could get everything I needed there: groceries, sundries, my prescriptions. Now I’m in a smaller town & have to go to three different places for those things. But unlike Hilary, I go in with a list. She’s buying to buy & I doubt she’s storing her seasonal items when not in use, and where are all those new water bottles going?

    • Kreama says:

      Word. It’s tragic how complicit these retail giants are.

    • ooshpick says:

      It’s sad when the outing a whole family can get behind is shopping. How about a walk in the forest? Oh wait? We won’t have those at the rate these consumers are going…

  8. DaveW says:

    sigh…I’d maybe buy it if it wasn’t tied to Target getting more people enrolled in their data collection, whoops, Circle card, even if there’s a giveaway.

    Now the celeb that organically loves Target is Angela Kinsey. She wears the clothes, shows off the home decor, etc., will post herself going there in schlubby clothes, no makeup, messy hair, and was talking about her Target love long before IG, TikTok and sponsored posts.

  9. TIFFANY says:

    It is pointless for me to have a list going into Target. There is always a display at the entrance, that I always stop by, and always fill up my cart.

    If it ever came out that the stores relased a pheromones perfume through the venting system, I would believe you.

    • DaveW says:

      Hate to tell you but a lot of stores do pump scents you don’t know are scents. Williams Sonoma we have a seasonal schedule of aromas, though in our case they are simmering in an AllClad or LeCreuset on our cooktop. Currently it’s apple cider with mulling spices and a few drops of vanilla to encourage purchasing. The secret is the vanilla, promote that addition.

    • olliesmom says:

      Target plays such great music too. I think that there is subliminal stuff in the music too. It makes me happy and gives me energy and then I want to buy.

      Quite a few years ago my best friend and i went into an Old Navy before Christmas. We weren’t planning on really buying anything just looking for some gifts. And we both looked at each other when we got outside and all of the stuff that we had purchased and went what in the world took place in that store?! It was like we were in a trance. I swear they had some major subliminal stuff going on that day in Old Navy and it worked like a charm on both of us! I ended up buying my boyfriend at the time a jacket and we both bought a bunch of Christmas wrapping paper and lots of other stuff. It was weird.