Our local Target is getting k-marted, which I personally am pretty unhappy with. It will knock the guts right out of the “mid range” here, particularly with clothing, and especially with mens clothing.
There are several chain boutique options for women (Mosaic brands mostly ugh), but men will be left with a Cotton On superstore (which is no good if you’re bigger than a large), and then only the cheaper, mostly lower quality options. Here’s hoping another chain with mid-range offerings for men (especially larger men) will notice the gap and parachute a store in.
I mostly hate buying clothes online. Actually I hate buying clothes full stop. I have a very non-average shaped body that is hard to fit into average sized clothing, so EVERYTHING requires trying on, and 80% of what I grab to try goes back. Target has been the primary supplier of my wardrobe for a very long time, and now I’m actually having to think very hard about where I will buy my clothes in the future. Will I move laterally to Crossroads and Katies (and ignore my revulsion with their business models) and Cotton On for casual wear, will I go down and switch to Kmart and Best and Less (really not happy with their quality from past experience), or go up and shop at the local higher end boutiques hoping for classic pieces that will cost a mint but last for years???
This is a serious dilemma I’m losing sleep over