Late last week I was selected to attend an exclusive sneak peek at the new Target Canada store in Billings Bridge Shopping Centre as well as attend a Bloggers Breakfast and shopping experience courtesy of the mall. I took lots of pictures, paid close attention and have some fun facts about the new store that moved into our neighbourhood.
Part one of my Target experience involved meeting some really great Ottawa bloggers and touring the store. We were all eager to finally step inside the new store and, for many, to get a glimpse at the new Phillip Lim fashion line exclusive to Target. Upon entering the store, we were all granted a complimentary beverage from the in-house Starbucks. With the warm fuzzies in our tummies, we proceeded into the new and exciting unknown.
Our tour and anxious questions were attended to by Target Canada spokesperson, Lisa Gibson. Gibson explained that all Target team members are crossed trained, meaning that they are familiar with the multiple store departments and cashes, allowing fast, efficient and friendly service. The store features a home section, grocery, beauty, fashion and even a special occasion corner where their new Halloween and Christmas merchandise was on display.
Another feature in the store that is exciting for the Billings Bridge Shopping Centre is the technology section which houses Apple products. Target will be the only location Billings Bridge shoppers can purchase Apple products and accessories. The mobile department also has tech support and plans with all major carriers. We wrapped up our tour in the clothing department where fall fashion in designer brands at affordable prices were at hand.
I was up early for part two of my Target experience with Billings Bridge. All the bloggers gathered for a complimentary breakfast where we nibbled on fresh croissants and fruit then headed to stand in line for the store opening. This would be the first time the bloggers and I could shop at the store with a $50 gift card courtesy of Billings Bridge Shopping Centre. Staff were at the ready for the excited crowd on September 17 and offered assistance with getting around, and answered any question customers had. The Phillip Lim collection flew off the racks within seconds and gamers we’re pleased to find the Grand Theft Auto 5 game which was released that day.
My humble opinion:
I think the new store is very clean, bright and spacious and will do great in our city. I was a fan of Zellers and I’m sure I will enjoy Target Canada too. The service was friendly and fast (especially for the opening day) and I got some cool items at a reasonable price. Enjoy some more pictures below and happy shopping!