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Target Stores
updated: Feb 15, 2013, 1:28 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

I'm a Santa Barbara reader seeking Target Store comparisons of the Oxnard, Ventura, and Thousand Oaks stores. I do not shop so much in the grocery department so I am looking for the biggest store / biggest selection of clothing, shoes and home goods. Since the groceries went in and the outdoor area went out, it seems fairly limited at the Main Street location (my usual stop). I've been to Thoasand Oaks once and it was much better. Thanks shoppers!

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 COMMENT 374783 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-15 02:04 PM

The Super Target in Simi-Valley is the king of all Targets round these parts.


 COMMENT 374794P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-15 02:41 PM

In Ventura, the Main street store is better stocked than the Pacific View Mall location.


 COMMENT 374795P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-15 02:42 PM

Apples & oranges. They all have different type of shoppers & quality of merchandise.


 COMMENT 374800 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-15 02:47 PM

Oxnard and the Ventura Main Street stores are very comparable now that the Ventura remodel is done. The Ventura Pacific View (mall) location is smaller and has less inventory. Parking is best at Oxnard is you park the uncovered lot in front and take the stairs.


 COMMENT 374817 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-15 03:24 PM

There is a target in Camarillo, as well. I liked this one, but haven't been in years, so I can't compare.
The outdoor section of the Main St Target didn't change much - it was only the back-left portion (which is seasonal/outdoor/patio type stuff now) & the outdoor part (now closed) that went away. I miss the garden section, but it's not like they lost all that space to groceries - they just lost most of the gardening stuff. The clothing, shoe & home good sections remained generally untouched.
The Target in the mall is enormous, and probably your best shot, unless you check out the super Target 783 mentioned.


 COMMENT 374829 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-15 03:32 PM

the people who shop at Target have no social conscience.


 COMMENT 374836 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-15 03:46 PM

The Camarillo store, the TO store and the Main Street store are very similar in my opinion. I think that is kind of the point though. If you blindfolded me and put inside any of them I wouldn't know which it was. They all have completed the grocery addition remodel in the last year.


 COMMENT 374902 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-15 07:08 PM

I shop weekly at the Oxnard store & for my simple needs in groceries, I consider the values superb compared with any supermarkets in the SB-Goleta-SYV zipcodes. Cleaning supplies, pet stuff, & toiletries are also unbeatable values. Leaves me a couple of bucks for a beer after work. A guy has to have priorities! Target's clothing, shoes, & wearable plunder do little for this "snappy dresser" (yeah right!) but electronics & the aforementioned weekly consumables are terrific values. And yes, I have a conscience; I just prefer prices that seem 30-50% cheaper than any Von's. Now I can't help but show unmitigated anger when I stroll thru local super-ripoff-markets. (Oh! The parking is much better than the Trader Joes stores.)


 COMMENT 374916P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-15 08:04 PM

Thanks for the super-store comments. I wasn't aware. It so happens we'll be in that area on Monday and I'm really looking forward to some shopping.

I refuse to shop TJ's anymore and haven't been there in at least two years. Any of the locations that I've ever been to in this state has the most atrocious parking situations. It also seems to be a magnet for pretentious, birkenstock wearing male snowheads to look for the wimmen-folk. My looks are nothing to write home about and I don't wear rings but that doesn't mean I'm available or flattered. In disclosure, I've been a snowhead myself for a long time. Pot and kettle have met. Excuse the rant.


 COMMENT 374941 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-15 10:56 PM

Not sure what you're asking. Are you asking which Target stores (Oxnard, Ventura, or Thousand Oaks) have the largest selection of clothing, shoes, and home goods? Why not visit each, and decide for yourself? That would be better than asking opinions, because it's not necessarily quantitative, unless users had actual numbers. You should maybe send an email to Target's corporate headquarters and ask them for the information.


 COMMENT 374966P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-16 07:35 AM

OK, as someone who definitely has a social conscience, I'd say the new "podium" store in Oxnard off Oxnard Blvd. is much better than the older and smaller Target off Vineyard; haven't been to the one at the S. Mills mall that much, which is a two-story. That said, the Camarillo store (50 minutes from Santa Barbara) is my favorite, and I've heard rumors that the Newbury Park store is even better than that!! Personally, I'm waiting.....and waiting....and waiting....for Goleta to hustle through approval for the proposed Target off Los Carneros.


 FLICKA agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-16 07:48 AM

Never been in a Target. I shop thrift stores and yard sales, can't beat the prices or quality of items. Recycling!


 COMMENT 375000 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-16 09:00 AM

I spend time looking for items made in the U S. Not many to be found at Target so I don't waste any time there.....


 COMMENT 375014 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-16 09:53 AM

Let's get a Target in Goleta! Who wants to drive to Ventura, Oxnard, or Thousand Oaks! I personally like Target - they have good stuff at good prices - this area needs come competition... all the commenters about social conscience and made in USA - I"m sure you people are hypocrites in many other ways -so get off your high horses will you!


 COMMENT 375017 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-16 09:58 AM

Speaking of Target, what is the status of the Goleta Target? I thought it was pretty much approved and we were told that it would take 1-2 years. It must be 2 years by now.


 COMMENT 375025 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-16 10:19 AM

Flicka -- It's tough to find things like toilet paper, toothpaste, and shampoo at yard sales.


 COMMENT 375043P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-16 11:28 AM

I find Target stores pretty boring, as I don't buy much of anything that they sell. So, it's cheap. It's still non-USA goods or stuff full of crap chemicals, or overpriced if you have the patience to search for things on Craigslist or make your own. (I found an easy recipe for liquid laundry soap...pennies per wash and minutes to make.) We have tremendous high quality food from local growers. Why would anyone buy "food" at Von's or Target?


 COMMENT 375085 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-16 01:15 PM

People who think that Target shoppers have no social conscious are unconscious.


 COMMENT 375134 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-16 03:13 PM

Camarillo Target has my vote. Go there after a Camarillo Duathlon at the historic Camarillo Airport to feel physically great and to save money. The next Duathlon is Sunday, March 1oth. Have fun. I am a Santa Barbarian.


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