When I visited my dear friend, Sheila in London nearly 10 years ago, I stocked up on items I couldn't get in the US. One was Elnett hair spray and available only in Europe. Made by L'Oreal, it was named as a favorite by many hairdressers and celebrities. So I saw my trip to the UK as an opportunity to get my hands on this highly coveted hair staple.
Also, I got the chance to visit Anya Hindmarch's store on Walton Street. (There's an article on Anya in the October issue of Domino Magazine.) She designs the most classic and sophisticated handbags one could ever imagine. They are pricey, so I came home with a small souvenir, a wallet. The leather is shiny and style is tailored, which suited my taste.
So, as I was trying to get through my mag pile this weekend, I came across articles sharing the fact that Elnett is now available at Target. Amazing.
Then I read that Anya Hindmarch has designed a line of handbags for Target (I'm thrilled), which I'm unable to find any info on their site. Although I did discover some on eBay already. **Note: I just learned that the bags will be available online after October 8.**
Boots has already been a fixture at Target for some time now. And that was another retailer I visited during my UK trip. That is when I learned that drugstores in the UK are referred to as 'chemists'. And Rimmel is a line of cosmetics from the UK that is also available at Target.
This may come as no surprise to my friends as Target was my destination tonight. I did not find an Anya bag but I did find the Craft-Lite Cutter as my consolation prize (I've seen it on QVC). And I discovered in the home decor section Wooden Scissors similar to the Pottery Barn ones for a great price.
But I will not give up on Anya. I will continue to visit Target until I find an Anya bag (or hope they offer the bags online).
And as for that trip to the UK some years ago, let's just say I'm thankful for friends who helped make the trip possible and for ones willing to schlep my purchases in their suitcase for me as I ran out of room in my luggage.