As much as I love Target, I tend to avoid this "Super Target" location. It's huge, crowded, and can be difficult to navigate. The selection is enormous, but that too can be daunting if you are overwhelmed by too many choices. Still, the convenience of having Target and a grocery store in one spot is very nice. If I lived closer to this store, I would probably go there more.
I would go to Target every day if I had money to spend there. This Target is great because it is not too big or too small, and it's never very crowded. The prices are decent, and the selection is great. They have everything I need, and the staff is helpful and friendly.
The drive to Southlake is quite a journey for me (I live in Fort Worth), but we went to this store to adopt our dog. The store is huge, with everything we could ever want for Mitchell (our adopted terrier mix). We adopted him from a rescue organization, which partners with Petsmart to find dogs homes. Petsmart also provided us with a bunch of coupons for dog needs.
This is a large store in a high-traffic area of town. I don't think I'd make a special trip to go there, but if I am already in the area, I can always find what I need at this store. Like other Petsmarts, I like it because I can bring my dog there.
I won't go back to Ross anymore, because I always think I am going to find great deals on great stuff, and I am always disappointed. I have found, however, that the accessories are usually pretty good. They have a lot of purses and sunglasses that would cost a lot more elsewhere (even Target).
I have found so many great deals at TJ Maxx. I got a pair of Paper Denin & Cloth jeans (normally about a $150 pair of pants) for $30. I have a pair of Diesel jeans (at least $100 normally) that I got for $36. I got a $240 Cynthia Rowley purse for $40. It takes some digging, but you can usually find some great stuff. I certainly recommend this store.
Even with things as wonderful as shoes, there is such a thing as saturation in the market. DSW is sensory overload. I mean, I am all for a wide and varied selection, but I normally get frustrated and leave before I purchase anything, because there are almost too many choices. I guess I would complain either way, though. They have cute shoes, though.
I like going to Ulta. They have a wide selection of salon products, and they usually have some good sales. The staff is not very friendly, however. I will continue to go there when I need good-smelling shampoo, though. They also have fragrances, so I have bought that kind of stuff there.
This Thrift Town will always have a special place in my heart, because I found a Dymo label maker there that makes labels with cursive letters. It was one of my best finds ever. While the Thrift Town location in Fort Worth has gotten steadily worse, the one in Arlington has maintained its charm. It's always worth a look.
This Border's is a little behind the times. It is a small store, and it is in need of some updates. The small size gives it a limited selection and even more limited staff capabilities. Good thing another, larger bookstore is going up down the street, because this one leaves much to be desired.