Target is the Back-to-School Shopping Destination for Students with Style; Target Offers One-Stop Shopping for Students of All Ages

MINNEAPOLIS--()--July 10, 2006--The only consolation for students closing the books on a lazy summer is the retail therapy associated with going back-to-school. Target makes it easy for students of all ages to pick up the many tools needed for a successful school year. From the must-have backpack to the ever-important first-day outfit, Target brings the season's most coveted products for the classroom and dorm room together in one place.

Back-to-School Checklist

Children await going back-to-school with a mix of anticipation and anxiety. For an easier transition, don't forget the year's must-haves:

Fashion:

Layering is key this season, and the Mossimo(R) for Target collection provides a range of options for boys and girls. Students will find tees, belts, blazers, sweaters and denim to create a personal style all their own.

Accessories:

Stylish accessories are a necessity for the new school year, and the season's hottest picks include colorful Post-it notes, mechanical pencils, markers and calculators. For a fresh take on the standard brown bag, Target offers durable lunch totes in clever shapes as well as insulated bags that keep contents cool until noon.

Technology:

Interactive products such as Scholastic's Brain Play and My First Dictionary offer a fun, hands-on way for children to supplement schoolwork and improve basic science, reading and math skills.

Target not only provides students with the best supplies, but also ensures schools nationwide are financially able to provide students with the best possible education. Take Charge of Education(R), a school fundraising initiative created by Target in April 1997, is designed to enhance educational efforts for children in communities across the county. Take Charge of Education dollars are donated to America's K-12 schools twice a year, (March and September) and schools can use the unrestricted funds for anything they need from technology to books and school supplies to grants. Since the program's inception, more than $170 million has been donated to participating schools.

Back-to-College Checklist

Young adults eager for the sweet taste of freedom in their dorm room still need the comforts of home. Target offers students the necessities to transform bland, cookie-cutter rooms into an oasis for living, entertaining and of course, studying.

Dorm Room Accessories:

The basic must-haves from dry erase boards and shower caddies to mini fridges and power strips are essential to make it through the year. For those looking for something that will stand out, graphic artists Deanne Cheuk and Evan Hecox have lent their artistic flair exclusively to Target, and their striking designs are featured on items including throw pillows, clocks and shower curtains.

-- New York-based graphic designer Deane Cheuk has art directed numerous magazines, as well as contributed to well-known fashion collections. Her illustrations are regularly commissioned by magazines including Flaunt, Nylon, CosmoGIRL! and Glamour.

-- Evan Hecox is an artist/graphic designer well-known for his work with Chocolate Skateboards, as well as for contributing to numerous book, magazine, and album covers, as well as T-shirts and posters.

Furniture:

The Target furniture collection offers a range of space-saving options that transform a basic room into a home-away-from-home. Must-haves for dorm rooms include space-saving items such as floor lamps, futons, folding chairs, bed stands, closet organizers and book shelves to hold and display books and pictures.

Technology:

Target offers students the best workstations and software for the all-important first semester. Running from class, to the library, to the dorm room necessitates a USB drive, a handy data storage device that helps students save on paper and time.

For more information about Back-to-School and Back-to-College at Target, visit Target.com/backtoschool and Target.com/college.

Fashion:

The first day of class, the first date party, the first trip to the library - today's student must be styled for all of these important college adventures. Hitting stores this August, the Paul & Joe(R) for Target collection for women combines femininity with Parisian romance and prices range from $6.99 to $149.99. For men, the Mossimo for Target collection offers "casual cool" looks for any day of the week.

About Target

Minneapolis-based Target serves guests at 1,418 stores in 47 states nationwide by delivering today's best retail trends at affordable prices. Target is committed to providing guests with great design through innovative products, in-store experiences and community partnerships. Whether visiting a Target store or shopping online at Target.com, guests enjoy a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to thousands of unique and highly differentiated items. Target (NYSE:TGT) gives back more than $2 million a week to its local communities through grants and special programs. Since opening its first store in 1962, Target has partnered with nonprofit organizations, guests and team members to help meet community needs.

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Contacts

Target
Media Relations, 612-696-3400
or
LaForce + Stevens
Genna Blackman/Lisa Hofstetter, 212-242-9353

Contacts

Target
Media Relations, 612-696-3400
or
LaForce + Stevens
Genna Blackman/Lisa Hofstetter, 212-242-9353