My, My, My Merona: The Collection Full of Pretty Things for Spring

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Pictured: Target’s Merona Collection of Handbags and Scarves for Spring

Last Friday night, I had to do a little Target run to get a variety of items for my family. I promised my little niece a new Pokemon toy and a DVD for a sleep over. We also needed some grocery items. So off to Target we went. What other store can you get such a variety of things at in one stop? It’s just way too convenient for those who love to shop. As we browsed the store for the items on our list, we were greeted with the most wonderful surprise…wait for it, it’s the new Merona collection of handbags, accessories and shoes. When I was in the store two weeks ago, I noticed the Merona collection jackets, coats and dressed and praised them in a previous post, but somehow I missed all the accessories. Check out the display above of the fabulous shoes and handbags. This collection is so high-end looking, it out does past designer collaborations (I’m thinking of Grayson) that Target has spent alot more money promoting. Check out the beautiful blue and white handbag below and the gorgeous pink, white and blue silk scarf above. I snatched up that pretty pink and blue 100% silk scarf for my mom pronto. I was already thinking Mother’s Day when I saw that one!

Pictured: Target’s Blue and White Merona Collection Handbag

This blue and white purse really does look as good in person as the photo from the Target website. Check Target’s stock photo above compared to my own photo of the bag below. It looks much more expensive than the $39.99 price tag.

Pictured: Up closed: Target’s Blue and White Merona Collection Handbag with expensive looking hardware

And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I discovered there were Merona shoes in this collection too.
Check out these fab-u-less flats. These remind me of Coco Chanel’s ballet shoe style with the padded front toe, and the blue and white color pattern.

These elegant looking shoes come in the two different patterns to match the navy and pink dresses in the collection. Priced at only $29.99, these are on my list of The Recessionista’s Top Picks for spring.

I have to give it up to Target for this collection. I got my niece’s Pokemon toy, a gift for my mom and some great fashion finds in under 20 minutes. That’s just the type of budget-friendly Friday shopping run that every fashionista/recessionista needs!

To see more of what Target’s got in house for spring style, check out this player from FlipGloss of the Target Spring Collection. There are 31 images here for you to enjoy. Target prices are listed in the player for you to check out.

For more details go to FlipGloss

If you’re reading from outside the US, enjoy the show and look for the Target items on eBay. Most of them will find their way there. 🙂


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.


  1. Target-Addict

    March 25, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Great post! Yes, Target has really stepped it up with the Merona line, both the clothing as well as the accessories. And great pics from FlipGloss! I especially like the “group shots” (for both men’s and women’s wear) which show how easily you can put together an entire outfit from Target.

  2. Shelley

    March 25, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    I must say, I am always impressed with Target’s clothing! After I saw your last post I went to Target just to take a closer look