Published on August 7, 2019

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Jen Coleman and Laura Wiertzema might not be Target employees, but they may just be the ultimate authorities on the store. New skin-care collections, half-off swimwear, adorable cacti plates—the expert browsers and founders of Ascot & Hart have spent the past six years meticulously documenting their most exciting discoveries on their beloved account, @targetdoesitagain. “The great thing about Target is you walk in to buy milk and pass by so many amazing things you never knew you needed along the way,” says Wiertzema.

Unsurprisingly, the duo’s ever-growing archive of “amazing things” includes plenty of gems from the home department. Topping their all-time favorites list? White Eames-inspired dining chairs, neon stools from 2013, and a black outdoor lounge set they spotted three years ago. “We’ve come to realize that not all Targets are created equal,” admits Coleman. “What’s nice about us living in different cities is we can see what’s to come if it hits a different store first.”

But Coleman and Wiertzema don’t just have a thing for out-of-stock chairs (or in-store-only purchases, for that matter). The two pro shoppers dished on the Target home finds they’re loving right now, and you can scoop up all nine online. 

A Sturdy Woven Basket

This seagrass catchall features a teardrop-shaped handle for easy transport and colorful stitches for a subtle pop of color. 

A Retro Mini Fridge

Use this tiny Galanz refrigerator to house midnight snacks in your dorm room, or hop on the latest Instagram beauty trend and fill it with serums and creams that are best kept cool. 

An Under-$300 Storage Staple

This mid-century–inspired TV stand lets you hide bulky cords behind its side cupboards and display objects and coffee-table books in between. 

A Sculptural Table Lamp

Leanne Ford’s dramatic dome pendant isn’t the only gem hiding out in Project 62’s lighting collection. This elegant marble-and-brass globe fixture is just what your nightstand needs.

An Elevated Planter

Create the feel of an indoor jungle by potting your plant babies at varying heights. 

A Mug With Personality

Your morning reminder to go out in the world and make someone else’s day. 

A Cushy Rug

A Moroccan shag rug will come in extra handy when autumn rolls around and you want to curl up with your new mug filled with hot cider. 

A Desert-Tone Blanket

Quilts have a way of making a bed look instantly pulled together. Just one flick of the wrist and voilà!

A Circular Mirror

An awkward space in between two doors, atop the bedroom dresser, over the bathroom sink—a round mirror can live just about anywhere. 

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