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A new type of bodega coming to Manhattan


bodega.jpgFashionistas in town for New York’s Fashion Week this September will have a new type of bodega to duck into during their time in the city — a fashion bodega.

Manhattan is flush with corner stores or bodegas that are all too eager to meet the city dweller’s desire for a convenient place to grab a gallon of milk,  a stick of gum or a pack of cigarettes.

But Target will temporarily open four Bullseye Bodega in Manhattan from Sept 11 until 14 — coinciding with Fashion Week, which is September 5 until 12th. Instead of being stocked with food or toilet paper, the Target bodegas will sell clothes, accessories, home goods and beauty items by 22 designers it features in its stores, like Mossimo Giannulli, Liz Lange  and Jemma Kidd.

Those visiting the bodegas can be sure to get those designer duds at discount prices. Target said the stores will sell items that have an average price of $25.