AoS in Target

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by COMPNOR, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. COMPNOR

    COMPNOR Well-Known Member

    So the AoS store in my local mall went belly up I guess a year ago? I dunno, been awhile.

    But I was in Target today and they were carrying a line of AoS products - Brush, razor, soap, pre- and post- shave products, I found it interesting.
     
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  2. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Interesting. Thanks for the info.
     
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  3. John Beeman

    John Beeman Well-Known Member

    Target has done quite a bit of experimenting with shaving products in the past two or three years.
     
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  4. COMPNOR

    COMPNOR Well-Known Member

    So the Target I frequently shop at had a small selection, and then put it all on clearance. They recently did a remodel and have this guys grooming section where they have shave and beard and body grooming stuff. So now they are selling Cremo horse hair brushes and AoS brushes, Duke Cannon, and other stuff.
     
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  5. BaylorGator

    BaylorGator MISTER Fancypants

    AOS is Gillette, so I’d expect to see continued emphasis on growth outside of the AOS stores.
     
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  6. Shaver X

    Shaver X Well-Known Member

    Target's buyer for shaving products made a brief appearance on a couple of forums several years ago. He was supportive of traditional shaving, and had brought it to the attention of his management. It seems he had a good measure of success, and is to be commended.

    I know some wetshavers don't like Art of Shaving, but they are a gateway drug for many people. There are still large segments of the population who don't realize there is something beyond canned gel and cartridge razors. Bricks and mortar stores help fix that.
     
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  7. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Did the have the repro Tech?

    *ducks*
     
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  8. Shaver X

    Shaver X Well-Known Member

    *Ducks*? Why? What is wrong with a repro Tech?

    A local drugstore carries repro Techs, and also Williams shaving soap. This is a tiny store, so shelf space is at a premium. They said that a lot of people ask for traditional shaving gear.
     
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  9. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Nothing would be, if the one promo'd a few years ago (as you yourself talked to them about) actually existed. But don't take it seriously, I was making a joke.
     
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  10. Shaver X

    Shaver X Well-Known Member

    Ah, I see. Glad to see that the Tech hasn't become the latest bete noire of the wetshaving world. ;) It looks like many (most? all?) of the Tech clones are from Baili. People seem to really like the BD179, and at $12 with a travel case, it is a bargain.
     
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  11. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Gillette on steroids?
     
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  12. Shaver X

    Shaver X Well-Known Member

    Gillette on $teroids.
     

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