Target Announces Finalists of the Target Emerging Designer Award

MONTREAL, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) today 
announced the finalists for the Target Emerging Designer Award. The award, 
first unveiled at Montreal Fashion Week last September, offers up-and-coming 
fashion designers the chance to win a $25,000 grant, a full page profile in 
ELLE Québec, and create an exclusive collection that will be sold at Target 
stores across Québec in 2014. 
After reviewing the submissions, Target and its partners are pleased to 
announce the following five finalists selected for the final competition: 

    --  ANASTASIA LOMONOVA (Anastasia Lomonova)
    --  by THOMAS (Natasha Thomas)
    --  MÉLISSA NEPTON (Mélissa Nepton)
    --  NISSE (Nargisse Ennasri Akyuz)
    --  UNTLLD (Simon Bélanger & José Manuel St-Jacques)

"We are very pleased with the caliber of the entries we received and think 
this speaks to thequalityof design talent thatQuebec is known 
for,"commentedJohn Morioka, senior vice president, Merchandising, Target 
Canada."Participating in the selection process was energizing andI 
lookforward toseeing our five finalists bring their collectionsto life 
on the runway. Whileit will be difficult to select one winner from the 
amazing design capabilities I have seen so far, Ilook forwardtoworking 
with the winner to bring our firstQuebec collaboration tolife."

The designs of the finalists will be judged by a panel of industry 
professionals, each with a diverse perspective on the fashion business:
    --  Marianne Cobb - vice president, Marketing, Canadelle
    --  Denis Desro - editor in chief, Fashion, ELLE Québec
    --  Chantal Durivage - co-president, Groupe Sensation Mode
    --  Annie Horth - professional stylist
    --  John Morioka - senior vice president, Merchandising, Target

"ELLE Québec is proud to be a part of this initiative and we look forward to 
featuring these talented designers in our pages," said Denis Desro, editor in 
chief, Fashion, ELLE Québec. "The Target Emerging Designer Award represents 
the chance of a lifetime for emerging designers to catapult their career."

The grand prize winner will be announced on February 7 at a private party 
hosted by Target during Montreal Fashion Week. The Target Emerging Designer 
Award is linked to the Designers Fund, a joint initiative of Groupe Sensation 
Mode and Fondation de la mode de Montréal.

As previously announced, Target plans to open 124stores in Canada beginning 
in 2013, with the first stores in Québec opening in the fall. More than $10 
million will be invested to renovate each location in order to provide guests 
with an authentic Target-brand shopping experience. Target expects to employ 
150 to 200 team members at each location, with hiring for the Quebec market 
slated to start later in 2013. Quebeckers interested in career opportunities 
at Target are invited to visit its career website at:

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,782 stores 
across the United States and at The company plans to open its 
first stores in Canada in 2013. In addition, the company operates a credit 
card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946 
Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and 
programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more 
information about Target's commitment to corporate responsibility, visit

Sébastien Bouchard, Target, 514-207-1098 Target Media Hotline, 612-696-3400

SOURCE: Target Canada

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