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K hub shopper offers a glimpse inside a brand new Kmart store after being converted from a Target

Stylist offers a glimpse inside one of the brand new Kmart ‘K hub’ stores converted from an old Target – complete with VERY on-trend buys

  • A fashion stylist has offered a glimpse inside one of the new K hub stores
  • Dani shared video about shopping experience at smaller format store in Bowral
  • The store featured homeware and décor, clothing and winter accessories

A fashion stylist has offered a glimpse inside one of the new K hub stores after Kmart  converted struggling Target country outlets in a shake-up to the retail industry. 

Dani, who blogs under Luxe and Lemonade, shared a TikTok video about her shopping experience after visiting the smaller format store in Bowral, about 90 minutes southwest of Sydney.

She filmed a quick tour of the store, which opened earlier this year, showing the popular aisles such as homeware and décor, clothing and winter accessories.

 

Dani, who blogs under Luxe and Lemonade, shared a TikTok video about her shopping experience after taking a tour of the smaller format store in Bowral

Fashion stylist Dani (pictured) has offered a glimpse inside one of the new K hub stores after Kmart converted struggling Target country outlets in a shake-up to the retail industry

What are K hub stores? 

The ‘one stop shop’ K hub stores are rebranded Target Country outlets that stock the most popular homewares, clothing and children lines from Kmart.

Customers can also pick up anything in the stores purchased from Target online or anything bought online from the Catch Group.  

The collections are designed for a ‘smaller neighbourhood store, with bigger convenience in mind’ and is described as ‘the best of Kmart, just in a smaller package’.

‘K hub is a more curated selection of the best-selling Kmart products,’ Dani said.

‘I was really impressed with the selection they had. There were lots of pieces from the autumn/winter collection. The homewares wasn’t too badly stocked either.’

Her video has since been viewed more than 59,000 times, with many describing the new K hub stores as ‘boujee’, ‘well stocked’ and offering shoppers ‘a nice, calm environment’.

‘I went to a K hub store near my home and I bought a beautiful hanging plant for only $9. I can’t even find one in a normal Kmart. K hubs are really good,’ one wrote.

K hub stores look a little different to a standard Kmart store, offering a ‘local feel’, on-trend products at everyday low prices and ‘bright and colourful’ aisles.

‘We’re giving our hub stores a ‘light touch’ makeover for now, so that we don’t inconvenience communities with long store closures,’ the retailer said on its website.

‘Our priority is getting these stores up and running so our customers have easy access to the everyday items they need, at the time they need the most. But keep an eye out; we have big plans to evolve the look and feel of these stores over time.’ 

She filmed a quick tour of the store, which opened earlier this year, showing the popular aisles such as homeware and décor, clothing and winter accessories

She filmed a quick tour of the store, which opened earlier this year, showing the popular aisles such as homeware and décor, clothing and winter accessories

She filmed a quick tour of the store, which opened earlier this year, showing the popular aisles such as homeware and décor, clothing and winter accessories

The store featured the homeware and décor range - including faux plants and cushions

The store featured the homeware and décor range - including faux plants and cushions

The store featured the homeware and décor range – including faux plants and cushions 

The new K Hub store comes just months after owner Westfarmers announced plans to shut 75 Target outlets, and convert 92 others into Kmarts (picture of a K hub store in regional Victoria)

The new K Hub store comes just months after owner Westfarmers announced plans to shut 75 Target outlets, and convert 92 others into Kmarts (picture of a K hub store in regional Victoria)

The new K Hub store comes just months after owner Westfarmers announced plans to shut 75 Target outlets, and convert 92 others into Kmarts.

The company said the restructure would reduce Target’s ‘unsustainable’ cost base and allow it focus on the more-profitable Kmart.

An additional 25 regional Target Country stores have since been converted into small Kmarts, while up to 40 large stores have turned into big Kmarts. 

The new K hub stores in Australia 

NEW SOUTH WALES

  • Bega – open
  • Bowral – open
  • Gunnedah – open
  • Forbes – mid 2021 
  • Katoomba – open
  • Moree – open
  • Mudgee – open
  • Ocean Shores Village – open
  • Picton – open
  • Tumut – open
  • Ulladulla – open
  • Windsor Town – open
  • Yamba – open
  • Yass – open 

VICTORIA

  • Ararat – open
  • Castlemaine – open
  • Cobram – open
  • Colac – mid 2021 
  • Echuca – open
  • Hamilton – open
  • Kyabram – open
  • Lakes Entrance – open
  • Leongatha – open
  • Mansfield – open
  • Portland – open
  • Seymour – open
  • Woodend – open
  • Yarrawonga – open

QUEENSLAND

  • Ayr – open
  • Beerwah – open
  • Bowen – open
  • Charters Towers – open
  • Chinchilla – open
  • Dalby – open
  • Gatton – open 
  • Gympie – open
  • Ingham – open
  • Mareeba – open
  • Noosa Junction – open
  • Port Douglas – open  
  • Roma – open
  • Sarina – open
  • Stanthorpe – open
  • Warwick – open 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

  • Berri (early 2021)
  • Murray Bridge (early 2021)
  • Port Augusta (early 2021)
  • Victor Harbor (early 2021) 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

  • Esperance – open 
  • Northam – open
  • Pinjarra – open 

 



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