The first store we visited was Kohl’s in Upland, California, on a Monday afternoon around 2 p.m. Upland is a suburb about 40 miles east of Los Angeles.
Located near the entrance was a selection of toys aimed at holiday shoppers. My mom quickly made a friend.
Kohl’s also had an extraordinary selection of games and puzzles.
At Kohl’s, almost everything was on sale, Adidas included. I appreciated how prices were clearly marked and that similar items were displayed together.
I was also drawn to the Levi’s display, and I appreciated that the jeans were folded neatly, making it easier to find the right size.
The one exception to the store’s organization was the clearance sections in each department. In the shoe department, shoes were spilling onto the floor with no real semblance of order.
Kohl’s also had a large selection of luggage, with prices marked down to 50% off for American Tourister.
The housewares department at Kohl’s also featured name brands like Ninja and Keurig, but the discounts didn’t seem that great — the Ninja coffee maker only had a $20 markdown.
It seemed the word “sale” was ever-present around the store, with Food Network cookware also featured.
But once again, the clearance section was a mess.
There was quite a selection of comforter sets that were marked down to 40% or 50% off.
The home decor section also featured merchandise at 60% off, with some items under $10.
Surprisingly, I found Lands’ End coats at Kohl’s. I thought Lands’ End clothing was only available online, so I made a mental note of this.
There was also a selection of stylish purses by Simply Vera Vera Wang. The renowned designer started the collection for Kohl’s in 2007. I loved how they were neatly displayed and organized.