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Seen at a Target in Colorado

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:11 am
by Gene
Greetings to all...

I am on the road this week in Denver. I forgot to change the blade on my injector (really poor shave) - and decided to run in to the Target by my hotel and pick up a disposable for the rest of the week.

There was something new on the shaving aisle - so I got a couple of shots for everyone to see:
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I had never seen the Bevel stuff before, don't think I ever heard of it frankly. A picture of their founder on one of the boxes is of a young man of African American decent. Maybe relevant or maybe not - don't know. The razor looked interesting. The price - not so much.

I think we all have heard of the Harry's gear. As you can see - a lot of it on the shelf.

As a matter of curiosity - I bought some of the Harry's shave gel. They had a small can of it in their samples bins. Made me think of Edge gel, similar in performance.

BUT - the scent (to me, YMMV) is AWFUL. OMG - I have washed my face twice since I shaved this morning - and one of those was a scrub with a wash cloth. It must be in my pores - I can't get rig of the smell! Gag me with a spoon it's bad!!!

On a separate note - I swear that it was a Target, but imagine my surprise to see that CVS placard in the background of one of my pics.

Re: Seen at a Target in Colorado

Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 8:34 pm
by TRBeck
Good to see wetshaving gear on the shelf, although it's a bummer that the budget stuff is vanishing as this stuff shows up. Is that a badger brush?

Re: Seen at a Target in Colorado

Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 8:57 pm
by CMur12
This is news to me, Gene. Thanks for taking the pic.

I haven't seen anything like this in drug stores around here and, like Tim, I'm surprised to see traditional wetshaving products priced this high in a CVS.

- Murray

Re: Seen at a Target in Colorado

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 4:36 am
by Gene
Morning all,

The brush was badger.

And it was a CVS pharmacy, I guess, but for sure a Target store I was shopping in.

Re: Seen at a Target in Colorado

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 2:34 pm
by mrjediconsular
ive heard of bevel before im kinda interested in the razor from reviews i hear its a good shaver

Re: Seen at a Target in Colorado

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 4:31 am
by fallingwickets
Thanks for the pics. Its nice to see a mainstream store like target pushing wetshaving.....hopefully some of the buyers find their way to smf in search of less smelly shave creams etc :D :D

clive

Re: Seen at a Target in Colorado

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 1:01 pm
by Pauldog
CVS now operates the Target pharmacy departments. I don't see Harry's or Bevel on the CVS website, though they are both on Target's website.

The idea of the Bevel razor is that a single blade is better for preventing razor bumps. But it uses DE blades. We had a resident expert on the subject, Themba (who hasn't posted in several years, unfortunately), and he concluded that a thicker single blade was the best protection against bumps. He even tried the Durham Duplex razors and other ancient equipment. He once sharpened a wedge blade for me from my old Star razor so I could try it out. Along with a straight razor, he settled on Gem-type and injector razors.