Here is a K-Mart commercial from 1986.
God, I miss the glory days of K-Mart. You see at the end where it says “America’s Favorite Store”? That’s not just the marketing department talking, that’s legit! Or at least, for that point in time it was. Any K-Mart I’ve seen in the last 1o 0r 15 years seems to have it pretty rough but the ’80s were a great time to be K-Mart and to shop at K-Mart. I loved that place. It’s a part of my childhood.
My town didn’t have Walmart until the early ’90s and didn’t get a Target until after that. We had three “big box” stores: Hills, Roses and K-Mart and you better believe K-Mart was the King Kong in that little group. Going to that K-Mart during the holidays was as wild an experience as it is going to a Target or Walmart today.