This post is a request from a reader and my NP, Twitter, blog…oh hell, she is just my friend after all this buddy, Liber8ntheory who asked me to blog about how to shop at Marshalls and TJ Maxx. She hates shopping at stores such as these because she gets “intimidated” by the array of items. We cannot have her not shopping, as I explained to her that shopping is her God given right and duty as a female, lol, so let’s help her get to spending her hard earned dough shall we? Last week Corporette did an excellent post on the corporate headquarters of TJ Maxx here so I won’t elaborate on what has been said already but more showcase some of my great finds while browsing. While I don’t have anything earth shattering to say, I will list the things that help me when shopping at Marshalls or TJ Maxx to get the biggest bang for my buck.
Swiss giraffe print laptop bag Marshalls
1. Set aside enough time to browse the entire store thoroughly leaving no stone unturned.
I find that when I am rushed, I am unable to have a pleasant shopping experience and may not spot things that I would have otherwise found when I have time to devote to the hunt.
2. Enter the store with a wish list in your heart but a open mind.
There are always things I am seeking when I go shopping, even if there is something I need in particular, I come in without an agenda. These stores are not the kind of establishment where you can have a definite idea of what you want. You can say I need a dress but keep your thoughts vague as to what type of dress that may be. If I want a pair of shoes, I am open to whatever shoes I may find that suits my style and wishes, not my need. Case in point, I needed a pair of red peep toe platform pumps but on the day I went shopping there were none to be had, but Marshalls did not fail me. No, I did not leave with a pair of red shoes but I did leave with a pair of Steve Madden calf hair leopard print pumps on clearance for $29.99.
Steve Madden Leopard print– Marshalls
3. Shipments come in frequently which means that you need to stop by often.
I visit Marshalls/TJ Maxx weekly just to see what what I see and then adjust my purchases based on that.
4. The clearance section is your friend!
Although items are already discounted, the clearance rack is packed with goodies that are marked down to next to nothing. It may require a little work on your part to unearth the treasure but it is there if you take the time to look.
Well my dear Lib, I hope this post has answer a few of your questions as well as rid your fear of shopping at TJ Maxx…now when we gonna set a date to go shopping???