Friday, May 30, 2014

Tips & Tricks: Marshalls and T.J. Maxx


If you have never shopped at a Marshalls or T. J. Maxx, you are missing out. Probably more than half of my closest is from both these fabulous stores. If your one of those people who thinks that Marshalls and T. J. Maxx are full of inexpensive clothing or doesn't have fashion forward clothing, get over it; you obviously have never truly shopped there. The whole key to shopping at Marshalls and T. J. Maxx going in with an open mind. Even though you may have never heard of the brand you are trying on, you might find a hidden gem. 


1. Go on a Thursday
I know it may seem strange to go on a Thursday, but it is when new merchandise is put out. You also beat the weekend shoppers. 

2. If you see something you really like, buy it
Even though that Kate Spade bag you would love to have is not marked down to the price you would really like to pay, if you wait to make a decision, it will probably be gone. Pretty much everything that is a well-known or an expensive brand flies off the shelves and is gone within the day it is put out. If you purchase something and realize it's not what you want, you can always return it. 

3. If you find a defect, tell the Sales Associate
Today, while shopping at Marshalls, I found the most amazing white dress with a crochet-look overlay. I was devastated to realize there was a rip in the crochet overlay. But insistent on purchasing the dress, I asked at the cashier if they could mark it down. They did! I got ten dollars off the $34.99 dress, and if my seamstress couldn't fix it, they said I could return it!

4. If you find something unique, try it on
One of my favorite parts of the shopping experience at Marshalls and T. J. Maxx is the wide variety of clothing. Each time I walk in, I find something I have never seen before. Even though it may look strange on the hanger, and completely not your style, it could look fabulous on! For example, the crochet dress I mentioned earlier looked so unique and different, but I never would have expected to like it. When I tried it on though, I was delighted. 

*All tips and tricks to Marshalls and T. J. Maxx are based on my own observations*







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