Style & Beauty
Tk Maxx can someone explain?
unicorn · 18/06/2005 21:46
I just cannot work out this shop... is there a method to the madness?
How/when are the best times to shop? (presumably never with a child!!!)
I am sure there are great bargains to be had, I just don't have the time etc to sift through the merchandise!
marthamoo · 18/06/2005 21:48
Nah - there is no method to the madness. I guess if you're the sort of person who likes jumble sales and rooting through piles of stuff you'll like TK Maxx. I can't be bothered with the clothes but I do like the household stuff and toys - much easier to see.
unicorn · 18/06/2005 21:53
I see these people in there who just look, very, well sorted I guess... and then there's me hurriedly dragging ds around who is definately not a shopping boy... and I find er... nothing.
yet loads of people dine out (allegedly) on the massive designer savings they have made.
marthamoo · 18/06/2005 22:05
Dh got a pair of RayBans for about a tenner - and he seems to find clothes too, but I haven't had any clothes from there. We only go when we go down to West Wales and stay with the inlaws (Carmarthen branch). I have had some good kitchen stuff and decorative items (ie., vases, picture frames) though. And they have some fab toys - eg., Brio really cheap.
Janh · 18/06/2005 22:16
If you can go in on random weekdays without small children and have time to browse you may well find something good - depends what you're looking for really. Agree with moo about household stuff (often some lovely oddments of bedding in eg Egyptian cotton percale) and toys. Shoes worth looking at too. Much bigger range of girls' clothes than boys' but if you have time to look along all the rails (not just the ones which say they're the size you want) you have a better chance of finding something.
I never even look for me, being tall and large, but I have seen eg sweet 16s looking for a prom dress gazing at themselves in the mirror in awe when they try on a proper full-length evening gown. It does have an astonishing range of stuff.
hunkermunker · 18/06/2005 22:17
EVERYBODY else in my family has amazing bargains from TK Maxx. Amazing. Really really nice clothes for literally pennies.
Whenever I go in there, they have mustard-coloured jumpers with clodhopping doilies hanging off them and lime green mackintoshes with arms so long Mr Tickle would be pulling the sleeves up.
It's NOT FAIR!
spots · 18/06/2005 22:20
Oh, but it's worth it!
you have to march in, head for one bit (socks, bras, trainers and t shirts my favourites but never NEVER all in one go) and ruffle very quickly through everything very fast. There is a borderline eccentric piece of clothing for everyone in them there rails; you just have to happen upon it on an auspicious day.
You have to be in the mood!
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