Have you been to TJ Maxx/Marshalls lately? They're essentially the same "kind" of store. You can shop for Ugg boots, Tommy Hilfiger tees, New Balance tennis shoes, Hasbro toys, and more...all at discounted prices.
The Marshalls website boasts that, "80% our of our items are under $20" (does that phrase say "stocking stuffers" to anyone?)...and I bet TJ Maxx has similar stats. You can find clothing, shoes, cookware, books, toys, linens, just about everything...all under one roof.
I know because I was just at TJ Maxx this morning. I picked up a Joseph Abboud wallet, a men's belt, a ceramic serving platter and serving bowl, and an iPod headset for under $50.
These kind of stores are excellent for "treasure hunters." If you like shops that offer continuously changing inventory, then you'll love "digging for gold" at TJ Maxx and Marshalls. There are bargains to be found, that's a sure fact...but it does require some effort. You can't simply do a quick website search for the exact item that you're looking for and pull out your credit card (in fact, you can't purchase inventory on their website at all because it changes so quickly...). You have to enjoy the thrill of not knowing what might await you when you walk through those automatic glass doors.
So, tell me. What kind of shopper are YOU? Do you take pleasure in the hunting process and do your eyes light up when you find just the right things for just the right person? OR...do you prefer the predictability of wish lists and online shopping? I have to admit I fall in the latter category most of the time (there's nothing like shopping in your PJs and waiting for your package to arrive). But that doesn't mean that I'm not up for a little bargain-searching every once in awhile...
WIN IT! There will be two winners. Each winner will receive a $25 gift card to Marshalls. To enter, leave a comment (feel free to say if you've shopped at either store, what you love about the stores, what you would improve about the stores...just about anything) on this post prior to Monday, December 15 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
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*UPDATE* The winners are #28 Andrea and #123 Michelle. Congratulations!