I wrote about TJ Maxx a while ago here. Today’s post has been a long time in coming and I’ve finally gathered my thoughts concisely enough to create this article on the 6 Things You Didn’t Know TJMaxx.com Carried. Before I get ahead of myself, yes, TJ Maxx does have a website where you can shop numerous favorites that you can also find in their store. Shipping is free over a certain amount (and with a special code that you can find on their homepage) and returns are free within the stores. The site has been live for over a year and I’ve been impressed at how much it has grown since it opened. Besides selling the typical clothes you would find in any store, the shop has branched out into designer pieces and household items. And without further delay…
- Designer Bags
I assumed everyone knew this but….did you know that TJ Maxx sells designer bags? The Runway Section of course has a few here and there but the real treasure lies in their 100+ online selection. It’s beautiful. Magnificent. Dollar consuming. But if you have the money and you’re looking for a YSL, Chloe or Givenchy, definitely browse through their selection because you might find your next bag in your favorite color and with 50% off to boot.
Note: You cannot return designer bags to the store.
- Runway Selection
If you thought the store’s selection of runway items was big, wait until you check out the online section. There are so many pieces to choose from and a variety of brands from Helmut Lang, Theory, and Nanette Leopore, to DVF, Rebecca Taylor and Rebecca Minkoff. TJMaxx.com also has quite a variety of designer denim brands available depending on the season – as with the brick and mortar store, checking their site often is a good idea as they bring in new items frequently. You may not find a pair of Citizens of Humanity today but in a week or so, your luck may change. Oh, and don’t wait too long to buy the piece you’re considering. Items sell out considerably fast and I’ve been disappointed all too often when I notice that my wishlist has been consumed by someone else.
- Prom Dresses and Ball Gowns
Sometimes I wish I had fancy events to attend. I’ve drooled over quite a few gowns that I’ve spotted online and I’m always amazed at how competitive the prices are and how varied the inventory is. The collection online ranges from $80-$300 depending on the designer and whether it’s a prom dress or a women’s gown. I’ve even seen a handful of bridal gowns – a few weeks ago they offered a gown in the most exquisite detailing.
- Luggage, Decor and Home Goods
I like to browse the small home goods section periodically whether I’m looking for luggage or baking dishes or something else. My only qualm with TJMaxx.com is the size of their home goods selection. I guess that’s understandable considering this isn’t homegoods.com but as an avid follower of Home Goods, I would love to see a Home Goods store placed online. I can’t even imagine how exciting that would be to browse. Someday maybe, though for now I’m sure my wallet is silently thankful. Until then, you can find the basics: plenty of travel bags to choose from, odds and ends in decor (if you are looking for anything nautical inspired right now, you’re in luck), pillows, baking dishes and pans (great selection of high end cookware) and bath items (shower curtains, etc…).
- Jewelry, Sunglasses and Eyewear
I have bought many accessories but my favorite purchase to date has been my pair of Stella McCartney glasses. Not sunglasses but vision glasses. My last pair had broken and I was going back and forth indecisively trying to figure out if I wanted to purchase a pair from my eye doctor or a designer pair from Frames Direct. I wasn’t too keen on trying FD’s service mainly because there are no [easy] returns and I felt it was a tad risky. So I waited and then I found three pairs that I loved via the TJ Maxx website. I ordered all three and kept one. My Stella McCartney pair has long since been sold out but they are very similar to the ones in the collage above. I purchased them and then took them to my eye doctor who placed the correct lens in them. I’ve gotten so many compliments on them and I highly recommend this route for anyone needing vision wear. Just remember that you can return them free to the store if they don’t compliment your face shape (obviously before you have lenses cut for them). Besides the awesome eyewear, you can browse through a myriad of sunglasses, rings, bracelets, watches and more. The options are endless.
- MenswearMaybe you knew this but maybe you didn’t. The men’s section isn’t quite as large as the women’s but it’s worth taking a look at. This part of the site does get an influx of new items in periodically but again, definitely not as often as our own counterpart. I’ve purchased denim, tops and active wear for my guy. Somehow it’s much easier making purchases when you can actually see it on a model – it helps eliminate all the incessant returns that I get stuck with when buying clothes for him.
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