My TK Maxx obsession is getting a bit ridiculous. Since the beginning of December I’ve been going twice a week and I don’t think I’ve ever left empty-handed. Blame my bus route and the fact I seemingly *must* see what’s new in store at every opportunity, but I just can’t ruddy stop myself.
I’ve been rewarded though. ST had probably the best birthday present haul of his life (he actually asked me if it was all from TK Maxx, seemingly suspicious of this new-found generosity) and our home is slowly being refurbished with all sorts of wondrous trinkets. There’s a table I’ve got my eye on (I don’t know if tables are a new thing for TK Maxx but the discounts are intense) and some of the things I’ve spied recently in the beauty section have left my hair, face and nails all giddy.
But if you’ve been waiting for a time to see what’s new in store then believe me when I say that NOW is the time to go. Like, pack up your desk and head there this instant. GO IMMEDIATELY. Stores across Europe have just had their biggest *ever* delivery, with over one million designer gems and big brand labels hitting the rails.
I headed over to the Charing Cross branch on Friday morning and I was completely floored by the offering. There were designs which I had literally seen on the LFW catwalks just waiting to be snapped up at up to 60% less than the RRP. I can only compare it to an epic designer sample sale, except you don’t have to pay to go in, everything’s arranged properly by size and there are decent sized changing rooms.
There were loads of evening pieces and these are what I was drawn to initially, but I tried to ignore the cocktail dresses and statement trousers and focus on what I really *needed*.
Swayed by the sunshine outside, I decided to stock up on vests and short sleeve tops. It doesn’t matter that it’s still coat weather, I needed to get excited about all things SUMMER and heavily reduced designer garmz is definitely the best way I know to do just that.
I ended up spending just under £200, but I bought seven designer items for that and if I’d bought them at their original RRPs they’d have come to £687…so I saved nearly £500. YES THAT’S RIGHT, NEARLY £500. I consider myself a pretty good bargain hunter but a 70% saving is fantastic by anybody’s standards.
I tried on heaps but I was very happy with what made it to the tills. They may not be party-appropriate, but I’ll wear them to death come Spring/Summer and I’m trying to be more practical with my purchases these days. (Not to mention the fact that I think luxury basics are the most brilliant things to own, there’s something lovely about slumming about in a superbly soft £50 t-shirt…especially if you only paid £15 for it).
Here’s a sneak peek at two of the designer tops I picked up….you’ll have to wait to see the rest as I want to save them for outfit posts!
AND HERE’S THE EXCITING BIT…
Knowing I’m a slightly obsessed mega-fan, TK Maxx have kindly given me TWO £50 gift cards to give away in a little comp. And of course you don’t have to spend it on clothes, the Big Brand Delivery covers homeware, toys, accessories, shoes, menswear and kidswear. You can use the gift card online too 🙂
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning one is answer the question below…
Earlier I told you how many designer and big brand items have been delivered to TK Maxx stores across Europe, was it…
a) More than ten thousand
b) More than one hundred thousand
c) More than one million
Enter using the widget below….
The competition ends at midnight on Wednesday 24th of Feb, so be quick! Two winners will be drawn at random and announced here on Thursday 25th of Feb.
And honestly, regardless of the comp I cannot really stress enough how much I’d recommend popping into store if you do have one close by. I can’t imagine these sorts of bargains will hang around forever and if you want to look as smug as I clearly do in the above pics, I’d hop to it!