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6. Walk the Runway
To rev up its high-end designer business, T.J. Maxx added a “Runway” to 80 of its stores. Those looking for labels will really appreciate the convenience of having them all in once place. It really pays to be a savvy shopper because prices are not always marked down as much as you’d expect. We’ve seen Miu Miu items several seasons old for more than $300. Recently, we’ve browsed a Catherine Malandrino crochet dress for $149.99 (originally $375), a Theory hot pink asymmetrical cocktail dress for $129.99 (originally $415), and premium denim from Joe’s to JBrand for $59.99 to $79.99. The best deals are found on clearance such as a navy Moschino jersey dress for $79.99, which could instigate a hanger battle with another shopper. Don’t get too fixated on the designer department because we’ve seen boutique-y labels like Velvet on the main floor.

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7. Eye for accessories
The handbags, arranged by color, offer a candy-store like experience. There are multiples of many styles including options from Jessica Simpson for $49.99 (originally $98) and Tommy Hilfiger logo totes for $29.99. Tucked into those, you might come across rare find – we saw a Marc Jacobs satin bag for $119.99 (originally $395), which wasn’t practical, but it was pretty. While the shoe selection is generally better at Marshalls, there are usually size runs in mainstream brands such as Nine West How to Shop TJ Maxx boots for $79.99 (originally $120). Look for expanded fine jewelry offerings, including 14 karat gold, sterling silver and semi-precious stones.
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Disclosure: I’ve worked with TJ Maxx as a spokesperson (and I also worked for Marshalls when in High School to support my addiction to Gibraud Jeans)