Dec 7, 2009

Christmas Shopping with TJ Maxx

These two outfits look exactly the same - can you tell which is from
the department store and which is from TJ Maxx? I can't!

Sorry for the long absence from blogging! I was on a whirlwind trip to New York City these past few days, courtesy of the wonderful people at TJ Maxx and Rocket XL! So before I even begin to tell you all about it, I must thank TJ Maxx and Rocket XL - particularly Victoria - for putting together such an amazing event in such little time! Thank you all!

The reason that a handful of bloggers, including myself, were invited to New York during the holiday season was to prove to us that all of our holiday shopping can be done at TJ Maxx. I was a bit skeptical at first, as any slightly-snobby shopper like myself would be, but I have to say that I have been converted! TJ Maxx had everything for everyone on my list!

The gorgeous Alison Deyette shows us three looks she threw
together from designer pieces she found at TJ Maxx

At the TJ Maxx Red Carpet Shopping event this past Thursday morning, us bloggers got tips from superstar stylist Alison Deyette on how to find exactly what we're looking for at TJ Maxx. Alison explained that despite popular belief, all styles in TJ Maxx are current season (unless otherwise clearly marked), they are not defective, and nothing is close to expiration. TJ Maxx ends up with such great designer brands not because they were leftovers or rejects, but because the designers simply overestimated how many to send to department stores and boutiques. Therefore, you can find the exact same piece at the exact same time in a department store as you can at TJ Maxx! The only difference is the price!

After the presentation, we were let loose to find our own bargains in TJ Maxx! I ended up in the "Runway" section of the store, scouring through racks of discounted designer clothes straight of the runway. I left the store with a gorgeous Valentino blouse that I'll definitely be showing off in an outfit post very very soon!

Not only did I learn a ton about TJ Maxx (and become a believer!), I also met some amazing bloggers! I got to hang out with the sweet and beautiful Erika of Fashion Chalet, Lee of My Sentiment ExactLee, Julia of Fashion Pulse Daily, and so many more! It was so wonderful meeting you all, and I hope I can make it down to the city for more events like this in the future!


Wrecked Stellar said...

Sounds like a great event! I've been to TJ Maxx in New Jersey when I lived there and you can find some cute things! Can't wait to see the Valentino blouse! xo, Mel

Hanae said...

sounds wonderful!

Ashley said...

Ooh cool! I can't tell the difference in the first two outfits!

Tiffany Ling Tse said...

Hi Ashley!!

I just wanted to let you know that you're one of my winners for the PH8 jacket giveaway!!! I'm so happy that you were chosen because I love your blog and your style! :) Thank you so much for entering. If you could send me your full name/address/jacket size to, that would be wonderful!


Lizzie said...

Awesome! I used to hate TJ Maxx cuz I was a snob too haha but now i LOVE it, I have gotten amazing deals and such great, designer things!

JOWY said...

This is such a fun post!! Sounds like you had a fabulous time!

One Love,

Jaime said...

How fun! Love the outfits :)

Couture Carrie said...

So fun, darling!
I love when bloggers meet up IRL!


Grace said...

TJ Maxx really is full of gems.

Love Grace.

Midtown Girl said...

I JUST bought a fabulous cropped black leather jacket from TJ Maxx yesterday! I actually find great deals there when I am not looking for anything in particular ;-) time you're here - hit me up chickie!!! Would have loved to have met time k!



ahhh all depends from the location... some of TJ maxx have very narrow selection :(

alixrose said...

I've never been to TJ Maxx but I do love my Marshalls. I will definitely have to check out TJ next time am looking for something.
Sounds like a fun event, Ive met Julia before and she is awesom as is her mother. lol!
Cant wait to see the blouse too.

Fashion Chalet said...

Same here, it was such a blast! I really enjoyed the event, and meeting you too. :)