Outfit of the day #2 from TK Maxx

tk maxx fashionistas 2Today I’m channelling my inner Fabulous Fashionista (I hope you all watched Sue Bourne’s wonderful programme last week) with this gorgeous printed kimono jacket (£14.99) geo-print pyjama pants (£14.99) and a floral swirl of a cream top (£14.99). All from TK Maxx.

Reading yesterday’s comments, it seems that some of you find shopping TK Maxx a bit intimidating, so consider the following…

1) Take your time, grab a basket and focus on the categories you are really interested in first, for example jackets or dresses. Find your size and then quietly go through each style, you’ll know what you like and don’t. When you find something you quite like, add it to your basket. Repeat for as long as you can take it (even the most hardened shopper needs a break after and hour or so).

2) When you’ve got a trolley-full, stop and edit. Try things on in the changing rooms and brutally cull anything that doesn’t make you feel fab. The edit is everything when you are surrounded by so much.

3) For anyone who can’t take shopping for more that half an hour, check out the two rails at the end of each long fixtures in the store. Staff pull out edited styles from that day’s delivery and front face these so they are easy to see for what they call the Magpie shopper- those that whizz quickly in to check out what’s new that day.

4) Also, think about shopping online. The journalist  Julia Llewellyn, another TK Maxx fan and fellow Barnes resident, recently brought the website to my attention which has done nothing to help the bank balance.

tk maxx fashionistas 02Check out the autumn campaign here


This is a sponsored post by TK Maxx.

Style Tour dates for TK Maxx as follows
Wednesday 18th September- LIVERPOOL
Tuesday 8th October-LEEDS
Tuesday 15th October-GLASGOW
Tuesday 22nd October- NEWCASTLE
Tuesday 29th October- CARDIFF


  • Debs says:

    No encouragement needed here to shop at TK Maxx. I’ve found labels and styles that are not available anywhere in my locale and many of them have formed the basis of my wardrobe. Some great menswear too and great fun home items. I don’t work for them, just appreciate the fact that they offer something not available in my local towns. I believe that many of us spend less on the highstreet as the choice is not there and I do not want to buy a variation on an item I already own, or in another drab colour. Good service from their website too!

  • Jo says:

    Interesting comment on the Fabulous Fashionistas in the Guardian by Michele Hanson link here;

    Can’t bear TK Maxx and I don’t believe that all their designer stuff is the actual stuff that is sold in that designers shop, I think a lot of it is made especially for the discount or outlet village market.

  • esmeralda says:

    I love both your TKMaxx choices so far …but cannot find them on the website. It is frustrating that “they won’t allow you to mention brands”.

  • Amanda says:

    Esmerelda, because the brand only buys one or two of each style, once an item has gone, it’s gone….so what goes on the website isn’t in the store and what’s in the store is often a one off or certainly of limited stock. You have to buy it when you see it but there are daily deliveries so something new and interesting is always turning up. Jo I once worked for a British Fashion brand that had such a terrible season it had to offload its unsold stock on TK Maxx, who bought the whole lot for a rock bottom price, so I know they do buy proper stock, but since it’s an American retailer, I think some of the stock is US brands we’ve not heard of, although looking at the mix on my outfits, I’d say it was 40% US, 40% UK and 20% unknowns. Debs, with you hon! A

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