I’ve been checking out TKMaxx more frequently than usual over the last 6 months or so. We have one in town, but it’s a bit of a walk away from the main shopping centre area. However I work a 5 minute walk away, and if I’m back from my lunchtime walk early, then I’ll sometimes pop in to see what they have.
I rarely buy anything for me (I’m still waiting on more choice of Birkenstocks to come in like last year), but quite often look for birthday or Christmas presents for younger children. I do see quite a bit of Melissa and Doug puzzles, although I’m always careful to check prices as games and puzzles aren’t always that good value if you normally shop online.
Our puzzle cupboard does have a few large floor puzzles which were bought in TKMaxx though, and I’ve never seen similar reversible/colouring in puzzles elsewhere. On this occasion I picked up a 60 odd piece puzzle of the 7 continents of the world. It reminds me of some old country puzzles we had as children, and hopefully will provide a chance to talk about different countries and engage N in some geographical interest.
I don’t often find anything in the boyswear section. Mostly because so much of it tends to be logos emblazoned across the clothing, and shouting out labels I’m not that fussed about. Oh, and as usual, the boy section is always tiny compared with the girls section.
This time though, I found a couple of really nice t shirts.
The first is from OshKosh b’Gosh, not a brand you see around that much over here. I love polo shirts on N – they always look smart, they’re often stripy which look great with different plain trousers or jeans, and in the summer, are handy for helping protect the neck from the sun. Looking online it appears these kind of t shirts are sold for around £15, so getting it for a fiver was a pretty good deal.
The second t shirt I love. I think the silhouette from the print is really effective and stands out brilliantly. Ok, so it’s obvious it’s Converse, but I can live with that for a funky print. And I love the bright blue colour. Again, I’ve spotted a different coloured version of this on Amazon selling for around £18, so I was pleased with around a fiver again. Amusingly, the label that TKMaxx had put on it said girls, although it was on the boys rail, but who cares – it’s pretty unisex in colour.
I managed to avoid the gift and baking sections in store as I could spend a fortune on those type of products. I was really pleased with my bargain childrenswear – both bought in the next size up so N will have a full year or so of wear in them. The t shirts, however good a bargain, were probably more than I’d usually spend on t shirts as I do usually buy in sales and from supermarkets, but hopefully they’ll last as they seem good quality.
Have you had any good bargains from TKMaxx? What are your tips for shopping there?
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