Tips for Shopping at Off-Price Retailers...
May 17, 2011
Shopping the racks at an off-price retailer doesn't have to be overwhelming. Here are some quick tips to help you shop stores like T.J. Maxx and Marshall's and how to score the best deals:
Shop often: These stores receive more than 10,000 new items each week (in every store!) so you never know when you'll find the perfect piece.
Not sure where to start? Try shopping the displays at the front of the store before easing into the racks. Merchandise in this area is organized by style and designer on four-sided clothing racks. This can can be a good place to start as you work your way into the racks to search for even styles organized by size.
Look for the purple tag- These tags indicate a piece of elite designer merchandise normally found at upscale department store. So, when scouring the racks, keep your eyes peeled for the stand-out lavendar color to help you find premium brand names.
Scan the single queue- Don't forget to look for last-minute gifts in the checkout line. The "single queue" checkout lines is often full of interesting and unique items that can make great gift, even for yourself.