What’s New At Marshalls: Toning Shoes and Chunky Platform Sandals for Spring

Last October I wrote about how you could get the season’s must-have shoes at Marshalls, and it was so popular (and so much fun for me!), that I’ve decided to report on my Marshalls shopping trips on a regular basis!  If you go to the store this week, you’ll find everything from work-appropriate Nine West nude pumps for $34.99 and cozy Born slides for $39.99.  As usual I spotted an assortment of dress shoes and designer heels, wellies and fur boots.  But what’s news…chunky platform shoes, a hot spring trend, and TONS of toning shoes to get in shape in (read more)

Shop This Season’s Must-Have Shoes at Marshalls and Fight Domestic Violence

You probably already know that I love shopping at Marshalls – you just can’t beat the deals if you know how to be a Shoptimist!  Yesterday I took a long lunch break to check out the latest arrivals in the footwear department, because until Oct. 15, Marshalls will donate $1 for every pair of shoes purchased to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. What a great excuse for us shoe lovers to shop and support a great cause!  Marshalls sent me a gift card to go shopping for this season’s must-have shoes, and here’s what I found.  You have to scroll (read more)

Video Review: BCBGirls ‘Gita’ Cork Wedge (The PERFECT Spring Wedge)

One of the prizes I won in the Marshalls ‘Love Affair of the Sole” contest last year was being a featured blogger on their “What’s In” community Web site for this Spring season.  Needless to say, I’ve been visiting Marshalls more lately, and today I found some Spring goodies in the Shoe MegaShop! I was on the prowl for a pair of cute cork wedges (one of the top ten must-have shoes for Spring, for sure).  My treasure hunt was complete when I spotted these adorable (and sexy) cork wedges by BCBGirls, for only $39.99!  With the high cork wedge (read more)

Spurge or Steal TJ Maxx Contest Winner & Prices

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving!  I spent it with my family in my hometown, and I ate turkey, but I actually had more honey glazed ham this year.  Remember that tomorrow is Cyber Monday, the best day of the year to shop online.  Make sure you check the online sales out! Prices of Steal or Splurge outfits Here are the answers to the Splurge or Steal contest: I asked you to leave a comment telling me which outfit you thought was the steal (from TJ Maxx) in both photos.  You should have answered Left for #1, Right for (read more)

T.J. Maxx & Marshalls Myths Debunked

Tomorrow I’ll be writing more specifically about both T.J. Maxx and Marshalls and how they differ (and what I bought at each store), but let me dispel a few misconceptions about these off-price retailers. Myth #1: They carry the same merchandise. False – Because the off-price retail model is so flexible, no two stores are ever the same, not even two T.J. Maxx stores. This is why you should shop both stores! Myth #2: They sell mostly irregular or “seconds”. False – The merchandise found in T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores is first quality, on-trend and in-season. Less than five (read more)

How T.J. Maxx and Marshalls’ Off-Price Retail Model Works

My mom always had a fascination with T.J. Maxx, and I remember as a kid being dragged along to go shopping with her in what I saw as a disorganized discount store. Since then, I hadn’t visited a T.J. Maxx or a Marshalls…until yesterday. As I told you before, I went to Boston for the T.J. Maxx/Marshalls Overnight Event to learn more about their off-price brands. Contrary to what I originally thought, the items sold at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls is anything but the second-rate stuff sold in discount stores like WalMart! Both chains (owned and operated by TJX) offer (read more)

Schedule of Upcoming TJ Maxx/Marshalls Madness

I learned so much during my trip to Boston for the TJ Maxx/Marshalls Overnight Event, and I know I can’t fit all of the information, pictures and video into one, or even three blog posts!  So here’s what I’ve decided to do: Tonight, I will post the first of a series of articles about shopping at TJ Maxx and Marshalls. All About Off-Price Retail Shopping: Misconceptions and the Truth How to shop at TJ Maxx – what I got How to shop at Marshalls (yes, they are different) – what I got Splurge or Steal – you guess, and I (read more)

Jet-setting to Boston

Hey everyone!  I’m going to Boston tomorrow morning for the TJ Maxx/Marshalls Overnight Event.  I won’t have internet access for two days (gasp) but I promise you, when I return Tuesday night I’ll have tons of great information to share! I was chosen along with 10 other fashion bloggers to participate in this event. The goal of the event is really to introduce to us to their concept of off-price fashion, give us some access to TJMaxx/Marshalls people and products, and have some fun. We’ll get to meet the brand teams at TJ Maxx/Marshalls, and have an interactive session of (read more)