Seven Reasons TK Maxx is the Damn Best
Because TK Maxx is more than a department store - it's a way of life.
- The colour coordinated array of toiletries, which is amongst the most satisfying features in my life right now. Alas, the display is mainly hand soap and lotion, but nevertheless, it's an aesthetic I appreciate.
- Home accessories are also organised by colour, a somewhat sanative experience thanks to the gentle gradient of the glass vases and candles on display. You can also find an ample selection of artificial plants like these cacti and flower pots for around £3.99-£12.99.
- The insane assortment of designer handbags available for a fraction of the RRP - YOU GUESSED IT, ALSO ARRANGED ACCORDING TO COLOUR. Luckily, I stumbled across this Valentino cutie (below left) for £29.99 reduced from £100 (!!!!!!!!!!!) and this Karl Largerfeld holdall (below right) for £99.99 down from £199.99.
- The high-end bargains aren't just restricted to clothing and accessories, oh no. Expect to find Calvin Klein underwear sets for almost half the RRP, bed sheets by designers such as DKNY, discounted luxury kitchen and bathroom essentials and every travel 'necessity' you could possibly think of.
- Every style, shape, size and colour of shoe you can imagine, likewise for a breathtaking bargain. These pointed flats (below left) were a steal at £24.99 and I wear them almost everyday, and these £24.99 monk shoes (below right) were a staple piece in my wardrobe until I reluctantly threw them away recently because of a dastardly rip at the heel.
- A glorious range of Florentine leather-bound notebooks tucked away in the book section, surpassing Paperchase and Waterstones at an average price of £5.99.
- The most bizarre and random range of sweets, chocolate, pasta and condiments outside of a continental market. I've personally never dared to try them, because the contents are usually smashed to smithereens or the packaging has been tampered with, but I suppose that adds to the brand's homely charm.