Friday, March 27, 2009

A New Resource for Budget Fashionistas!




I read the March issue of Allure Magazine as I got my mani/pedi on Saturday afternoon. There was an ad in Allure for TJMaxx Runway. The Runway is a department for designer fashions. So in a curious impulse, I decided to check out the neighborhood TJMaxx on Sunday afternoon. I had never been in this store. I headed straight for the Runway department. Much to my surprise and amazement, I found Missoni, Valentino, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Vivian Tam, Ralph Lauren and many other labels including True Religion, JBrand(my fave) and 7 Jeans. It is one of these places where you have to kull through all of the racks but there were some real bargains in there. Time flew by as I realized I had been browsing for 1 1/2 hours. I bought a Missoni sweater(another one of my faves), several Michael Kors tunics which could almost rival Tori Burch tunics, and a few cute tops and tshirts. I also bought an amazing pair of beautiful Italian black leather boots which zip up the front( they are like butta!) and 2 other cute knockaround pairs of sandals. The boots would have retailed for at least $600 in a department or specialty store. The price was $175. I actually went into a shopping coma/blackout/frenzy and by the time I brought my cart(!) up to the check out, I spent almost $1000 at TJ Maxx. Holy shit! Mind you I didnt try anything on. In a state of remorse I later went unshopping and returned most of it. Kept the boots, shoes, tshirts and JBrand Jeans. Restraint is the word of the week. When is this economy going to turn around? Cougar needs some serious retail therapy.

5 comments:

Scandalous Housewife said...

You know, I gave up on TJMaxx a few years ago because it was such a needle in a haystack. But this new 'Runway' dept sounds fabulous! I'm so checking it out!!

Atlanta Cougar said...

Scandy- You have to have alot of time and patience to shop at TJ Maxx and I do not excel in the patience department. The boots were worth my time spent there. You would love them!

adatingdiary said...

Yay! I love the buckhead TJ Maxx!! Their designer section is amazing! In fact, I was there last weekend myself. Gorgeous Valentino suits!!

Atlanta Cougar said...

Dating Diary--- I went to the perimeter TJ Maxx....maybe I will check out the Buckhead store next time. I still remember your LaCroix shoes you bought in the DSW over there. Sigh!

Mrs. M. said...

oh girl don't even get me started on TJ freaking Maxx. My gay friends and i used to paruse (is that how it's spelled) that place for hours in search of that hidden treasure. They also have the best bags. but scandy is right-needle in a haystack.