Last week I had the pleasure of joining 24 amazing fashion bloggers on a press trip to Boston for a super fun TJ Maxx off-price boot camp! It was so amazing to get to know all of the other bloggers involved and I learned heaps more about how all of the amazing things that I've been finding there lately have actually made it there in the first place. Here are a few fun facts:
- TJ Maxx and Marshalls get about 3-4 trucks of goodies a week which amounts to about 10,000 new items!
- Buyers buy weekly instead of seasonally which means they can scoop up some pretty awesome things that are still current and even still in department stores! They call this "opportunistic buying".
- TJ Maxx sends the items that they don't sell to charity! So the clothes always have a good home and never go back to the designer. Knowing that the designer's clothes will never end up back to them, they give TJ Maxx a lower price up front which in the end lets us get the item for an amazing price!
- It is proven by study that women who shop at TJ Maxx tend to be expert scanners. This I can tell you is true as I consider myself a stellar scanner who can move through racks quickly and easily find items that I want.
Thanks to everyone at TJ Maxx/Marshalls for an amazing trip!