I’ve gotten into the habit of snapping everything, when I don’t have my camera I have my phone Here are some photos Ive taken whilst out shopping over the last couple of weeks.
Harvey Nics decided to put huge freaky life size rag dolls all over the place, aren’t they hideous!
Lots of gorgeous shimmery things courtesy of Elie Tahari and DKNY.
Whilst Primark was awash with vibrant floral prints
Our TK Maxx has had a make over and I was so impressed to see it, beautiful flooring, bigger changing rooms but most of all clearly defined sections and clothes neatly in place – not your usual jumble sale-like ruckus! The Gold Label section was huge, with some of my favourite designers.
I loved this PJ style play suit by JPG
Rails of Pucci kaftan’s, all neatly lined up.
Look at all the nice rails and the fancy flooring, quite boutiquey.
Oh wait, what is that?
Only a Chloe cape!
Sheer, iridescent sequin Stella McCartney leggings!
Prada FAIRY print top!!!!!!!! I swear this nearly came home with me despite the fact it was 4 sizes too big (The print would have been lost having it taken in).
Some more Luella pieces!! I found these two skirts, both very pretty but I decided to have a think about it and come back later, they were gone so I guess it wasn’t meant to be.
This was only a couple of weeks ago, so today (Saturday) I had to call into town to pick something up. I had mentioned the amazing Pucci to Mrs Fab and went to check them out for her. To my dismay the beautiful TK Maxx was back to its riotous old self, all the Gold Label was randomly around the shop and there was no beachwear insight. Nothing annoys me more than having to search for things, why move your shop around when it was so perfect just the other week??? A member of staff even started to move a rail away when I was looking through it!
Really wound up about all this, I was just storming out of the shop in a rage when something caught my eye. On a rack of Sale Gold Label items I spotted the beautiful, amazing, perfect Luella dress I had tried on when shopping with Florrie and Em (in this post Luella Forever). Its original RRP had been ┬ú550, the TK Maxx price was ┬ú170 but it had been reduced first to ┬ú120 but then further to ┬ú60!!! This I think was fate, so I grabbed it quick smart and scuffled off to the changing room – 15 people queue when half the fitting rooms were empty – not acceptable!! But anyway, I needed to check the size as I remembered the Luella all being really oddly fitting sizes last time. This time the 10 fitted like a 10 and off I skipped with my dress. I had a good rummage to see if I could find any of the other Luella for Florrie but none was to be found.
The sale rails had some really good reductions actually if your after a bargain. What pains me the most is seeing beautiful, delicate pieces lying trashed on the floor. Stunning designer dresses with hundreds of pounds on the price tag need more respect. Where is the sense of letting a ┬ú500 dress get all pulled, them reducing it to ┬ú200, nobody in their right mind will buy that, it is such a waste! A Balenciaga watch with no back on it, countless pairs of scratched sunglasses, scuffed shoes…This really upsets me, it is also bad business.
Judging from the reactions of many customers (yeah I listen into peoples conversations) half the people who shop in TK Maxx are those buying the high street priced pieces and the other half are there for the designer, nobody seems to want to shop for both. I tried explaning to a lady why a Giambattista Valli dress was so expensive, pointed out the workmanship etc, she said but look at this dress I found its only ┬ú10! I am not saying there is anything wrong with not wanting to buy designer clothes, but some people do, perhaps it isn’t wise to mix both in the same shop?
It is obviously acceptable to toss things on the floor in Primark so is that why people do it here? Personally I could never bare to throw anything on the floor no matter how much it cost. When you are only paying ┬ú5 for something I guess you don’t mind so much shaking dust off it? However when you are asking in excess of ┬ú100 for something you need to show why that price is being asked. You need to respect the merchandise so that the customer does too. Women who spend ┬ú500 on a dress don’t want to rummage through junk rails to do so, they go to Selfridges! When you are looking for a cheap bargain you don’t want to have to riffle through all the things not in your budget either. The sunglasses annoy me so much, when you buy a pair if the sales assistant can’t be bothered riffling through huge piles of cases to find you the correst one, you just get any old case – but in Liverpool TK Maxx the glasses are all on tables in their correct cases, its not difficult is it? When I went into the shop right after its make-over the front half had all the designer, all on individual rails per garment type, then at the back of the store all the high street brands, again all sorted by garment type. It was perfect!
I’m not beating up on TK Maxx, I know it is a discount outlet, but I just thought with spending so much money on the shop make-over they were working on improving things like this, it is disappointing as they had it spot on just a few weeks ago, what happened!!
I will come and work for you, I would do it for free, its not difficult, honest! Sort it out!
What are your local TK Maxx’s like? Found any bargain lately? What has caught your eyes this season?