I recently attended a “blogger junket” at TJ Maxx. Since the San Francisco TJ Maxx is less than a mile from my house I felt like it was kismet. It was held first thing in the morning (thankfully they served us coffee) and its goal was to show us why off-price retailers are a better way to shop.
The event was lead by style expert Alison Deyette who chatted up TJ Maxx’s buying power, savings, product quality, and in-season merchandise. Alison shared two pieces of advice that I found very helpful. First, shopping at TJ Maxx is all about the thrill of the hunt. Head into TJ Maxx searching for the perfect black dress and you will walk out disappointed. Instead, go looking for a cute dress and you will be thrilled. Secondly, she suggested shopping with a trusted girlfriend, one that will actually tell you the truth about your butt in those jeans.
My initial thoughts:
As a new mom I don’t have time to “hunt” for clothes. To be honest, I consider myself lucky when I find time to wash my hair.
- I realized it might be time to retire my maternity clothes – it has been nine months since the baby was born after all.
- The San Francisco TJ Maxx has a great parking lot which actually makes it more convenient than shopping in Union Square.
- Since TJ Maxx supplied me with a
$150$100 gift card for attending the junket the least I could do was spend their money.
BTW – Anyone up for a trip to TJ Maxx? I could use a shopping buddy and my gift card is burning a whole in my pocket.
About Kelly Tirman
Kelly Tirman is Natural Connector, Crowdsourcer, Curator and Change Management Professional specializing in Social Business. She currently works as an Enterprise Social Business Strategist for Wells Fargo however in her “free-time” Kelly blogs on several topics including Urban Living, Raising Multilingual Children, Organic Beauty and Social Commerce. She happily resides in San Francisco with her husband and two children.