• Caroline Harris

The Art of Shopping at TJ Maxx

It is no secret that my sister, Lindsay, and I are Maxxinistas. There is just something about getting a huge deal that gives us a rush. TJ Maxx shopping is not for the faint of heart, though. It is easy to get overwhelmed when you walk in and see a bunch of mismatched racks of clothing and mismatched trinkets lining the aisles. Here are my top 5 tips to the art of TJ Maxx shopping.

1. Don’t let the amount of things you overwhelm you when you walk in.

Stay strong. TJ Maxx is not a beautifully curated, organized store, which can feel overwhelming when you first step in. Thankfully, each section is separated by category, but make sure you come with a little extra time, knowing you’ll have to do some digging.

2. Check the outer aisles that are separated by brand first.

This is the easiest entry into the TJ Maxx abyss. Start with the branded racks. A few favorites are Free People and Joe’s Jeans, but they change around weekly. You never know which of your favorite brands will be featured!

3. Don’t be afraid to dig.

Sometimes the best finds are hidden in the racks. The trash definitely outweighs the treasure, but the few amazing finds totally make the search worth it.


I love a good candle. Volcano Blue from Anthropologie is one of my favorites, but I am not one to consistently spend that much on candles I go through every couple of weeks. After lots of trial and error, the top candle brands TJ Maxx has, in my opinion, are Sand + Fog, DW Home, and the occasional Illume. Every time I go to TJ, their selection is different, and I end up trying tons of different candles.

5. Don’t pass by the skincare aisle.

You probably wouldn’t expect TJ Maxx to carry high end skincare and makeup. Surprisingly, TJ Maxx usually has some of the best brands in these categories like Ole Henriksen, Nars, Milk, Anastasia, and Laneige!

I hope these tips help you unlock your inner Maxxinista.

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