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My Favorite Things to Buy at TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Ross

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Always a fan of a bargain, it’s probably no surprise that I love shopping in stores like TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Ross! It can be a little overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for, but there are so many treasures that it’s worth the overload. πŸ™‚ Here are my favorite things to buy in stores like TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Ross!

#1 Beauty and Skin Care Items

I love finding my favorite moisturizers, night creams and serums for half the price! I fell in love with Acure Day Cream a couple years ago and always look for it when I’m shopping these stores. Recently I found two bottles of it on clearance for $6 at Marshalls – less than half of the price I pay on Amazon!

My favorite nail polish brands are Essie and OPI, and I can always find them for $4 at any of these stores. Those polishes run $10 and up at Ulta!

If you have a hard time finding the nail polish display in your stores, look in the checkout lane – they aren’t usually displayed in the beauty section.

#2 Hostess Gifts

My mom is really smart and picks up little treasures she finds on clearance to tuck into her stash of hostess gift items. I try to do the same thing so that I’m always ready if I need a little gift! Things like pretty/seasonal dish towels, candles, dessert plates, kitchen gadgets (cute measuring spoons, etc.) or gourmet food items are great to keep on hand.

Read More: Hostess Gift Guide Featuring my Mom!

#3 Purses

Almost all of my purses come from these stores – I’m not interested in paying more than $30 for a purse and the prices are perfect. TJ Maxx probably has the best selection of purses, totes and backpacks, and I love how they are always organized by color making it really easy to find what you need!

The backpack I used at Disney World was around $11 from Ross. The yellow purse I’m currently carrying receives so many compliments – it was a TJ Maxx clearance find for $20!

#4 Organizing Supplies

Most of the bins and containers I use to organize my home come from Dollar Tree, but when I need a specific or larger organizational system I run right to these stores. The bathroom tower above came from TJ Maxx and was less than $20, and I found the matching white bins for our bathroom shelves on clearance for $2 each!

#5 Pajamas

Why pay $60 for a Ralph Lauren flannel sleep shirt when you can get the same one at TJ Maxx for $25? I love shopping for night gowns, pajama sets and robes at these stores – usually I can find what I want for less than $15. There’s not always a huge selection, but if you hit it at the right time you can find some great pieces!

#6 Blue and White Decor & Dishes

Personally, I’ve found that Ross has the best retail prices on blue and white pieces. They don’t have a lot of it at once, but I grab it when I see it!

Read More: How To Find Affordable Blue and White Decor


What is your favorite thing to buy at TJ Maxx, Marshalls or Ross? You might be a fan of another similar store like HomeGoods, Burkes Outlet or Tuesday Morning – I love those, too! The stores I mentioned are just the ones I visit most often. I want to hear your favorites!

7 thoughts on “My Favorite Things to Buy at TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Ross

  1. You find such great things! I love your purse! I have found the most things at Marshall’s and probably need to visit the other stores more often. Shoes and purses are my favorite things to look at and hopefully buy!

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  2. My mother who passed 15 years ago and now my mother-in-law and I love shopping all these stores and we get the best bargains. I so enjoyed reading this as we are heading out Saturday for our twice monthly shop. We hit Ross, TJ and Marshalls and also have lunch. I hope some spring clothes are in! Thanks for your blog!

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  3. TJ Maxx is one of my very favorite places to shop! I should spend more time checking out their beauty sections. I tend to get overwhelmed by the quantity there. I love to buy accessories, earrings, kimonos, kid toys, home decor, holiday decor, party supplies and books at TJ Maxx. I love that it’s an adventure and you really never know what kind of deal you are going to find! I ended up coming home with a kimono, hostess gift, hair clips and baby outfit on my last trip there.

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    1. I totally agree about the beauty section being overwhelming! It helps me to look for brands I already use. If I don’t see familiar packaging, I move on to another section. For example, in the nail polish section I only pick up bottles that are OPI and Essie. It’s much more manageable!

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