There is a new Marshall's opening down the street from me tomorrow. I plan to investigate and report back!
Thread: TJMaxx, Marshalls, Ross
I went six pages back and could not find the old thread with the similar title, there are several of them on the Men's side though.
Please post what you have seen on your recent expeditions to the bargain stores like Marshalls, TJMaxx and Ross fragrance-wise.
(Inspiration for this thread comes from the recent blog post of BN member awsomeness who fell in love in Ellen Tracy Rose Peony after her recent trip to TJMaxx).
There is a new Marshall's opening down the street from me tomorrow. I plan to investigate and report back!
A couple of weeks ago at Marshalls I bought Lolita Lempicka fleur defendue (combo perfume + cream) for $25, and Anais Anais ($20/50ml). A couple of months ago I saw Arpege ($25/50ml) at Ross (I believe), and I regret not stocking up.
Spotted Roberto Cavalli Oro at the TJMaxx this past weekend. They also had a fair amount of Gres fragrances.
Our TJ maxx had the tattoo thingy fragrance, baby Phat, and Lolita Lempcika, and Juicy couture, those are only the ones I remember.
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I got Lilly Pulitzer Beachy for $12.99 at TJ Maxx last week, they had I think Wink as well. Also saw Bulgari Omnia for I think $29.99 and a few other Bulgari fragrances. Lots of Elizabeth Arden Green Tea as well.
I went to TJ Maxx on Tuesday and bought A Scent by Issey Miyake and Bijan. Also picked up the body lotion to Beachy and Wink by Lilly Pulitzer. Those were all new that I hadn't seen there before. Earlier I got a good deal on Arpege and Omnia. They also had alot of Elizabeth Taylor and Elizabeth Arden perfumes. Last weekend in Duluth at TJ Maxx I bought Eau Gourmande Violette by Laura Mercier and Cabochard.
Bought Cabotine Fleursblind @ TJ Maxx last week $9.99. Using as car freshener.
Visited my Local TJ's last night- didn't buy anything.
Lots of Lily Pulitzer Beachy and Wink with matching lotion. Lots of Gres, but the only one worth getting is Cabotine Rose, IMO.
Lots of Halston Z-14 was marked down to $10 a bottle. One lone bottle of R Cavalli Oro. Some Bulgaris- Omnia, Voile de Jasmin, and Rose Essentielle.
Went to TJMAXX today and bought LL Fleur defendue(and a cute turquoise bracelet).
They had Givenchy -pour homme or gentlemen? ;
LL Fleur du Corail, Fleur defendue,L,Lolita Lempicka;
Lily Pulitzer stuff;some Cabotines Rose, Gold ;
Viva La Juicy ;Apple Bottloms; Queen Latifah sets,L-Lamb sets ,Red Door,Green Tea,Rubies & Diamonds,Fairy Dust,Halston ,Moschino Glamour,J-lo minis set, Mens variety minis set,and some Prada Tendre -$49 I'll keep watching they had 3 bottles;Vera Wang Simply Pink ,and Several bottles of Bulgari Rose Essential and Voile de Jasmine,
Some Fantasy,Believe,and Midnight Fantasy by B Spears,Design by P S
Can't remember more offhand.
AT TJ MAxx recently:
Dirty English by Juicy Couture
Amor Amor by Cacharel
L de Lempicka
White Diamonds sets
Cabotine (the original)
L by L.A.M.B.
"...her fragrance all in my keeping; softly she comes in the night." Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot, "Softly."
At Marshall's today -
Cabotine (rose and original)
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea
Bunch of Curves, don't remember which
Lily Pulitzer Beachy
Bvlgari Rose Essentielle
A Scent by Issey Miyake
L de Lolita Lempicka Gift Sets
Pure White Linen Gift Sets
L.A.M.B. Gift Sets
Curious Gift Sets
Cabotine Gift Sets
This is just what I recall off the top of my head - there was a lot more. The thing is, the prices were in most cases not much better than say, amazon. *shrug*
This thread slipped to the 5th pagef! Guess there have been few TJ bargains lately.
My trip should be entitled Marc Jacobs night as TJ's had:
10 oz bottles of Biscotti for $23
10 oz bottles of Pomegranite for $23
Lola (forgot price)
Bang- for men or pepper lovers- the gift sets are $45 and deodorant is $6
Also saw: Badgely Mishka Couture 15 ml perfumed gel in a drawstring bag for $10 (got one of those)
Lots of Lily Pulitzer- wink,squeeze,beachy
At Ross I found:
Moschino Cheap and Chic, I Love Love. 24.99/1.7oz
Bulgari Black 29.95/1oz.
We checked one TJMaxx while on the road earlier this week. NOTHING, the selection was very limited with all the usual suspects.
No Laurence Dumont. No Ellen Tracy except Tracy (75ml for 12.99). No Lolita Lempicka. I thought they would have some leftovers from mother's day in gift sets, but they did not.
One lonely Roberto Cavalli Oro would not fit on the shelf, so the box was stored horizontally as if drunk. All possible Gres Cabotines ranging from 9.99 to 24.99.
Soaps went up. Big 12-14oz bars that used to cost 3.99 are 5.99 each now. I got a 3pk of Bronnley White Iris soap for $5.99 and another BNer informs me it is discontinued on Bronnley USA website.
Almost bought a purse (tan, of course) and regret not buying it now. Bought some fig jams from St.Dalfour coop, France -- cheaper than online.
Speaking of purses- I bought a teal purse Thursday night but it just wasn't talking to the rest of my wardrobe when I got it home.--- today I went to 2 other TJ's to find a better one and did an exchangefor a light tannish leather.
Saw the usual stuff plus Boucheron Eau Legere, Caswell Massey #6, lots of Crabtree and Evelyn talcum powders, Jacomo Paradox, Rock Princess, Fancy, and some Kardashians.
TJMaxx store is always a movable feast for me now that we live very rurally. I always jump when I see one and never miss a chance to go inside if we are near. Not like I am expecting a sudden shipment of Montales or Generales, but there are some gems to be found, or used to be. The store we stopped at during our road trip was a pity (MN). The selection of purses was very limited and none in the colors I normally do.
The fragrance section was located on two dedicated displays, one for Ladies and another one for Gents. Every single fragrance, even the cheapest of them ($7.99), even the dusting powder in White Shoulders (any drug store would have it!) was encased in plexiglass cage creating the crowded look where, in fact, more fragrances would fit in if the store went without it. The cages were standard size and some boxes were sticking out or crammed in creating unnecessary creases while others were rolling freely inside. I understand that the store wants to sell their fragrances in their prime condition without the plastic torn or the box intact or the spray mechanism broken, but the whole sight was a tad extreme, to me.
Out of the new arrivals I saw and did not buy:
Thierry Mugler Womanity (in two sizes, it was a big surprise to see it there);
Marc Jacobs Biscotti;
Eva Longoria Eva;
Michel Germain Deuville and Sexual;
Nelly Apple Bottoms;
Jessica Simpson I Fancy You;
JLo Love and Glamour , Love at First Glow.
The soaps were mainly Caswell-Massey (box of 3 for $9.99) in almost all of their scents and big Portugese 12 oz bars in mostly fruity and citrus scents that smelled too musky for me and would be a waste for me anyhow because I get tired of the scent before the bar is half gone.
I bought 2 jars of fruit preserves -- one in black currant and another one in fig -- that was it.
Marc Jacobs Biscotti would probably interest me. I haven't been to TJ Maxx or Marshall's in a while. The fragrance department of the ones near here always look like the aftermath of a rumble. There is a Ross near me. I didn't know they carried fragrances. I've just got too much on my plate at the moment, fragrance-wise, but if I saw something wonderful that I couldn't live without that I already knew I loved, I'd probably grab it.
I hit 3 TJ Maxx in my area today because I am desperate for lighter work clothes- Management is moving my dept to another location so I'm going from an office that has the AC vent direcly over my head to an office with the opposite problem- stuffy and no window. Yuck.
Of course I also perused the fumes.
At one of the TJs they had two 30 ml bottles of Womanity EDP on the shelf. For $25 bucks, one of them went home with me.
Also some nice Pacifica brand soap
at TJ Maxx's tonight I saw:
Womanity 50 ml for $29-
Cabochard for $8
Lots of Body Shop products in Mai Rose
Si Lolita by Lolita Lempicka
a Sara Jessica Parker flanker of the New York scent
and the usual suspects
I was able to snag L de Lolita Lempicka @ $16 at my local TJMaxx's today. Yey!
I bought 2 bottles of K de Krizia at a TJ about a month and a half ago @$25 per
I just saw a 3.4 oz of Dirty English at Ross for 19 bux...heard ladies kinda dig that one. A good buy I guess..though, I think my spending is done for this year!
I live in Quebec , we have Winners here which I suspect is related to TJMaxx, but there selection has not been great, but Costco has their yearly discounted Christmas perfumes, I saw a large variety of DKNY, Burberry, Vera Wang, Calvin Klein, Bulgari, and a few random other brand names, the woman told me the selection is usually the same all over North America . If someone doesn't have a Costco card, they can get someone with a membership to go pick up a gift card for them and anyone can use it (all the perfumes were 50$, but in the US she told me they are normally 40$ )
Last edited by MJ101; 15th December 2011 at 11:30 AM. Reason: typo
Thanks for pulling this thread up. No plans of going out any time soon -- them crowds are unimaginable! -- but it is nice to know what to look for after all the holiday buzz subsides.
How about their lotions and soaps? Names, brands, smells and price ranges?
Ya, totally, crowds are crazy..and the language I've been hearing! Horrible! People throwing out F bombs and yelling at people..I am sure that's what Jesus would have wanted for Christmas:/. I totally avoid "black-eye" Friday too..there aren't any real good deals worth going out for on a crazy day like that!
Anyway.....the lotions and soaps I've smelled at the discount shops have been usually pretty bad and cheap. A bust every time.
I notice Ross always carries BLV scents..I'd love to see one of the Omnia flankers or Jasmin/Mon Jasmin Noir for a discount..but haven't seen them yet. All the others, I have seen there. Omnia and Rose Essentielle was there last time.
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