TK Maxx have opened a new flagship start in the centre of London, on Oxford Street. Taking over four levels of prime retail estate, the store boasts everything from skincare and fragrance, to women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Plus there’s a fantastic homeware, food and luggage department.
I was invited along to the opening preview last week, where they rolled out the red carpet (literally) and welcome influencers, press and their most engaged customers, to see the new store before any one else.
Prosecco and canapés flowed, music played and a pop up pick n mix stand served up sugary treats. I was also very kindly gifted a £100 gift voucher to spend in store. Having never been to a store opening before, I felt like a kid in a sweet shop as I browsed the perfectly organised, fully stocked shelves. It was amazing to get a first look at the store, and to get first dibs on anything I wanted!
Of course I headed immediately for the homeware department. I spent some time browsing their collection of candles, photo frames, kitchen accessories and faux plants. I wasn’t aware beforehand that TK Maxx sold faux plants. They had a great selection, perfect for those who struggle to keep real plants alive, or for rooms with little light (like our bathroom).
Once I’d felt like I’d looked at everything in the homeware section (and I mean, everything!), I moved onto their food offering. I always forget that TK Maxx sell food, and really great food at that. They have a number of artisan teas and coffees, plus just about every flavour of olive oil and salt imaginable. There I was thinking I could spend the whole voucher in this section alone, however when I (eventually) made it to the till point, I was shocked to find out that I’d in fact only spent £40. Bargain!
Unless you’re looking for luggage or a discounted designer item, you’ll be pretty hard pushed to spend £100 in one go here. Everything is so reasonable and you can find some really great brands. For example, they had a selection of Le Creuset roasting dishes and utensil jars for seriously cheap prices. Alas, I already own just about every Le Creuset item they’ve ever made. So I thought better than to bring any more home. But it’s a great place to shop if you’re moving out for the first time. Le Creuset will last you a life time!
Do you shop at TK Maxx? What’s your favourite thing about TK Maxx?