Originally Posted by suited
The TJ Maxx here has some good stuff, but it's drastically overpriced for a discount store. If you have a decent outlet mall near you (specifically, NM Last Call), TJ Maxx is obsolete.
I did grab a Tom Ford tie at a TJX (or maybe Marshalls - same thing) for super cheap. Better deal than NM Last Call or Saks Off 5th...but they carry different stuff, and NMLC/SOF are pretty predictable as to what brands they will stock but you really never know what you'll find at TJX/Marshalls, at least in my experience. Definitely deals to be had at all these places so I wouldn't say never shop TJX if you also have a NMLC nearby.
Nabbed a Fendi tie at TJX yesterday for $29. I only buy at TJX/Marshalls when it's on 2nd or 3rd + markdown, otherwise - you're right - it's not much of a bargain.
Originally Posted by concealed
Barney's outlet has awesome shit, but it is still too expensive for me.
Only Barneys outlet I've hit was in Orlando, where I grabbed a bunch of the better-looking current Zegna ties that were on sale for $39.
Barneyswarehouse.com can be good during extra markdown times / holiday sales, but hit-or-miss at other times. Can't wait to see what they do for the holidays, insofar as extra markdowns.
Originally Posted by marc roberto
You want to see nice stuff in TJ Maxx you go to the one in NYC on 6th Ave. between 18th and 19th. They have what they call the Runway. Pretty much all the big names are there in quantity. I don't think I saw Brioni but they had all the more famous big brands. Gucci, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Ferragamo, Versace etc. I found an Armani collezioni blazer there for 80.
Any TJX with The Runway has the nicer stuff, and the Marshalls that is bound to be nearby will as well. They cluster them together, generally in higher-income areas. That's how I find the "good" Marshalls when I'm on a road trip - find the TJX that has The Runway and then find the nearest Marshalls.