I'm a big fan of TK Maxx's work. So I was thrilled to get an invitation to preview their Putney store, which they've reworked to have a more boutique-y feel, with little touches like chandeliers and huge red leather banquettes to perch on whilst trying on shoes.
The place was STUFFED full of bargains: I spied Luella bags, seriously covetable macs in all colours – wardrobe essential for the next couple of months – Burts Bees and TIGI products and my favourite, these awesome Converse with tiny gold anchors, above, totally in tune with the nautical look that's everywhere for Spring.
Really interesting was a chat with their Women's Outerwear buyer, Shelly Fellows, who explained how they source their stock, working discreetly with big name designers. (Oh, and she appears to have the world's best ever job. Goes into the office on Monday, then decides where to go IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD for the rest of the week, to source stock. Jealous!)
The Putney store is reopening on Saturday with manicures and makeovers, champagne and nibbles, so get down there and snaffle up the bargains! (I might actually need to go and get the Converse. They'd look so great with a little dress and a denim shirt unbuttoned over the top... Why didn't I pick them up? Wah.)