Last week I spent two whirlwind days on a press trip to the corporate HQ for Marshalls and TJMaxx located in Framington, Massachussetts. I don’t often write about discount stores because the stock can vary significantly from day to day as well as from store to store. But, since I was able to snap a few pictures of the shoe department of the flagship Marshalls store, I am sharing those with you today.
If you are lucky, some of these styles may be at a store near you…My favorites? The buttery-soft Ferragamo’s for $599. While, even at a discount, these are way outside of my current cash-only budget, they are simply divine. It is a shame that I was on such a tight flight schedule and feeling more-than-a-little distracted (as I kept an anxious eye out for my airport shuttle – an early flight back to the west coast left very little time to wander the store after the main press meetings were over). Otherwise, it might have occurred to me to try these on for size, budget be damned. (For which oversight I was soundly berated by my hubby; his POV is that since I was there with physical access, why not try them on just to see how they felt; I’ll remember if I have a similar opportunity in the future.)
I have been spending the last several days downloading photos and videos from the trip. I will be sharing any items that might be of interest to our readers. It was fun walking through a shoe department that was easily half the size of the few TJMaxx or Marshalls stores to which I normally have access. One thing is certain, if there were a Marshalls like this anywhere convenient to me, I would be on a first-name basis with the layaway staff. It’s probably just as well for my budget that I am not currently so blessed. As it is, the day after I returned home, I picked up a pending layaway that was waiting for me at my local TJMaxx. Yes, in my case, it’s probably best to reduce any extra shopping temptation until I have reached the end of my bill-payoff plan.
*Note to readers. This press trip was sponsored by the TJMaxx/Marshalls corporation. While they arranged my travel, they are not sponsoring this post or it’s content. My opinions are entirely my own based upon personal experience.