TK Maxx store at Castlepoint

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Fashionista‘s of Wednesbury rejoice! You have a new fashion emporium on your doorstep. Today was the day of the grand opening of the new TK MAXX store on the Gallagher Retail Park, and Fashion Mommy was invited along to take a look.

There was already a long queue of eager fashionista’s waiting for the store to open when Fashion-Mommy arrived. They had been lured with the promise of a free goodie bag for the first 500 lucky customers through the doors, along with a £10 gift voucher to spend in store. Lots of the waiting crowd were yummy-mummies who had rushed from the school run to take a look around the new store.

There was a countdown to the cutting of the ribbon, and then the crowd flooded into the new store, each claiming a goodie bag and voucher on the way. The goodie bag was a cute shopping survival kit, complete with gel pads, a mirror and a bottle of water – we all know that shopping is thirsty work!

The new store is amazing. Bright and airy, it is well laid out and crammed full of coveted items. The handbag selection is full of designs by Lulu Guinness, Fiorelli and Kathy Van Zeeland. There are perfect Christmas presents including boxed Calvin klein gift sets and designer purses. I found a gorgeous Lulu Guinness ‘poodle parlour’ cosmetic bag/purse in a trademark lilac candy striped box for less than £20, at least a third less than RRP.

All ages are catered for, as the clothing sections are divided into classic lines and modern trends. French Connection, Fenn Wright Manson and Gharani Strok were all on sale in the store. In addition, there is an excellent ‘plus-size section which had items up to a size 26 available.  In addition to the endless rails of clothing, there are sections devoted to shoes and underwear, and also a fab selection of tights and hosiery, including amazing, multi-coloured tights and leggings from Jonathan Aston.

Upstairs is devoted to menswear and childrenswear. There are also toys, stationary, books and stylish homeware. Mini Fashionistas were kept occupied by the bright red balloons that staff were handing out.  I was delighted to find a great book about ‘Fabulous Frocks’ for less than half the RRP. I also took a present home to Baba and my sister, who is turning into the best baba sitter in the business.

I was most impressed with the store staff at this branch of TK Maxx. They were friendly, approaching customers to talk about their purchases, and to offer advice about styling. They were knowledgable about the items on sale and added to the general shopping experience.

There were a myriad of bargains on offer to even a seasoned fashionista, and Fashion-Mommy’s arms were laden with goodies by the time I went to purchase my shopping. I reluctantly decided against a complimentary head massage from the ‘Five minute Angels’, it may have lulled me into buying even more stuff in my relaxed state, so I joined the queue, where chocolates were being handed out by the retail assistants.

Fashion Mommy had a highly productive shopping morning in this new store. If you didn’t get chance to attend the opening, don’t worry – Designer shopping at budget prices now has a home in Wednesbury. TK Maxx is here to stay!