Five things to buy at TK Maxx – and two things to avoid

TK MAXX is the place to be for bargain hunters – and you could save even more if you know exactly what to buy.

From Gold Labels, to shoes, to food, to makeup, your TK Maxx trip will never be the same again once you’ve checked out these tips.

TK Maxx is known for its discounted designer items


TK Maxx is known for its discounted designer itemsCredit: Getty

If you’re not sure sure where your nearest store is, you can use this handy shop locator tool or you can browse online.

And keep in mind these tips will only be useful to you if you need certain products – it’s only a bargain if you’re after it on the day.

Always make sure to also shop around in case you find the same items cheaper elsewhere.

Without further ado, let’s get into what you should and shouldn’t buy at TK Maxx.

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What to buy

Items from the Gold label section

Tk Maxx stores a lot of heavily reduced designer clothes and other items in what’s called the Gold Label section.

This includes brands like Chloe, Emporio Armani, Stella McCartney and Joseph.

In this section, you might spot a few red and yellow-labelled items.

While red clearance stickers indicate a big saving, you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for yellow stickers.

These indicate even bigger reductions that can go down to as little as 20p.

Posting in the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook paged, one shopper said he bagged a pair of jeans worth £130 for a smidgen of the price – just £5.

He wrote: “For those of you who don’t know! TK Maxx always have brilliant bargains in. They have ‘Modbox’ for men and women which is cheap fashion anyway.

“But they also do clearance (red stickers) which get marked down every 3 weeks until sold.

“And final clearance (yellow stickers) come twice a year – in January after Xmas. And mid August. Will keep getting marked down weekly until it sells or the end of the final clearance period where all remaining items are donated to cancer research!

“Very happy with my £5 bargain!”

You can also sign up to TK Maxx’ Treasure rewards system.

It’s free to use and you can win a prize of your choice for every five items you purchase from the store.

As a reply to the reduced jeans post on Facebook, one commenter wrote: “This post is so helpful! I am off to tk maxx today. But i also never knew what my treasure card was for as i never get any vouchers or anything, so now i know!”

Another said: “In December I won my money back from them from a single shop, was very happy as got around £65 back, defo worth having xx”

You can sign up for the scheme here.


It might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of TK Maxx, but you can get gadgets and electronics for knock-down prices.

One TikTok user took to the app with a clip from their local store after finding it was selling authentic iPhone Wallets for £42 less than the retail price.

In the clip it shows the user, Highstreet_closet, picking up one of many Apple wallets on display.

The label attached to the packaging of the leather wallet shows a £59 RRP price followed by the TK Maxx price of £16.99.

There are various colours shown including black, tan, orange, and navy.

Although, some social media users were quick to point out that there is a slight catch.

These iPhone wallets don’t have the “Find My” function that allows users to track it so you can be notified of the last known location if it gets separated from your phone.

The latest models released by Apple have this built in.


It’s practically shoes-galore at TK Maxx – with lucky designer treasures hidden amongst the stock.

One lucky customer found a fancy pair of Moschino sliders on sale for just £29.99 – £70 less than its usual price.

She also posted her deal to Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, where other shoppers were just as excited.

One posted: “Got these in black – two styles with box in store. They are lovely”

Another enthused: “Really comfy these sliders I have them in all 3 styles colours.”

And one desperate customer wrote: “Does anyone have a link, I can’t find them”

There’s often a sale on the shoe section – so keep your eyes peeled.

But if you’re buying online, remember to factor in delivery costs. They might be more if you either live far away or you’re ordering a larger item.


You can often find jewellery, purses, bags, hats and more at TK Maxx for a very reasonable price.

Accessories are also often sold in the clearance section – rock-bottom prices of up to 96% reductions.

Items get moved here if they haven’t been snapped up after four to six weeks, and quickly get purchased by bargain hunters.

Games and toys

Another one that normally hits the clearance section is games and toys – you can get board games as cheap as £3, like this shopper posted to social media.

It’s also important to check in stores with this one – many items are cheaper in stores than they are online.

For example, one shopper found a toy for £59.99 in store when it was over £100 online.

What to avoid

Although we praise a lot of things from TK Maxx, there are a couple products you shouldn’t go near.


There’s a lot of controversy around the food and drink sold at the tills.

Many have complained that the items – like sweets, chocolate and other snacks – sold are out of date.

One ex-worker told The Liverpool Echo: “I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve found out of date food and drinks that customers have already bought, started eating and drinking and complained that it tastes funny.

“So, make sure you check the dates.”

Other than possible quality issues, you can often find the food they stock cheaper elsewhere.


Makeup and skincare products should approached with caution if you’re buying from TK Maxx.

The same ex-worker told The Echo: “The makeup or cosmetics that go into clearance are usually broken or damaged or used, and usually they only knock 99p off so its worth buying the full priced one, unless its had multiple mark-downs.”

Instead, you should visit Boots, Superdrug or even supermarkets which can offer you discount cards and coupons.

For example, the Superdrug Health and Beauty card grants you £1 every 100 points you earn, and you get one point ever pound that you spend.

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The card also gets you free standard deliveries for orders over £15.

You can sign up for a card on Superdrug’s website.

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