Maxx Time

I've spent the last few weeks resisting the lure of the newly opened TK Maxx store in Charing Cross Road. You can't miss all the advertising locally, at Tottenham Court Road tube take exit 2, 3 mins walk away. Today I finally succumbed, it was a horrible wet lunch break and I just wanted to go somewhere nice and dry and have a browse away from the sodden tourists mouching in Oxford Street.   With the Cross Rail building work - the local landscape has changed dramatically, lots of buildings have been knocked down and I couldn't remember what used to be there. I think it may have been a book shop right on the corner of Denmark Street meets Charing Cross Road. Inside TX Maxx the ground floor had their new ModBox range, aimed to be more fashion forward but I had a quick scan and didn't see anything for me. Aimed at Heat readers it was mostly for the graphic tee tops and jeans brigade. Round the other side they had a rail of the Premium Designer range and I was pleasantly surprised to see Missoni, Jill Sander, Stella McCartney & Blumarine. Big discounts on the outfits but to spend £399 in there and no size choices I would rather head to Selfridges and have a proper 'shop' experience. In my mind's eye TK Maxx is the equivalent of a guilty Nando's (Primark is a dirty MacDonalds) - go figure my questionable thinking here...

Anyway to cut a long story short - nothing here for me on this visit - its a smaller shop compared to the branches in Hammersmith and Croydon. I headed upstairs and lucked out for the tots - scooped up two baby sleeping bags for the Thing 1 and Thing 2. I don't usually buy them matching gear but as they are both mad for In The Night Garden I had to get them the same thing.

I always do very well here for kids stuff. Curly Haired Beauty had an amazing sweet Snow Suit bought from them. It was such a shame when she outgrew it. Came in very handy when we had that big dump of snow. I have now passed it onto a friends little girl and she loves it as much as mine did.

TK Maxx is one of those places you just have to keep checking back in to see what's in and you may luck out.


  1. I have only ever been in one once and it was Rubbish! There was no sign of any designer bits and the store was a mess, but I know plenty of people that have picked up real bargains.

  2. The modbox range was the same when i went in too - the only thing TKMaxx are really great for is shoes: I have a couple of pairs of irregular choice ones I picked up for £29. Bargain! CBH looks too cute!!

  3. It is luck out shop but I always seem to when I go. I have to save up and then have a splurge. Practice makes perfect.
    the book shop, Pret, foyles all going or gone for Cross Rail, same with my old college on Davies St.
    Central College St MArtins goes to Kings Cross soon and that will be the end of Charing Cross as it once was.

  4. Hi there-yes, our T K Maxx has mixed offerings depending on when you go. Your daughter looks just soo cute too! x

  5. So adorable in that snow suit!


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