Just before the Fashion Week madness struck, I paid a quick visit to both my nearest TJ Maxx and Marshalls stores to check out their summer clearance shoes and see what was new for fall. Here are some highlights: The Cube at Marshalls has all the edgy teen must-haves that grown ups can wear on the weekends, too, like cargos, distressed jeans, tons of plaid shirts and chambray ones, too. Most items are priced under $30. I'm addicted to ruffle tops, tees, tanks, cardigans, you name it, so I wanted to see if Marshalls had this current trend in-stock, and they definitely did! My favorite piece was a black ruffle front tank by MICHAEL Michael Kors, priced under $30 - why pay more at a department store, right? At TJ Maxx, I was pleased to find a couple pairs of shoes from DV by Dolce Vita as well as Kelsi Dagger - two cool brands that are very on-trend at the moment, nice to see current styles at a substantial discount. Finally, my TJ Maxx had a ton of new handbags, including some designer names like Cynthia Rowley, Hype, Lucky Brand and B. Makowsky. Yes, you have to dig, but if you know what to look for, there are some serious savings to be had.
More photos after the jump!
Shown above: BCBGeneration swoopback pumps, $39.99 (compare at $75). Lauren Conrad wore a similar pair here.
Chambray and denim shirts under $20
Ruffle-front top by Michael Michael Kors, under $30
Big brown leather bag with stud detailed by Cynthia Rowley, $139.99 (compare at $240). This bag looked luxe in person and felt great to carry.
Here's another bag that looked really expensive in person, $139.99 (compare at $230) by Hype.
Lucky Brand for less!
Here's those Valentino knock-offs by Paris Hilton, definitely do not pay full price for these!
DV by Dolce Vita zipper detail boots, $79.99 (compare at $130). Love that TJ Maxx has been carrying this brand lately!
Nine West peep-toe pumps, perfect for work!
Another classy pair of heels for work...
Leopard pumps, a must-have for everyone's wardrobe!
Another pair of genuine leather boots from DV by Dolce Vita
Betsey Johnson heels for under $80. I noticed these were $150 at piperlime.com.