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TJ Maxx and Marshall's Are Launching Online Shopping

TJ Maxx and Marshall's are making plans to launch e-commerce, according to StyleBistro which cites this WWD article. This is BIG news for us budget shoppers because until now, our favorite off-price retailers haven't had a presence in the online world. We've had to rely on bloggers to show us what's new (like myself!) in the brick-and-mortar stores.

On the one hand, online shopping will be a godsend for shoppers who don't live near a TJ Maxx or Marshalls - or who claim, as many of you do, that your local store isn't all that great! On the other hand, will the deals be as good? And what about the "thrill of the hunt"? I happen to enjoy the in-store experience because I don't mind getting hands-on and doing a little digging, and I feel like I'm competing with fewer fashionistas for those rare gems (and clearance items) that pop up unexpectedly at my store.

Are you excited at the prospect of being able to shop TJ Maxx and Marshalls online?

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I'm sooo excited! TJ Maxx is one of my very favorite stores! I have access to a store, but I'm also a compulsive online shopper :-) My wallet is gonna take a serious hit from this one. Thanks for the great news!

#1 Meagan (Homepage) on 2013-02-25 14:59 (Reply)
I personally don't think I'll use it. For every 10 items I take into the fitting room at TJs or Marshalls, I purchase maybe 1 item. Because they are often slightly imperfect items or designers I don't know, I HAVE to try things on. I like the thrill of the hunt too.

However, if they start going the RueLaLa/HauteLook route, I'd be down! Especially for accessories.
#2 Diane on 2013-02-25 15:03 (Reply)
What stores are you shopping at? I have never had the problem that you are speaking of. I love every item of clothing that I have ever purchased at Marshalls. I have purchased items from Macy's that I can't say the same for. I guess that I have just been lucky.
#2.1 Cheryl Walker on 2018-02-22 00:10 (Reply)
Oh no, my wallet is hiding from me. This is amazing, though! Each store has a different variety of items and it seems like mine doesn't get a ton of designer stuff like others, so I would gladly shop online. I hope they have free shipping or something along those lines. I hate paying for shipping.
#3 Elizabeth on 2013-02-25 15:16 (Reply)
I've only shopped TJ Maxx once and was underwhelmed by the selection. Most of what I found looked like designer rejects that only label-hungry teens would wear. Like a cropped T-shirt with a gawdy rhinestone-encrusted Baby Phat logo on the front...ehhh. Maybe it's my locale. Ohioans are more inclined to don pajama pants than dress pants, or even jeans, outside the home. Sorry Ohio, but we're slobs. I bought my husband a pair of Izod pants which he liked. Unfortunately they fell apart in no time.

I've been wanting to give TJ Maxx a second chance. Maybe they have a better selection by now.
#4 Roxanne on 2013-02-25 15:39 (Reply)
Any clue whether you can buy online but return in the store? That's one of my favorite things to you can try things on risk free in your home and take back what doesn't fit.
#5 Jamie on 2013-02-25 16:58 (Reply)
I have mixed feelings on this, it could be a great for items like shoes that are harder for me to come by in my size, but on the other hand, like you, I LOVE to check things out in person and it really is the thrill of the hunt, you can't beat the excitement of in store shopping! I do know a lot of people have been asking for an online store for a while. It should be an interesting launch to watch for :-)

#6 Tracy (Homepage) on 2013-02-25 18:39 (Reply)
If the prices are as good as in the store and the shipping is reasonable then I am for it. I would probably only purchase bags and accessories. I would be reluctant to purchase clothing without knowing my size for sure in a particular brand.
#7 Elizabeth on 2013-02-25 18:52 (Reply)
I'm not sure how I feel about this. I'm a big online shopper, but I'm not sure how my TJ Maxx/Marshalls experience will translate online. TJ Maxx and Marshalls are my favorite stores to shop in, largely because of the thrill of the hunt. I am fortunate to live near a few TJ Maxxs and Marshalls. I know how different their stock can be. I'm glad for the people not close to a store, but I'm not sure I'll shop online.
#8 Laura on 2013-02-25 22:16 (Reply)
:-D This is awesome! I wish Ross would have online shopping too.. Is there an estimate for when TJMaxx and Marshall's will be online?
#9 Brooke Miller on 2013-02-26 02:49 (Reply)
this is terrific news! i'm always jealous of people who have great finds from these places. i never seem to have much luck in the stores...
#10 Fanny L. (Homepage) on 2013-02-26 22:54 (Reply)
Hmm, I can't decide either. I love the thrill of the hunt BUT it would be nice to snatch things up online without trembling fear that I won't be able to find it in the store.
#11 ReturnofTheMac (Homepage) on 2013-02-27 23:21 (Reply)
Why can't I get to the Marshall's site?
#12 margaret bood on 2015-03-24 21:49 (Reply)
The link should be, hope that helps.
#13 The Budget Babe on 2015-03-25 07:28 (Reply)
Marshall do not have an online shopping option
#14 Chanell on 2016-10-23 08:50 (Reply)
Would love to see Marshalls go on line
#15 Linda Larson on 2017-03-07 17:13 (Reply)
Yes, please make this an option... Not enough options in the store and good for using gift cards and when you are sick you can still shop. Thanks Toby
#16 Toby Hartley on 2017-05-20 15:23 (Reply)
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