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Shopper explains what number 1 means on TK Maxx price tags

Shopper explains what number 1 means on TK Maxx price tags

The codes on the price tags can reveal interesting information about the items

A beauty blogger has revealed what the number '1' means if you spot it on TK Maxx price tags when browsing the shop.

Let's be honest - cost aside - the small details on the price tag are usually the least of our worries.

All we really need to know is the size of the clothes, how much they cost, and maybe what brand they are, in case you happen to have stumbled upon an amazing designer deal in the retail store.

Usually shoppers are only concerned about the price on the tag.
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Apart from those details, you probably won't be spending any more time looking at the tag than you need to.

You might even avoid looking at it altogether if you're feeling a bit guilty about how much shopping you've been doing recently.

But Alex Pavlova, who posts on TikTok under the name @beautyforeverybody, has revealed why we should pay more attention to price tags - specifically those in TK Maxx.

In her video, the TikToker revealed that tags in the shop hold certain numbers, which each have a particular meaning.

TK Maxx has codes on its labels.
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The clip showed Alex standing in a TK Maxx store, with a caption above her head reading "what TK Maxx codes mean".

If you're a big fan of TK Maxx, Alex revealed that it's the number '1' you need to be looking out for - and you'll usually find it above the price of the product.

Finding a tag featuring the number 1, Alex explained that these are the items produced by TK Maxx itself. As they're produced by the store, it's unlikely you'd find a better deal anywhere else.

Other numbers reveal other details, with Alex saying the number '2' indicates 'genuine unsold stock', while a number '7' represents a product that 'was packed away from a previous year'.

Number '1' apparently means the product is made by TK Maxx.
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While a number '1' is the code to look for if you're a fan of the brand, a former senior merchandiser has suggested that number '2' is the one that could get you the best deal.

Speaking on the Channel 5 documentary TK Maxx: How Do They Do It?, Daniel Baker explained: “On any label, you can see a number. The number that is really exciting to a customer is number two because that means it’s genuine stock that was sold at a higher price somewhere else.

"It’s excess stock or something like that.

"The main three codes are one, two, and seven... You can get good value for money on a type one. It could be that just the sheer volume they are producing means they can price it cheaper.

“The real bargains you are looking for are a two and a seven for sure. That’s also part of the treasure hunt when I got into a store as I’m constantly going ‘oh that’s a type two, that’s a real bargain there'."

Featured Image Credit: Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images/TikTok/@beautyforeverybody

Topics: Shopping, Life, Hacks, Fashion