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Former TK Maxx Employee Reveals Why You Should Always Start At The Back Of Shop

Lucy Devine

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Former TK Maxx Employee Reveals Why You Should Always Start At The Back Of Shop

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

When you first arrive in a TK Maxx store, it can often feel a little overwhelming, what with rail upon rail of clothes and accessories.

But turns out there is some organisation in how the shop is laid out, after a former employee revealed what to look out for when hunting down a bargain in store.

In new Channel 5 documentaryTK Maxx: How Do They Do It?,  former senior merchandiser Daniel Baker explained why it's important to head to the back of the store first.

TK Maxx always seems to have the best bargains (Credit: Alamy)
TK Maxx always seems to have the best bargains (Credit: Alamy)

"A lot of the things people really want they put at the back of the store," he said.

Consumer journalist Harry Wallop explained the idea behind this. "On the one hand, it's like a department store," he said.

"But it's laid out like a jumble sale. You are looking for some pans and you end up with Himalayan pink salt."

Meanwhile, in a statement for the documentary, TK Maxx said: "Some of our merchandise is manufactured for us and some we design.

"A small percentage is from previous seasons or timeless classics. New deliveries arrive several times a week, containing thousands of items, and our associates display this fast-changing stock typically by size and category-creating the 'treasure-hunt' experience our shoppers love."

Apparently, the best bargains are at the back of the store (Credit: Alamy)
Apparently, the best bargains are at the back of the store (Credit: Alamy)

In the doc, Daniel also explained that '2' is the "exciting" number to look out for when browsing for a bargain.

“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," he said.

"It’s excess stock or something like that.

"... 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."

In the doc, Daniel also explained that '2' is the "exciting" number to look out for when browsing for a bargain (Credit: Alamy)
In the doc, Daniel also explained that '2' is the "exciting" number to look out for when browsing for a bargain (Credit: Alamy)

Tyla has reached out to TK Maxx for comment.

You can watch TK Maxx: How Do They Do It? on My5 now.

Topics: Fashion, Style

Lucy Devine
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