Fine, I'll admit it. I got up early this morning so that I could be among the first 500 through the doors of the newly-opened TK Maxx on Gracechurch Street just so I could get my hands on the £10 gift card the store was giving away. As you may be able to tell from my TK Maxx - Charing Cross Road store review, I'm quite the fan of this sort-of outlet store, having developed a mild addiction to it of late.
Anyway, while in the queue of people waiting for the store to open, the lovely TK Maxx staff came around with free small cups of smoothies. Nice one! The doors opened promptly at 7.30 am, and we streamed in. The gift card giving process went incredibly smoothly, and, against my better instincts given that I had to get to work, I decided to wander around the store just to see if there was anything nice I really really wanted to buy before getting into the office.
I'm delighted to report that this store has the same Gold Label section which is the first place I visit in any TK Maxx store. When I looked, there were quite a few D&G and Versace pieces, as well as a couple of Puccis and Missonis. The hosiery section was pretty good too, carrying quite a few Aristoc Bodytoning pieces in sensible colours and sizes. The handbag section was fairly large, though I didn't linger there, and there were definitely quite a few clothing racks too including a couple of Mod Box racks, whatever that means!
As part of the opening, there was an in-store DJ and free shoe shines were given away. Not quite what I expected for a store opening right smack in the middle of the City, but, well, what a way to start off a morning!
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