Let’s destroy T.J. Maxx


Kiera Kemppainen

Some of my favorite finds at T.J.Maxx from the brands I search for.

If you get any TikToks on your For You Page about T.J. Maxx, you’ve likely heard the words of Avery Katherine Wood. Wood makes videos about products she finds at T.J. Maxx. She forever opens these videos with, “Let’s destroy T.J. Maxx.” 

And that, we will.

When it comes to T.J. Maxx, I hate to say it, but I am a brand stickler. I search for specific brands rather than certain products. I do this more in the cosmetics and skincare sections rather than clothing. I try to be careful about what I put on my face. So, those random face oils constantly filling the shelves will not be coming home with me unless I know the brand.

So, what brands do I search for?


Every once in a while, I find Laneige products at T.J. Maxx. Specifically, the Water Sleeping Mask and the Lip Sleeping Masks. At the store I go to, the full-size lip masks are typically $19.99, while the sets of four mini lip masks are $24.99. I bought a Water Sleeping Mask for $19.99. I had never purchased a Laneige product prior to finding it at T.J. Maxx. I love the products I’ve bought, especially for the T.J. Maxx price.

I search for specific brands rather than certain products.


Glossier seems to arrive at T.J.Maxx in bulk and then no more is added until the remainder is gone. The amount of Brow Flick pencils in black is insane at my local store. I found a couple of Mint Balm Dot Coms about a month ago, as well as some eyeshadow palettes and liquid eyeshadow. Other than those products, there only ever seems to be one in stock of others like Solar Paint and primer. Glossier is a well-known and well-loved brand that I’m sure needs no explanation. While they can be few and far between at times, it’s worth it to search for the pink and white packaging. 

Batiste and It’s a 10

Moving to hair, these brands never seem to be in short supply. Shelves overflow with Batiste Dry Shampoo and various It’s a 10 products. T.J. Maxx has become my go-to when I need a restock on these items. I’ve been using It’s a 10 since I was little and refuse to stop; I’m always glad to find it at a lower price. Batiste is a newer brand to me, but I know it’s not some sketchy brand. Through the one bottle I’ve so far bought, I’m a fan.

Free People Movement

Only about a week ago, I found an originally $50 long-sleeve shirt for only $16.99 at T.J. Maxx. I’m rather fond of Free People Movement, along with other Free People brands. I’ll take any excuse to buy it. The shirt is one of the softest I own. I’ve been seeing many TikToks showcasing Free People Movement items at T.J. Maxx locations across the country, so I know it’s not just my store. Trust me, when you find this brand, you probably should buy it. 


My mom and I recently found several Athleta sweatshirts hidden in the T.J. Maxx racks. They are seriously the softest crewnecks ever. And, for $20? I’ll take all of the buttery tops. Every single item I’ve ever bought from Athleta has been insanely comfortable, but also a little pricey. When I saw the familiar white tag hanging from some sweatshirts, I knew the price would make them necessary to buy.

T.J. Maxx is my holy grail of stores. I always walk out with at least two things—even if I go twice in a span of three days. The shelves are constantly restocked. It’s important to keep an eye out for brands that you may never see for so cheap again.