Shop at Marshalls for Plus-Size Clothes and Accessories

Yes, Marshalls Does Carry Fashion Plus-Size Items

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Like its sister store TJ Maxx, Marshalls is a chain that sells discounted fashion clothing and accessories. According to their website:

Our buyers are on the hunt throughout the year for the hottest brand name and designer fashions of the season for the entire family and home — from trendy tops to leather jackets, to booties and crossbody handbags, to bold ties and sneakers, to zip hoodies and educational toys, to graphic print pillows and designer fragrances.
We buy from all kinds of vendors: big brand names to boutique, designer labels, as well as up-and-coming labels and one-of-a-kind gems. We also have some merchandise manufactured for us to bring you exceptional fashion and quality at an amazing price. Our buyers choose many different colors, styles, fabrics so there are always lots of great choices for you.
Our buyers are opportunistic and entrepreneurial. So when a designer overproduces or other stores overbuy, we swoop in, negotiate the lowest possible price, and pass the savings on!

What this means is that Marshalls and TJ Maxx shoppers may find almost anything in the store, but they are unlikely to find the same thing twice. Many of the items they carry are available in plus sizes ranging from X1 (size 18-20) all the way up to X5 (size 30-32). You have a very good chance of finding a terrific bargain in your plus size,  but you never know when that perfect item may be available.

Tips for Shopping at Marshalls

With all that said, here are some tips for finding the perfect plus-size bargain item without too much pain!

  1. Don't go during "rush hour." Avoid trying to find the perfect plus piece during the holidays or on the weekend, because Marshall's can seem particularly cramped in between racks and shelves. Instead, try popping in at off times, lunch hour on a Tuesday in October, for example.
  2. Don't get discouraged the first time around. Much like its sister shop TJ Maxx, Marshall's can have hidden treasures just waiting for you to scoop them up. Unfortunately, on an "off day," you might not find much at all. Swing back once every two weeks, and stay persistent. Getting a good deal is worth it.
  3. Try not to get distracted. Perfect plus sized items on discount are hard to come by, so if you spend your lunch hour browsing purses you're unlikely to have time to spend searching and trying on clothes.
  4. Check out their blog for tips. You'll find active members publishing current magazine clips on present plus-size pieces that are hot right now, and you'll also get to enjoy a community atmosphere to ask Marshall's-specific questions.
  5. Check the floors. Marshall's often has pieces misplaced in the shop, and I do find it to be more unorganized than TJ Maxx. For that reason, keep a lookout when you are heading to the dressing rooms, and also check out any racks you pass in the store.
  6. Consider browsing online before or after hitting the store. If you have an idea of what's available and what you look good in, you may be able to order without ever setting foot in the mall!

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