You guys know I love TJ Maxx and Marshalls holds a similarly special place in my heart. Though owned by the same company, I think the stores have different strengths-Marshalls has better clothes, TJ Maxx has better accessories.
While clothes shopping in Marshalls last weekend I did the obligatory walk through the purse section and was pleasantly surprised to see some really big names at huge discounts. I came across Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Matt & Nat, Hobo, Max & Cleo and several others. I went to Belk the next day and they were carrying Michael Kors bags that looked almost identical to one I had seen in Marshalls!
All this to say that there are great deals to be had and that you can be on a budget and still have a fabulous designer handbag!