Introducing HomeSense at Manchester Arndale

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Today we took a trip to the Trafford Centre to have a look around the HomeSense store there. HomeSense are part of the TK Maxx family, but as their name suggests, they focus on home furnishings. I must have walked past this store dozens of times but had never actually ventured inside but, with ongoing decorating, this invitation couldn't have come at a better time. Manchester opens it's second HomeSense store tomorrow, May 30th at 10am, in the city centre Arndale Shopping Centre,  with Anthony Cotton from Coronation Street on ribbon cutting duties and a free £10 gift voucher for the first 200 customers through the door.

HomeSense Manchester Trafford Centre

As we were a day early for the grand opening we had a little shopping trip around HomeSense Trafford Centre with a £20 giftcard to spend on whatever took our fancy. I browsed the aisles for what seemed like ages, I'm useless at shopping under pressure! I was really impressed by the range instore and found it to be displayed attractively and in a well thought out manner. I was really spoiled for choice. 

Range at HomeSense Manchester Trafford Centre

We're about to paint our bathroom yellow so I thought I might find some accessories for that but yellow must be out of fashion as a bathroom colour because, despite a massive range of other colours, there was no yellow! My eyes were caught by a few Emma Bridgewater mugs but I think there would be war in my house if I brought home some more mugs so I reluctantly stepped away from them. I came across a great display of blue glass but this and small people is a bad combination, I'll have to wait until they are a bit bigger to risk those purchases. In the end I plumped for a tea infuser and a slate cheese board. Both are things that I've had my eye on for quite some time but would never ordinarily buy for myself, this was the perfect opportunity to indulge. I was really impressed that I could buy both items and still  have change from £20.

HomeSense Purchases Jamie Oliver Cheese Board Tea Infuser

I'd definitely recommend calling in to HomeSense Arndale tomorrow, if you have the opportunity. The free £10 voucher would buy you either one of these items and, with 50000 items in store at any one time, and 10000 items of new stock each week there really will be something for everyone. If you're not in Manchester you can use their website to find your nearest HomeSense store.

Disclaimer: I received a £20 giftcard and lunch from HomeSense, all thoughts and opinions are my own