The opportunity to check out the spring fashion at Marshalls couldn’t have come at a better time: I received a $25 gift card to shop a few days before we left for our cruise last month. I was in the midst of a desperate hunt to find a family trip appropro-bathing suit. While I don’t think I’ve succumbed to “mom jeans”, I did need a “mom bathing suit” (read: a one-piece). So, off to Marshalls I went…

About Marshalls

Marshalls is one of the nation’s leading off-price family apparel and home fashion retailers with over 820 stores spanning 42 states and Puerto Rico.* Marshalls offers a wide selection of current season, top quality, brand name fashions for the entire family as well as giftware and domestics for the home at prices 20-60 percent less than department stores, specialty boutiques and catalogs.

*I saw a Marshalls when we were in Puerto Rico on our cruise!

Bathing Suit Shopping

As soon as I walked in the door of Marshalls, I was optimistic that I’d be able to find a bathing suit. The swimsuit section, including one pieces, bikinis and cover ups, was right at the front of the store. (No surprise, really, considering it’s in a tourist destination at Spring Break time.) I browsed the racks and found several suits I wanted to try on almost immediately.

After my trip to LA when I learned about off-price shopping and how Marshalls is able to offer this season’s fashions at a serious discount, I wasn’t surprised to find name brands like DKNY and Speedo among the selection.

I took a bunch of suits into the dressing room and success! I fell in love with a La Blanca halter ruched bathing suit for $19.99. A bathing suit for $19.99 that made me feel like a million bucks (or at least 10 grand?) = priceless. I wasn’t familiar with La Blanca when I bought the suit, but after a little investigation, I discovered it is offered at high end department stores. I even found this suit that is very similar to the one I bought, but it costs $119 at Nordstrom. A far cry from my $19.99.

Spring Fashion Trends

Even if you’re not in the market for a bathing suit, Marshalls offers quality, current season, on-trend designer pieces without the pesky designer price tag. The fashion experts at Marshalls have some advice on this spring’s fashion trends.

  • Get Neutral: Banish dark winter tones and embrace soft spring colors with a neutral palette of pinks, corals, tanks and blush.
  • Pretty and Polished: Play up the feminine look with delicate details like lace, eyelets and ruffles. Pencil skirts with flowing blouses are great for office and draped or cascading cardigans are great for layering with a sundress.
  • Utilitarian Chic: Go casual with cargo shorts and capris. Add a floral blouse for a feminine touch or pair with a boyfriend style button-down over cargo pants.
  • Keep it Classic: Complement new trendy statement pieces with pencil skirts and tiered blouses.
  • Day and Night: Denim is a fabric of choice this spring and looks great in slim leg leggings with grommet studded bomber jacket for a daytime statement look. For a night on the town, wear a bandage dress paired with chained handbag in muted metallic.

To Buy or Not to Buy

To Buy… I had GREAT luck with my most recent trip to Marshalls. I went in looking for a bathing suit with a budget of $25 and I left with a gorgeous bathing suit and $5 to spare.

Or Not to Buy… Sometimes Marshalls does require more patience and a love of the hunt to find just what you’re looking for as there are just as many fashion duds are there are fashion scores. I know some people love it, but I’ve yet to be entirely converted. I rarely have the time to weed through

Shop! Have fun shopping the spring trends at Marshalls. To locate the store nearest you, visit Marshalls online.

Win! A $25 Marshalls Gift Card to Update Your Spring Wardrobe!

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Disclosure: Giveaway ends May 2. Open to US mailing addresses only. Thanks to Marshalls for providing a gift card for my shopping experience and the giveaway prize. Opinions here are my own and uninfluenced by receipt of product.


Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 8, 6 and 3 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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    I’d love to buy some spring dresses.

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    I entered the TJ Maxx giveaway at Baby Loving Mama.

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    I follow Marshall’s on Twitter @mami2jcn

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    I’m a Facebook fan of the Shopping Mama (Mary Happymommy)

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    I subscribe to your blog via email.

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    I’m a Marshalls Facebook fan (Mary Happymommy)

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    I will be shopping for the dreaded swimsuit!

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    Betty N

    I would love a new swimsuit!

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    Betty N

    I’m following Marshall’s on Twitter.

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    I love Marshells. I would get a new pair of shoes. I find the best food deals there,too. A couple of weeks ago, I got some dark chocolate covered key lime macaroons for under a dollar.

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    Julie Cutshaw

    i’d love to shop for a new swim suit , mine is as old as can be and a new one would be refreshing, thanks
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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    Sherry A. Gilland

    some new sandals and summer tops would be nice to shop for thank you for the chance
    sherrya1210 at yahoo dot com

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    Beth Monson

    I’d love to get a cute pair of capris from Marshall’s!

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    Beth Monson

    I’m a shopping buddy (Bethany)

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