In today’s economy, saving money is high on nearly everyone’s list of priorities. But a person still has to look good, right? Fortunately, bargain hunting is always in season in Tampa. From dressing yourself to dressing your home, you can find anything you’re looking for here. — Steve Hartsoe

TJ Maxx

Northdale Court
15740 N. Dale Marby Highway
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 969-3178

Town ‘N Country Shopping Center
7555 W. Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33615
(813) 885-1800

With two locations in Tampa, TJ Maxx has got you covered coming and going. If you like to look good, but don’t like high prices, this is the place for you. Featuring designer clothing and accessories at discount prices, TJ Maxx is your go-to place for bargains of up to 60 percent off department store prices. Store departments include ladies, men’s, jewelry, accessories, home and more, so there’s something for everyone in your family, as well as every room of your house. By utilizing the purchasing power of its more than 900 stores, TJ Maxx is able to secure savings and pass them on to you, meaning that other stores’ overstock is your gain! But, you’ll want to shop often – once it’s gone, it’s gone. That cashmere sweater you have your eye on might not be there when you get back! Hours: Vary.

The Missing Piece

Britton Plaza
3854 South Dale Mabry
Tampa, FL 33611
(813) 805-2696

Shopping for fine interior design on a budget can be a bit of a challenge. Fortunately, there’s The Missing Piece, Fine Interiors on Consignment. Offering high-end and antique furnishings of distinction, The Missing Piece is not a thrift store or a place for castoffs. It’s also not the place to be if you insist on “off the assembly line” new. It is, however, a place to pick up gently used fine furniture or that unique piece you’ve been searching for at a price that ensures that both buyer and seller leave happy. Items are never consigned for more than 90 days, meaning that fresh merchandise is always on-hand, and delivery and layaway options are available. Shop from their website or browse their inventory in the beautiful 18,000-square-foot showroom. Either way, you’re sure to find something you’ll love. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Goodwill Superstore

4102 W. Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 874-7077

In addition to a wide selection and great deals, there’s another great reason to shop at the Goodwill Superstore. In 2009, more than 1.9 million people benefited from Goodwill’s career services. As for shopping, you can find just about any household item you want at the Tampa Goodwill store. This includes furniture, clothes, books, videos, DVDs, CDs and more. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.