Thursday, 12 October 2017

New Store - HomeSense Union Square Aberdeen

Post in collaboration with HomeSense


There's a new store in Aberdeen's Union Square Shopping Centre. If you love TK Maxx home, you’ll find lots more to adore at HomeSense. It's an Aladdin's cave of treasures for interior and homewear lovers.




When it comes to shopping for clothes, shoes, handbags and the likes I'm really not all that fussed. I sure ain't no fashion blogger. Homewear and kitchen bits and bobs on the other hand - I simply can't pass an interesting looking shop by. So you can imagine my excitement when I heard that HomeSense were opening a store in Aberdeen. If you've never heard of them you'll know exactly what I mean when I describe the premise. Basically they are part of the TK Maxx group and they stock all the wonderful living, dining, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and furniture bits and pieces. A store opening practically on my doorstep with over 15,000 square feet of goodies across two floors - I may have actually squealed!


The Aberdeen store which is located in the Union Square outdoor shopping park (between Dreams and Hobbycraft) is the first stand-alone HomeBase store in Scotland. It officially opened its doors at 10am on Thursday 12th October, but along with a group of Aberdeen bloggers and social influencers I was able to get a sneaky peek in advance. It's the 51st store in the UK and the second in Scotland (check out the one in Edinburgh) and has provided a boost to the local economy with the creation of 40 new jobs. As part of the TK Maxx family it operates an 'off-price’ concept always up to 60% less than the RRP. The really exciting bit for me is that you never know what you are going to find as they have such an eclectic and ever changing mix. This does however mean that if you spot something you have to grab it there and then to avoid missing out. Frequent deliveries mean thousands of new items each week, so there's always the thrill of a new find, every time you visit.



When I shared with my Facebook followers that HomeSense was coming to town there was huge excitement all round. The post had a reach in excess of 70,000 with over 7,000 reactions, comments and shares. Aberdonians are of course known for liking a bargain and they aren't going to be disappointed. The store itself is an absolute treasure trove. It's light, bright and well laid out by room, product type and colour. There are nifty wee pull along trolley baskets as well as traditional large trolleys and if you buy anything too big staff are happy to help out.


Split across two floors downstairs you'll find decorative items, soft furnishings, stationery, seasonal goodies, bath & body, clocks, mirrors, art, candles (more than I've ever seen!) and lighting whilst upstairs it's bathroom, bedding, towels, cookware, kitchen, dining, food, children and pets. Pretty much everything you need to make your home look gorgeous at a great price.
Without further ado here's a quick visual tour of the shop and a rundown of what I bought at the preview event...


SO many gorgeous things, I could quite literally have browsed and scoured the shelves and aisles for hours. With a restrained trolley basket of goodies I headed for the till. No prizes for guessing what my current favourite interiors colour scheme is - yup it's all about the copper and rose gold tones. I picked up a pot rest, cooling tray, storage bin and pumpkin candle. Keeping with the pumpkin theme I also bought Pumpkin Spice coffee syrup. My eclectic collection of foodie themed Christmas tree ornaments was extended with a stand mixer and a fish. For the kitchen there were dishcloths, tongs and a terrine tin and from the decorative goodies a couple of quirky trinket dishes. Santa may also have done some shopping but of course he can't share his purchases.

Final piece of excitement of the night was at the till. Whilst the TK Maxx receipts are red (which always makes them super easy to find in your handbag or purse) the HomeSense ones are green. I'm easily pleased! I've a feeling I'm going to be seeing rather a lot of those green receipts. Whilst at the till I also used my Treasure card for the first time which is the new TK Maxx and HomeSense loyalty card. Pick one up next time you're instore and register it online for rewards, invitations and surprises. 

Discover the new HomeSense Aberdeen store at 
6/7 East Terrace, 
Union Square
Aberdeen
AB11 5RD

Opening Hours
Mon - Fri 10am - 8pm
Sat 10am - 7pm
Sun 10am - 6pm




Disclosure: This is a commissioned post for HomeSense. As always, all views expressed are my own. 
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10 comments :

  1. How fab! I spotted this store as I was walking to the Shetland ferry terminal recently; love how close it is to the ferry so it'll be easier for all us Shetland folk to shop there when we visit the mainland! Will definitely check it out next time I'm south. :)

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    1. It's an absolute treasure trove and I can well imagine that lots frpm it's shelves will be making the ferry journey up to the Northern Isles!

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  2. I love Home Sense, it's my favourite shop when it comes to food photography props! I just wish I lived a bit closer to one.

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    1. I must confess that I use 'food photography' props as a valid excuse for so much of my shopping these days.

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  3. It sounds like homeware heaven! Two whole massive floors of it! I must head to my local one soon. :)

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    1. That's exactly what it is! I'll take it over clothing and make up any day of the week.

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  4. I would live in homesense if I could - seriously it has everythign I need for Christmas and cooking ( the two most important things in my life)..

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    1. You probably could actually live there - might be rather a restricted diet though!

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  5. I'm making a trip in a couple of weeks so I will definitely be popping in!

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    1. Absolutely worth a visit - I defy you to leave empty handed!

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