This Secret Section of HomeGoods Has Tons of High-End Pieces for Way Less

published May 3, 2023
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Rarely does a weekend pass where I don’t check out HomeGoods or T.J. Maxx just to see what’s new. I always make a point to go to these stores when I travel, too, because the inventory and demand for certain things is different depending on where you are.  And even when I’m not browsing in person, I love scrolling through the websites for both stores in my downtime. Ever since HomeGoods, in particular, launched online shopping, I’ve been looking for ways to hack the website the same way super-shoppers cruise the aisles of the brick-and-mortars to find the best deals and items. To that end, I’m happy to report I just stumbled upon a semi-secret section of the highest-end, most sought-out HomeGoods products online called “The Collection.” This curation is similar to T.J. Maxx’s “The Runway,” but smaller and way less easy to find on the site (at least for right now): it lives under the brand’s “Idea Shop,” where you might not think to click for shoppable offerings. 

There, you’ll find large foundational pieces, like rugs and furniture, as part of “The Collection,” as well as offerings like art, cookware, and accessories. The lighting available is definitely a standout right now; I’ve spotted pieces from design industry giants, but, of course, nothing is promised to last because quantities are limited. So if you see something you can’t live without, grab it and check out as fast as you can (inventory appears to be updated every few days or so).

One quick note about “The Collection”: We’re talking major designer finds here, and some of the pricing is reflective of that. Everything costs well below retail, but if you’re just looking for the most inexpensive items, you’ll see more competitive offerings elsewhere on the site. I rounded up a few items to get you started shopping “The Collection,” but definitely take a spin over there as often as you can because you’re going to like what you see. 

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HomeGoods buyers pride themselves on the goods they’re able to source from all over the globe and bring to shoppers for less. Case in point: this stainless steel skillet, which is made in France. It comes in two sizes and is compatible with all types of stovetops, even induction.

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You’ve seen jute rugs but have you seen a jute mirror? The woven frame on this piece screams special, and it’d be the perfect finishing touch in a boho-leaning bathroom, bedroom, or entryway.

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Trust me when I say this rug brand is all over the higher-end retailer circuit — and for way higher prices, at that. It’s tough finding a 6-foot by 9-foot area carpet with this kind of vintage-inspired detailing for less than $1,000, let alone less than $500 (before tax). If you’re looking for a pop of color in your traditional-meets-modern space, I can’t recommend this piece enough.

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A chandelier that’s this classic in styling and this large in size for this price, again, is pretty remarkable. I’d hang it in a dining room to add a shiny focal point overhead.

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You probably know the brand behind this iconic zigzag pattern, so need I say more? This bath towel is from an iconic Italian fashion house, and, though not inexpensive, would cost almost double anywhere else.

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Check out “The Collection” section for its large scale art offerings; so many of the items here would be perfect anchors for gallery wall arrangements. This substantial square embroidered piece would also make a great one-and-done over a headboard.

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All-white plaster lighting is very on-trend right now, so I was legitimately surprised to see the ‘Goods already on it with this substantial style. A dining room probably pops into your mind as the first place for one of these fixtures, but I’d argue the design is just statement-making and quiet enough to be an unexpected touch in a bedroom.