Friday, June 26, 2009

Spring into Off-Price Shopping with a T.J. Maxx & Marshalls 'Spendervention'

T.J. Maxx and Marshalls are the places for a chic recessionista to shop this spring. As the nation’s leading off-price retailers, they sell the same, first quality,
designer merchandise as department and specialty stores, but for much less, every day.

Opportunistic buying is what differentiates T.J. Maxx and Marshalls from the competition. T.J.
Maxx and Marshalls’ buyers are the ultimate treasure hunters – continuously searching the globefor amazing deals on the hottest spring trends to bring back to their stores. And although they are both owned by the same company (The TJX Companies, Inc.), you’ll find a different selection ofmerchandise at each store, every day. In fact, the way merchandise is bought and shipped ensures that all 1600+ stores each receive thousands of new and different items every week. Because they are owned by the same company, the buyers have the ability to negotiate a much better price and pass that savings along to customers!

So, when thinking of where to shop for new spring wardrobe pieces, keep in mind that over
10,000 new items are delivered each week to every store. That straw tote you have been
coveting? Designer maxi dress? No problem, they’ve got it and for much less!

Top Five Reasons Why Off-Price is the Way to Shop This Spring
1. Buying Power – Their merchandise strategy can be summed up in two words – opportunistic
buying. While other retailers buy merchandise several times a year, their buyers travel to
market over forty weeks a year, sourcing from 10,000 vendors in 60 countries. These wide
and frequent market trips allow them to buy closer to need and be smarter about trends. Also,
because we are making deals closer to need, they are in a good position to negotiate a better
price with vendors, and pass those savings along to their customers.

2. Unbelievable Savings – Today more than ever their buyers can negotiate even better prices
with vendors due to many factors: department stores planning their inventories much lower,
overbuying and then canceling orders, or designers overproducing. All these things allow them
to deliver the same merchandise sold in department stores, at the same time, at much lower
prices to their customers.

3. Product Quality – At T.J. Maxx and Marshalls their values extend to the important
partnerships they have with their vendors. The vast majority of their merchandise is sourced
directly from top designers and manufacturers. Over 95% of merchandise at T.J Maxx and
Marshalls is the same first quality items that you would find at a department or specialty store
at the same time.

4. Fresh Merchandise – While department stores only receive new merchandise seasonally,
their stores receive more than 10,000 new items each week. When you shop at T.J. Maxx and
Marshalls, you’re bound to find a new, differentiated selection of merchandise with every
shopping experience.

5. No Sale, Ever - Their reputation has been built on offering our customers an ever-changing
selection of brand name family apparel at great values every day. They know customers are
bombarded with “sales” and savings messages all the time. They try to keep it simple for them
by offering great values every day. There is no need to wait for a sale or clip coupons.

“They encourage shoppers to check out their stores constantly to see the ever-changing
merchandise and expanded brand names they carry for half the price,” said Laura McDowell,
spokesperson for T.J. Maxx and Marshalls. “Shopping off-price is always the smartest way to
shop; however, now more than ever, consumers should give it a try. Why pay more for the same
high-quality, brand name department store item if you don’t have to?”

Both stores carry designer and brand name apparel and accessories for women, men and
children as well as an extensive home décor selection. Each store also carries the latest
handbags, luggage, giftware, shoes, bath and body products, and children’s educational toys and
books. However, there are some departmental differentiators between the stores:

• At T.J. Maxx exclusively you’ll find an expanded jewelry department with 14-kt. gold,
sterling silver, semiprecious stones and the latest in fashion jewelry.
• Amongst great designer spring fashions, Marshalls stores offer thousands of square feet
of footwear for the entire family. The Marshalls Shoe MegaShop features thousands of
shoes for women, men and children in a new, easy-to-shop format.

About T.J. Maxx
T.J. Maxx is a Massachusetts-based off-price retailer with more than 875 stores nationwide. The stores offer amazing savings every day on brand name and designer fashions for the entire family and home. You can also find an incredible, ever-changing assortment of accessories; including jewelry, ladies’ shoes, handbags, belts and luggage. With new merchandise arriving every week to each store, it's a whole new store every time you shop! For the nearest T.J. Maxx store, call 1-800-2TJ-MAXX or visit

About Marshalls
Marshalls is one of the nation's leading off-price family apparel and home fashion retailers with
over 800 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% less than department stores, specialty boutiques and catalogs.

We were sent $25 Gift Cards to each store to see what kinds of deals we could find! At TJ Maxx and Marshalls, I was able to get TWO great shirts name brand shirts for work with my gift cards for a total of FOUR shirts!! The selection was tremendous and I have my eye on several more shirts that I would like to go back and get before school starts!! We highly recommend TJ Maxx and Marshalls for all of your shopping needs!!


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