Marshall Field's to Open Thomas Pink Boutique in Minneapolis

Sophisticated British Shirt Maker to Offer Men's and Women's Lines

Jun 07, 2004, 01:00 ET from Marshall Field's

    MINNEAPOLIS, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on the enormous success of
 Thomas Pink at Marshall Field's State Street store in Chicago, the British
 luxury shirt maker will soon bring its exquisite tailoring and contemporary
 designs to a new boutique at the Marshall Field's Minneapolis store on July
     The 1,300-square-foot shop will be located on the second floor adjacent to
 men's dress shirts and will offer the complete collection of Thomas Pink's
 men's dress shirts and accessories, which include cuff links, ties, socks,
 boxers and pajamas, as well as an assortment of women's dress shirts.  The
 Minneapolis opening marks Marshall Field's second exclusive Thomas Pink shop
 in the Midwest.  The first boutique opened at Marshall Field's State Street
 store in 2002.
     "Thomas Pink is the height of luxury and we're excited to bring their
 blend of high quality, style and comfort to our guests in Minneapolis," said
 Luis Padilla, executive vice president of merchandising for Marshall Field's.
 "The addition of Thomas Pink gives our guests a distinctive line of impeccably
 tailored shirts and unique accessories that they won't find anywhere else in
 the Twin Cities."
     The Thomas Pink boutique will be furnished with traditional mahogany in a
 modern design, and will feature the classic visual elegance that embodies the
 Thomas Pink image known across the globe.
     Thomas Pink's signature packaging is integral to its customer service and
 adds to the brand's appeal.  All purchases are gift-wrapped in striking pink
 and black boxes finished with the black ribbons and presented in pink and
 black bags bearing the company logo.
     "Our boutique at Marshall Field's State Street store was our first foray
 into the Midwest and our first venture into a department store setting," said
 Thuy Tranthi, president of Thomas Pink Inc. "We are thrilled with the success
 at State Street and how Marshall Field's guests have shown their enthusiasm
 for our fine-tailored shirts and accessories.  We're confident Minneapolis
 guests will share in the excitement of Thomas Pink."
     Thomas Pink is the latest addition to numerous other boutiques and
 exclusive partnerships that reflect Marshall Field's commitment to bring
 innovative, unique and exciting merchandising offerings to its guests.  For
 instance, Marshall Field's welcomed women's ready-to-wear designer BCBG Max
 Azria, renowned fashion designer Gene Meyer and the vibrant home designs of
 Thomas O'Brien.
     Partnerships with hometown icons such as Creative Kidstuff, Schmidty's,
 Izzy's Ice Cream and Vanderbloom, along with frequent community events,
 further transforms Marshall Field's into a shopping experience unlike anything
 else in retail.
     About Thomas Pink
     Thomas Pink is an internationally recognized luxury shirt maker dedicated
 to top quality fabric, cut and finish.  Thomas Pink has established itself as
 one of the leading British luxury brands and the dominant player in the
 design, sourcing and retailing of exclusive shirts, ties and accessories.
     About Marshall Field's
     Marshall Field's full-service department stores have a 150-year legacy of
 fashion leadership and retail excellence.  Marshall Field's inspiration for
 unexpected merchandise originates from its legendary State Street store in
 Chicago, which sets the bar as the most exciting destination in retail.
 Marshall Field's had annual revenues of $2.6 billion in 2003,
 generated from more than 14 million square feet of retail space.  Marshall
 Field's operates 62 stores in eight states and offers online shopping at .  Marshall Field's, along with its parent company,
 Target Corporation (NYSE:   TGT), gives back more than $2 million each week to
 local communities through grants and special programs.

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