Marshall Field's to Open Thomas Pink Boutique in Minneapolis
Sophisticated British Shirt Maker to Offer Men's and Women's Lines
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 16. 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 http://www.fields.com . 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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