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
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.
SOURCE Marshall Field's