FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- T.J.Maxx, one of the nation's largest off-price retailers operating in 48 states*, marks a major milestone in the brand's 35-year history with the opening of its 1,000th store, located in downtown Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, April 25. At this new location and at T.J.Maxx stores throughout the country, shoppers can find the same designer and brand name items that are currently in department and specialty stores, for 20 to 60 percent less every day—from fashion and accessories for the entire family to home, jewelry, beauty, pet products, toys and more.
Richard Sherr, President of T.J.Maxx, stated, "The opening of the 1,000th T.J.Maxx store is a significant moment for Maxxinistas across the country and we thank them for their loyalty over the past 35 years. Consumers increasingly expect fantastic designer and brand name fashion at an unbeatable value, and we continue to answer their call. Our newest store in the nation's capital exemplifies quality, fashionable merchandise at unbelievable prices."
Marking the exciting occasion of T.J.Maxx's 1,000th store, opening festivities will take place on Wednesday, April 25th starting at 7:00 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a $300,000 donation to long-standing charity partner, Save the Children's U.S. Programs. Mark Shriver, the organization's Senior Vice President, will accept the donation.
The store officially opens for business at 8:00 a.m., and the first 1,000 customers will receive a complimentary reusable bag.
STORE FACTS & FEATURES
- Location: 601 13th St, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
- 28,450 square feet
- Regular hours:
- 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday
- 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sundays
- The Runway: T.J.Maxx's most exclusive department overflowing with contemporary, Italian and couture fashion
- Joins the 23 T.J.Maxx stores currently in the Washington, D.C. market
- Easy-to-shop layout
- Bright and spacious dressing rooms
- Single-line queue for faster checkout
In addition to providing a new shopping destination in downtown Washington, D.C., for local residents, the new store will add approximately 60 full- and part-time jobs in the local community.
The new store will join all T.J.Maxx stores nationwide in sponsoring a child who participates in Save the Children's U.S. Programs. T.J.Maxx also supports Autism Speaks and Joslin Diabetes Center with annual in-store fundraising campaigns. Additionally, on the day of the grand opening, T.J.Maxx will be making a donation to four local charities: DC Kitchen, The Boys and Girls Club, Rachael's Women's Center and the Urban League of Greater Washington, DC.
What's the secret to consumers' ability to find current season and on-trend merchandise at amazing savings? T.J.Maxx buyers live, breathe and exude fashion, working with more than 15,000 vendors, including designer labels and better brand names, around the world year-round to score the most coveted pieces at incredible prices. With thousands of new items arriving in each store every week, shoppers discover a completely new store—and product selection—every time they visit.
DID YOU KNOW?
Over the past 35 years, T.J.Maxx has been on trend with more than just its merchandise. The off-price retail destination forged strong philanthropic partnerships with Save the Children and Autism Speaks. T.J.Maxx has even been the answer to a question featured on Jeopardy!, and in 2010, hosted a wedding in the shoe aisle of a Michigan T.J.Maxx store. Click here to view T.J.Maxx's complete timeline of milestones.
Since its first store opening in 1977, T.J.Maxx has helped customers maximize their budgets by offering the same on-trend, in season, first quality merchandise as department and specialty stores, but for much less. When shoppers compare price tags they will find that T.J.Maxx offers value that goes beyond just a low price. To us, value is the ability to offer consumers high quality, current season designer merchandise at unbelievable prices.
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*Soon to be 49 states with three stores opening in Oahu, Hawaii in May.
Public Relations, The TJX Companies, Inc.