Marshalls is an American chain of off-price department stores owned by TJX Companies. Marshalls has over 1,000 American stores, including larger stores named Marshalls Mega Store, covering 42 states and Puerto Rico, and 61 stores in Canada. Marshalls first expanded into Canada in March 2011.
Marshalls is one of the largest U.S. off-price family apparel and home fashion retailer, along with its sister company, TJ Maxx. Its slogans are Your Surprise Is Waiting and Never Boring, Always Surprising.
Marshalls traces its history to 1956, when Alfred Marshall gathered a band of innovative entrepreneurs on the East Coast, including Bernard Goldston, Norman Barren, and Irving Blitt (Frank Estey and Bernard Ribas joined the entrepreneurs in 1960 by purchasing Bernard Goldston’s shares), to collectively start up the “Brand Names For Less” concept. Marshalls did not carry clothing until Irving Blitt (who later handled the sporting goods concession) called his friend Al Marshall letting him know he had the opportunity to purchase factory second Arrow shirts while on a trip to New York.
Contemplating the dual postwar phenomena of a boom in the economy and growth in the suburbs, Marshall and associates came upon a way to meet it profitably. Together, they opened a self-service department store in Beverly, Massachusetts, offering apparel and homewares at alluringly low prices. Additional floor space was “sublet” to offer customers shoes, hardware, and sporting goods from separate sellers, but the separate ownership of those departments was invisible to the shopper. The original store also had a soda fountain/grill, which was another sublet of floor space, the “A & M Luncheonette” (for Alice & Mickey Masters, the proprietors).
The concept proved extremely successful. Ten years later, Marshalls had become the leading off-price retail chain in the nation. Given the volatility of the American economy in the 1970s, with recession affecting the spending habits of most shoppers, the off-price industry gathered speed. By buying up manufacturers’ post-season, overrun, and close-out stock, Marshalls was able to offer fashionable, high-quality “designer” items at prices 20 to 60 percent less than those of the department stores.
In 1976, Marshalls was acquired by Melville Corporation. By 1993, Marshalls had expanded throughout 42 states including Hawaii, and had opened several downtown locations. In 1995, Marshalls was purchased by TJX, the parent company of its main rival, TJ Maxx, for $550 million.
Marshalls and T.J. Maxx operate as sister stores, and share a similar footprint throughout the country. While the two offer near-identical prices and have similar store layouts, Marshalls differentiates itself by featuring a larger emphasis on family footwear and larger men’s and juniors departments.
In 2019, Marshalls began operating a website for online shopping.
Special Offer Products on Marshalls
Short Sleeve Pleat Skirt Floral Dress With Lace Detail
- printed design, lace detail, pleated skirt, satin finish, partially lined, fabric provides stretch
- short sleeve, tie neck, midi dress
- 47in long, taken from size S
- button front closure
2.CABANA DEL SOL
Cabana Del Sol Crop Tie Knot Blue & White Swimsuit Collection
- Soak up the sun in this two-piece collection.
- Printed design shows off a chic look.
- Each item sold separately.
Toddler Boy 2pc Long Sleeve Rash Guard Swim Set
- 2 piece set includes rash guard and shorts
- rash guard: crew neck, raglan sleeve, graphic front, moisture wicking
- shorts: elastic waist, printed, brand logo detail
Square Toe Espadrille Wedge Sandals
- open front detail, cross band design, wedge heel
- 3in. heel
- square toe
- slide on
58mm Unisex Designer Sunglasses
- tortoise shell design, logo detail, pouch and cleaning cloth included, pouch may vary
- rectangular frame style
Made In Turkey Geo Indoor Outdoor Rug
- indoor and outdoor use, rug pad recommended for use
- (sizes approximate)
- geometric pattern
7.CALVIN KLEIN JEANS
Monogram Fleece Shorts
- drawstring waist, brand logo detail
- 2 front pockets
- sits at natural waist
- pull on
- inseam: 10.5in, taken from size M
Made In Italy Men’s Leather Sport Casual Sneakers
- rounded toe
- leather upper, man made sole
- lace up closure
9.1ST KISS GIRLS
Big Girls Tie Dye Flutter Sleeve Romper
- tie dye pattern, front button detail, ruffle cuffs
- flutter sleeve
- square neck
- pull on
10.HANDCRAFTED IN VIETNAM
- 2 drawers for ample storage, gold tone base
- 42in W x 32in H x 19in L