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What are some typical deals found in the HomeSense catalog?

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HomeSense, an off-price Canadian retailer that sells home fashions, does not have a print or online catalogue, as its inventory changes on a daily basis. New shipments arrive several times a week, containing thousands of items, without any replenishment stock. HomeSense generally offers a 20 to 60 percent discount on the home fashions it sells and prices each item at less than its regular retail price. HomeSense has designed its shopping experience to resemble a treasure hunt.

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HomeSense is a division of TJX, which also owns Winners and Marshalls, which sell apparel and home decor items in Canada. HomeSense offers a wide array of home fashions, including kitchen and bedroom items, decorative accessories, wall art, pet products, accent furniture, and rugs. It carries both brand name and designer items from thousands of different vendors around the world.

The HomeSense buying team acquires discounted merchandise through several different means. If a designer or manufacturer overproduces an item or a store overbuys merchandise, the HomeSense buyers negotiate with them in order to buy those items for the lowest possible prices. HomeSense buyers also acquire merchandise from vendors that want to get rid of their inventory at the end of the season, as well as from department or specialty store cancellations. Additionally, HomeSense has some merchandise specifically manufactured for the store.

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