HomeGoods stores, which are members of the same parent company as T.J. Maxx, sell accent furniture and home furnishings such as small tables, shelves, chairs and lamps. T.J. Maxx stores no longer carry furniture, but individual stores are often located under the same roof as a HomeGoods store.
When the first T.J. Maxx stores opened in 1977, they carried both off-price upscale apparel and home furnishings. In 1992, T.J. Maxx's parent company, TJM, launched HomeGoods, an off-price outlet for accent furniture, home basics and accessories. Home goods that were once sold by T.J. Maxx migrated to the HomeGoods product line. Like T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods stores focus on delivering home goods at a significantly lower price point than other department stores or boutiques. In 2001, TJM launched a similar household goods store, HomeSense, in Canada.
Today, HomeGoods sells small, distinctive furniture pieces such as upholstered chairs, armoires, end tables and ottomans. Shoppers looking for garden furniture can find wrought-iron tables, chairs, small benches and potted flower stands. HomeGoods carries a number of home organization tools and shelving, in addition to floor coverings, wall hangings and mirrors. HomeGoods stores are also stocked with a variety of place settings and table linens, cookware and cutlery, vases, light fixtures and lamps.