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TJ Maxx has thrived while other retailers struggle in an evolving shopping industry. We shopped there and saw why.

TJ Maxx, like many other off-price retailers, is thriving. It has benefited from a disappearing middle class and a love for discounted products.

We shopped at Kohl’s and Burlington to see which was a better store, and there was a clear winner

Kohl's and Burlington are both well-loved stores, but when we shopped at both, we found one offered a much better experience.
We found an extensive selection of designer handbags at Nordstrom Rack.

We went shopping at TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack to see which was a better discount store, and the winner was clear

TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack both sell on-trend pieces at affordable prices, but which store does it best? We visited New York City locations of each to find out.
TJ Maxx offers discounts on designer brands.

TJ Maxx has a different name in Europe and Australia, and there’s a simple reason why

TJ Maxx started in the US in 1977, when its first two stores opened in Massachusetts. When the first of its stores opened in the UK, it changed its name to TK Maxx.

Macy’s off-price stores aren’t hurting TJ Maxx — but they could be hurting Macy’s, analysts say

Macy's is going all in on off-price retail with its Backstage concept, but it doesn't seem to be putting a dent in TJ Maxx's sales.
Macy's plans to add its off-price concept, Backstage, to 100 stores in 2018.

We compared shopping at TJ Maxx and the new kind of store Macy’s launched to compete, and the winner was clear

Macy's, America's biggest department-store chain is doubling down on its off-price concept, Backstage. The retailer will bring this concept to 120 of its stores by the end of 2018.
Marc Jacobs bags can now be spotted on the racks of TJ Maxx for $99.99.

This photo of a Marc Jacobs bag in TJ Maxx perfectly captures the brand’s reported fall from grace

The Marc Jacobs brand has started to take a turn, closing stores, laying off staff, and hiring and then almost immediately firing new designers. Jacobs said in an interview in 2017 that he felt out of touch with what consumers want.
Clearance racks at Nordstrom's off-price store in Union Square, New York.

We went to Nordstrom’s discount store and saw how it could be the future of the chain

Nordstrom is becoming more and more like a discount store. The company said it would be opening 12 new Nordstrom Rack stores this year.

TJ Maxx should terrify Macy’s

TJ Maxx's success spells more trouble for Macy's.

TJ Maxx is Macy’s worst nightmare

TJ Maxx is getting the off-price business right, while Nordstrom and Macy's are desperately trying to salvage sales.