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AJWright Brings Business and Authentic Brands to Atlanta

Georgia's Capitol City Welcomes Concept in Accessible Fashion

ATLANTA, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta shoppers can get ready to rethink the way they buy fashion -- and how much they pay for it. For the first time, three Greater Atlanta locations will be home to AJWright. A leading off-price retailer, AJWright offers authentic brand name apparel and footwear for the entire family, as well as home essentials and giftware, at up to 70 percent off of discount and chain store prices. By offering a fresh, fun retail experience, Atlanta residents can find real deals, fresh selections and great brands everyday.

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Beginning Thursday, April 30, 2009, at 8:00 a.m., AJWright will open its doors with authentic merchandise and exceptional values. The stores will remain open until 10:00 p.m. on grand opening day. The three new stores are located at:

    - Hairston Village Shopping Center
      971 North Hairston Road
      Stone Mountain, GA 30083

    - Belvedere Plaza Shopping Center
      3435 Memorial Drive
      Decatur, GA 30032

    - Forest Square Shopping Center
      4851 Jonesboro Road
      Forest Park, GA 30297

AJWright is not only a great place to shop--it's a rewarding career opportunity. The grand openings have created approximately 300 jobs in a challenging economy. Job opportunities include competitive benefits and in-store discounts.

"AJWright was founded on the core values of integrity and respect, so we work to create and maintain a family-like environment in our stores," said Kathy Clair, AJWright assistant vice president of marketing. "The investment in our associates makes them our best customers--fun and style-conscious with a great eye for value."

All three locations will feature several unique promotions for Atlanta residents on grand opening day. The first 100 store visitors at each store will receive a $20 gift card.

"Shoppers are invited to share this special grand opening experience with us," said Clair. "We believe fashion should be available to everyone. This event not only includes the free gift card giveaway, and the traditional ribbon-cutting with local dignitaries, we'll be selling t-shirts designed exclusively by Project Runway fan favorite Mychael Knight."

The t-shirts, available on grand opening day, will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. AJWright supports the Boys & Girls Clubs nationally throughout the year with multiple in-store and partnership campaigns. Even further, a check donation and presentation will be held at each store to impact local chapters on grand opening day. Grand opening day ceremonies will begin at 7:45 a.m., fifteen minutes prior to the store opening.

To continue the excitement throughout the day, Knight will also be present to sign t-shirts and headshots for fans and customers. From 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Knight will be at the Stone Mountain location, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Decatur location and from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Forest Park location.

Store festivities will continue after grand opening day through a fashion photo shoot. AJWright customers are invited to model their favorite look at the store for a chance to win. The winner will be featured as a model in an AJWright advertisement, and will receive $250, as well as the clothes they modeled. Open calls for the shoot will be held:

    - Forest Park location
      May 8, 2009
      11:00-4:00 p.m.

    - Stone Mountain location
      May 9, 2009
      11:00-4:00 p.m.

    - Decatur location
      May 10, 2009
      12:00-5:00 p.m.

Customers can visit www.aj-wright.com/atlanta to vote for their favorite look between May 15 and May 22. The winner will be announced no later than May 27, 2009. The winner will participate in a tour on May 30, 2009, that includes a day with Knight, appearances at local stores and a stop at Boys & Girls Clubs of America headquarters.

For more information about AJWright, including store hours, visit www.aj-wright.com/atlanta or call 1-888-SHOP-AJW to find the nearest location. Customers can also sign up for exclusive emails to be in on promotions and events before everyone else. Atlanta fans can also visit www.facebook.com.

About AJWright

The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. The Company operates 881 T.J. Maxx, 808 Marshalls, 321 HomeGoods, and 135 A.J. Wright stores in the United States. In Canada, the Company operates 202 Winners, 75 HomeSense and 3 STYLESENSE stores, and in Europe, 238 T.K. Maxx and 8 HomeSense stores. TJX's press releases and financial information are also available on the Internet at www.tjx.com.


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