There’s a small area upstairs with some vignettes of what’s to come below when you ride the escalator down.
So strange seeing all this, with no hint whatsoever of the former Georgetown Park (photo from the amazingly cool Flickr stream of BeyondDC):
Initially, I thought that Georgetown was coming down the in the world with HomeGoods and TJMaxx moving in alongside M Street’s chic clothing boutiques, and just down from the elegant antiques shops on Wisconsin Avenue. But it’s really making Georgetown into the one-stop shop for the high-low decorating craze. Now, you can go high and low in one place!
Our small group had the run of the 50,000 square-foot store, which started off with a Price-is-Right inspired game of guess which price.
NOW, here’s a first for this blog—a giveaway!
This is for a $25 gift card to HomeGoods.
Here’s what you do: Just comment on this post about something you’ve gotten at Home Goods in the past that you love. Or if you haven’t been yet, comment on something you want to get at the new Georgetown store.
After 5 p.m. on Tuesday, I’ll put all the names of the commenters in a hat and choose one to win. Good luck!
FULL DISCLOSURE: The store gave us bloggers our own gift cards today, and mine was well used! Here’s what I was perusing on the HomeGoods side. (I’ll leave it up to the fashion bloggers for the T.J. Maxx half)
PILLOWS, four aisles of them!
Lamps — these are great to pick up to stay on trend, and cheap enough so you won’t mind replacing them when some other style comes along.
Furniture — I see this as a place where you can pick up some nice accent furnishings once you’ve blown your budget on the real investment pieces that you will keep with you for a long time. Again — easy to stay on trend, affordably.
There’s also aisles of wall art, and I was drawn to these two cuties:
They devote another huge section to bedding, bath, storage and even cleaning supplies. All of it with great design:
Check out this adorable laundry hamper. It’s the taller version…
… of the one I took home with me! I’d been looking for an attractive, non-basket-style hamper for the longest time, because we have to put it in our bedroom as there’s no room for it in the bathroom. Finally!
I predict that T.J. Maxx & HomeGoods is going to get mobbed when its doors open THIS SUNDAY, Sept. 8, at 8 a.m.
Even during our preview today, there was a guard at the door, constantly turning groups of people away. In spite of my snobbish love of high design (I WAS the marketing director at the Washington Design Center, after all), I really admire their style—kind of like a less-modern Ikea option for cheap chic. I’ll be back.
In the meantime, please comment to get your own HomeGoods gift card. Have a great weekend!