Retail News: Homesense TJX’s newest concept celebrates a month in Katy

Homesense is the newest TJX concept to debut in Houston and has been open for about a month now at the intersection of S. Fry and the Grand Parkway. The chain, which was initially founded in 2001, started as the Canadian counterpart to Home Goods. The brand was expanded to Europe to follow T.J. Maxx’s operations there in the 2000s, and in 2017 was brought to the United States. The stores sell off-price furniture, fixtures, decor, and larger home goods. It is worth noting that despite the overlap in merchandise, Homesense and Home Goods are two unique concepts. Homesense is a larger, roomier store than Home Goods, and while you might find toys, pet products, or even shelf-stable food at Home Goods, these aren’t products you’ll find at Homesense. Instead, you’ll find large pieces of furniture for which the store offers delivery. This Katy location and a Fort Worth counterpart that opened on the same day make up the first two Homesense locations in Texas, with permits filed for potentially six more in the state throughout North and Central Texas.