I’ve been a loyal HomeGoods shopper for some time; it wouldn’t be Saturday without my weekly stop to the store. I’m always dropping by to see what they have new, whether it be a storage solution or a new fall candle. I’ll say that I need a birthday gift for one of my daughter’s friends and use it as an excuse to shop for myself.
But my mind was recently blown when I discovered that shopping their sister store Homesense takes the whole experience to the next level. While I love HomeGoods for my kid’s Halloween costumes and bedding refreshes–Homesense is mecca for larger ticket furniture items. They have lighting, wall art, dressers, sectionals and so much more.
I did not realize that the two stores are designed to compliment each other. For example, you can buy a new bedroom set at Homesense and then complete it with new bedding from HomeGoods. Genius!
The prices at Homesense are amazing, too, (think $599 for a sectional) and they even have red-tagged clearance items. You can find the highest-quality decor items and European brands at insanely good prices. I don’t know how they do it–but Homesense has so many items that look like they belong in upscale home-furnishings stores for under $600.
If you, like me, weren’t sure how they were different, here’s a cheat sheet:
HomeGoods vs. Homesense
At Homesense, you’ll find more large-scale furnishings like sofas, sectionals, dining room sets, area rugs, dining chairs in sets of 6 & up and chandeliers.
Homesense does not offer expanded food, kids, pet or bedding–those departments are exclusive to HomeGoods.
Joanna Howarth, Public Relations Manager for HomeGoods and Homesense, shared her tips with us:
1. Shop often. “The assortment at both HomeGoods and Homesense is always changing, which means something new and different might inspire you every time you visit. Though both stores offer many of the same merchandise categories, some differ at the two, making the shopping experience truly complimentary.”
2. Befriend your store manager. “They’ll be able to give you the inside scoop on when new shipments arrive so you can grab your favorite brands as soon as they hit the floor. The average store receives several deliveries per week. Unlike traditional retailers, HomeGoods and Homesense generally don’t do promotions, coupons, or other gimmicks — we offer brand name and home fashion items that are 20%-60% less than department and specialty store regular prices on comparable merchandise, every single day.”
3. Join the rewards program. “With the TJX Rewards credit card, our members receive $10 off for every $200 spent at our family of stores – the more you shop the more you earn back towards future purchases. Card members also receive insider scoop on upcoming store openings and events, as well as any sneak peeks at new announcements.”
To find your nearest Homesense, check out the store locator.