New Kid on the Block: Marshalls

The entrance to the new 66,000-square-foot Marshall store is at 206 Washington, as 140 West/100 Barclay is also evidently known, but 99% of the store is below ground. The first escalator leads to a small mezzanine, being used today for opening festivities; the second escalator leads to the vast women’s floor; the third leads to the floor with men’s, kids’, home, and pet departments. (Monitors are throughout to deter shoplifters.) The marketing emphasizes the word “surprise,” because the closeout merchandise is always changing. Unlike at Century 21 nearby, the brands top out in the upper midrange. Checkout appears to be limited to one huge line on the women’s floor. [UPDATE: NV commented that there’s one on the lowest floor, too.]

Shoppers today can spin a wheel to win prizes, including cheap swag like branded water bottles and umbrellas, and the store is handing out cookies and totes. The trade-off is that the music and announcements, being made via extra speakers all around the store, are excruciatingly loud.

Marshalls is at 206 Washington (between Barclay and Vesey); 212-587-1901; marshallsonline.com. Store hours are 7 a.m-9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sunday.

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5 Comments

  1. My bet is that Marshalls outlasts Saks.

  2. There’s a checkout on the lowest floor as well.

  3. This place took me 1 hour to find. On Google map (which I did) lead me by Albany street, far cry from where this place is. They should say 1 block south and 1 block west of target.

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