August 31, 2010 18:58 ET

AJWright Offers Fresh Fall Fashions to West Coast Shoppers

New Store Opens in Fontana; 9th Location in California

FONTANA, CA--(Marketwire - August 31, 2010) -  While summer winds down, AJWright gears up Fontana with incredible values on fall fashions. AJWright, a leading off-price retailer, will open a new location on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. AJWright offers Fontana residents a celebration that will last beyond Labor Day with a real model search competition.

AJWright opens its doors at the Palm Court location, 17144 Slover Avenue, Fontana, CA 92337, beginning Thursday at 8:00 a.m., to offer the community current fashions at up to 70 percent off discount and chain store prices. AJWright is a leading off-price retailer that offers great deals on quality brand-name family apparel and footwear, accessories, home essentials, giftware, toys and more.

"We're thrilled to offer new fall fashions at affordable prices and continue to grow and expand," said Maryellen Torres, AJWright vice president of marketing. "Our grand opening not only includes exciting customer promotions, but also a donation to the local Boys & Girls Club that reinforces our commitment to the communities in which we do business."

Grand opening festivities kick off with a special donation and presentation to the Boys & Girls Club of Fontana, a celebratory ribbon cutting and an added bonus for early shoppers. The first 200 customers in line will receive a complimentary gift card. The first 100 customers receive a $20 gift card, the next 50 receive a $10 gift card and the final 50 receive a gift card worth $5.

The celebration continues after grand opening day with a real model search contest to find the next face of AJWright. The open casting call takes place at the Fontana store on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information and to register for the model search online, visit

Shoppers can visit between Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 to vote for their favorite model. Ten finalists will be selected from the Fontana market. Two winners will be featured as a model in an AJWright advertisement and will receive $250, as well as the clothes they modeled.

In addition to creating more than 50 new jobs in Fontana, AJWright reinforces its partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Fontana in support of much-needed neighborhood programs.

At 7:45 a.m. on grand opening day, a representative from the Boys & Girls Club of Fontana, as well as local dignitaries, will be present as AJWright makes a donation to the organization. AJWright supports Boys & Girls Clubs of America on a corporate level with several programs throughout the year.

"We are honored to work with AJWright and appreciate the support of our club," said Terrie Schneider, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fontana. "AJWright's contribution helps us provide fun programs and opportunities to the youth in our community."

For more information about AJWright, including regular store hours, visit or call 1-888-SHOP-AJW to find the nearest location. Customers can also sign-up for exclusive e-mails to be in on promotions and events before everyone else.

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 903 T.J. Maxx, 820 Marshalls, 328 HomeGoods, and 157 AJWright stores in the United States. In Canada, the Company operates 208 Winners, 79 HomeSense and 3 STYLESENSE stores, and in Europe, 283 T.K. Maxx and 21 HomeSense stores. TJX's press releases and financial information are also available on the Internet at

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