HomeGoods, the hugely popular home fashions retailer that’s owned by T.J. Maxx’s parent, is expanding to Hawaii with a new store at West Oahu’s Kapolei Commons shopping center.
The Target-anchored center already has HomeGoods’ sister retailer, T.J. Maxx, as well as several other new additions including Dunkin’ Donuts and Hawaii chef Roy Yamaguchi’s Eating Housing 1849.
HomeGoods’ expansion to Hawaii signals a continued interest from Mainland retailers in making the scary jump over the vast Pacific Ocean to the Islands, although there have been many to do so in the past few years, including H&M, Urban Outfitters, Bloomingdale’s and Five Guys Burgers & Fries.
Kapolei Commons, which is owned by the The MacNaughton Group and Kobayashi Group, has been ramping up recently, adding more significant tenants to match its counterpart in the area, the new Macy’s-anchored Ka Makana Alii shopping center that is owned by Florida’s DeBartolo Development.
The two dueling shopping centers has done wonders for the Kapolei retail and restaurant scene, making the so-called “Second City” of Oahu a force to be reckoned with, especially with rail transit on the way, which starts in Kapolei.
Founded in 1992, HomeGoods has standalone and superstore formats that goes along with a T.J. Maxx or Marshalls. Its offerings include giftware, home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs and décor.