T.J.Maxx, sometimes referred to as TJ's, is an American department store chain. With more than 1,000 stores, T.J.Maxx is a major clothes retailer in the United States. Under the name T.K. Maxx, it operates stores throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, and Poland. By December 2012, there were 343 stores in Europe. The company is part of the TJX Companies, which also owns HomeGoods/HomeSense, and 'off-price' retail chains Sierra Trading Post in the United States, Marshalls in the U.S. and Canada, and Winners in Canada. It offers men's, women's and children's apparel and shoes, as well as other areas such as toys, bath and beauty, accessories, and home products ranging from furniture to kitchen utensils. T.J. Maxx and Marshalls operate as sister stores, and share a similar footprint throughout the country. While the two operate at near-identical price points and have similar store layouts, T.J. Maxx differentiates itself from Marshalls by featuring an expanded assortment of both fine jewelry and accessories. Some higher-volume stores feature a high-end designer department called The Runway.