In 1956, Alfred Marshall opened the first Marshalls department store in Boston with the philosophy of offering brand-name products at affordable prices. Marshalls grew to be the largest discount retail chain in the 1970s and now has a similar sister company called TJ Maxx. This Cheshire location is one of hundreds throughout the United States. You can find brand names on clothing for men, women and children, as well as shoes, bags, perfumes and home goods, like bedding, cookware, and specialty food items. Marshalls is able to offer low prices by buying its out-of-season, overstocked, and close-out products directly from brand-name manufacturers.