DownEast Home & Clothing to Open in Gilbert

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Already a popular name in clothing, retailer expands its presence in Arizona with home furnishings side of business – new store in San Tan Shopping Center.

High-style, low-price retailer DownEast opens a DownEast Home & Clothing store in Gilbert, in the San Tan Shopping Center on Jan. 18, 2013.

High-style, low-price retailer DownEast announced today it is opening a DownEast Home & Clothing store in Gilbert, in the San Tan Shopping Center. While the location marks the seventh DownEast store in the state, and the sixth in metro Phoenix, it will be the first here to carry home furnishings and décor in addition to the company’s highly popular clothing lines. The new store will open January 18.

Along with its own private-label furniture, DownEast Home & Clothing will offer home furnishings from some of the top national brands – at a remarkable 40 to 90 percent off retail. The store will also carry the DownEast Basics line of high-design yet budget friendly clothing for women, teens and girls, as well as popular other national clothing brands for women, men and children at well below retail pricing.

To celebrate the new store, DownEast will host an official grand opening event – giving shoppers a chance to enter a “Shopping’s More Fun With Your Friends” giveaway.

“The DownEast Home & Clothing concept that has been so successful for us in Utah and Idaho is now coming to Arizona,” said Klane Murphy, CEO at DownEast. “It made sense to open one of our combination home and clothing stores in the metro Phoenix area where we are already well established. Consumer demand for our clothing here certainly led to our decision to introduce our home furnishings line, as well. We’re very happy to again expand our footprint in the state.”

Other DownEast apparel stores are located in Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Tempe and Tucson. In business for over twenty years, the company is known for its philosophy of delivering style and quality at prices shoppers can truly afford.

DownEast Offers “Shopping’s More Fun with Your Friends” Giveaway

To celebrate the new opening, DownEast is offering a chance to enter a “Shopping’s More Fun with Your Friends” giveaway from Friday, January 25, to Friday, February 8, 2013. Customers can register for the giveaway at the new DownEast Home & Clothing store in the San Tan Shopping Center in Gilbert. The giveaway will award one lucky winner a shopping spree valued at $200 and also present a $50 gift certificate to each of four friends selected by the winner. The winner does not have to be present at the time of the drawing on Saturday, February 9, to win.

For contest updates and fashion news, customers can join the DownEast Home Facebook Fan Page. They can also follow the At Home with DownEast Home blog ( for DIY project tips, style advice and design inspirations from DownEast’s Product Development team.

Visit the New DownEast Home & Clothing in Gilbert, Arizona

The new DownEast Home & Clothing is located in the San Tan Shopping Center at 2697 South Market Street, next to Sam’s Club and OfficeMax.

Patricia Stapley and Nola Boyd will co-manage the store, overseeing a 20-person staff. Stapley was most recently the manager at DownEast’s Dana Park store and has an interior design background. Boyd comes from the company’s Chandler location and has extensive retail experience.

About DownEast
DownEast (, a leader in stylish and affordable apparel, home furnishings and accessories, believes that shopping should be a fun, guilt-free experience. Founded in 1991 and still family owned and operated, DownEast continues its goal of bringing customers the very best merchandise – from national brands to its own DownEast lines of home furnishings and DownEast Basics apparel – at the very best prices.

Shop for cute tops, womens sweaters, modest dresses and accessories at

The fast-growing retailer operates nationally with its Basics line via its online store in addition to 52 locations throughout the West including in Utah, Colorado, California, Idaho, Arizona, Washington, Nevada and Wyoming.

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