Kirkland's Inc a Tennessee corporation was founded in 1966. The Company is a retailer of home decor and gifts in the United States. Its stores present a selection of distinctive merchandise, including framed art, mirrors, wall decor, candles and related items, lamps, decorative accessories, accent furniture, textiles, garden-related accessories and artificial floral products. Its stores also offer an extensive assortment of holiday merchandise during seasonal periods as well as items carried throughout the year suitable for gift-giving. In addition, it uses design and packaging to market home decor items as gifts. It provides its predominantly female customers an engaging shopping experience characterized by a diverse, ever-changing merchandise selection at prices which provide discernable value to the customer. Its stores offer a unique combination of style and value that has led to its emergence as a leader in home decor and has enabled it to develop a strong customer franchise. As of February 1, 2014, it operated 324 stores in 35 states, with stores operating seven days a week. It operates stores in enclosed malls and a variety of off-mall venues. As of February 1, 2014, it operated 32 stores in enclosed malls, of which seven were outward-facing and 292 stores in off-mall venues. Off-mall stores included 253 in power strip centers and lifestyle centers, 12 in outlet centers and 16 freestanding locations. The Company competes against a diverse group of retailers, including specialty stores, department stores, discount stores, catalog and Internet-based retailers, which sell similar lines of merchandise to those carried by it. Its product offerings competes with a variety of national, regional and local retailers, including such retailers as HomeGoods, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Cost Plus World Market, Hobby Lobby, Pier 1 Imports, Target, Ebay, Amazon.com and Overstock.com.