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Retail The Best Department Stores in the US

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List Rules This list is for department stores only. Grocery stores and club warehouses, like Costco, don't count.

This list of department stores chains and major hypermarkets in the US will help you get your shopping spree on in a serious way. In these department store chains, you can buy almost anything that you can imagine including clothing, home goods, and beauty products. What a world! Fashionable department stores have been a staple of the US economy for decades and stores like Sears and Kohl's have grown in popularity among Americans looking for a deal. Major department stores in the US have locations all over the country and in almost every major city.

Retail department store chains and big department stores took a hit in the down economy but this has been turning around in the past few years. What is the best American chain of department stores? It depends who you ask, but many people like stores that have great customer service, like Nordstrom, while others prefer low-cost leaders, like Walmart. The leading regional department stores may vary according to people's tastes and preferences in different regions. Vote on this list of department store chains and add any department stores that may be missing. 

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Target is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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Nordstrom Rack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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Bloomingdale's is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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SuperTarget is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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Sears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Retail

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Von Maur is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Von Maur Retail

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Big Lots is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Big Lots Retail, Variety Stores

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Kmart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Kmart Retail

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Target Greatland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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Walmart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Walmart Department store, Retail Variety Stores

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Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outl... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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Last Call! Neiman Marcus Outle... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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Stein Mart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
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BJ's Wholesale Club is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
BJ's Wholesale Club Retail, Variety Stores

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Super Kmart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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Wal-Mart Supercenter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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Bealls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Bealls Retail

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Meijer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Meijer Supermarket

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Fred Meyer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Fred Meyer Supermarket, Retail

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Henri Bendel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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Roses Stores is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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Big Kmart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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Sears Outlet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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Ollie's Bargain Outlet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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King's Variety Store is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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Peebles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Peebles Family Clothing Stores, Retail

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Ben Franklin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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Shopko is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Shopko Retail

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Duckwall's is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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Sears Grand is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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ALCO is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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ALCO Stores is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
ALCO Stores Retail, Variety Stores

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Bi-Mart is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Bi-Mart Retail

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Shirokiya is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Shirokiya Retail

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Palais Royal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Palais Royal Retail

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Pamida is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Pamida Retail

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Sears Essentials is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US