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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. 
list ordered by

1
279 131
Target is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

2
152 73
Nordstrom Rack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

3
123 67
Bloomingdale's is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

4
110 69
SuperTarget is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

5
103 91
Sears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Retail

6
125 126
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Walmart Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

7
65 61
Von Maur is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Von Maur Retail

8
68 71
Big Lots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Big Lots Retail, Variety Stores

9
45 44
Target Greatland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

10
56 60
Stein Mart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Stein Mart Family Clothing Stores, Department store

11
51 55
Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outl... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet

12
50 54
Meijer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Meijer Supermarket

13
93 107
Kmart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Kmart Retail

14
43 46
Bealls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Bealls Retail

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15
68 77
Wal-Mart Supercenter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

16
48 53
Last Call! Neiman Marcus Outle... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Last Call! Neiman Marcus Outlet

17
45 50
BJ's Wholesale Club is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
BJ's Wholesale Club Retail, Variety Stores

18
54 62
Super Kmart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Super Kmart

19
37 42
Fred Meyer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Fred Meyer Supermarket, Retail

20
43 53
Sears Outlet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Outlet

21
28 36
Henri Bendel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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22
25 32
Ben Franklin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

23
37 49
Big Kmart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Big Kmart

24
28 37
Ollie's Bargain Outlet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

25
32 45
Roses Stores is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

26
20 29
King's Variety Store is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

27
26 38
Shopko is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Shopko Retail

28
23 34
Duckwall's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Duckwall's

The Best American Department Stores

29
27 41
Peebles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Peebles Family Clothing Stores, Retail

30
18 31
ALCO is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
ALCO

31
24 40
Sears Grand is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Grand

32
21 39
ALCO Stores is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
ALCO Stores Retail, Variety Stores

33
15 34
Bi-Mart is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Bi-Mart Retail

34
14 34
Pamida is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Pamida Retail

35
12 31
Palais Royal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Palais Royal Retail

36
10 34
Shirokiya is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Shirokiya Retail

37
25 71
Sears Essentials is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Essentials