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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. 
list ordered by

1
309 154
Target is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

2
174 90
Nordstrom Rack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

3
144 76
Bloomingdale's is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

4
128 80
SuperTarget is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

5
141 141
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

6
114 111
Sears is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

7
73 71
Von Maur is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

8
58 62
Meijer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Supermarket

9
73 83
Big Lots is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail, Variety Stores

10
62 71
Stein Mart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Family Clothing Stores, Department store

11
50 56
Target Greatland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

12
39 43
Henri Bendel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

13
101 124
Kmart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

14
54 63
Last Call! Neiman Marcus Outle... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Last Call! Neiman Marcus Outlet

15
49 57
BJ's Wholesale Club is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail, Variety Stores

16
55 65
Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outl... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet

17
74 90
Wal-Mart Supercenter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

18
47 56
Bealls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

19
38 47
Fred Meyer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Supermarket, Retail

20
31 38
Ben Franklin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

21
56 75
Super Kmart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Super Kmart

22
32 42
Ollie's Bargain Outlet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

23
47 64
Sears Outlet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Outlet

24
26 39
Duckwall's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Duckwall's

25
28 45
Shopko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

26
34 54
Roses Stores is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

27
29 47
Peebles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Family Clothing Stores, Retail

28
39 63
Big Kmart is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Big Kmart

29
20 36
King's Variety Store is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

30
27 50
Sears Grand is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Grand

31
23 46
ALCO Stores is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail, Variety Stores

32
18 38
ALCO is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
ALCO

33
15 36
Palais Royal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

34
16 40
Pamida is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

35
15 43
Bi-Mart is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

36
11 39
Shirokiya is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

37
31 85
Sears Essentials is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Essentials