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The Best Department Stores in the US 

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Updated October 13, 2018 5.5k votes 1.5k voters 344.1k views

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
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Target is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
2
Nordstrom Rack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
3
Bloomingdale's is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
4
SuperTarget is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
5
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Department store, Retail, Variety Stores
6
Sears is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail
7
Von Maur is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Von Maur Retail
8
Meijer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Supermarket
9
Wal-Mart Supercenter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
10
Big Lots is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail, Variety Stores
11
Kmart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail
12
Stein Mart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Family Clothing Stores, Department store
13
Target Greatland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
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Last Call! Neiman Marcus... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Last Call! Neiman Marcus Outlet
15
Bealls is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail
16
Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenu... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet
17
Sears Outlet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Outlet
18
BJ's Wholesale Club is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail, Variety Stores
19
Henri Bendel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
20
Ben Franklin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
21
Fred Meyer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Supermarket, Retail
22
Super Kmart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Super Kmart
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Peebles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Family Clothing Stores, Retail
24
Ollie's Bargain Outlet ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
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Big Kmart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Big Kmart