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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. 

1
291 144
Target is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

2
167 82
Nordstrom Rack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

3
134 71
Bloomingdale's is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

4
115 73
SuperTarget is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

5
106 100
Sears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Retail

6
70 65
Von Maur is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Von Maur Retail

7
130 133
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Walmart Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

8
61 64
Stein Mart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Stein Mart Family Clothing Stores, Department store

9
69 76
Big Lots is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Big Lots Retail, Variety Stores

10
54 58
Meijer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Meijer Supermarket

11
98 113
Kmart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Kmart Retail

12
55 61
Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outl... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet

13
46 50
Bealls is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Bealls Retail

14
36 38
Henri Bendel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

15
46 51
Target Greatland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

16
52 59
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
47 53
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
71 84
Wal-Mart Supercenter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

19
38 44
Fred Meyer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Fred Meyer Supermarket, Retail

20
55 69
Super Kmart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Super Kmart

21
45 58
Sears Outlet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Outlet

22
30 39
Ollie's Bargain Outlet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

23
27 35
Ben Franklin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

24
34 49
Roses Stores is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

25
38 55
Big Kmart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Big Kmart

26
25 37
Duckwall's is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Duckwall's

27
27 41
Shopko is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Shopko Retail

28
29 44
Peebles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Peebles Family Clothing Stores, Retail

29
20 33
King's Variety Store is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

30
25 45
Sears Grand is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Grand

31
18 35
ALCO is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
ALCO

32
23 43
ALCO Stores is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
ALCO Stores Retail, Variety Stores

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

34
15 37
Pamida is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Pamida Retail

35
15 38
Bi-Mart is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Bi-Mart Retail

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

37
27 79
Sears Essentials is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Essentials