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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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254 119
Target is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

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2
138 61
Nordstrom Rack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

3
112 60
Bloomingdale's is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

4
98 59
SuperTarget is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

5
96 77
Sears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Retail

6
58 53
Von Maur is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Von Maur Retail

7
112 112
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Walmart Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

8
38 34
Target Greatland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

9
62 62
Big Lots is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Big Lots Retail, Variety Stores

10
90 95
Kmart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Kmart Retail

11
50 50
Super Kmart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Super Kmart

12
46 46
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
62 66
Wal-Mart Supercenter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

14
42 43
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

15
52 56
Stein Mart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Stein Mart Family Clothing Stores, Department store

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45 48
Meijer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Meijer Supermarket

17
39 41
Bealls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Bealls Retail

18
42 45
Last Call! Neiman Marcus Outle... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Last Call! Neiman Marcus Outlet

19
34 39
Fred Meyer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Fred Meyer Supermarket, Retail

20
34 40
Big Kmart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Big Kmart

21
30 35
Roses Stores is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

22
26 31
Henri Bendel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

23
37 46
Sears Outlet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Outlet

24
26 33
Ollie's Bargain Outlet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

25
27 35
Peebles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Peebles Family Clothing Stores, Retail

26
18 26
King's Variety Store is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

27
23 33
Shopko is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Shopko Retail

28
20 29
Ben Franklin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

29
19 29
Duckwall's is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Duckwall's

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30
17 27
ALCO is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
ALCO

31
22 34
Sears Grand is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Grand

32
20 35
ALCO Stores is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
ALCO Stores Retail, Variety Stores

33
14 29
Bi-Mart is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Bi-Mart Retail

34
11 27
Palais Royal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Palais Royal Retail

35
12 29
Pamida is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Pamida Retail

36
10 27
Shirokiya is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Shirokiya Retail

37
23 62
Sears Essentials is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Essentials