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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
295 147
Target is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

2
169 83
Nordstrom Rack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

3
135 71
Bloomingdale's is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

4
118 74
SuperTarget is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

5
108 103
Sears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

6
132 136
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

7
70 66
Von Maur is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

8
71 78
Big Lots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail, Variety Stores

9
61 66
Stein Mart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Family Clothing Stores, Department store

10
38 39
Henri Bendel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

11
54 59
Last Call! Neiman Marcus Outle... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Last Call! Neiman Marcus Outlet

12
54 59
Meijer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Supermarket

13
48 52
Target Greatland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

14
100 117
Kmart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

15
55 62
Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outl... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet

16
46 51
Bealls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

17
48 54
BJ's Wholesale Club is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail, Variety Stores

18
71 85
Wal-Mart Supercenter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

19
38 45
Fred Meyer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Supermarket, Retail

20
55 71
Super Kmart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Super Kmart

21
45 59
Sears Outlet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Outlet

22
30 40
Ollie's Bargain Outlet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

23
27 36
Ben Franklin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

24
25 37
Duckwall's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Duckwall's

25
34 51
Roses Stores is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

26
38 57
Big Kmart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Big Kmart

27
27 42
Shopko is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

28
29 45
Peebles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Family Clothing Stores, Retail

29
20 34
King's Variety Store is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

30
25 46
Sears Grand is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Grand

31
18 36
ALCO is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
ALCO

32
23 44
ALCO Stores is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail, Variety Stores

33
15 34
Palais Royal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

34
15 38
Pamida is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

35
15 39
Bi-Mart is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

36
11 37
Shirokiya is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

37
28 79
Sears Essentials is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Essentials