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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
301 153
Target is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

2
172 88
Nordstrom Rack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

3
140 74
Bloomingdale's is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

4
124 79
SuperTarget is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

5
111 107
Sears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

6
138 138
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

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

8
57 60
Meijer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Supermarket

9
73 80
Big Lots is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail, Variety Stores

10
62 70
Stein Mart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Family Clothing Stores, Department store

11
39 42
Henri Bendel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

12
54 62
Last Call! Neiman Marcus Outle... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Last Call! Neiman Marcus Outlet

13
73 87
Wal-Mart Supercenter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

14
55 64
Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outl... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet

15
48 55
Target Greatland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

16
48 55
BJ's Wholesale Club is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail, Variety Stores

17
100 122
Kmart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

18
47 54
Bealls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

19
38 46
Fred Meyer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Supermarket, Retail

20
31 37
Ben Franklin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

21
32 41
Ollie's Bargain Outlet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

22
55 74
Super Kmart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Super Kmart

23
46 62
Sears Outlet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Outlet

24
26 38
Duckwall's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Duckwall's

25
28 43
Shopko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

26
34 53
Roses Stores is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

27
29 46
Peebles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Family Clothing Stores, Retail

28
38 61
Big Kmart is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Big Kmart

29
20 35
King's Variety Store is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US

30
26 49
Sears Grand is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Grand

31
18 37
ALCO is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
ALCO

32
23 45
ALCO Stores is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail, Variety Stores

33
15 35
Palais Royal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

34
16 39
Pamida is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

35
15 41
Bi-Mart is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

36
11 38
Shirokiya is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Retail

37
29 82
Sears Essentials is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Department Stores in the US
Sears Essentials