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This is a list of department stores. In the case of department store groups the location of the flagship store is given. This list does not include large specialist stores, which sometimes resemble department stores.

[edit] Australia

[edit] Austria

[edit] Belgium

[edit] Brazil

[edit] Canada

[edit] Current

[edit] Historic

[edit] Czech Republic

[edit] Chile

[edit] Defunct

  • J.C. Penney - 6 stores in Santiago area. Closed because of poor sellings in 1999.
  • Muricy's - 1 store in Las Condes area. Closed because of poor sellings in 1991.
  • Sears - closed because of an economical recession in 1988.

[edit] Colombia

[edit] Denmark

[edit] Finland

[edit] France

[edit] Germany

  • Ahrens - a department store in Marburg
  • Alsterhaus - a department store in Hamburg, belonging to the Karstadt group
  • C&A - not a department store, sells only clothes
  • Carschhaus - a department store in Dusseldorf belonging to the Kaufhof group
  • Galeries Lafayette Berlin - Berlin branch of the French department store
  • KaDeWe - the largest department store on the European continent, located in Berlin
  • Karstadt - the leading German department store group
  • Kaufhof / Galeria Kaufhof
  • Müller - not really a department store, more a large chemists that sells several additional goods such as housewares, multi-media, toys
  • Neckermann
  • Woolworth - German branch of the Woolworth group, meanwhile independent from the international Woolworth group, owned now by some German managers

[edit] Historic

  • Hertie (merged with Karstadt, one top range store left in Munich, all other stores were re-named into "Karstadt" or have been closed)
  • Horten (merged with Kaufhof) - all stores were re-named into "Kaufhof" or "Galeria Kaufhof" or have been closed[1]
  • Kaufhaus Schocken (merged with Horten and later Kaufhof)
  • Wertheim - Karstadt runs two department stores in Berlin under this traditional name

metro department stores germany is big and is missing

[edit] Hong Kong

[edit] Hungary

[edit] Indonesia

[edit] Ireland

[edit] Israel

[edit] India

[edit] Japan

[edit] Current

[edit] Defunct

[edit] Malaysia

[edit] Mexico

[edit] Netherlands

[edit] New Zealand

[edit] Defunct

[edit] Panama

[edit] Pakistan

[edit] Peru

[edit] Defunct

  • Oechsle
    Broken up in the early 90s. It was the oldest department store in Peru.
  • Hogar
    Broken up in 1996.
  • Saga
    Sold to Falabella (Chile) and rebranded as Saga Falabella in 1995.
  • Sears
    Sold to and rebranded as Saga in the late 80s.

[edit] Philippines

[edit] Poland

[edit] Puerto Rico


[edit] Romania

[edit] Russia

[edit] Saudi Arabia

[edit] Singapore

[edit] Slovakia

[edit] South Korea

[edit] Spain

[edit] Sweden

[edit] Switzerland

[edit] Thailand

[edit] United Kingdom

[edit] Current

[edit] Historical

Former department store groups

  • Allders
  • J J Allen
  • Army & Navy Stores
  • Arnotts
  • Bairds
  • John Barker & Co
  • Bentalls
  • Binns
  • Bobbys
  • Brown Muffs
  • Busby's
  • C & A Closed all UK stores in 2000.
  • Co-op trading name used by a variety of Cooperatives for their department stores.
  • Chiesmans
  • E Dingle & Co
  • Harrods
  • Hides
  • Kennards
  • Lewis's
  • Littlewoods
  • Marshall & Snelgrove
  • Plummer Roddis
  • Mathias Robinson
  • Peter Robinson
  • Selfridge Provincial Stores
  • Sunwin House trading name used by United Co-operatives
  • United Drapery Stores

Stores which were not amalgamated into any of the businesses listed above but have now ceased trading

[edit] United States of America

[edit] Defunct U.S. chains liquidated or not acquired by extant chains

  • Ann & Hope, a now defunct retailer that pioneered the modern discount department store.
  • Alexander's (New York metropolitan area). Declared bankruptcy in 1992.
  • Ames Department Stores
  • Two Guys
  • B. Altman and Company (New York City).
  • Barnes-Woodin Co. (Yakima, Washington)
  • L.L. Berger (Buffalo). Catered to upper middle class customers. Its last store, in downtown Buffalo, closed in 1991.
  • Best & Company (New York). A department store exclusively for children of the well-to-do. Once one of the cluster of grand New York department stores on 5th Avenue, closed in the 1960s.
  • Best Products, a catalog showroom department store based in Richmond, Virginia similar to Sears. The stores closed down during the mid to late 90's.
  • C.J. Breier Co. a department store chain of about 56 located in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
  • Britt's Department Stores.
  • The Broadway (Southern California). Headquartered in Los Angeles. Part of defunct Carter Hawley Hale Stores. Retailer for many decades; finally closed for good in 1991.
  • Bradlees.
  • Bonwit Teller (New York City, Boston, and Upstate New York). High-end clothier that was primarily a women's clothing store; however, in later years it had a small men's department. All but two stores, located in Buffalo and Boston closed the early 1990s, soon after being purchased by the Australian company L.J. Hooker Company. Hooker then sold the chain to Syracuse-based Pyramid Companies, which then opened a store in their Carousel Center. Pyramid had originally planned to expand the chain, but never did so. The Syracuse store was the last to close, doing so in 2000.
  • Caldor. Later acquired by May; closed 1999.
  • City of Paris (department store) (San Francisco)
  • MM Cohn
  • Coyle & Richardson (Charleston, WV)
  • Crowley's (Detroit)
  • Doerflinger's (LaCrosse, WI) closed in the 1980's
  • Elvins' (Puyallup, WA)
  • Fauchald's (Minot, nd)
  • Fedco (Southern California). Membership-based department store—including grocery, and in some locations, furniture—that served middle class. Went bankrupt. Circa 1950-1994.
  • Farrel& Eddy (Camas, WA) operated in several different forms between 1902 and going out of business in 1998.
  • FedMart (Southern California) First mass-market discount retail/grocery chain Sol Price founded. Was headquartered in San Diego in the 92111 ZIP Code. Price sold the chain to Hugo Mann, a German retail entrepreneur in 1975. His subsequent attempt to turn the chain into hypermarkets was a leading reason for its closure in 1983. Price later founded Price Club based upon what he learned from his Fedmart days. Price Club has since been merged into Costco. Circa 1965-75.
  • Gantos (Grand Rapids)
  • Garfinckel's (Washington, D.C.)
  • Gemco (California) Membership department store with grocery. Operated as subsidiary of Lucky Stores until liquidated in early 1987 due to hostile takeover attempts. Lucky was later acquired into what is now called Albertsons. Operated circa 1968-1987.
  • Gimbel's: (defunct) The rivalry of Macy's and Gimbel's is immortalized in Miracle on 34th Street; Benard Gimbel the owner of Gimbel's along with Horace Saks founded Saks Fifth Avenue.
  • Godchaux's (Baton Rouge). Purchased Maison Blanche in 1980's, converted to that nameplace exclusively soon after.
  • Goldblatt's (Chicago) Some Goldblatt's stores were acquired by Ames.
  • Goodman's (San Francisco)
  • Gutman's (Baltimore)
  • Hale Bros. (San Francisco)
  • Hens and Kelly (Buffalo). Department store chain catering to blue-collar and middle class families.
  • Herpolsheimer's (Grand Rapids, Muskegon). Became Lazarus 1987; permanently closed its doors in 1992. The original Herpolsheimer's store is immortalized in The Polar Express.
  • Hess's
  • Hills Department Store.
  • Hochschild Kohn's (Baltimore).
  • Hutzler's (Baltimore).
  • I. Magnin (defunct); some stores converted to Saks Fifth Avenue nameplate
  • Jacobson's (Grand Rapids). Independent regional luxury department store chain located primarily in Michigan and Florida, but also had stores in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Kansas. The last store sadly closed its doors in early 2002.
  • Jenss (Buffalo) Independent high-end department store chain closed their last location on 15 September 2000.
  • E.J. Korvette (New York City) closed 1980.
  • Krauss (New Orleans, downtown) Single location on Canal Street at Basin closed in 1997.
  • A.W. Lucas (Bismarck, nd)
  • Maison Blanche
  • Miller & Paine (Lincoln, Nebraska)
  • S. H. Kress & Co.. Puerto Rico subsidiary Tiendas Kress lives on, having survived parent company.
  • Lit Brothers (Philadelphia) closed in 1977.
  • Lombaugh's (Easton, PA)
  • MacDougall-Southwick (Seattle)
  • McCrory (national).
  • Montgomery Ward. First mail order store. Founded in 1872, Montgomery Ward pioneered mail-order catalog retailing and opened its first retail store in 1926. A bankruptcy reorganization in 1999 failed to turn the chain around. Closed 2001.
  • MainStreet Chicago - Aquired by Kohl's
  • New York Department Store (Minot, ND,Centralia, WA-Separate owners)
  • O'Connor, Moffat (San Francisco)
  • Ohrbach's. Liquidated in 1987 and acquired by Howland-Steinbach.
  • Ontario Store (Grand Forks, ND)
  • People's (Tacoma, WA) Store closed for good in 1983.
  • Rhodes Brothers (Tacoma, Wa) Company established in 1892 as a coffee shop in downtown Tacoma. The store greatly expanded through the years including having a tea room, a branch library and a separate budget store. A mall location was planned for 1973 but the company went bankrupt in 1974.
  • Pizitz (Birmingham, Al)
  • Rink's (Ohio).
  • Rich's Department Stores (Salem, MA).
  • Sage-Allen (Hartford).
  • Sakowitz (Houston).
  • Sattler's (Buffalo).
  • Schlessinger Department Stores
  • Service Merchandise
  • Steketee's (Grand Rapids). Founded in 1862 by Paul J. Steketee, the independent upscale stores expanded to include Grand Haven, Muskegon, Kalamazoo, and Holland. The last store closed in 2002, taking with it one of the first retail businesses founded in West Michigan.
  • Sterling & Welch (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Stewart's (Baltimore).
  • Treasury Stores (mainly in the South and West) Discount department store division of JC Penney, opened in 1962, also known as "The Treasury". Closed in 1981.
  • Wahl's (Bellingham, Wa)
  • Weinstein's (San Francisco)
  • Weinstock's Division of the Broadway chain.
  • Wieboldt's (Chicago)
  • Woolworth (national). Classic dime store. Foot Locker the last vestige of former F.W. Woolworth Co. Defunct subsidiaries - Woolco, Kinney Shoes.
  • W. T. Grant (national). Stores called Grant's or (the larger stores) Grant City.
  • Zody's (national) Catered to lower class.
  • Zollinger-Harned Co. (Allentown, PA)

[edit] See also

List of department stores

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