Clothing Department Stores - Department Store Directory

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A department store is a large retail establishment that offers a diverse range of products and merchandise organized into various sections or departments based on product categories. These stores provide a comprehensive shopping experience, showcasing clothing, footwear, accessories, beauty products, home goods, electronics, and more under one roof, catering to a broad customer base with varied preferences.

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fashion directory  Bealls: Beall's, Inc. is the parent company of Beall's Department Stores, Inc, Beall's Outlet Stores, Inc., and Burke's Outlet Stores, Inc. The corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates over 560 retail store sites in states across the Sun Belt, from Florida to California with annual sales over one billion dollars. Since its modest beginnings in 1915 Bealls has grown to be a major employer in the State of Florida as well as a valued asset to all the communities it serves throughout the country. With Corporate headquarters located in Bradenton Florida, the operating companies take advantage of resource sharing by utilizing the synergistic functions provided by Beall's, Inc., including Distribution, Finance, Information Systems, Loss Prevention and Human Resources. Conversely, each company has its own buying staff, product development group and advertising strategy.   Disclaimer: Stores operated under the Bealls name located in Texas, New Mexico, and Alabama are managed and owned by Stage Stores, Inc. Stage Stores, Inc. is not affiliated with Beall's, Inc. or its subsidiaries.

fashion directory  Belk: Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. is the nation's largest family owned and operated department store company with close to 300 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states and a growing digital presence. Its website offers a wide assortment of national brands and private label fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home. Founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, N.C., the company is in the third generation of Belk family leadership and has been committed to community involvement since its inception. In August 2015 it was announced that Sycamore Partners acquires Belk.  

fashion directory  Bloomingdale's (Part of Federated) a leader in department store fashion, serves customers through 24 full-line department stores in 10 states. It focuses on upscale fashion apparel and home-related goods, with an emphasis on distinctive merchandise offerings. Known worldwide for its fashion sense and merchandising savvy, Bloomingdale's helped launch the careers of many now-famous designers. Among them are Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Donna Karan. New designers such as Shoshanna and Daryl K are being showcased today at Bloomie's and could well be the stars of tomorrow.

fashion directory  Bon-Ton Department Stores, Inc.: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is a regional department store chain operating 139 department stores and two furniture stores in 16 states from the Northeast to the Midwest under the Bon-Ton and Elder-Beerman names. Their stores offer quality branded opening, moderate and better priced merchandise in apparel, cosmetics, shoes, accessories and distinctive home fashions, as well as exclusive private-label merchandise. The Bon-Ton carves out and maintains a niche in smaller markets, attracting customers seeking fashion-right merchandise at competitive prices. They provide an upscale presentation and a high level of service with the convenience of local shopping. The Bon-Ton operates in targeted markets where they are a primary department store. They enjoy a strong reputation for providing quality merchandise at competitive prices delivered with top-quality service in neighborhoods where their customers live. York, PA   Phone # (717) 757-7660

fashion directory  Boscov's Department Store:  Boscov's is now one of the world's largest family-owned department stores, with more than one billion dollars in sales revenue from 34 locations in the mid-Atlantic states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and Maryland. prices are generally in the moderate to better range, with competition coming from many types of retailers, including national and regional department stores, specialty shops, and discount stores. Boscov's full line of merchandise, complimented by a variety of additional customer services, provides its customers with a complete shopping experience.  Boscov's Department Store, LLC (Boscov's) announced Dec. 4th, 2008 the completion of the sale of substantially all of its assets to a family group led by Albert Boscov and Edwin Lakin. "I am thrilled to be once again heading the company that I spent 50 years building along with a tremendous team of co-workers whose commitment has been immeasurable," said Chairman and CEO Albert Boscov. "The completion of the sale provides us with the solid financial footing necessary to rebuild the Company and prosper this holiday season and beyond. I am optimistic about the future of Boscov's and am very appreciative of the kind words and support from customers and neighbors and the hard work and commitment of our co-workers throughout this process."
Reading, PA   Phone # (610) 779-2000  

fashion directory  Burlington Coat Factory: Corporate Offices: Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation

New Jersey Corp. Office
1830 Rt 130 North
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 387-7800

New York Office
263 west 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
(212) 221-0010

New Hampshire Office
2 South Park Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
(603) 448-4100

fashion directory  Dillard Department Stores, Inc.: Dillard's, Inc. ranks among the nation's largest fashion apparel and home furnishings retailers with annual revenues exceeding $7.7 billion. The Company focuses on delivering maximum fashion and value to its shoppers by offering compelling apparel and home selections complemented by exceptional customer care. Dillard's stores offer a broad selection of merchandise and feature products from both national and exclusive brand sources. The Company operates 330 Dillard's locations spanning 29 states, all with one nameplate - Dillard's.  Offering a distinctive mix of name-brand and private-label merchandise. Little Rock, AR

fashion directory  Elder-Beerman Stores Corporation: As the eighth largest independent department store chain in the United States, Elder-Beerman operates 60 department stores, 62 Shoebilee! and El-Bee shoe stores, and two free-standing furniture stores . Elder-Beerman features moderate to better branded and private label fashions for the entire family, gifts and a wide array of items for the home, including linens, cookware, china and furniture. Department stores, which are located in medium and smaller communities primarily in the Midwest, are both mall anchors and free-standing, ranging from 31,000 square feet to 217,000 square feet. HEADQUARTERS - The Elder-Beerman Stores Corp., 3155 El-Bee Road, Dayton, Ohio 45439, (937)296-2700

fashion directory  Famous-Barr: previously owned by May Department Stores.  Later purchased by Federated Department Stores.  The Famous-Barr stores have become part of the Macy's Midwest division.

fashion directory  Federated Department Stores: please see the Macy's listing.

fashion directory  Filene's: previously owned by May Department Stores.  Later purchased by Federated Department Stores.  The Filene's stores have become part of the Macy's East division.  See Macy's listing.

fashion directory  Foley's: previously owned by May Department Stores.  Later purchased by Federated Department Stores.  The Foley's stores have become part of the Macy's West division & Macy's South.  See Macy's listing.

fashion directory  Harrod's (United Kingdom): Since the store first opened its doors in 1849, Harrods has always prided itself on a reputation for excellence, that nothing is too much trouble to our customers, and finding the finest-quality merchandise.

fashion directory  Hudson's Bay (Canada): Hudson's Bay Company, established in 1670, is Canada's oldest corporation and its largest department store retailer.

fashion directory  JCPenney: J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., the wholly owned operating subsidiary of J. C. Penney Company, Inc., is one of America's largest department store, catalog, and e-commerce retailers, employing approximately 155,000 associates. As of Feb. 3, 2007, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc. operated 1,033 JCPenney department stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. JCPenney is the nation's largest catalog merchant of general merchandise, and is one of the largest apparel and home furnishings sites on the Internet. JCPenney refers to the Internet/catalog business as Direct.

fashion directory  Kaufmann's: previously owned by May Department Stores.  Later purchased by Federated Department Stores.  The Kaufmann's stores have become part of the Macy's East division & Macy's Midwest

fashion directory  Kohl's: Kohl's Department Store's corporate office is located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051-5660 Phone: (414) 703-7000.

fashion directory  Lord & Taylor : Lord & Taylor, one of the most respected names in retailing, is the department store leader in its markets - providing an exceptional combination of merchandise selection and customer service. They have 54 stores in ten states and the District of Columbia (year 2006). Their flagship store is on Fifth Avenue where their windows have made an impact on the New York fashion scene for more than 90 years.  Today, Lord & Taylor continues to showcase the newest looks from some of the industry's best designers. Their fashion team works closely with their buyers to bring the latest trends from the runways into the reality of your lifestyle.  

fashion directory  L.S Ayres: previously owned by May Department Stores.  Later purchased by Federated Department Stores.  The L.S Ayres stores have become part of the Macy's North division & Macy's Midwest

fashion directory  Macy's, Inc. stands today as the nation's largest department store retailer. Macy's, Inc. celebrated its 75th birthday in 2004, but its retailing roots extend far beyond that, stretching back to the middle of the 19th century when most of its department store franchises were founded. The company built on those traditionally strong franchises, calling on the experience and innovative retail strategies of each division to contribute to Macy's, Inc.'s overall success.  As a result, Macy's, Inc. understands and meets the needs of American consumers in ways unmatched by any other retailer, anywhere.

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fashion directory  Marks & Spencer (UK): Department store and online retailer.  They own United States retailer; Brooks Brothers. United Kingdom

fashion directory  Marshall Fields [now called Macy's] (part of Federated Company): Marshall Field's is one of the premier department stores in the United States. From its downtown Chicago beginnings in 1852, Marshall Field's has earned a reputation of excellence through numerous landmark achievements many which have been used as models for other department stores.  Marshall Fields was sold by Target Corporation to the May Company in July 2004.  Later May Company was sold to Federated Department Stores.

fashion directory  May Department Stores Company  May Company was sold to Federated Department Stores...  (They had been the owners at one point of the following:  Foley's, Lord & Taylor, Hecht's, Filene's, Kaufmann's, LS Ayres, Famous-Barr, Meier & Frank, Robinsons-May, Strawbridges, ZCMI, Davids Bridal. The Jones Store, Marshall Fields

fashion directory  Meier&Frank: previously owned by May Department Stores.  Later purchased by Federated Department Stores.  The Meier & Frank stores have become part of the Macy's Northwest division.

fashion directory  Mervyn's: On October 17, 2008, the company announced that it would liquidate its assets through a Chapter 7 filing.  All remaining locations were closed by December 31 of that year.

fashion directory  Neiman Marcus (Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman): a long-standing dedication to gathering the most enviable products the world has to offer, com bined with a history of unparalleled customer service. And ninety-two years of innovation... an uncompromising commitment to proving they can not only stay in step with the times but continue to dazzle by stepping ahead to deliver the un-expected.

fashion directory  Nordstrom Inc. operates more than 60 large specialty stores that sell a wide selection of apparel, shoes and accessories for women, men and children. Nordstrom also operates more than 20 stores under the name Nordstrom Rack, which serve as outlets for clearance merchandise from the Company's stores.  Seattle, WA  Phone # (206) 628-2111 or  # 888-282-6060

Nordstrom Product Group
Address: 1617 6th Avenue, Suite 1000 Seattle, Washington  98121 USA
Phone:  206-373-5000  Email:   Contact: Debbie Schaible - NPG Recruiter
The Nordstrom Product Group (NPG), is responsible for managing the exclusive brands and products featured in the Nordstrom stores and in other select locations.  NPG designs, manufactures, and manages exclusive power brands and product labels. Their power brands include Faconnable, Classiques Entier, Talora, Halogen, Caslon and the Nordstrom label. The world-class quality, fit, fashion, value and size selection their products offer are essential to maintaining Nordstrom's status as a premier shopping destination. 

NPG's mission is to set world-class standards in the areas of brand building, design and manufacture of dynamic, high-quality brands. You will find their apparel and footwear in their full-line stores, which are located across the country.  NPG brands are also offered in Japanese department stores, several free-standing Faconnable boutiques, the Internet, and in three Nordstrom direct mail catalogs.

With nearly 500 employees, NPG is a focused operation that demands the best talent in areas such as design, sourcing and production, product merchandising, brand marketing, strategic planning, information technology, operations and human resources. NPG offers growth opportunities for people committed to providing high levels of customer service in the unique environment of product development.

Nordstrom is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing a culturally diverse workplace.

fashion directory  Peebles Department Stores (division of Stage): Peebles is recognized nationally as one of the best managed and most successful department stores of its size. The basis of the company's success is the continuation of W. S. Peebles' 1891 philosophy: Personal attention and great customer service. At Peebles, no matter how far they expand, their commitment to their customers and associates will always be their top priority.


fashion directory  Proffitt's: formerly part of Saks Inc. then sold to Belk...   Please see the Belk listing for more details.

fashion directory  Robinson-May: previously owned by May Department Stores.  Later purchased by Federated Department Stores.  The Robinson-May stores have become part of the Macy's West.

fashion directory  Saks: (formerly Proffitt's, Inc.) The Company's stores offer a wide selection of fashion apparel, accessories, cosmetics, and decorative home furnishings, featuring assortments of premier brands and unique specialty merchandise.  Since becoming a public company in 1987, Saks Incorporated has experienced tremendous growth. Saks Incorporated operates 54 Saks Fifth Avenue stores, 50 OFF Fifth stores, and The Company also operates specialty store chain Club Libby Lu. Address:  750 Lakeshore Pkwy. Birmingham, AL 35211   

fashion directory  Sears, Roebuck and Company : With a network of more than 833 full-line stores and 2,600 specialty stores, Sears is a leading U.S. retailer of apparel, home and automotive products, as well as a provider of related home services.  Stock: Sears Holding Corp. Stock Market Info
Hoffman Estates, IL    Phone # (847) 286-2500   

fashion directory  Stein Mart: Stein Mart, Inc. is a publicly-traded (NASDAQ NMS: SMRT) company, best described as a hybrid between a better department/specialty store and a traditional off-price retailer. At year-end 1998, Stein Mart, Inc. had nearly $900 million in sales and 182 locations throughout the United States. Designer and well-known apparel brands for men, women and children.

fashion directory  Strawbridge's: previously owned by May Department Stores.  Later purchased by Federated Department Stores.  The Strawbridge's stores have become part of the Macy's East.

fashion directory  Target Corporation / (Formerly: Dayton Hudson Corp.) Target Corporation is a growing company focused on general merchandise retailing.  Their principal operating strategy is to provide exceptional value to consumers through multiple retail formats ranging from upscale discount and moderate-priced to full-service department stores. Target's first store opened in Roseville, Minnesota, in 1962. Its on-trend merchandise at affordable prices launched a new era in discount retailing. This "T-1" store was easy to shop, attractive and always clean. It served as the prototype for every Target store opened since then, and it changed how consumers think about discount shopping.  Today, Target operates more than 1,300 stores in 47 states, including over 140 SuperTarget stores that add an upscale grocery shopping experience. Target Corporation also owns Associated Merchandising Corporation (AMC), which sources the high quality apparel and hardlines merchandise for the company. AMC also provides international sourcing for a number of retailers. The Target trademark is owned by a separate company called Target Brands Inc. (TBI)

Mineapolis, MN  Phone # (612) 304-6073  Vendor Relations Phone # 612 304 7500

department stores directory  Von Maur: where the finest in new fashion meets old-fashioned customer service. Within this luxurious environment, you'll find the hottest fashion brands for the whole family, as well as a rewarding shopping experience.

fashion directory  Younkers: (part of Saks Inc.): Younkers is a quality department store which has been in business for 144 years.  They are the largest department store chain in Iowa and Nebraska, with 50 stores conveniently located throughout the Midwest. They carry a large assortment of apparel and accessories for men, women, teens, and children, and their selection features both famous designers and their own exclusive collections. 
Des Moines, IA Phone # (515) 244-1112

fashion directory  ZCMI Department Stores: (purchased by May Company: May Co. later became part of Federated)  Name changed to Meier & Frank.

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