This is a list of department stores. Most of these stores have many branches. The location of the flagship store is given.

Table of contents
1 Canada
2 Finland
3 France
4 Netherlands
5 Puerto Rico
6 Saudi Arabia
7 Spain
8 Sweden
9 Switzerland
10 United Kingdom
11 United States of America




  • Le Bon Marche
  • Galeries Lafayette
  • Au Printemps
  • La Samaritane


  • Bijenkorf (part of Vendex KBB)
  • Hema (ditto)
  • Vroom & Dreesmann (ditto)

Puerto Rico

  • Bargain Town
  • New York Department Stores, known popularly as La New York.

Saudi Arabia

  • Al Hamada


  • Corte del Inglés



United Kingdom

United States of America

  • Abraham & Straus
  • Alco-Duckwall Retail Stores
  • Bamberger's
  • Belk
  • Bergdorf Goodman, now owned by Neiman Marcus Grp. Sak's competitor on 5th Avenue. Caters to the opulent clients in New York, Long Island as well as aristocracy domestic and aboard
  • Bloomingdale'sHigh-end department store, caters to opulent and super-opulent
  • Bon-Ton, northeast
  • Boscov's, family-owned chain in the Mid-Atlantic region
  • Carson, Pirie, Scott, Chicago, housed in an architectural landmark designed by Louis Sullivan
  • Dayton's, Minneapolis now Marshall Field & Co, part of Target
  • Dillard's, midwest, southeast, southwest
  • Dollar General
  • Elder-Beerman, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic
  • Federated Department Stores, owns Bloomingdale's, Bon Marché and Bon-Macy's, Burdines, Goldsmith's, Lazarus, Macy's, and Rich's
  • Filene's, Boston, its famous bargain basement outlasted the main store
  • Foley's, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico; owned by May Department Stores
  • Fred Meyer, a department store in the Pacific Northwest owned by Kroger, the supermarket conglomerate
  • D.H. Holmes: New Orleans (defunct)
  • Gimbel's: The rivalry of Macy's and Gimbel's is immortalized in Miracle on 34th Street: Gimbel's merged with Saks to form Saks Fifth Avenue.
  • Hudson's, Detroit now Marshall Field's, part of Target
  • JC Penney national
  • Kohl's: originally Midwest, but now national
  • Korvette's
  • Krauss New Orleans (defunct)
  • Kresge's (later Kmart), going from dime store to mass market discounter, started in Detroit
  • Loehmann's
  • Lord & Taylor national
  • Macy's: The rivalry of Macy's and Gimbel's is immortalized in Miracle on 34th Street: now Gimbel's is gone, but Macy's lives on as a part of Federated Department Stores.
  • Maison Blanche: New Orleans (defunct), stores are now Dillard's
  • Marshall Field & Co, Chicago now owned by Target; first store with a bridal registry
  • May Department Stores, Mary Livingstone was working as a lingerie salesgirl here when she met her future husband Jack Benny. Later, the department store was used as a setting in his radio and television shows. Owns the Filene's, Foley's, Hecht's, Kaufmann's, and Robinsons-May brands.
  • Meijer, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky
  • McCrory, national, defunct
  • Mervyn's, a California-based chain specializing in clothing; owned by Target
  • Montgomery Ward, first mail order store, now defunct
  • Neiman Marcus, Dallas
  • Nordstrom
  • Ohrbach's
  • Pamida
  • Saks, besides its flagship Saks Fifth Avenue chain acquired in 1998, operates Proffitt's, Younkers, Carson Pirie Scott, Boston Store, and Bergner's, plus the Off 5th
  • Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City, the store that took Fifth Avenue all over the country
  • Sears, Roebuck and Company, later Sears, originally of Chicago, its first mail order catalogs caused prices to drop all over the country, leading to their being called "the great price maker"
  • Spiegel, mostly a catalog company
  • Stern's
  • Target, national, renowned as the "hip" mass-market discounter, called "Tar-zhay" by the clever
  • TJ Maxx and the TJX Companies, national off-price chain which also operates Marshalls and A.J. Wright
  • Troutman's Emporium, Oregon
  • Wal-Mart, national
  • Wannamaker
  • Woolworth, national, classic dime store; defunct

See also: List of companies