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List of department stores

List of department stores

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.



  • Anthony Hordern's.Closed in late 1960's
  • Daimaru.Withdrew from Australia in mid-2002
  • David Jones.Luxury retailer,stocks merchandise from Homewares to Fashion, One of the world's oldest department store still trading in original name
  • Farmers.New Zealand-owned,since withdrawn from Australia
  • K-mart.Operated by Coles Myer.
  • Mark Foy's.Closed in 1980
  • Myer.Operated by Coles Myer group,being sold to US-based consortium Newbridge Capital,part of the Texas Pacific Group,which also owns Neiman Marcus in the USA and Debenhams in the UK. The Myer family is a 5% partner in the venture
  • Grace Bros.Bought by Coles Myer in 1983, absorbed Myer stores in NSW/ACT, chain renamed Myer in 2004.
  • Target.Operated by Coles Myer.This is not affiliated with the Target Stores in the United States
  • Big W.Operated by Woolworths Limited


  • Galeria Inno,formerly "Innovation"


  • Lojas Riachuelo- a.k.a. "Riachuelo"
  • C&A
  • Lojas Americanas - a.k.a."Americanas"
  • Wal-Mart


  • Buck or Two - A national dollar store
  • Canadian Tire
  • Dollarama/Rossy - dollar store in Eastern Canada
  • Fields - discount chain in British Columbia and Alberta (owned by Hudson's Bay Company)
  • Giant Tiger/Tigre Géant - discount stores
  • Holt Renfrew - upscale chain
  • Hart Stores - Eastern Canada discount chain
  • Home Hardware
  • Hudson's Bay Company - a.k.a "The Bay"
  • La Maison Simons - Quebec city based fashion clothing chain
  • Les Ailes de la Mode - Quebec-based clothing retailer
  • Ogilvy (Montreal) - also known as La Maison Ogilvy, as distinguished from the defunct Ogilvy's in Ottawa (see below)
  • SAAN - discount stores
  • Sears Canada (formerly Simpsons-Sears)
  • The Bargain! Shop - discount stores (formerly the Canadian stores of F.W. Woolworth Company)
  • Wal-Mart
  • Winners - Discount department store
  • Zellers - discount department store owned by Hudson's Bay Company


  • EXITO Medellin based department store.
  • Flamingo


  • Illum in Copenhagen
  • Magasin du Nord




  • Ahrens - a department store in Marburg (http://www.kaufhaus-ahrens.de)
  • Alsterhaus - a department store in Hamburg, belonging to the Karstadt group (http://www.alsterhaus.de)
  • C&A - not a department store, sells only cloths
  • Carschhaus - a department store in Dusseldorf belonging to the Kaufhof group (http://www.carschhaus.de)
  • Galeries Lafayette Berlin - Berlin branch of the French department store (http://www.lafayette.de)
  • 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
  • KaDeWe - the largest department store on the European continent, located in Berlin (http://www.kadewe.de)
  • Karstadt - the leading German department store group (http://www.karstadt.de)
  • Kaufhof / Galeria Kaufhof (http://www.kaufhof.de)
  • Müller - not really a department store, more a large chemists that sells several additional goods such as housewares, multi-media, toys
  • Wertheim - Karstadt runs two department stores in Berlin under this traditional name (http://www.wertheim-berlin.de)
  • Woolworth - German branch of the Woolworth group, meanwhile independent from the international Woolworth group, owned now by some German managers (http://www.woolworth.de)



  • Matahari
  • Ramayana
  • Sogo
  • Metro
  • Pasaraya
  • Debenhams(operated by PT Mitra Adiperkasa Tbk together with Sogo)
  • Galeria(Matahari Group)



  • Shopper's Stop
  • Fabmall
  • Family Mart
  • Food World
  • Hyper Mart
  • Home Stop
  • Lifestyle International


  • Apita (part of UNY)
  • Daiei
  • Daikuma
  • Daimaru
  • Daiwa
  • Fukuya
  • Hankyu Department Store
  • Hanshin Department Store
  • Setan
  • Ito Yokado
  • Iwataya
  • Izutsuya
  • JUSCO (part of ÆON)
  • Keihan Department Store
  • Keikyu Department Store
  • Keio Department Store
  • Kintetsu Department Store
  • Maruei
  • Marui
  • Marui Imai
  • Matsuya
  • Matsuzakaya
  • Meitetsu Department Store
  • Mitsukoshi
  • Printemps Ginza
  • Parco
  • Odakyu Department Store
  • Saty (part of Mycal)
  • Seibu Department Store
  • Seiyu
  • Sogo
  • Takashimaya
  • Tobu Department Store
  • Tokyu Department Store
  • UNY
  • Wako Department Store


  • Debenhams
  • Metrojaya
  • Parkson Grand


  • El Palacio de Hierro
  • Liverpool
  • Sears
  • Walmart


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

New Zealand

  • Arthur Barnett (department store)
  • Ballantynes (department store)
  • Farmers
  • H & J Smith
  • Kirkcaldies and Stains
  • Kmart
  • Smith and Caugheys
  • The Warehouse


  • Robinsons Department Store
  • SM Department Store


  • Bracia Jablkowscy

Puerto Rico

  • Macy's
  • JC Penney
  • Kmart
  • Sears, Roebuck and Company
  • Wal-Mart


  • Gostiny Dvor (1785)
  • The Passage(1848)
  • State Universal Store(1893)
  • petrovka passage (1906)

Saudi Arabia

  • Al Hamada


  • Daimaru (Branches now closed in Singapore)
  • Isetan
  • John Little
  • Lane Crawford (Branches now closed in Singapore)
  • Marks and Spencer
  • Metro
  • OG (store)
  • Robinsons
  • Seiyu
  • Sogo (Branches now closed in Singapore)
  • Takashimaya
  • Tangs
  • Tokyo (Branches now closed in Singapore)
  • Yaohan (Branches now closed in Singapore)
  • Yosoko (Bankrupt, Branches now closed in Singapore)

South Korea




  • Jelmoli,Zürich
  • Globus,Zürich


  • @ease (website)
  • Banglamphu
  • Central Retail Corporation (website) group, includes
  • Central (website)
  • Marks & Spencer (Franchise License)
  • Robinson (website)
  • Zen (website) - Central World Plaza, Ratchaprasong, Bangkok
  • Daimaru (Branches now closed in Thailand)
  • Diana (website) - Hat Yai, Songkhla
  • The Erawan Group (website) group, includes
  • Amarin Plaza - Ratchaprasong (Chit Lom), Bangkok
  • Erawan Bangkok (website) - Ratchaprasong, Bangkok
  • Ploenchit Center - Sukhumvit (Nana), Bangkok
  • Fairy Plaza (website) -Khon Kaen
  • Fairyland (website) - Nakhon Sawan
  • Fashion Outlet
  • Gaysorn Plaza (website) - Ratchaprasong, Bangkok
  • Imperial Group group, includes
  • Imperial (Branches now closed)
  • Imperial World (website) -Samrong Samut Prakan Lat Phrao, Bangkok (Now become BigC)
  • Isetan-Central World Plaza, Ratchaprasong, Bangkok
  • Klang Plaza (website) -Nakhon Ratchasima
  • The Mall Group (website) group, includes
  • Emporium (website) - The Emporium Shopping Complex, Sukhumvit (Phrom Phong), Bangkok
  • The Mall (website)
  • The Paragon (website) -Siam Paragon,Pathum Wan(Siam),Bangkok
  • Merry King
  • New World (Company and Branches now closed, Bankrupt)
  • Ocean - Southern Thailand
  • Pantip Plaza - Pratu Nam (Water Gate), Bangkok Ngamwongwan, Nonthaburi
  • Pata
  • Peninsula Plaza - Ratchaprasong (Ratchadamri), Bangkok
  • Printemps(Branches now closed in Thailand)
  • Seree (website) -Lampang
  • Siam Piwat group, includes
  • Siam Center (website) - Pathum Wan (Siam), Bangkok
  • Siam Discovery (website) - Pathum Wan (Siam), Bangkok
  • Sogo(Branches now closed in Thailand)
  • Suksapanpanit (website)
  • Tang Hua Seng (website)
  • Tokyu - MBK Center,Pathum Wan, Bangkok
  • Yaohan(Branches now closed in Thailand)

United Kingdom

  • Allders(Croydon)
  • Atkinsons (Sheffield)
  • Austins (Newton Abbot)
  • Bairds (Hamilton)
  • Banburys (Barnstaple)
  • Barbours (Dumfries)
  • Barkers (Northallerton
  • J E Beale Group of 11 department stores, mostly trading under the 'Beales' name, including
  • Beales (Bournemouth)
  • Broadbents & Boothroyds (Southport)
  • Denners (Yeovil)
  • Whitakers (Bolton)
  • Bennetts (Derby)
  • Bhs Formerly British Home Stores
  • Boswells (Oxford)
  • Bratts (Nantwich)
  • Browns (York)
  • Bulloughs (Carlisle)
  • Camp Hopson (Newbury)
  • Chadds (Hereford)
  • Chopes (Bideford)
  • Collingwood Batchelor (Horley
  • the Co-operative Group 36 department stores including
  • Co-operative Department Store (Dartford)
  • W J Daniel (Windsor and branches)
  • Debenhams Occupies the most number of sites of any of the traditional department store groups in the UK. The majority of the original trading names of the stores, in each of their respective locations, were replaced with the 'Debenhams' name during the 1970s. All department stores in the group now trade as 'Debenhams' except Browns in Chester. New stores are usually located within wider town and regional shopping centre developments. Stores amalgamated into the group include
  • Marshall & Snelgrove (Oxford Street, London)
  • Bobbys (Bournemouth)
  • Curl Brothers (Norwich)
  • Edwin Jones (Southampton)
  • Kennards (Croydon)
  • Pauldens (Sheffield)
  • Mathias Robinson (Leeds)
  • Rylands (Manchester)
  • Spooners (Plymouth)
  • Thornton Varley (Hull)
  • Dunnes Stores
  • Eaden Lilley (Saffron Walden and branches)
  • Elphicks (Farnham)
  • Dan Evans (Barry)
  • Eve & Ranshaw (Louth)
  • Fenwick Group of 10 stores including
  • Fenwick (Newcastle upon Tyne)
  • Bentalls (Kingston upon Thames)
  • Facy (Henley-on-Thames)
  • Fields (Sidmouth)
  • Fishpools (Waltham Cross)
  • Fortnum & Mason (Piccadilly, London)
  • Goulds (Dorchester)
  • Harrods (Knightsbridge)
  • Harvey Nichols (Knightsbridge and branches)
  • Harveys (Halifax)
  • Hatchers (Taunton)
  • Hawkins (Hitchin)
  • Heal & Son (Tottenham Court Road, London and branches)
  • Hoopers (Torquay and branches)
  • David Hourston & Sons (Ayr)
  • House of Fraser The third largest group of traditional department stores in the UK. Each store is being re-branded as 'House of Fraser' following an ongoing programme of refurbishments. Store closures have included Barkers in Kensington and Dickins & Jones in Regent Street, London (2006). New stores include Croydon (2004) and Norwich (2005). The group has stated that the historic Jenners name will be retained at stores acquired in Scotland in 2005. Stores include
  • House of Fraser Oxford Street (Oxford Street, London) Formerly D H Evans
  • Beatties (Wolverhampton)
  • Cavendish House (Cheltenham)
  • Dingles (Plymouth)
  • Hammonds (Hull)
  • House of Fraser Birmingham (Birmingham) Formerly Rackhams
  • House of Fraser Manchester (Manchester) Formerly Kendals / Kendal Milne
  • James Howell, (Cardiff)
  • Jenners, (Edinburgh)
  • Jollys, (Bath) Formerly Jolly & Son
  • T J Hughes
  • T P Hughes (Tenby)
  • Jarrolds (Norwich)
  • Laughtons (Deal)
  • Herbert Lewis (Chepstow
  • John Lewis Partnership Group includes 27 department stores, 168 Waitrose supermarkets and 5 Waitrose Food & Home stores. The group is arguably the most respected department store group in the UK. John Lewis is a 'partnership', operating a unique democratic structure, with every permanent employee retaining a share in the business (held in trust). Eight long-established stores, each trading under their original names, have been re-branded as 'John Lewis' since 2000. Caleys in Windsor will close permanently in July 2006 and branches in Cambridge and Southsea will be re-branded following their relocation to new premises. The group has stated that Peter Jones in Sloane Square, London will retain its original name. A new John Lewis department store opened at the Trafford Centre in Greater Manchester in 2005 and further stores in other new locations are planned for Sprucefield near Lisburn, Northern Ireland (2006), Leicester (2008), Cardiff (2009) and Leeds (2010). Department stores include
  • John Lewis (Oxford Street, London)
  • Peter Jones (Sloane Square, London)
  • John Lewis Liverpool (Liverpool) Formerly George Henry Lee
  • John Lewis Newcastle (Newcastle upon Tyne) Formerly Bainbridge
  • John Lewis Nottingham (Nottingham) Formerly Jessop & Son
  • John Lewis Reading (Reading) Formerly Heelas
  • John Lewis Sheffield (Sheffield) Formerly Cole Brothers
  • John Lewis Southampton (Southampton) Formerly Tyrrell & Green
  • John Lewis Watford (Watford) Formerly Trewins / Trewin Brothers
  • Robert Sayle (Cambridge)
  • Liberty (Regent Street, London)
  • McEwens (Perth)
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Matalan
  • J T Morgan (Swansea)
  • Morleys Group of 5 department stores
  • Bodgers (Ilford)
  • Elys (Wimbledon)
  • Morleys (Brixton)
  • James Selby (Holloway)
  • Smith Brothers (Tooting
  • Nasons (Canterbury)
  • Oldrids (Boston)
  • Owen Owen Group of 4 department stores
  • Lewis's (Liverpool)
  • Esslemont & Macintosh (Aberdeen)
  • Joplings (Sunderland)
  • Robbs (Hexham)
  • Palmers Group of 5 department stores including
  • Palmers (Great Yarmouth)
  • Chadds (Lowestoft)
  • Pearsons (Enfield and branches)
  • Primark
  • Roomes Stores (Upminster)
  • Rossiters (Paignton)
  • Roys (Wroxham and branches)
  • Russell & Dorrell (Worcester)
  • Trago Mills
  • Tudor Williams (New Malden)
  • Tyrers (St Helens, Merseyside)
  • Selfridges Group of 4 department stores including
  • Selfridges (Oxford Street, London)
  • Selfridges Birmingham (Birmingham)
  • Smith Bradbeer (Romsey)
  • J R Taylor (St Annes-on-Sea)
  • C J Townrow & Sons (Braintree)
  • Watt Brothers (Glasgow)
  • Westgate Department Stores group of 21 department stores and a trading name of Anglia Regional Co-operative Society [2]
  • Williams & Griffin (Colchester)
  • Fred Winter (Stratford upon Avon)
  • Woolworths
  • United States Of America

  • Ann & Hope, a now defunct retailer that pioneered the modern discount department store
  • Barneys New York, fabled New York City luxury retailer, catering to cosmopolitan elite
  • Acquired in 2004 by Jones Apparel Group
  • Belk America's largest privately held department store
  • McRae's (defunct) Southeast; stores purchased by Belk in July 2005, with conversion to Belknameplate on March 8, 2006
  • Proffitt's (defunct) Southeast; stores purchased by Belk in July 2005, with conversion to Belk nameplate on March 8, 2006
  • Big Lots, national. Former names were Pic-N-Save in the West and McFrugal's on the East Coast and ODD LOTS in the Midwest
  • Bi-Mart, almost exclusively in Washington and Oregon
  • Bon-Ton, Northeast; also owns/operates:
  • Bergner's (Illinois); purchased from Saks in 2006
  • Boston Store (Wisconsin); purchased from Saks in 2006
  • Carson Pirie Scott (Illinois, Indiana); purchased from Saks in 2006
  • Elder-Beerman, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic
  • Stone & Thomas (defunct) (Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia & West Virginia), 21 unit regional department store chain purchased by Elder-Beerman in July 1998 with 5 of the locations being sold to Peebles later that year
  • Herberger's (Midwest and Upper Great Plains); purchased from Saks in 2006
  • Younkers (Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin); purchased from Saks in 2006
  • Brandeis (defunct, Nebraska and Iowa), acquired by Younkers in 1987
  • H.C. Prange Co. (defunct, Wisconsin and Michigan), acquired by Younkers in 1992
  • Brandeis (defunct, Nebraska and Iowa), acquired by Younkers in 1987 H.C. Prange Co. (defunct, Wisconsin and Michigan), acquired by Younkers in 1992
  • BJ's Wholesale (eastern US), similar to Sam's Club
  • Burlington Coat Factory, discount retailer focusing on outerwear
  • Dillard's, National [3]
  • D.H. Holmes (New Orleans)), stores are now Dillard's
  • Joske's (San Antonio). Would merge later with fellow Allied Stores division Titche's. Was acquired in 1987 by Dillard's in the advent of Allied's merger with Federated
  • Leonard's (Fort Worth). Had a unique private subway system to carry shoppers back and forth from a distant parking area. Acquired by Dillard's
  • Mayer & Schmidt (Tyler, TX). Acquired in 1956 by Dillard's; was first
  • Dillard's location in Texas
  • Mercantile Stores (Cincinnati)
  • de Lendrecie's (Fargo, ND), store sold to Saks and is now Herberger's
  • Gayfers (South), stores are now Dillard's
  • Glass Block (Duluth, MN), store sold to Saks and is now Younkers
  • Hennessy's (Montana), stores are now Dillard's
  • J.B. White (GA and SC), stores are now Dillard's
  • Jones Stores Co.), (KS and MO) stores sold to May Department Stores and acquired by Federated Department Stores in 2005
  • Joslins (Denver, CO), stores are now Dillard's
  • Lion's and Bacon's (Midwest)
  • Maison Blanche (South), stores are now Dillard's
  • McAlpin' (KY and OH)), stores are now Dillard's
  • Root's, (Terre Haute, IN) store sold to Elder-Beerman
  • Stix, Baer, Fuller, stores are now Dillard's
  • Titche-Goettinger (Dallas). Later known simply as Titche's. Became a part of Allied Stores; would merge later on with Joske's. Acquired by Dillard's in 1987 after Allied merged with Federated (Joske's was one of many assets spun off to finance the merger)
  • Federated Department Stores. Purchased May Department Stores in 2005, converting most of May's nameplates to Macy's in 2006. Expected to sell off the Lord & Taylor nameplate in 2006
  • Bloomingdale's High-end department store, owned by Federated Department Stores, caters to wealthy and super-wealthy
  • Lord & Taylor national department store catering to affluent although it focuses on American designers
  • Macy's - probably the strongest nationwide middle class department store brand. In recent years this store was acquired by Federated Department Stores, caters mostly to middle and upper middle class, as well as some of the upper class. Rumors though say Bloomingdales will become even more high end and Macy's will become a lower end store, closer to the J.C. Penney level
  • Abraham & Straus, on level with Macy's and Stern's. Converted to Macy's
  • Bambergers (defunct, merged into Macy's)
  • Bon Marché became Bon-Macy's in 2004, dropped "Bon" prefix in 2005
  • Bullocks Department Stores, owners of the famous Bullocks Wilshire in Los Angeles
  • Purchased by Macy's in the early 90's and continued to operate as Bullock's for a few years until the name was changed to Macy's
  • Burdines (Florida), became Burdines-Macy's in 2004 with the Burdine's name dropped in 2005
  • Davison's (Atlanta, Georgia) (formerly Davison-Paxon-Stokes of Atlanta; renamed Macy's in the mid 1980's with most of the original stores closing in 2003 with the Rich's-Macy's consolidation)
  • Famous-Barr (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri) was a May nameplate, becoming Macy's in 2006
  • Filene's (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont) was a May nameplate, becoming Macy's in 2006
  • Foley's (Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas) was a May nameplate, becoming Macy's in 2006
  • The Denver Dry Goods Company (Denver). Merged with May D&F in 1987. May D&F, in turn, was merged with Foley's in 1993
  • Sanger-Harris (Dallas). Merged by Federated Department Stores into Foley's (Federated's Houston-based chain) in 1987, which was in turn sold to May in 1988
  • A. Harris (Dallas). Acquired by Federated Department Stores in 1961 and merged with cross-town rival Sanger Brothers to form Sanger-Harris
  • Levy's (Tucson). Merged into Sanger-Harris in the mid-1980s after having been acquired by Federated Department Stores decades earlier
  • Sanger Brothers (Dallas). Dates back to 1857; would become a part of Federated Department Stores in 1951
  • Goldsmith's (Memphis, Tennessee), became Goldsmith's-Macy's in 2004 with the Goldsmith's name dropped in 2005
  • Hecht's (Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, District of Columbia) was a May nameplate. The Hecht's and Strawbridge's nameplates become Macy's in 2006
  • Castner Knott (Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee), chain originally purchased by Dillard's, with the stores sold to Proffitt's, then to Hecht's, with name to be changed to Macy's in 2006
  • Strawbridge's (Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania) operated under the Hecht's division while owned by May
  • Wanamaker's original flagship store in Philadelphia: chain bought by May Department Stores in 1995, became Hecht's then later converted to Strawbridge's
  • Woodward & Lothrop (Washington, DC). Stores were acquired by The Hecht Company and rebranded
  • The Jones Store (Kansas, Missouri) was a May nameplate, becoming Macy's in 2006
  • Kaufmann's (New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia) was a May nameplate, becoming Macy's in 2006
  • L.S. Ayres (Indiana) was a May nameplate, becoming Macy's in 2006
  • Lazarus (Columbus, Ohio), became Lazarus-Macy's in 2004 with the Lazarus name dropped in 2005
  • Shillito's (Cincinnati, Ohio)defunct, merged into Lazarus, now Macy's
  • Rike-Kumler (Rike's) (Dayton, Ohio) defunct, merged into Lazarus, now Macy's
  • Liberty House (Hawaii and Guam) defunct, merged into Macy's
  • Marshall Field's (Chicago, upper Midwest, previously owned by Target; first store with a bridal registry became a May nameplate in July 2004, becoming Macy's in 2006

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