Top 10 Best Department Stores

Think of department stores as massive treasure troves of fashion, beauty, home goods, and even toys sometimes. That's because they're divided into sections (called departments, of course) and each one focuses on a specific type of product. You can often find designer brands, everyday basics, and everything in between as you roam the aisles. It's a one-stop-shop kind of experience.

So, which department stores are the cream of the crop? We've got a list in the works, but we need your help.

What do you think are the best department stores? Did a particular store totally revamp your closet? Does one have an incredible selection of home goods that make your space feel like a magazine spread? Or maybe you always find the perfect gifts there. Whatever your reasons, vote for the choices you think deserve to be at the top of this list.
The Top Ten
1 Macy's

Always well-stocked with general consumer and upscale items at surprisingly modest prices. Frequent sales add to their "price appeal." Sales staff are extremely courteous and generally well-informed.

I'm a great fan of Macy's and do perhaps 80% of my shopping with them. Note that their online website is also a wonderful way to shop and compare all of the items they carry.

From Buffalo with love - Macy's magic invites customer satisfaction, resulting in clientele loyalty and sales gratification. Still the fair, friendly, and fashionable affordable store at its best, forever number one for me.

2 Target Target Corporation is the second-largest discount store retailer in the United States, behind Walmart, and a component of the S&P 500 Index.

Target has great products at an affordable price. Everything I buy is of good quality, and anything I have bought has lasted me.

Overall, the best customer service! And their stuff is less expensive than Walmart's with their red card!

Overall, the best service, and the prices are lower than Walmart's with their Target debit card!

3 Walmart

Walmart has the best online shopping experience, and their stores are well-stocked with what you need. The only complaint is the lack of customer service and the most rude associates known to mankind.

It's the little people who make or break your success, since they are the ones we come in contact with, not the CEOs.

The items in Walmart are always lower in price. Sometimes I try to go to other places and want to try something new. However, I always end up back in Walmart to buy more things because I don't want to waste my time driving around.

4 Kohl's

Always find great deals. Enjoy that they have quality merchandise. A very welcoming environment and very helpful employees. Even after saving money, they give you cash back so you can shop once again.

A great shirt that could have cost $14 ends up costing $4. Kohl's is #1 for its great service, unbeatable offers, and high-quality products.

Kohl's always has nice things. To me, they can be a tad expensive, but I actually really like a lot of what they offer there. I especially love the fact that they carry so many nice types of jeans and beautiful tops.

I love going to shop with them for their winter items.

5 Costco

Costco is nice. Membership is a good deal. Wholesale is good for both parties.

Costco rocks! It has everything you need.

This is not a department store, but it's a good store. I love treating their free samples like an all-you-can-eat buffet!

6 JC Penney

Amazing customer service, and anything you can think of that has to do with appearance is sold in their store.

The best customer service ever!

They have everything I'm looking for with fast online delivery.

7 Dollar Tree
8 Nordstrom

Better selections than Macy's. Better customer service than any other store I've ever been to, and cheaper prices than Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. Wonderful rewards program too, and the ability to open up a store debit card - that's right, a DEBIT card.

I love shopping at Nordstrom. Yes, they have superb customer service and high-end quality products. You can find these products affordably at Nordstrom Rack. Plus, they accept international credit/debit cards, which suits me so well.

Nordstrom has the best customer service and the best return policy. Ordering online is extremely easy, and the best part is that they offer free shipping and free returns. Can't imagine shopping anywhere else.

9 K-Mart

The Kmart where I shop is very big. It is bright, and the displays are all good. The prices are good, and the variety of merchandise is excellent. The store is always clean and very modern.

10 Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus has the most exclusive and highest-end selection of any department store. Their customer service exceeds that of any department store in the US.

Secure ordering system and online stock availability always updated. Fast and free international delivery by courier service and packed so nicely.

The Contenders
11 Bloomingdale's

No. 6! You've got to be kidding me! Bloomy's is the best of them all, hands down! Nicest store layout of all the other "high-end" department stores. Largest selection. Product exclusives!

At the 59th St. flagship store, you can't beat it!

Bloomies! The store is a fantastic place for great buys, fantastic jeans, and fashionable items. Their jeans last forever too! They have shoes for every occasion. Their suits have such a perfect fit to them. LOVE LOVE LOVE this store.

Best selection for everything!

12 Saks Fifth Avenue

If you're thinking about buying high-end clothing and want to do it at a department store instead of a small boutique, then Saks is where you want to be. Stores such as Macy's and Kohl's are now considered as common as TJ Maxx.

Saks is the BOMB! I love it. The clothes are really expensive, but it's so worth the money!

13 Sam's Club
14 Sears

I've shopped at Sears for over fifty years. In that span of time, I have never been disappointed. The bad rap given to Sears is uncalled for. It has been hit the hardest by internet online shopping.

I want to see what I am buying. Every product I buy at Sears has always been there for me. Don't give up. There are some of us out here that still believe in you!

Sears items are always on sale. They're cheap, and the clothing is actually quite fashionable. I don't know why Sears always has a bad rap.

I love the store and its heritage. It should be seen as a national treasure. The fact that the father of the catalog didn't get on board with the internet early on is shocking!

15 Ross
16 Kroger

My favorite grocery store, hands down!

17 Bon-Ton

Love the quality and price point of the merchandise. Great store with friendly associates.

Clothing is high quality. Sales prices are great. Love this store!

18 Dillard's

Dillard's has great product selections from all the top vendors, and their customer service is excellent. I enjoy how organized and neat their store is. It makes shopping easier.

Great service, good brands, and pricing. Stores are always well-organized and bright.

Dillard's has great men's clothing and a great mix of new and classic styles. Amazing housewares department as well as great service.

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20 Meijer

Meijer is the jewel of the north. It's like Walmart, but way better.

21 Home Goods
22 H&M HandM, officially known as H&M, is a Swedish multinational clothing retailer that offers fast fashion items for men, women, and children. Founded in 1947, the company has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. H&M operates in 74 countries with over 5,000 stores and also has a significant online presence... read more

Even though the store may be a little expensive, I still shop there.

23 Harvey Nichols
24 Belk

Probably my favorite. For one, I consider it an actual department store. Two, the prices are set at a reasonable price, and the discount is actually a discount. If you ever go into Kohl's and notice their original pricing, it's an outrageous markup. They only do that so it looks like you are getting a sale.

I really like this store! It is my favorite department store. Usually lower-priced than other stores and always having sales! I wish they had more locations, though.

Good quality, good prices, good selection. Everything that Macy's is not.

25 Marks & Spencer

UK and proud of it. Staff are always friendly and helpful.

I like the food court in Marks & Spencer. Plus, the staff are happy to help.

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