Best Department Stores

The Top Ten

1 Macy's

I work there and there is a lot of things to choose from and lots of sales you can't miss

Always well-stocked with general consumer -and- upscale items at surprisingly modest prices. Frequent Sales add to their "price appeal." Sales staff are extremeley 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!

Macy's is the very best store to shop. You can always find something you need or can use. Blessed Long Island New York

Best clothes are here

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2 Target 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 best customer service! And their stuff is less expensive than Wal-Mart's with their red card!

Overall best service and the prices are lower than WalMart with their target debit card!

At Target You Can Get Anything You Want Or Need - Stevenpenguin

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3 Costco

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! :D

4 Kohl's

The best! No deceptive advertising, great salespeople, efficient cashiers, a no-hassle return policy... I LOVE KOHL'S! AND they have brand names I like for examble Converse, etc. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE KOHL's! And I love the coupons they email! THanks 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 and a great shirt that could have cost $14 ends up costing $4. Kohl's is #1 for its great service its unbeatable offers and its great quality products.

Kohls 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.

Great store, but the original prices will make you explode with fury! - Target

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5 Walmart

The items in Walmart are always lower in price. Sometimes I tried to go to other places and wanted to try something new. However, I finally still will end in Walmart to buy more things because I do not want to waste my time to drive around.

The locations are convenient and the people usually aren't prejudiced towards you like at other establishments.

WalMart has the best online shopping experience, and their stores are well stocked with what you need. The only complaint is lack of customer service, and the most rude associates known to mankind. It's the little people who make or break your your success since they are who we come in contact with not the CEO'S.

Yes, they do have a large selection and low prices but costumer service is bad. Whatever section I’m in, I rarely can find a person to help me with questions. They are either on a register, in the warehouse or on break. If I do find someone, it’s not their area. So I stand there for 5-10 minutes waiting for someone, who sometimes doesn’t show up.

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6 Dollar Tree

YEAH THE DOLLAR STORE! EVERYTHING IS ONLY $1. WHO CARES IS IF IT'S CHEAP BUT IT WHORES SOMETHING. MY FAVORITE PLACE IS THE TOY SECTIONS. :)))

Whoa everything 1 Dollar

People REALLY need to LEARN HOW TO SPELL!

Dollar trew does not have a wide variety of options. Dollorama is way better

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7 JC Penney

They have everything i"m looking for with fast online delivery

The best customer service ever!

OLDEST STILL STRONG...NICE Place

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

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 5th ave. Wonderful rewards program too and ability to open up a store debit card, that's right DEBIT card.

There isn't another department store that compares to Nordstrom in customer service and quality of products. They carry the best brands and most current fashions while delivering legendary service!

Customer service seems to be a dying art in most stores. Nordstrom is only
store which has continued the practice of great customer service.

Nordstrom is the best store ever. Great selection, excellent customer service and their return policy is the best. No questions asks. They strive for customer satisfaction 24/7. I love shopping at Nordstrom!

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9 Sam's Club

I FIND MOST OF THE THINGS THAT I NEEDED TO HAVE FOR A WHILE ON A GOOD PRICE. THE BAKERY IS THE BEST!

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 updated always.
Fast and free international delivery by courier service and packed so nicely.

Your cannot beat the customer service

You can buy an airplane.

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11 K-Mart

The K-mart that 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.

K Mart is dying - YoshiApple

12 Meijer

Meijer is the Jewel of the north. It's like Wal-Mart, but way better.

Midwestern hidden secret

13 Bloomingdale's

No. 6! You gotta 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! 59th St. Flagship store, you can't beat it!

Best selection for everything!

Bloomiess! 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. LOVELOVELOVEthis store.

14 Saks Fifth Avenue

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

Saks is THE BEST luxury clothing store EVER! You never have have to question the quality and you're ALWAYS getting your money's worth.

Saks beats NM hands down on service and quality

If your 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 Khols are NOW considered as common as Tjmaxx.

15 Kroger

My favorite grocery store hands down!

16 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 make 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

I love Dillard's shoe department!

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17 Ross

Ah likes it!

18 Gap

I absolutely LOVE Gap nice clothing for the ENTIRE family from infants to adults!

Ok. But the clothes are a bit uncomfortable

19 Bon-Ton

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

Clothing high quality, sales prices are great, love this store!

Closing Soon

20 Century 21

This isn't a department store.

21 Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch is a great store. It's the kind of store where you go in, spend a few hundred, and don't regret any of it. Their clothes are beautiful, unique, excellent quality, and long lasting. I DEFINITELY recommend.

They have really cute clothes. I have seen lots of people who wear there clothes.

expensive... but they have nice clothes - mmpritchard

I love this store except a lot of the clothes are VERY preppy.

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22 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 on-line 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 actually is quite fashionable. I don't know why sears always has a bad rap.

Love the store...love it's heritage...should be seen as a national treasure...why the father of the catalogue did not get on board with the internet early on... is a shock!

Sears is awesome. Does not deserce to be number 39. It should at least be number 8 or 9

23 Aeropostale

Aeropostale is an amazing store for guys and girls. Their prices are a little high, but they always have a great sale going on. The clothes are really cute, especially the sweaters and hoodies.

Best clothes always great sales going on and there clothes r so soft - kahardy32

24 H+M

Even though the store maybe a little expensive I still shop there

25 Home Goods

Nice name. Its lovely

Great products at a good value

26 Forever 21

Always keeping up with the latest styles, Forever 21 stays trendy, fresh, and up to date. They keep young ladies everywhere looking beautiful, at a most reasonable price.

Forever 21 has good prices, and great clothes, but it is always very messy and full

Best store ever almost all my clothes are from forever 21

27 Martins
28 Gimbels

Gimbels is no longer it was bought out by brown and Williamson tobacco now out of bis senses tobbaco people used the failing chain for write offs

29 Harvey Nichols
30 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 kohls 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 then other stores and ALWAYS having sales! I wish they had more locations though.

The "Southern style" stuff they sell here is annoying. - Target

I dunno HOW this isn't top 20

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31 Woolworth

I thought it was out of business, I give it a great

They're gone but not forgotten a real pioneer in the industry

32 Filene's

They should have never been closed

33 Mervyns
34 Marks & Spencer

I like the food court in marks and spencers plus the staff are happy to help

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

tbh it's the only 1 I know :/ - muckie

35 Stern's
36 Woolco
37 Cooks

That's a cool name

38 E.J. Korvette

This was the greatest retail store of all time, unfortunately it had bad management and went out of business in the late 70's...harris freedman former store mgr

39 T.J. Maxx
40 Benetton

Great clothing! Great sales! Great quality! The sizes usually run small since it's from Italy. The stlyle is very cool!

41 Von Maur

Von Maur is one of the nicest places I have shopped, ever.
Customer service is great and their creature comfort is beyond anyone else.
To be candid, I can't really afford them as a front line store, but if I got a significant raise / promotion I'd shop there regularly!
I believe they'd be top ten if there were more of them and we had leadership in office that encouraged personal wealth

Great Customer service. Free shipping, gift wrap. Free alterations on basic alterations: unlined skirts, ladies slacks.

42 Bergdorf Goodman

I love this store. I order a Gucci handbag without any hasel. The servis was just excellent. Will be shopping again.

43 Venture

Loved this store should have never closed!

44 Barneys New York
45 Harrods

Na I think Harrods should be more near the top 47 is a pies take owner of the most luxury goods and brands and people travel from all over the world for a taster of Harrods luxury

I'm american so I wish I could go but when I do I probley could spend my Giant work bonus for designing the best costumes on broadway when I grow up!

46 Stein Mart

Loved this store when I was visiting South Carolina and also when I visited Florida. Great prices and great Quality clothing, shoes, and so much more!

Best Department store ever!

Love Stein Mart, first discovered in Clearwater Florida then Myrtle Beach, always come home with a car load. Wish we had one in my hometown, Huntington WV

47 Stage Stores
48 Coin
49 La Rinascente
50 Selfridges

Sorry but what's the one named the best department store in the world (Selfridges)

Luxury store in London, UK

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