List of department stores

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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.

Argentina

Australia

Currently trading:
  • Big W - Operated by Woolworths Limited.
  • Dimmeys - Department store selling quality merchandise at bargain prices. It is the second-oldest department store in Australia still operating under its original name.
  • Harris Scarfe - Department store retailer selling homewares, manchester and casual lifestyle apparel. Was listed in stock market until 2001.
  • Allens - Opened in 1913 as a menswear shop before becoming a department store. Taken over by Harris Scarfe in 2004. Operates stores in NSW and the ACT.
  • Harvey Norman - Mainly selling electrical appliances and furniture. The top furniture retailer in Australia. Listed in stock market.
  • David Jones - Luxury retailer, stocks merchandise from homewares to fashion. One of the world's oldest department stores still trading under its original name.
  • John Martin - Operated by the Hayward family for over 100 years. Bought by David Jones in 1985, absorbed into David Jones in the mid-1990s.
  • K-mart - Operated by Coles Group Ltd.
  • Myer - Formally operated by Coles Myer group, now owned by 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 Group in 1983, absorbed Myer stores in NSW/ACT, chain renamed Myer in 2004.
  • Target - Operated by Coles Group Ltd.
  • Target Country - Took over now-defunct Fosseys. Target Country trades in areas with a relatively small population and is a scaled down version of standard Target.
Defunct:
  • Boans - Formerly Western Australia's major store chain- acquired by Myer.
  • Buckley and Nunn - Venerable General Retailing Institution of Melbourne Victoria. Main store on Bourke Street Melbourne + branch stores throughout Melbourne. Bought out by David Jones in 1981. traded initially under the Buckley and Nunn but re-badged as David Jones' (Aust.) Pty. Ltd in 1982. Original B&N store still standing in Bourke Street Melbourne.
  • Daimaru - Failed after just 11 years in operation.
  • Farmers & Co - Bought by Myer in 1961, rebranded as Myer in 1976, rebranded as Grace Bros in 1983 and back to Myer in 2004.
  • FitzGerald's Department Stores - Formerly Tasmania's leading store chain- merged with Harris Scarfe in 1995.
  • Georges of Collins St - Initially a Melbourne based retailer founded in the 1800's, subsequently taken over by David Jones' in 1982, expanding to six stores, 3 in Victoria (Collins St. (main store); Camberwell and chadstone), 3 in New South Wales (Elizabeth St.; Chatswood and Double Bay) before closing in the 1990s.
  • Gowings - Small department store selling menswear. Operated from 1868-2006.
  • John Martin & Co. - Formerly a major Adelaide store, with suburban branches- acquired by David Jones.
  • Mark Foys - Women's clothier. Main store "Piazza" store in Central Sydney (corner Elizabeth and Liverpool Streets). One brach store at Mosman, New South Wales. Mark Foys ceased trading in the 1980s, the building was renovated and became Downing Centre Local Courts.
  • McDowell's - Habedasher and Manchester. Bought out by Walton's in the 1970s
  • Norman Ross - Discount department store operated by the current owners of Harvey Norman. Bought out by Waltons and later failed.
  • Super K-Mart - Store concept and culture did not work. From mid-80s to 1991.
  • Venture - Discount Department store. Opened in 1970. Went bankrupt in 1994.
  • Waltons - Opened in 1951 as a menswear shop. Converted to a department store in 1955 and grew to 96 stores across Australia. Failed in 1987 due to financial difficulties.

Austria

  • Gerngross
  • Kastner & Öhler - Group of 10 stores.
  • Woolworth - Group of 12 Stores.

Belgium

  • Cortefiel
  • Hema
  • Galeria Inno - Formerly "Innovation" - part of German Kaufhof Group.

Brazil

Currently trading:
  • Casa & Video
  • Casas Bahia
  • Lojas Renner - Controlled by JCPenney.
  • Lojas Riachuelo
  • Lojas Americanas
Defunct:
  • Mappin
  • Mesbla
  • Sears

Canada

Currently trading:
  • GolfTown - golf specialty retailer, largest golf retail chain
  • Army & Navy Stores
  • The Bargain! Shop - Discount stores (formerly the Canadian stores of F. W. Woolworth Company).
  • Canadian Tire Corporation - Auto repair garage, hardware, home renovations, sports, garden centre, electronics, auto parts, furniture, food, housewares, towels. Franchised stores with independent owners.
  • Costco - USA, warehouse superstore, food, electonics, furniture, clothing, car repair.
  • 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.
  • Hart Stores - Eastern Canada discount chain.
  • Holt Renfrew - Upscale chain.
  • Home Depot - USA, hardware, renovations, garden, construction, patio.
  • Home Outfitters - Home, kitchen, bath specialty retailer, division of Hudson's Bay Company.
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • The Bay - Department store owned by Hudson's Bay Company.
  • La Maison Simons - Quebec city based fashion clothing chain.
  • LALIBERTÉ - On St-Joseph Street in Quebec City.
  • Les Ailes de la Mode - Quebec-based clothing retailer.
  • London Drugs - Pharmacy, automotive, electronics, clothing, food, book store, health store in Western Canada.
  • The North West Company - Retail, primarily northern and smaller towns.
  • Ogilvy (Montreal) - Also known as La Maison Ogilvy, upscale fashion retailer.
  • Penningtons - womens' apparel and clothing
  • Piper's - St. John's, Nfld. discount variety store chain.
  • Real Canadian Superstore - Food, hardware, office supplies, clothing, furniture, electronics, division of Loblaws Inc. (joint venture: Presidents Choice Financial with CIBC Bank) also owns PC brand of cell phones, foods, various consumer goods.
  • Riff's - Newfoundland department store chain.
  • Rona - Hardware, renovations, garden, construction, patio, corporate and franchised stores.
  • S&R Department Store - Discount store.
  • SAAN - Discount stores.
  • Sears Canada - Formerly Simpsons-Sears.
  • Stedmans V&S - Discount stores.
  • Wal-Mart Canada - US-based international discount store.
  • Winners - Department store.
  • XS Cargo - Discount retailer chain dealing in clearance items.
  • Zellers - Discount department store owned by Hudson's Bay Company.
  • Dollar Giant - Canada's largest dollar store chain, founded in 2001, head office in Vancouver BC
  • White Rose Home & Garden Centre, hardware, renovations, garden, construction, patio, flowers
Defunct:
  • Andrew's
  • The Arcade - St. John's, Nfld.-based discount variety store chain (1938-1995).
  • Ayre and Sons - Newfoundland-based department store chain. Once operated as many as 80 stores coast-to-coast (1859-1991).
  • Bargain Harold's - A 135 location Discount store chain based in Ontario with locations in Ontario, Manitoba and the Maritimes went Bankrupt in 1992.
  • Biway - Discount store based in Ontario, defunct 2001.
  • The Bon Marché - Independent discount variety store in St. John's, Nfld. (1919-1971).
  • Bowring - St. John's, Nfld. department store. Also national home decor store chain.
  • Brettons - High end department store 1985-1996.
  • Consumers Distributing - Catalogue store 1957-1996.
  • Corvette
  • Creaghan's - New Brunswick department store chain.
  • Creed's - founded 1916, defunct 1991, high-end family-owned retailer.
  • Dupuis Frères - Quebec-based chain, symbol of French-Canadian commerce and pride.
  • Eaton's - Went Bankrupt in 1999, and acquired by Sears Canada. Defunct in 2002.
  • Freimans - Longtime Ottawa retailer, acquired by The Bay in 1972.
  • Fortin - In downtown Trois-Rivières, Quebec; bought by Dupuis Frères.
  • Greenberg - Merged with SAAN.
  • Horizon - Discount department store operated by Eaton's, 1967-1978.
  • Kmart Canada - Discount department store, usually in the suburbs, created by S.S. Kresge - sold Canadian stores to Hudson's Bay Company in 1997.
  • S.S. Kresge - Smaller, downtown locations.
  • Laroque's Department Store - 169-177 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario. Catering to the Francophone community of Lowertown - Closed circa 1970-1971 - Now The Mercury Court Building housing offices and shops.
  • Lasalle - Discount department store.
  • Letendre - On Saint Catherine Street East, Montreal; bought by CDS, then Eaton. The store closed after Eaton's expansion in the west. The building remains at the corner of Montcalm (NE).
  • The London, New York and Paris - St. John's, Nfld. department store chain (1916-1991).
  • Marks and Spencer - Closed Canadian stores in 1999.
  • Metropolitan Stores Ltd. - Sister chain of SAAN, stores later converted to the SAAN name.
  • Miracle Mart - Discount department store operated by Steinberg's, defunct 1996. Some stores acquired by Dominion Stores.
  • Morgan's - Merged with Hudson's Bay Company.
  • Murphy-Gamble - Ottawa store, acquired by Simpson's.
  • Ogilvy's (Charles Ogilvy Limited) - Ottawa-area chain, merged with Robinson's in 1980s, defunct 1990s.
  • La Compagnie Paquet - 6 stores in Quebec City area. Closed June 1981. Some stores acquired by The Bay.
  • Peoples - (1914-1995) discount store closed in the same time as its parent company Wise Stores.
  • Plazamart - On St-Hubert Street in Montreal.
  • Pryce Jones - Calgary branch of United Kingdom mail-order company, operated 1911 to 1916.
  • Pollack - In Quebec City area and Trois-Rivières - bankrupted in 1978.
  • The Right House - Higher-end department stores, last store closed in the 90's.
  • Robinson's - Southern Ontario chain, merged with Charles Ogilvy Limited in 1980s, acquired by Hudson's Bay Company in 1990s.
  • Royal Stores - Newfoundland department store chain (1895-1977).
  • Sayvette - Discount department store, defunct 1970s.
  • Sentry - Ontario chain of retail department stores. Chain closed in mid-1980s.
  • Shop-Rite - Catalogue store operated by Hudson's Bay Company in 1970s-1992.
  • Simpson's - Acquired by the Hudson's Bay Company.
  • Simpsons-Sears Limited - Renamed Sears Canada Inc.
  • Spencer's - Western Canada, bought by Eaton's.
  • Le Syndicat de Québec - Acquired by La Compagnie Paquet in 1974.
  • Target - Newfoundland discount variety store chain (1981-1995) - never related to American company.
  • Towers Department Stores / BoniMart - Sold out to Zellers in 1990.
  • Walker Department Store - Galt, Ontario.
  • Wise Stores - Similar to Hart Stores.
  • Wood Brothers - Halifax department store chain.
  • Woodward's - Western Canada, defunct 1993. most stores converted to Zellers and The Bay.
  • Woodwynn - Junior department store owned by Woodward's, defunct 1993.
  • Woolco - Discount department store, usually in the suburbs, acquired by Wal-Mart in 1994.
  • Woolworth - Closed Canadian stores in 1994, though some became Woolco (such as the Whitehorse outlet).
  • Young Canada - Toys and children's clothes; around since at least the early 1960s.

Czech Republic

Chile

Currently trading:
  • Almacenes París - Belongs to the Cencosud Group.
  • Falabella - The oldest department store in Chile.
  • Johnson's
  • Jumbo - Discount department store, belong to the Cencosud Group.
  • Líder - Discount department store, belong to the D&S Company.
  • La Polar
  • Ripley
Defunct:
  • Muricy's - 1 store in Las Condes area. Closed because of poor sellings in 1991.
  • J.C. Penney - 6 stores in Santiago area. Closed because of poor sellings in 1999.
  • Sears - Closed because of an economical recession in 1988.

Colombia

Cyprus

Denmark

Currently trading: Defunct:

Finland

Currently trading: Defunct:
  • Pukeva

France

Germany

Currently trading:
  • Ahrens - A department store in Marburg.
  • Alsterhaus - A department store in Hamburg, belonging to the Karstadt group.
  • Breuninger - 10 luxury department stores with head office in Stuttgart.
  • C&A - Not a department store, sells only clothes.
  • Carsch Haus - A department store in Dusseldorf belonging to the Kaufhof group.
  • Galeries Lafayette Berlin - Berlin branch of the French department store.
  • Hema - Dutch group operating 6 department stores in Germany.
  • Hertie - Relaunched in Germany in 2007, 74 former (smaller) Karstadt stores are now Hertie again.
  • KaDeWe - Located in Berlin part of Karstadt.
  • Karstadt - The leading German department store group.
  • Kaufhof / Galeria Kaufhof - Daughter of the Metro group.
  • Mitsukoshi
  • 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.
  • Woolworth - German branch of the Woolworth group, independent from the international Woolworth group, now German owned.
Defunct:
  • Hertie - Merged with Karstadt. One top range store left in Munich, all other stores were re-named "Karstadt", or have been closed.
  • Horten - Merged with Kaufhof. ll stores were re-named "Kaufhof" or "Galeria Kaufhof" or have been closed.
  • Kaufhaus Schocken - Merged with Horten and later Kaufhof.
  • Kaufring
  • Marks & Spencer

Hong Kong

Currently trading: Defunct:

Hungary

India

Indonesia

  • Alfa Supermarket PT Alfa Retailindo Tbk
  • Multi Sarana Persada PT MSM Fern Tbk
  • Centro Lifestyle Department Stores
  • Debenhams - Operated by PT Mitra Adiperkasa Tbk together with Sogo.
  • Galeri Keris
  • Galeria (Matahari Group)
  • Matahari
  • Metro
  • Pasaraya
  • Ramayana
  • Sogo

Iran
  • shahrvand(department store)

Ireland

Currently trading: Defunct:

Israel

  • Hamashbir Latsarchan

Italy

Japan

Currently trading: Defunct:

Luxembourg

  • Monopol

Malaysia

Currently trading: Defunct:
  • Yaohan - Branches taken over by Parkson.

Mexico

Netherlands

New Zealand

Currently trading: Defunct:
  • George Courts
  • John Courts
  • D.I.C.
  • Deka

Panama

  • Alli's
  • Collin's
  • Conway
  • Dante
  • Do it Center
  • Dorian's
  • El Machetazo
  • El Titan
  • Felix B. Maduro
  • La Onda
  • Poll Mart
  • Sacks
  • Saray
  • Steven's
  • Via Vai

Pakistan

Peru

Currently trading: Defunct:
  • Hogar - Broken up in 1996.
  • Oechsle - Broken up in the early 90s. It was the oldest department store in Peru.
  • Saga - Sold to Falabella (Chile) and rebranded as Saga Falabella in 1995.
  • Sears - Sold to and rebranded as Saga in the late 80s.

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Currently trading: Defunct:
  • Grandella (Lisbon)
  • Grandes Armazens do Chiado (Lisbon and branches)

Puerto Rico

Currently trading: Defunct:
  • Almacenes Velasco
  • Bargain Town
  • Gonzalez Padin

Romania

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

Currently trading: Defunct:
  • Daimaru - Branches now closed in Singapore.
  • Lane Crawford - Branches now closed in Singapore.
  • Sogo - Branches now closed in Singapore.
  • Tokyu - Branches now closed in Singapore.
  • Yaohan - Branches now closed in Singapore.
  • Yosoko - Bankrupt.

Slovakia

South Korea

Spain

Currently trading: Defunct:
  • Galerías Preciados - Closed 1995.
  • Marks & Spencer - Closed 1996
  • Sears - Taken over by Galerías Preciados in 1983
  • Almacenes Arias - Closed 1997
  • Sepu - Closed its remaining two branches in 2002
  • Almacenes Simeón - Closed in 1987

Sweden

Currently trading: Defunct:

Switzerland

Thailand

Currently trading: Defunct:
  • Daimaru - Branches now closed in Thailand.
  • Imperial
  • Merry King - Branches now closed in Thailand.
  • New World
  • Printemps - Branches now closed in Thailand.
  • Sogo - Branches now closed in Thailand.
  • Yaohan - Branches now closed in Thailand.

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States of America

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Grupo Arcor

Public
Founded Córdoba, Argentina (1951)
Headquarters Córdoba, Argentina

Key people Amos Pagani, Founder
Fulbio Salvador, Founder
Luis Alejandro Pagani, Chairman & CEO
Industry Food processing
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Falabella is a department store retailer founded by Salvatore Falabella in Santiago, Chile. In its original form, it was a tailor shop but today has become one of the largest retailers in Latin America. Falabella department stores can be found in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Peru.
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Big W

Subsidiary
Founded 1970s
Headquarters Bella Vista, New South Wales,  Australia

Key people Greg Foran, General Manager
Industry Retail
Products Leisure, apparel, consumables, homewares
Employees 25,000
Parent Woolworths Limited
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Woolworths Limited

Public (ASX: WOW )
Founded 1924
Headquarters Bella Vista, New South Wales,  Australia

Key people James Strong, Chairman
Michael Luscombe, CEO
Area served  Australia
 New Zealand
 India
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Harris Scarfe

Founded 1850
Headquarters Adelaide, South Australia

Industry Retail
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Harris Scarfe

Founded 1850
Headquarters Adelaide, South Australia

Industry Retail
Website [1]

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Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd.[1]

Public (ASX: HVN )
Founded Auburn, Sydney (October 1982)
Headquarters Flemington, Sydney, Australia

Key people Gerry Harvey, Chairman/Co-Founder
Ian Norman, Co-Founder
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David Jones Limited

Public (ASX: DJS )
Founded Sydney, Australia 1838
Founder David Jones
Headquarters Sydney, Australia

Area served Australia
Industry Retail
Products Cosmetics, fashion, homewares, furniture, electrical, food
Revenue $1.
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David Jones Limited

Public (ASX: DJS )
Founded Sydney, Australia 1838
Founder David Jones
Headquarters Sydney, Australia

Area served Australia
Industry Retail
Products Cosmetics, fashion, homewares, furniture, electrical, food
Revenue $1.
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Coles Group Limited

Public ASX: CGJ
Founded 1914 – a business
1929 – a public company
1986 – as Coles Myer
2006 – as Coles Group
Headquarters Hawthorn East, Victoria ,
 Australia
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Myer

Department Store
Founded 1900 in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Headquarters Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Key people Sidney Myer, Founder
Bill Wavish, Chairman
Bernie Brookes, CEO
Industry Retail
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Coles Group Limited

Public ASX: CGJ
Founded 1914 – a business
1929 – a public company
1986 – as Coles Myer
2006 – as Coles Group
Headquarters Hawthorn East, Victoria ,
 Australia
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Neiman Marcus

Department store
Founded 1907
Headquarters Dallas, Texas, USA

Industry Retail
Products Clothing, footwear, furniture, jewelry, beauty products, electronics, and housewares.
Website www.neimanmarcus.
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Grace Bros.

Department Store
Founded 1885 (re-branded 2004)
Headquarters Sydney, New South Wales

Industry Retail
Products Clothing, footwear, accessories, cosmetics, homewares, electrical, furniture, general merchandise
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Coles Group Limited

Public ASX: CGJ
Founded 1914 – a business
1929 – a public company
1986 – as Coles Myer
2006 – as Coles Group
Headquarters Hawthorn East, Victoria ,
 Australia
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Target Australia

Subsidiary
Founded 1925
Headquarters North Geelong, Victoria,
 Australia

No. of locations 268
Key people John Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer, Coles Group
Launa Inman, Managing Director, Target
Industry Retail
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Coles Group Limited

Public ASX: CGJ
Founded 1914 – a business
1929 – a public company
1986 – as Coles Myer
2006 – as Coles Group
Headquarters Hawthorn East, Victoria ,
 Australia
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Target Australia

Subsidiary
Founded 1925
Headquarters North Geelong, Victoria,
 Australia

No. of locations 268
Key people John Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer, Coles Group
Launa Inman, Managing Director, Target
Industry Retail
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Boans is the name of an iconic department store that operated in Perth, Western Australia between 1895 and 1986. The store was founded by Harry Boan and his brother Benjamin who both came to Perth in 1895 from Broken Hill in western New South Wales.
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The Daimaru, Inc.
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Public KK (TYO: 8234 )
Founded April 16, 1920
Headquarters Osaka, Japan

Key people Tsutomu Okuda, Chairman and CEO
Industry Retail
Products Daimaru department stores
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FitzGerald's Department Stores was Tasmania's largest chain of department stores.

The chain was rebadged and relaunched as Harris Scarfe in 1995, and the renamed stores continue to trade today.
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Gowings was a small department store chain in Sydney, Australia, established in 1868. It specialised in men's casual clothing, camping gear, and knick-knacks.

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John Martin & Co. Ltd, colloquially known as 'Johnnies', was an Adelaide-based company which ran a popular chain of department stores in South Australia. It operated for more than 130 years, from 1866 until its closure in 1998.
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Mark Foys was a department store in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The store traded from its Liverpool Street premises from 1909 until 1980, when it went into receivership. After Mark Foys ceased trading, the building briefly became Grace Bros "Piazza" until 1982.
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Competitor for  United States
Men’s Swimming
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