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Department store
Industry Retail
Fate Converted to Dillard's
Founded 1873 (1873)
Defunct 1998 (1998)
Headquarters Denver, Colorado
Products Clothing, footwear, bedding, furniture, jewelry, beauty products, electronics and houseware

Joslins Department Store began as J. Joslins Dry Goods Store founded by John Jay Joslin in 1873; It was a direct competitor to The Denver Dry Goods Company which commenced operations in 1888. The downtown Joslins building in Denver, Colorado is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, and is currently a Courtyard by Marriott property.


J. Joslins Dry Goods later converted to a department store in the 1930s and was purchased by Mercantile Stores, a Fairfield, Ohio-based department store conglomerate. Mercantile Stores retained the Joslin's name, operating until 1998 when the purchase of Mercantile Stores and the conversion to the Dillard's store brand were completed.