List of department stores by country

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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.

Africa[edit]

Ghana[edit]

Kenya[edit]

Morocco[edit]

  • Acima
  • Carrefour
  • Galeries Lafayette
  • Marjane

Nigeria[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Tanzania[edit]

Tunisia[edit]

Zimbabwe[edit]

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

Currently trading:

Defunct:

  • Adilman's Department Store – Saskatoon, SK (1921–1974)
  • Ayre and Sons – Newfoundland-based department store chain; once operated as many as 80 stores coast-to-coast (1859–1991)
  • Big Lots Canada – overstock/closeout merchandise
  • Biway – discount store based in Ontario, defunct 2001
  • The Bon Marché – independent discount variety store in St. John's, Newfoundland (1919–1971)
  • Bretton's – high-end department store, 1985–1996
  • Caban – Club Monaco's Home Store, 2000–2006
  • Caplan's – Ottawa, Ontario department store; founded in 1897, closed in 1984
  • Consumers Distributing – Canadian online discount retailer (formerly the Consumers Distributing Ltd., 1957 to 1996)
  • Eaton's – went bankrupt in 1999; acquired by Sears Canada; defunct in 2002; as with the closure of Woodward's a decade earlier (see below), the vacancies left by Eaton's stores sparked a number of major shopping mall renovations and reconfigurations across the country
  • Freimans – longtime Ottawa retailer, acquired by the Bay in 1972
  • Fields – discount chain owned by FHC Holdings Ltd.; chain was purchased from Hudson's Bay Company in 1981 but ceased in 2012
  • 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; many of these stores closed outright; the few that remained were converted to HBC's Zellers banner
  • Laroque's Department Store – Ottawa, Ontario; constructed in 1923 to cater to the Francophone community of Lowertown; William Noffke made additions to the space in 1930; closed circa 1970–1971; now the Mercury Court Building, housing offices of Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. and shops. Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. renovated and expanded the space from 1989 to 1993. Features include a Mercury weathervane by the American sculptor W. H. Mullen, which was rescued from the Sun Life Building, demolished in 1949. The building was included amongst other architecturally interesting and historically significant buildings in Doors Open Ottawa, 2012.[2]
  • LW Stores – furniture, hardware, home, grocery, health & beauty, clothing liquidation retailer
  • Marks & Spencer – British retailer's Canadian stores first opened 1973 and closed 1999
  • Metropolitan Stores – variety store chain (1920–1997) and sister chain of SAAN Stores, later converted to the SAAN name
  • Miracle Mart – discount grocery store operated by Steinberg's, defunct 1992; some outlets of the spinoff grocery chain, Miracle Food Mart, were 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 the 1980s, defunct 1990s
  • Paquet – Quebec City department store; founded in 1866, closed in the 1980s
  • Peoples – 1914–1995; discount store closed at the same time as its parent company Wise Stores; not to be confused with the Canadian jewelry store chain
  • Pollack – Quebec City department store; two stores in Quebec City and one in Montreal; operated from 1915 to 1980s
  • Prange & Prangeway – H. C. Prange Co.; opened in 1911; chain was reported to have gone bankrupt in the autumn of 1995
  • S&R Department Store – discount store in Kingston (1959–2009)[3] and Belleville.
  • S.S. Kresge – smaller, downtown locations
  • SAAN Stores – discount stores (1947–2008); most of chain's locations and SAAN name bought on asset basis by The Bargain! Shop
  • Sam's Club – opened 2005 and expanded to 6 locations; closed in 2009
  • Sayvette – discount department store, defunct 1970s
  • Sentry – Ontario chain of retail department stores; various locations from Sarnia to Kingston; founded in 1961[4] by Samuel Joseph Lipson (August 15, 1911 – November 12, 2006).[5] A discount department store with the slogan "Sentry – Guards your dollar",[6] this small regional chain closed in the early 1980s.[7]
  • Shop-Rite – catalogue store operated by Hudson's Bay Company, 1970s-1992
  • Simpson's – acquired by the Hudson's Bay Company and closed 1991; name now owned by Sears Canada since 2001
  • Simpsons-Sears Limited – renamed Sears Canada Inc.; 1952–1984
  • Spencer's – Western Canada, bought by Eaton's
  • Syndicat de Quebec – Quebec City department store; founded in 1867; closed in the 1980s[8]
  • Target – Newfoundland discount variety store chain (1981–1995); never related to the American company
  • Target Canada – part of US giant Target Corporation (2013–2015)
  • Towers Department Stores/BoniMart – sold to Zellers in 1990
  • Wise Stores – similar to Hart Stores
  • Woodward's – Western Canada; defunct 1993; most stores converted to Zellers and The Bay; its closure sparked a wave of major renovations and reconfigurations in malls across Canada between 1993 and the early 2000s
  • Woolco – discount department store, usually in the suburbs, acquired by Wal-Mart in 1994
  • Woolworth's – closed Canadian stores in 1994, though some became Woolco (such as the Whitehorse outlet); others that did not close outright were reconfigured and rebranded as The Bargain! Shop
  • XS Cargo – discount retailer chain dealing in clearance items
  • Yaohan – single location in Vancouver in the late 1990s
  • Zellers – two stores of the retail chain remain in Ontario as of 2015; Target Canada bought many locations in 2011 and converted them into Target stores; other locations were closed outright, with some being taken over by Walmart

El Salvador[edit]

  • Carrion – department store chain in El Salvador
  • Sanborns – exclusive department store chain
  • Sears
  • Siman – department store chain in Central America with stores in Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Costa Rica

Mexico[edit]

Puerto Rico[edit]

Currently trading:

Future department stores

United States[edit]

South America[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Currently trading:

Defunct:

Bolivia[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Currently trading:

Defunct:

Chile[edit]

Currently trading:

  • Almacenes París – belongs to the Cencosud Group
  • Falabella – largest and oldest department store in Chile
  • Jumbo – supermarket chain, belongs to the Cencosud Group
  • Líder – supermarket chain, belongs to the D&S Company, a Walmart joint venture
  • La Polar
  • Ripley
  • [Corona S.A]
  • [Hites S.A]
  • [Abcdin S.A]

Defunct:

Colombia[edit]

Currently trading:

  • Alkosto – nine stores countrywide, with four stores in Bogota, one each in Cali, Narino, Pereira, Villavicencio, and Yopal[9]
  • Almacenes Brissa[10]
  • Casa Tía
  • Éxito
  • Falabella – Chilean company; opened first store in Colombia in 2006
  • Flamingo
  • Home Center
  • Makro
  • PriceSmart
  • Tiendas Jumbo

Defunct:

Ecuador[edit]

  • Almacenes De Prati [11] – department store and retail business; clothing, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, and home goods

Panamá[edit]

Currently trading:

Peru[edit]

Currently trading:

Defunct:

  • Saga – sold to Falabella (Chile) and rebranded as Saga Falabella in 1995

Coming soon:

Supermarkets and discount stores

Venezuela[edit]

Currently trading:

Defunct:

  • Sears - sold to Organización Cisneros in 1984, rebranded to Maxy's until your defunct in 1995.
  • Maxy's - closed in 1995. Renamed Super Maxy's in 1997, bankruptcy in 2000. Sold to Grupo Casino being converted in the colombian Hipermercados Éxito until 2010. Today is Abastos Bicentenario.

Supermarkets and discount stores

Asia[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

  • Aarong
  • Agora
  • Ittadi Grocery
  • Kacha Bazar
  • Kawran Bazar
  • Mannan
  • Meena Bazaar[12]
  • Smak Fashion
  • Swapno

Brunei[edit]

Cambodia[edit]

China[edit]

Defunct:

  • Seiyu – sold to Beijing Hualian Group
  • Wing On – after civil war in 1949, the store's business moved outside China to Hong Kong; its properties and asset in China were nationalized under the Communist system
  • Yaohan

Hong Kong[edit]

Currently trading:

Defunct:

India[edit]

Foreign retail brands:

Coming:

Indonesia[edit]

Currently trading:

  • Nationwide:
  • Local:
    • Citrus – Bogor, Jakarta, Semarang, Yogyakarta (four stores)
    • Lima Cahaya – Banjarmasin (two stores)
    • Surya – Papua
    • Suzuya – Medan, Pematang Siantar, Rantau Prapat, Padang, Pekanbaru, Kampung Baru, Binjai

Iran[edit]

  • * Rosha Department Store [15]

Israel[edit]

Defunct:

Japan[edit]

Laos[edit]

Macau[edit]

Defunct:

Malaysia[edit]

Currently trading:

Defunct:

Pakistan[edit]

Philippines[edit]

  • 7 11
  • Adora
  • Centro
  • Crossings
  • CSI
  • Debenhams
  • E-Mall
  • Ever Gotesco
  • Fair Mart/Plaza Fair
  • Fit Mart
  • Gaisano
  • Isetann
  • KCC
  • Landmark
  • LCC
  • Lee Plaza
  • Lopue's
  • Magic
  • Manels
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Mart One
  • NCCC
  • PhilRegalo
  • Robertson
  • Robinsons
  • Rustans/Store Specialists,Inc.
  • SM
  • Sta. Lucia East
  • Tiongsan
  • White Gold

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Singapore[edit]

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

South Korea[edit]

Defunct:

Sri Lanka[edit]

Currently trading:

Taiwan[edit]

Currently trading:

Thailand[edit]

Currently trading:

Defunct:

  • @ease – renovation to fashion, education and supermarket (VillaMarket) zone; changed name of shopping mall from SeriCenter to ParadisePark
  • Arphi Square (Chiang Rai)
  • Asean Department Store (Bangkok)
  • ATM Department Store (Bangkok)
  • Banglamphu
  • Big Bell
  • Carrefour
  • Castle Mall (Kanchanaburi)
  • Cathay Department Store (Bangkok)
  • Charoen Sri Complex (Udon Thani) – taken over by Central Pattana, changed to Robinson
  • City (Bangkok) – changed to City Center Pratunam
  • Daimaru
  • December
  • Daokhanong Department Store (Bangkok)
  • Diamond Department Store (Trang)
  • Edison (Chiang Rai)
  • Edison Department Store (Bangkok)
  • Excel (Bangkok) – changed to Pantip Plaza
  • Jumbo-T (Bangkok)
  • JUSCO – closed department store section and changed supermarket name section to Maxvalu Tokai
  • Kaewfa Plaza (Bangkok)
  • Maeo Dam
  • Merry King Group – group includes:
    • Big King
    • Merry King
  • Metro Department Store
  • New World Plaza
  • Nomchit Saving Store
  • Ocean Department Store Group (Chonburi)
  • The Old Siam Department Store (Bangkok) – changed department store section to rental shops of the Old Siam Plaza
  • Ongwisit (Bangkok)
  • Printemps
  • Santa (Bangkok)
  • Seiyu
  • Sogo
  • Super-T (Samut Prakan)
  • Taifa Department Store (Bangkok)
  • Taiyoudiang (Bangkok)
  • Tantraphan Group (Chiang Mai) – group includes:
    • Tantraphan
    • Tantraphan Plaza – taken over by Central Pattana, changed to Robinson
  • Trang Plaza (Trang)
  • V-Mart
  • Welco Group (Bangkok) – group includes:
    • Savco
    • Welco Department Store
  • Wonder Department Store
  • Yaohan
  • Yingyong Plaza (Ubon Ratchathani) – taken over by Central Pattana, changed to Robinson

United Arab Emirates[edit]

Zara Level Shoe Direct GAP H&M Next River Island Next Jack Willis

Vietnam[edit]

Lebanon[edit]

Europe[edit]

Austria[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Cyprus[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Currently trading:

Defunct:

Estonia[edit]

Finland[edit]

Currently trading:

Defunct:

  • Pukeva
  • Anttila

France[edit]

Defunct:

Germany[edit]

Currently trading:

  • Alsterhaus – located in Hamburg, part of the KaDeWe Group
  • Apropos – luxury department store / concept store, located in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Hamburg
  • Breuninger – ten luxury department stores, with head office in Stuttgart
  • Galeria Kaufhof – subsidiary of HBC and the leading German department store group
  • Galeries Lafayette Berlin – Berlin branch of the French department store
  • Hema – Dutch group operating 6 department stores in Germany
  • Karstadt – German department store located throughout Germany
  • KaDeWe – located in Berlin, part of the KaDeWe Group
  • Ludwig Beck – luxury department store, located in Munich
  • Müller – not really a department store, more a large chemists that sells additional goods such as housewares, multi-media, toys
  • Oberpollinger – located in Munich, part of the KaDeWe Group
  • Woolworth – German branch of the Woolworth group, independent from the international Woolworth group, now German owned by the Tengelmann Group

Defunct:

Greece[edit]

Currently trading:

  • Attica Department Stores, Attica at Golden Hall
  • Fokas Department Stores (closed)
  • Hondos Center – mainly cosmetics
  • Notos Galleries

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Currently trading:

Defunct:

Italy[edit]

Defunct:

Latvia[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

  • Akropolis
  • CUP
  • Europa
  • Gedimino 9
  • Ozas
  • Panorama

Luxembourg[edit]

Defunct:

  • Monopol – sold its assets

Netherlands[edit]

Currently trading:

Defunct:

Norway[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Currently trading:

Defunct:

  • Grandella (Lisbon)
  • Grandes Armazens do Chiado (Lisbon and branches)
  • Marks & Spencer

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

Spain[edit]

Currently trading:

Defunct:

  • Almacenes Al Pelayo (Oviedo)
  • Almacenes Arias – closed in 1997
  • Almacenes Botas (Oviedo and Gijón)
  • Almacenes Madrid-París
  • Almacenes Simeón – closed in 1987
  • Galerías Preciados – taken over by El Corte Inglés in 1996
  • Marks & Spencer – closed in 1996
  • Sears – taken over by Galerías Preciados in 1983
  • SEPU – the Australian owners closed the remaining four branches in 2002

Sweden[edit]

Currently trading:

Defunct:

Switzerland[edit]

  • Coop Cityg
  • GlobusZürich, Bern, Luzern, Sursee, Walisellen, Locarno, Dietlikon, Marin, Basel, Chur, St. Gallen, Lausanne and Genève
  • Jelmoli – one flagship store located in Zürich
  • Loeb (Swiss department store) (Bern and branches) – Biel, Thun and Schönbühl
  • Manor (Basel and branches) – used to operate under different brands like Nordmann, Vilan, Rheinbrücke, Placette and Innovazione
  • Migros – the largest supermarket chain, but acting as a department store in different shopping centers

Defunct:

  • ABM (Au Bon Marché) – discount chain; was a part of the Globus group; closed 2001; some shops were converted to C&A stores
  • EPA (Einheitspreis AG) – discount chain; closed 2005; most stores converted to Coop City or closed down

United Kingdom[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

Discount department stores:

Defunct:

  • Aherns
  • Anthony Hordern
  • Ball & Welch (Melbourne)
  • Boans (Perth)
  • Buckley & Nunn
  • Charles Moore (Perth)
  • Cox Bros Economic (Perth)
  • Daimaru
  • Farmers
  • Figgins Diorama
  • Fosseys
  • Foy & Gibson (Melbourne)
  • Georges store
  • Gowings
  • Grace Bros. – now Myer
  • Hick Atkinson (Melbourne)
  • John Martins
  • Mantons
  • Mark Foys
  • McDonnell & East
  • McWhirters
  • The Mutual Store (Melbourne)
  • Snows
  • Treadways
  • Venture
  • Waltons

New Zealand[edit]

Currently trading:

Discount department stores:

Defunct:

See also[edit]

References[edit]