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Old March 2nd, 2012, 06:02 AM   #21
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Upscale department store chains:

Saks Fifth Avenue

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Old March 9th, 2012, 07:50 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by intervention View Post
People are getting stores/brands confused with Department Stores. Dept Stores are stores which sell a broad range of products and generally have their own brand-named items; i.e. the Bay in Canada, El Corte Ingles in Spain, Macy's in the US etc.

Zara, H&M, Ikea ... while all international stores, focus on one thing and aren't "department" stores per se.

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You're right... But does it alos count when a store sells like 3 types of things, like clothing,multimedia and toys, could you call that a departement store? Lots of the chains I posted only sell a few different things... only a few are real department stores I guess....

In summary . . if there is one type of retail building that (to me) signifies that you are in a BIG CITY, it is the major Department Store.

Especially if there are quite a number of them. From Selfridges and Harrods in London, to Fenwick and Bainbridge in Newcastle upon Tyne, there is a unique magic about these large, often confusing, stores. They can be "a world in themselves" . . .

They should not be confused, as they sometimes are, with the ‘common or garden’ Chain Store, such as your Marks & Spencer or British Home Stores.

A proper ‘Department Store’ is a very different animal indeed from the humble Chain Store. They are unique and usually very 'large' places. They are exciting places to visit, you can often GET LOST in them almost. Usually, you can have reasonable expectations of finding pretty well everything you might want in them!


Before we get into details of our specific Department Stores, I would like to kick off this thread with the following, copied into here from Wikipedia. Wikipedia is not perhaps always the MOST reliable of information, but this is certainly an interesting article, particularly the 'second paragraph', covering the ‘History of the Department Store’ . . .

LINK - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_stores

Department Stores.

A department store is a retail establishment which specializes in satisfying a wide range of the consumer's personal and residential durable goods product needs; and at the same time offering the consumer a choice multiple merchandise lines, at variable price points, in all product categories. Department stores usually sell products including apparel, furniture, home appliances, electronics, and additionally select other lines of products such as paint, hardware, toiletries, cosmetics, photographic equipment, jewelery, toys, and sporting goods.

Certain department stores are further classified as discount department stores. Discount department stores commonly have central customer checkout areas, generally in the front area of the store.

Department stores are usually part of a retail chain of many stores situated around a country or several countries.

History of the Department Store.

Bainbridge (now John Lewis) in Newcastle upon Tyne, is the world’s oldest Department Store

It is still known to many of its customers as Bainbridge, despite the recent name change to 'John Lewis'.

This much-loved Newcastle institution dates back to 1838 when Emerson Muschamp Bainbridge was aged 21 when he went into partnership with William Alder Dunn and opened a draper’s and fashion in Market Street, Newcastle.

In terms of retailing history, one of the most significant facts about the Newcastle Bainbridge shop, is that as early as 1849 weekly takings were recorded by department, making it the earliest of all department stores. This ledger survives and is kept in the John Lewis archives who bought the Bainbridge store in 1952.

John Lewis retained its original name of Bainbridge until 2002, when the store was rebranded as John Lewis Newcastle.

That it sorted goods out into Departments in 1849, three years before Le Bon Marche in Paris did the same, there is a strong case for Bainbridge being the world's original department store.



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Old March 15th, 2012, 06:15 PM   #23
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Old February 27th, 2015, 08:00 PM   #25
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There are other department stores, but not with national relevance.
Rancagua-San Vicente de Tagua Tagua-San Fernando-Santiago-Santa Cruz-Hanga Roa-Concepción-Talcahuano-Cabrero
Chillán-Los Ángeles-Rengo-Cañete-Pucón-Osorno-Lican Ray-Castro-Puerto Montt-Puerto Varas-Puerto Octay-Frutillar-San Felipe
Ovalle-Coquimbo-La Serena-Copiapó-concón-Valparaiso-Viña del Mar-Machalí-Coya-Copiapó-Graneros-San Francisco-Pichilemu-Penco-Curicó
Rio de Janeiro-Cabo Frío-Búzios-Lima-Máncora-Piura-Chimbote-Huacho-Chancay-Buenos Aires-La Plata-Oslo-Bergen-Skien-Ulefoss-Hareid-Ċlesund-Bĝ
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Old February 27th, 2015, 11:27 PM   #26
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The big chain department stores in Britain are Debenhams, House of Fraser, Fenwick, Harvey Nichols and John Lewis. Lately Selfridges have started expanding and have a few stores now.

But, as I believe someone asked what makes a store a department store: technically it's a store which is split into departments which are individually budgeted and managed.

That makes Primark a department store, as does it Marks and Spencer, and British Home Stores. All three are ubiquitous and present on most major High Streets in the UK.

Only posting regional variants, not flagships, as this is about "common" not one-offs I think:


178 stores, most of any British traditional Department store.

Example: Bullring, Birmingham

Source: TP Bennett

House of Fraser

"Over 60" stores.

Example: Beatties, Wolverhampton

Source: Wikimedia Commons

John Lewis

43 stores. Employee-owned.

Example: Highcross, Leicester

Source: Tim Garratt


11 stores.

Example: Market Street, Leicester

Source: http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/stuff2/?p=90

Harvey Nichols

12 stores.

Example: Mailbox, Birmingham

Source: BedandBreakfastGuide.com


4 stores.

Example: Bull Ring, Birmingham

Source: http://www.infoworks.laingorourke.co...elfridges.aspx


Primark is not regarded as a traditional department store, but it is split into numerous individually budgeted and managed departments, and its stores rival the size of many department stores.

278 stores.

Example: Broadgate, Coventry

Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9061096670/

Marks and Spencer

Example: Liverpool

Source: Ian Hopkinson

British Home Stores

173 stores.

Example: Leicester

Source: Soults Retail View

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Is Zara a department store in Mexico? Here in Canada, they're just a clothing store.
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Originally Posted by emlcvdv View Post
Is Zara a department store in Mexico? Here in Canada, they're just a clothing store.
No, is not, Zara is just clothing and there is also Zara Home but they are two separate stores.
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