Department Stores - Part of the American shopping experience
Department stores provide shoppers with a multitude of products from a wide variety of manufacturers, all conveniently located under one roof. A typical department store is a large retail space, usually split across different floors and divided into various “departments”, each focusing on a different type of product. In the United States, department stores target different kinds of shoppers based on price range and geographic region. Some of the better known department stores include Sears, J.C. Penney, Macy’s, Dillard’s, and Nordstrom.
Department stores have been an iconic part of the American shopping experience since the middle of the 19th century and they have pioneered important innovations in the world of shopping that are taken for granted today, including bridal registries, escalators, and credit cards. Many department stores are now important landmarks within their cities in the United States and no shopping trip is truly complete without visiting one. Department stores are a world of shopping under one roof!
Department Stores - Products and features
On a single trip to a department store, a customer can purchase clothing, shoes, jewelry, watches, electronics, cosmetics, perfume, and home goods, such as bedding and towels. Many department stores produce catalogs highlighting the newest fashions that they have in stock, so that each customer can preview the season’s collection even before they set foot in the store. Additionally, some department stores even have restaurants and cafes, ensuring complete comfort and enjoyment for the shopper. Department stores in the United States are often located within larger shopping malls or as standalone locations, usually in cities.