Younkers - Furniture and Apparel
Younkers is a department store chain located mainly in shopping malls throughout Iowa and other surrounding Midwestern states. Stores sell a large variety of products, ranging from apparel and home products. Women's, men's and children's apparel is available. Women can find a wide selection of activewear, dresses, lingerie and casual clothing. Available for men is a diverse range of clothing, from suits to athletic wear and loungewear. Designer clothing such as Michael Kors, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren is also available for men and women. The latest styles for children can be found in the juniors section. Customers can also choose from a wide range of handbags, jewelry and watches. Younkers accessories include jewelry, beauty and fragrance departments. Bridal products are also available. The home section includes a selection of furniture, electronics, bed and bath products and gifts. A Younkers credit card and reward program is also offered by the store, for customers to receive points and rewards cards.
Younkers - Since 1856
Younkers was founded in Keokuk, Iowa in 1856 by Polish immigrant brothers Lipman, Samuel and Marcus Younker. In the 1920s, the company began to grow through the acquisition of other department stores throughout Iowa. During the 1950s, it expanded outside of Iowa and opened its first shopping mall in Omaha, Nebraska in 1955. Today, the company operates as a subsidiary of The Bon-Ton, a regional department store based in York, Pennsylvania. It currently has 19 locations in six Midwestern states.