Most Popular Department Stores In America

Americans have been shopping at department stores since the late 19th century for clothes, food, household goods,  and more.

Keep reading to see which U.S. department stores are the most popular.

T.J. Maxx

The first T.J. Maxx store opened its doors in 1977. The off-price chain has more than 4,500 stores in nine countries.

Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club is a discount membership warehouse club where members can shop for groceries, home goods, and fuel.

Big Lots

Big Lots was founded in 1967 by Sol Shenk with a focus on auto parts.


The first Macy’s was a dry goods store opened in New York City by Rowland H. Macy in 1858. Its flagship store moved to Herald Square in 1902 where it remains to this day.