Top Dress Stores

0. Burlington Coat Factory

Burlington Coat Factory, now known as Burlington, is an American national off price department store retailer, is division of Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation with 591 stores in 45 states and Puerto Rico, with its corporate headquarters located in Burlington Township, New Jersey. In 2006, it was acquired by Bain Capital in a take-private transaction and in 2008, Tom Kingsbury became President and CEO. The company went public again in 2013.

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1. Kohls

Kohl's is an American department store retailing chain. The first Kohl's store was a corner grocery store opened in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1927 by Maxwell Kohl. The company's first department store opened in September 1962. British American Tobacco Company took a controlling interest in the company in 1972, and in 1979, the Kohl family left the management of the company. A group of investors purchased the company in 1986 from British-American Tobacco and took it public in 1992.

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2. Marshalls, Inc.

Marshalls, is a chain of American off-price department stores owned by TJX Companies. Marshalls has over 1,000 American stores, including larger stores named Marshalls Mega Store, covering 42 states and Puerto Rico, and 61 stores in Canada. Marshalls first expanded into Canada in March 2011. Marshalls is the U.S.'s second largest off-price family apparel and home fashion retailer, behind its sister company, TJ Maxx.

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3. Ross Dress for Less

Ross Stores, Inc., is an American chain of "off-price" department stores headquartered in Dublin, California, officially operating under the brandname, Ross Dress for Less. It is the second-largest off-price retailer in the USA, behind TJX Companies.

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4. Sears, Roebuck and Company

Sears, Roebuck and Company, colloquially known as Sears, is an American chain of department stores founded by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck in 1892 and 1906. Formerly based at the Sears Tower in Chicago and currently headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, the operation began as a mail ordering catalog company and began opening retail locations in 1925. The first location was in Evansville, Indiana. The company was bought by the management of the American big box chain Kmart in 2005, the Kmart management formed Sears Holdings upon completion of the merger. In terms of domestic revenue, Sears was the largest retailer in the United States until October 1989, when Walmart surpassed the record. As of 2017, Sears is the 23rd largest retailer in the United States overall. Sears had divisions in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, but were sold as well as several other subsidiaries within its brand.

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5. Tanger Outlets

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. is a real estate company that owns the chain Tanger Outlets, an outlet mall company headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina. The company derives its name from founder Stanley Tanger who opened the Burlington Manufacturer's Outlet Center in Burlington, North Carolina, in 1981. As of 2011, the company has 35 centers in 24 states. The company operates as a REIT. In June 1993 it became the first publicly traded outlet company when it was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. As of December 31, 2006, Tanger's 30 centers represented a gross leasable area of approximately and consisted of more than 1,800 stores, representing about 380 store brands. According to its website it had 150 million shoppers in 2006. On January 24, 2011, it announced a $1 billion partnership with Canadian-based RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust to open up to 15 outlet locations in Canada within 7 years.

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6. TJ Maxx

TJ Maxx is an American department store chain, selling at prices generally lower than other major similar stores. It has more than 1,000 stores, making it one of the largest clothing retailers in the United States.

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