America’s Top 10 Clothing Retailers, Ranked

November 14, 2017

Clothing stores are essential to our culture. I mean, really, if you think about it—we need clothes to be a functioning member of society.

Everyone has their own favorite fashion store to shop at, but there are some that people like more than others. Marketforce Information did a study to figure out what those favorites are—check out the top 10 here.

10. Target

Honestly, I’m shocked that Target isn’t in the top 5—but here it is! Number 10! Everyone seems to love Target. It was founded in 1902 (originally named Goodfellow Dry Goods) and it’s based out of Minnesota. In 1962, the first “Target” store opened in Minnesota. It operates around 1,806 stores around the United States.

Fun fact: have you ever heard someone call it “tarjay?” Yeah, that nickname isn’t new. It’s been around since the 60’s. Nope, it’s not French and you’re probably not French. It’s just Target.

9. Ross Stores

Ross is an American “off-price” store. The items that it sells are deeply discounted from their original prices. It opened in 1950 as a full price department store but was changed to an off-price store in 1982. There are currently 1,254 Ross stores across most of the United States.

8. H&M

H&M is a favorite “fast fashion” retailer. This company was founded in Sweden in 1947. They take runway trend and make them cheap and easy to copy for the everyday person. H&M currently operates in 62 countries with 3,716 locations worldwide.

7. Marshalls

Marshalls is another “off-price” department store. They first opened in 1956 in Beverly, Massachusetts. They currently have 975 stores in the United States and Canada. They are owned by TJX, the parent company of T.J. Maxx.

6. JCPenney

JCPenney first opened in 1902 in Wyoming. The stores expanded across the Northwest to begin, but eventually, the headquarters were relocated to Texas. There are currently 1,905 locations across the United States. JCPenney includes the traditional departments and often teams up with other vendors to feature vendor departments, most frequently Sephora, Seattle’s Best Coffee, and portrait studios.

Head to page 2 to see the top 5!

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