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Department store atrium - geograph.org.uk - 727802.jpg
A large store with multiple clothing and other general merchandise departments.
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Status: De facto

A Wikipedia-16px.png department store is a large store with multiple clothing and other general merchandise departments.

How to Map

Set a node Node or draw as an area Area along the building outline. Add the tag shop=department_store and name=*.

Tags to use in combination


Mapnik: Department store-16.svg



  • Kohl's, Macy's, JC Penney, Sears
  • Walmart, Target, K-Mart (only stores that do not carry a full selection of groceries; stores that sell groceries should be shop=supermarket)


  • Walmart (Walmart Supercentres that sell a full selection of groceries should be shop=supermarket)

UK: [W] John Lewis, [W] Debenhams, Harrods, Selfridges, House of Fraser

Switzerland: [W] Jelmoli, [W] Globus, [W] Manor

France: [W] Galeries Lafayette, [W] Printemps

Australia: [W] David Jones

Spain: [W] El Corte Inglés

Finland: (also other Baltic States) [W] Stockmann

Denmark: [W] Magasin du Nord

Japan: [W] Daimaru, [W] Hankyu, [W] Hanshin, [W] Isetan, [W] Matsuzakaya, [W] Mitsukoshi, [W] Seibu, [W] Sogo, [W] Takashimaya, [W] Tokyu

Related Shop Types

The classic department store is usually clothing-led, with a quality (rather than value) proposition.

Although the range of goods sold will vary, most will have ranges which include the following categories: men's clothing, women's clothing, children's clothing, footwear, cosmetics and perfumes, gifts, toys, sports goods, kitchen ware, crockery & porcelain, bathroom ware, soft furnishings, furniture, floor coverings, lighting, white goods, brown goods, and electronics.

They usually have a cafe and/or restaurant and may also offer services such as hairdressing. In the past food halls and book departments were also common.

Other types of stores which sell multiple categories of goods which should (in general) not be tagged as shop=department_store include :

  • Large do-it-yourself stores shop=doityourself. Many of these will sell items in several homeware & furnishing categories. Example [W] Homebase in the UK.
  • Variety stores shop=variety_store. Variety stores sell across several discrete categories, but don't offer the full panoply of a department store. Usually the categories will involve goods with a rapid turnover; and typically at value price points. Most obviously variety stores do not sell extensive ranges of adult clothing; nor larger items of furniture. Example [W] Wilko in the UK.
  • Hypermarkets shop=supermarket. Extremely large supermarket outlets with extensive ranges of clothing, homeware etc, but primarily led by food sales. Examples: [W] Walmart in North America; [W] Carrefour in Europe

See Also