|shop = department_store|
|A large store with multiple clothing and other general merchandise departments.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: De facto|
|Tools for this tag|
Ais a large store with multiple clothing and other general merchandise departments.
How to Map
Tags to use in combination
- 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)
Australia: David Jones
Spain: El Corte Inglés
Finland: (also other Baltic States) Stockmann
Denmark: Magasin du Nord
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 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 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: Walmart in North America; Carrefour in Europe