AJWright AJWright (formerly formatted as A.J. Wright until 2009) was a chain of about 129 American retail/outlet stores established in 1998 and owned by TJX Companies.
All Wound Up (store) All Wound Up existed briefly in the early 1990s and sold novelty items and wind-up toys.
Anchor Blue Clothing Company Anchor Blue Inc. was a Corona, California-based clothing retailer which had over 100 stores in the western United States.
B. Dalton B. Dalton Bookseller (often called B. Dalton or B. Dalton's) was an American retail bookstore chain founded in 1966 by the Dayton's department store chain.
Batus Inc. BATUS Inc. is a United States former subsidiary of British American Tobacco, now the world's second largest cigarette manufacturer.
Best Products Best Products (also known simply as BEST) is a defunct chain of American catalog showroom retail stores founded by Sydney and Frances Lewis, formerly headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
Bidtopia Bidtopia was an ecommerce site originally launched in 2007 as a private auction site for Warehouse86 Ventures, LLC. Paul St. James, owner of Bargainland, which had been the largest PowerSeller o...
Bigsby & Kruthers Bigsby & Kruthers was a high profile men's clothier in Chicago for 30 years from 1970 to 2000.
Bohack's Bohack's was a chain of grocery stores located in the New York City area that opened in 1887 and closed in 1977 that was headquartered in Maspeth, Queens.
Bond Clothing Stores Bond Clothing Stores, Bond Clothes, Bond Clothiers, or Bond Stores, was a men's clothing manufacturing company and retailer.
Bonwit Teller Bonwit Teller & Co. was a department store in New York City founded by Paul Bonwit in 1895 at Sixth Avenue and 18th Street.
Bonwit, Rothschild & Company Paul Joseph (or Josef) Bonwit (September 29, 1862 – December 11, 1939) retail merchant and founder of Bonwit Teller department store in New York City.
Borders Group Borders Group, Inc. (former NYSE ticker symbol BGP) was an international book and music retailer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Braus Stores Braus Stores were retailers which sold women's apparel.
Brendle's Brendle's was a chain of catalog showrooms based in Elkin, North Carolina, USA. Its showrooms carried jewelry, toys, sporting goods, and electronics.
Brody's Brody Brothers Dry Goods Company, Inc., more commonly referred to as Brody's, was an upscale fashion merchandise chain formerly headquartered in Greenville, North Carolina, with branch sto...
Brooks Eckerd Brooks Eckerd Pharmacy was a chain of approximately 2,000 pharmacies operating in 18 states on the Eastern half of the United States in Midwest, Southeast and East Coast regions.
Camelot Music Camelot Music was a leading mall-based retailer of prerecorded music and accessories and was one of the largest music retailers in the United States based on store count.
Casual Corner Casual Corner was an American retail clothing chain founded in 1950.
Channel Home Centers Channel Home Centers (formerly known as Channel Lumber Company and often simply known as Channel) was a chain of home-improvement centers that was based in Whippany, New Jersey.
Chess King Chess King was a United States men's clothing retailer created by the Melville Corporation.
Child World Child World was an American chain of toy stores that was founded in Avon, Massachusetts, in 1970.
Circuit City Stores Circuit City Stores, Inc. was an American retailer in brand-name consumer electronics, personal computers, entertainment software, and large appliances.
Circus World (store) Circus World was a toy store chain started and operated by Sydney Rubin, later purchased and operated by Rite Aid, bought by Melville Corporation in the 1990s, when most of its stores were conve...
Club Libby Lu Club Libby Lu was an experiential/experience-based retailer for preteen girls ages five through twelve.
Cody's Books Cody's Books (1956–2008) was an independent bookstore based in Berkeley, California.
Coliseum Books Coliseum Books (1974-2007) was an independent bookstore that opened in 1974 on the northwest corner of 57th Street and Broadway, near Columbus Circle in the Manhattan borough of New York City.
Computer City Computer City was a chain of United States-based computer superstores operated by Tandy Corporation; the retailer was sold to CompUSA in 1998 and liquidated.
Computer Literacy Bookshops Computer Literacy Bookshops was a local chain of bookstores selling primarily technical-oriented books in Northern California.
Computer Literacy Bookstore Computer Literacy Bookshops was a local chain of bookstores selling primarily technical-oriented books in Northern California.
Consumers Distributing Consumers Distributing (known in Quebec as Distribution aux Consommateurs) was a catalogue store in Canada and the United States that operated from 1957 to 1996.
Country Road Country Road is a middle market clothing retailer located in Australia and New Zealand with 68 free standing stores and 77 department store concessions.
Crazy Eddie Crazy Eddie was an American retail business that sold electronic goods.
CSS Industries CSS Industries, Inc. was founded in 1923, as City Stores Company.
Danners, Inc Danners, Inc was a company based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, that operated retail and restaurant outlets.
Dawahares Dawahares was an American retail clothing store chain.
De Pinna De Pinna was a men's and women's high end clothier founded in 1885, in New York City, by Alfred De Pinna (1831 - 1915), a Sephardic Jew born in England.
Design Research (store) Design Research or D/R was an innovative retail store founded in 1953 by Ben Thompson in Cambridge, Massachusetts; later it became a chain of a dozen stores across the United States; it we...
Eagle Hardware & Garden Lowe's Companies, Inc. is a U.S.-based chain of retail home improvement and appliance stores.
Ellman's Ellman's was a major catalog merchant, similar to now-defunct Service Merchandise.
Encore Books Encore Books was a regional chain of bookstores based in the eastern United States until its closure in 1999.
Ernst Home Centers Ernst Home Centers, Inc. was a chain of home improvement retail stores founded in Seattle, Washington, United States.
F. W. Woolworth Company The F. W. Woolworth Company (often referred to as Woolworth's, or Woolworth) was a retail company that was one of the original pioneers, and arguably the most successful American and...
Flint & Kent Flint & Kent was an upscale department store based in Buffalo, New York.
Food Fair Food Fair, also known by its successor name Pantry Pride, was a large supermarket chain in the United States.
Grab It Here Grab It Here was a chain of cash and carry stores that existed from 1903 to the end of the 20th century in Illinois and Indiana.
H. L. Green Company H.L. Green was a five and dime store chain in the United States during the twentieth century named for founder Harold L. Green (1892-1951).
Hamlin's Wizard Oil Hamlin's Wizard Oil was an American patent medicine sold as a cure-all under the slogan "There is no Sore it will Not Heal, No Pain it will not Subdue."
Handy Andy Home Improvement Center Handy Andy Home Improvement Centers was a Midwestern chain of big box home improvement centers led by president Richard George and headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Handy Dan Handy Dan Home Improvement was one of the first home improvement retailer chains.
Hartmarx Hart Schaffner & Marx, founded in 1887 and incorporated in 1911, is an American manufacturer of tailored menswear.
Hechinger The Hechinger Company was an American chain of home-improvement centers headquartered in Landover, Maryland, on the immediate outskirts of Washington, D.C., from 1911 to 1999.
Hollywood Video Hollywood Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq: HLYW), known as Hollywood Video, was a VHS, DVD, and video game rental shop company started in 1988.
Holubar Mountaineering Holubar Mountaineering, established in 1946 by Roy and Alice Holubar, designed and sold modern, innovative mountaineering equipment.
Home Quarters Warehouse Home Quarters Warehouse was an American chain of "big-box" home improvement stores, originally based in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
HomeBase HomeBase was a home improvement warehouse chain in the Western United States based in Irvine, California.
Hot Sam Pretzels Hot Sam Pretzels was a chain of soft pretzel franchises in the United States.
Hypermart USA Hypermart USA was a demonstrator project operated by Wal-Mart in the 1980s and 1990s, which attempted to combine groceries and general merchandise under one roof at a substantial discount.
Incredible Universe Incredible Universe was the name of a chain of American consumer electronics stores in the early to mid-1990s.
InkStop InkStop, Inc. was an office supply retailer founded in 2005 and most recently headquartered in Warrensville Heights, Ohio.
J.J. Newberry J.J. Newberry's was an American five and dime store chain in the 20th century.
Jelleff's The Frank R. Jelleff Co., or more commonly Jelleff's was a Washington, D.C.-based retailer that specialized in women's apparel.
Joe's Joe's was a privately-owned sporting goods, ready-to-wear clothing, and auto parts retail dealer operating in the Northwestern United States.
Joseph R. Harris Co. Joseph R. Harris Co. was a Washington, D.C.-based chain of women's apparel stores.
Just For Feet Just For Feet Inc. was an athletic shoe and sportswear retailer headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama which became one of the largest and fastest growing athletic stores in the United States.
Kaufman-Straus Kaufman-Straus was a local department store that operated in Louisville, Kentucky, from 1879 to 1969.
KB Toys K·B Toys (previously known as Kay Bee Toys) was a chain of mall-based retail toy stores in the United States.
Kleinhans Kleinhans, formally The Kleinhans Company, was a high-end men's clothing store located in Buffalo, New York.
Kozmo.com Kozmo.com was a venture-capital-driven online company that promised free one-hour delivery of "videos, games, dvds, music, mags, books, food, basics & more" and Starbucks coffee in several major...
Kuppenheimer B. Kuppenheimer & Co., or simply Kuppenheimer, was a men's clothing manufacturing and retail operation based in Chicago, Illinois and later Atlanta, Georgia.
L. L. Berger L. L. Berger was a high-end Department Store based in Buffalo, New York.
Lechmere Lechmere (sometimes described as Lechmere's) was a New England retail store that closed in 1997.
Lechters Housewares Lechters Housewares was a national chain of kitchen-supply stores in the United States, based in Harrison, New Jersey.
Loveman's (Chattanooga) Loveman's was a Chattanooga, Tennessee-based chain of department stores with locations throughout East Tennessee and North Georgia.
Loveman's (Nashville) Loveman, Berger & Teitelbaum, more commonly referred to as Loveman's, was a Nashville, Tennessee-based full service department store, originally located at 5th and Union streets in that city.
Loveman's of Alabama Loveman's of Alabama was a Birmingham, Alabama-based chain of department stores with locations across Alabama.
LW Stores LW Stores, Inc. was a retailer that liquidated consumer merchandise through 94 outlets across Canada and three outlets in the United States.
Mars Music Mars Music, Inc. is a now defunct chain of music stores headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
McCrory Stores J.G. McCrory's or McCrory Stores was a chain of five and dime stores in the United States based in York, Pennsylvania.
McCrory Stores Corporation McCrory Stores Corporation was a five and dime which became insolvent during the Great Depression, filing for bankruptcy in 1933.
McLellan Stores McLellan Stores were a 20th-century chain of five and dime stores in the United States.
Media Play Media Play was a chain of retail stores founded in 1992 by Musicland that sold movies on video, DVDs, music, electronics, video games, books, and games in the United States.
Melville Corporation Melville Corporation, formerly based in Rye, New York, was a large retail holding corporation incorporated in 1922 as the Melville Shoe company by Ward Melville.
Merry-Go-Round (retailer) Merry-Go-Round was a national clothing retail chain owned by Merry-Go-Round Enterprises, Inc., that thrived during the 1970s and early 1990s.
MJ Designs MJ Designs was an arts and crafts retail store in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Washington, D.C., areas.
Movie Gallery Movie Gallery, Inc. (former NASDAQ ticker symbol MOVI) was the second largest movie and game rental company in the United States and Canada, behind Blockbuster Video.
Musicland The Musicland Group, Inc. was an entertainment company which ran Musicland, Sam Goody, Suncoast Motion Picture Company, On Cue, and the Media Play Superstore Chains.
N. Snellenburg & Company N. Snellenburg & Company, commonly known as Snellenburg's, was a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based middle class department store and wholesale clothing manufacturer, established in 1869.
National Tea Company National Tea Company (or National, as it was informally known) is a large Midwestern United States grocery chain that operated during the 20th century.
Neisner's Neisner's or Neisner Brothers was a former chain of variety stores in North America.
Noodle Kidoodle Noodle Kidoodle was a United States retail chain that sold educational toys from 1993-2000.
Old America Stores Old America was an arts and crafts retailer as well as a Framing and custom Floral store founded in 1980 by Wayne Brush, and was based in Howe, Texas with most of its stores located in the south.
Otasco Otasco (Oklahoma Tire and Supply Company) was a retail chain specializing in auto parts and appliances based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Pacific Linen Pacific Linen, founded 1980 in Seattle, Washington, is a defunct retailer of high quality designer linens, bath towels, and home accents that operated in the United States and Canada.
Pay 'n Pak Pay 'n Pak is a defunct home improvement chain that was based out of Kent, Washington.
Payless Cashways Payless Cashways Inc. was a building materials retailer based in Kansas City, Missouri.
Pergament Home Centers Pergament Home Centers (today operating as Pergament Properties) is a former home improvement store chain in the New York tri-state area, with a heavy concentration of stores in New York a...
Pic 'N' Save Pic 'N' Save was, at one time, the second-largest closeout retail chain in the United States.
Polk Brothers Polk Brothers was a large home appliance and electronics retailer in Chicago, Illinois that had 17 stores in the region at its peak in the 1980s.
Price Club Price Club was the pioneer of the warehouse store, founded by Sol Price in San Diego, California.
Printers Inc. Bookstore Printers Inc. Bookstore (1978-2001) was an independent bookstore in Palo Alto, California, not far from Stanford University.
Rickel Rickel (known as Rickel Brothers in its early years, Rickel Supermarts in the 1960s, and Rickel Home Centers in later years) was a chain of home-improvement centers based in no...
Robert Hall Clothes Robert Hall Clothes, Inc., popularly known simply as Robert Hall, was an American retailer that flourished circa 1938-1977.
S. H. Kress & Co. S. H. Kress & Co. was the trading name of a chain of "five and dime" retail department stores in the United States, which operated from 1896 to 1981.
Salkin & Linoff Salkin & Linoff was a Minnesota-based retailer of primarily private label women's, junior men's and children's clothes.
Sam Goody Sam Goody was a music and entertainment retailer in the United States and United Kingdom, and was owned and operated by Trans World Entertainment which also runs FYE, Saturday Matinee, and Sunc...
Scandinavian Design (store) Scandinavian Design, Inc. was a chain of furniture stores with locations in Maine; Massachusetts; Connecticut; New Hampshire; Rhode Island; New York; New Jersey; Washington, D.C.; Maryland; Virg...
Shay's Bones and Biscuits Shay's Bones and Biscuits was a company that sold dog treats, founded by 11-year-old Shay Hammond in 2004.
Shopper's City Shopper's City was a chain of seven stores in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area in the 1960s and 1970s.
Sibley's Shoes Sibley's Shoes was a retail footwear chain founded in 1920 in the city of Detroit, Michigan, USA. It was founded by Harry Rosenfeld.
Silo (store) Silo was an electronics retailer that opened in 1947 and operated throughout the United States until 1995.
Sky City (store) Sky City was a discount store chain based in Asheville, North Carolina.
Smith & Hawken Smith & Hawken was a garden lifestyle brand that operated retail stores, direct mail and e-commerce in the United States.
Society Brand Society Brand is the name of a line of suits manufactured by Alfred Decker & Cohn of Chicago.
Spec's Music Spec's Music was a South Florida-based retail music and video rental chain headquartered in Miami.
Sprouse-Reitz Sprouse-Reitz is a defunct chain of five-and-dime stores based in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Storehouse Furniture Storehouse Furniture was founded in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1969, and it quickly became an early style leader in well-designed, well-priced contemporary furnishings.
STØR STØR Furnishings International Inc. was an American furniture chain based in City of Industry, CA, that opened in 1987.
Sun Television and Appliances Sun Television and Appliances was a speciality retailer of consumer electronics, home appliances, and office equipment founded in 1949 by brothers Macy and Herbie Block.
Syms Corporation SYMS Corp was an off-price retail clothing store chain, founded by Sy Syms in 1958.
Tam's Gold Seal Drugs Tam's Gold Seal Drugs (later Tam's Rexall Drugs) was a chain of drugs stores founded in Warren, Indiana, USA, in 1932.
TG&Y TG&Y was a five and dime, or variety store, chain in the United States.
The Aladdin Company The Aladdin Company was a pioneer in the pre-cut, mail order home industry.
The Good Guys! The Good Guys! was a chain of consumer electronics retail stores with 71 stores in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
The Nature Company The Nature Company was a Berkeley, California based chain of retail stores that sold scientific toys, telescopes, artwork and music CDs.
The Outlet Company The Outlet Company was a corporation based in Providence, Rhode Island, which owned holdings in both retail and broadcasting.
The Sample The Sample, also known as The Sample Dress Shop or The Sample Shop, was a family-owned, high end department store specializing in upscale ladies clothing and furnishings based in Buf...
Theodore Krumberg Building The Theodore Krumberg Building is a historic commercial building and former bank in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.
Ultimate Electronics Ultimate Electronics was a chain of consumer electronics stores which filed for bankruptcy twice after 2006, liquidating and ceasing operations in 2011.
Venture Stores Venture Stores, Inc., was a chain of retail stores that operated in the American Midwest.
Viacom Entertainment Store Viacom Entertainment Store was a proposed chain of merchandise stores, created in the wake of stores like The Disney Store and The Warner Brothers Studio Store, which sold merchandise and other ...
W. T. Grant W. T. Grant or Grants was a United States-based chain of mass-merchandise stores founded by William Thomas Grant that operated from 1906 until 1976.
Waccamaw Corp. Waccamaw Corp. was a home furnishings business that started in 1977 as Waccamaw Pottery, a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina based pottery company founded by George Bishop that sold pottery and...
Waldenbooks Waldenbooks (often referred to as Waldens), operated by the Walden Book Company, Inc., was an American shopping mall-based bookstore chain and a subsidiary of Borders Group.
Warner Bros. Studio Store The Warner Bros. Studio Store was a chain of retail stores selling Looney Tunes and other merchandise based on Warner Bros. films, similar in style to The Disney Store.
Wellan's Wellan's is a defunct chain of American department store formerly headquartered in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Whole Earth Access The Whole Earth Access was a countercultural retail store in Berkeley, California.
Wilsons Leather Wilsons Leather is a U.S. leather retailer, selling products such as jackets, belts, shoes, handbags, and gloves.
Witmark Witmark was a catalog showroom and jewelry/electronics chain that operated in West Michigan from 1969 to 1997.
WWE Niagara Falls WWE Niagara Falls is a now-defunct wrestling-related retail establishment that was part of the Falls Avenue Entertainment Complex, which is located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada was and owne...
Your Black Muslim Bakery Your Black Muslim Bakery was a bakery opened by Yusuf Bey in 1968 in Santa Barbara, California, and relocated to Oakland in 1971.