Definition of department store in English:

department store


  • A large store stocking many varieties of goods in different departments.

    • ‘It is understood that the upper floors will include a department store, restaurants and cafes.’
    • ‘It suggests that a new cultural asset such as a gallery should be built in place of the proposed department store.’
    • ‘I pointed across the street at the record store, stuck quietly between a hair salon and a department store.’
    • ‘Customers linger in front of an imported wine counter at a department store on Huaihai Zhonglu.’
    • ‘If it looks like a large department store then it is not a retail shop for the purposes of the Act.’
    • ‘Each of us who have children know what it's like to lose your child for a minute in a department store.’
    • ‘She was wearing a neat black knee length skirt, white blouse and a dark waistcoat and carrying a bag from a local department store.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, back as a Californian teenager, she got a Christmas job in merchandising at a department store.’
    • ‘This was once a thriving retail area until the supermarket closed down and the department store left.’
    • ‘Being in a department store was once a sign that a designer had made it.’
    • ‘The proposals also include a new department store, and extending the city's shopping area to Piccadilly.’
    • ‘Similarly someone who purchases a product in a large department store will receive it in a bag bearing the store's trade mark.’
    • ‘This is a view echoed by Richard Gray, a personal shopper at the luxury department store, Harvey Nichols.’
    • ‘Fashion guru Jeff Banks gave style tips to shoppers on Monday night in a visit to a Bolton department store.’
    • ‘The wife frequently shopped at a large department store for which she had a store card.’
    • ‘Sogo also operates a department store in Taichung in central Taiwan with another local partner.’
    • ‘I feel no urge to spend my weekends at the garden centre, the department store or the furniture warehouse.’
    • ‘As an experiment, I would recommend browsing the more expensive toiletry counters of a department store.’
    • ‘One afternoon Sara entered a department store to buy some clothes.’
    • ‘Directly in front of him stood a branch of El Corte Ingles, the Spanish department store.’
    store, retail store, outlet, retail outlet, reseller, cash and carry
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