A woman left her baby in its carriage at the door of a department-store.
I believe I do, answered the son of the department-store proprietor.
The department-store clerk considers herself a higher social being than the ordinary working-girl, and in a way she is justified.
After which, who may now dare say that genius may not blossom in a department-store?
Cassy's department-store investments reached her the next day.
Of course, the case of the department-store buyer and the teamster is irrelevantly extreme.
What determined success or failure was the department-store public.
Actually being fitted in a department-store to a real imported dress!
Did you ever see a school of salesmanship for department-store women employees?
Like an army, the department-store of modern America is designed to move constantly forward.
1878; a store that sells a variety of items, organized by department.
The "Department Store" is the outgrowth of the cheap counter business originated by Butler Brothers in Boston about ten years ago. The little "Five Cent Counter" then became a cornerstone from which the largest of all the world's branches of merchandising was to be reared. It was the "Cheap Counter" which proved to the progressive merchant his ability to sell all lines of wares under one roof. It was the Five Cent Counter "epidemic" of '77 and '78 which rushed like a mighty whirlwind from the Atlantic to the Pacific and all along its path transformed old time one line storekeepers into the wide-awake merchant princes of the present day. It was this same epidemic which made possible the world famed Department Stores of Houghton, of Boston; Macy, of New York; Wanamaker, of Philadelphia; and Lehman, of Chicago. ["American Storekeeper," 1885]