10 Best Department Stores In Cincinnati, Ohio

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Settled in 1788, the city of Cincinnati is one of the largest in Ohio. The city sits on the north bank of the Ohio River and is an interesting clash of local cultures. Cincinnati is a distinct blend of Midwest, old South, and even a bit of Appalachian culture that come together to make it a fun and unique place. Cincinnati was one of America’s first boomtowns in the 19th century, with massive waves of German immigrants settling in the area. This can still be felt today with German-themed festivals like Oktoberfest, neighborhoods with German names, and even old signs written in German. There is plenty to enjoy in Cincinnati, including tours, festivals, theaters, museums, sports games, and shopping. If you’re looking to pick up a few things while you’re here, check out this list of the best department stores in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1. Saks Fifth Avenue

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Saks Holdings, Inc. has been around since 1867, but the more recognizable name, Saks Fifth Avenue, refers to their flagship store in New York City, which, as you might have guessed, is located on Fifth Avenue. The store was founded by German-Jewish brothers Andrew and Isadore, and by 1896, they had expanded into other cities. Today, Saks Fifth Avenue provides a luxury shopping experience in the heart of downtown and features designer goods and clothes for both men and women.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Address: 101 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, United States

Website: Saks Fifth Avenue

Opening hours: 12pm - 6pm (daily)

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2. Target

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Target is one of the biggest department stores in the country, with several locations in Cincinnati. Target has been around since the beginning of the 20th century and was established in Minnesota. In the 1960s, Target initiated the transition from a department store chain to a discount store chain, which is what it is known as today. Target has a little bit of everything, from fashion items like clothes and shoes to electronics.


Address: 3245 Geier Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45209, United States

Website: Target

Opening hours: 8am - 10pm (daily)

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3. Marshalls

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With quite a few locations in the Cincinnati area, Marshalls can also be found all throughout North America. Marshalls is one of the largest retailers in the country, offering affordable clothing options along with a few other products and housewares and catering to people of all ages. Marshalls has been around since the 1950s, and by the 1970s, it became one of the country’s biggest off-price retailers.


Address: 3862 Paxton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45209, United States

Website: Marshalls

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9:30am - 9:30pm; Sun: 10am - 8pm

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4. Nordstrom Rack

Nordstrom Rack at Borders Westlake, OH
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Nordstrom Rack is a huge off-price retailer, offering big savings on brand-name items. If you’re looking for a certain product and don’t want to break the bank, then Nordstrom Rack’s got your back. Nordstrom Rack is the less-expensive offering of the “Nordstrom” brand, with its first store having been opened in the basement of a Nordstrom department store in the 1970s. Now, the company offers affordable clothing options for men and women as well as shoes and accessories in multiple locations across the country.

Nordstrom Rack

Address: 2692 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208, United States

Website: Nordstrom Rack

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm

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5. T.J. Maxx

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Posted by T.J.Maxx on Monday, January 28, 2019

Operating in several locations in Cincinnati, T.J. Maxx is one of the most affordable stores in the area selling various merchandise. The franchise was founded in Massachusetts in the 1970s and sells plenty of home goods as well as jewelry, clothes, and other fashion items, like handbags and shoes. Along with Marshalls, T.J. Maxx is one of the biggest retailers in the country with over 1,000 locations, so stop by one of the few in the Cincinnati area and save a few bucks.

T.J. Maxx

Address: 6140 Glenway Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211, United States

Website: T.J. Maxx

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 9pm; Sun: 10am - 8pm

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6. Macy's

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There are very few department stores as iconic as Macy’s. Established in 1858, Macy’s operates a plethora of stores, ranging from core stores to clearance centers. The flagship Macy’s is located in Herald Square in Manhattan, and since 1924, it has been hosting the legendary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. While the flagship store is in New York, Macy’s has dual headquarters, one in New York and the other in Cincinnati. Whether you’re looking for clothes, shoes, jewelry, homewares, or designer brands, Macy’s will provide a multitude of choices.


Address: 7440 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45255, United States

Website: Macy’s

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 7pm

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7. Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath de beyond
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Starting in the early 70s as simply “Bed ‘n Bath,” Bed Bath & Beyond is now one of the country’s biggest homewares retailers. There are several Bed Bath & Beyond locations in the greater Cincinnati area and no matter what kind of room you’re looking to furnish, Bed Bath & Beyond will have you covered. As the name suggests, there are plenty of items for your bathroom, bedroom, and elsewhere in your home, office, or dorm room.

Bed Bath & Beyond

Address: 2719 Edmondson Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209, United States

Website: Bed Bath & Beyond

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 10am - 7pm

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8. Dillard's

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Posted by Dillard's on Monday, July 12, 2021

Dillard’s was founded in 1938 and while operating on a smaller scale than some other similar brands, it has plenty of great options for shopping. Dillard’s offers tons of varieties of clothes and shoes for both men and women as well as an assortment of specialty items such as lingerie and home decor. Stock up on formal and casual clothes as well as accessories like colognes, watches, shoes, and handbags. Dillard’s has a little something for everyone, including kids and pets too.


Address: 7913 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236, United States

Website: Dillard’s

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 11am - 7pm; Thu - Sat: 11am - 8pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm

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9. Kohl's Western Hills

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Posted by Kohl's on Tuesday, July 13, 2021

With over 1000 locations across the country, Kohl’s is one of the biggest department store chains in the US and is also one of the oldest. Kohl’s was founded by a Polish immigrant named Maxwell Kohl, who opened a grocery store in Milwaukee in 1927. By 2013, it became one of the biggest department stores in the US. Now, Kohl’s sells everything from men’s and women’s clothes to bathroom necessities.

Kohl's Western Hills

Address: 6580 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45247, United States

Website: Kohl’s Western Hills

Opening hours: Sun - Fri: 10am - 9pm; Sat: 9am - 9pm

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10. Walmart

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Founded in Arkansas by Sam Walton, Walmart is one of the most recognizable department stores around the world. With over 10,000 different locations spanning across the globe and several locations in Cincinnati, Walmart has just about everything you can think of, making it a pretty convenient place to shop at. Everything, including clothes for men, women, and kids and a wide selection of electronics, toys, bathroom accessories, and groceries, can be bought here.


Address: 4000 Red Bank Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45227, United States

Website: Walmart

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 6am - 11pm; Tue: 7am - 11pm

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Go shopping around Cincinnati

Whether you’re staying in Cincinnati for a short time or a long time, you’ll want to stock up on a few things. There are plenty of choices for affordable shopping all throughout the Cincinnati area and if you’re looking for clothes, blankets, food, or just about anything else you can think of, this list of the best department stores will have you covered.

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