Department store retailer Von Maur is expanding its young women’s fashion specialty banner.
Dry Goods plans to open 11 locations in 2023, including its first stores in Alabama, Arkansas and New York. (Locations listed at end of article.) When opened, the new additions will expand the retailer’s footprint to 81 locations.
Dry Goods stores are focused on young women’s contemporary fashions, accessories, shoes and gift, with an interior design that has a vintage-store feel. The brand features an interest-free credit card.
“We are excited by the success of Dry Goods as we continue to expand our footprint and introduce the brand to new fashion-forward shoppers seeking the latest on-trend clothing and accessories,” said Melody Wright, COO of Von Maur, the family-owned, 150-year-old parent company of Dry Goods. “Our ever-changing mix offers new, fresh takes that allow our shoppers to create their own individual look at a reasonable price.”
In a November 2022 interview with Women's Wear Daily, Von Maur president and CEO Jim von Maur said the company has "big plans" for Dry Goods.
"It’s doing really well so we want to be aggressive," he said. "It’s a great concept and we have an exciting mix."
Located in a small, rented storefront in downtown Davenport, Iowa, the first Von Maur Dry Goods store was founded back in 1872. In 2010, Von Maur returned to its roots by opening the first Dry Goods store in Aurora, Ill.
“The Dry Goods brand was created to bring our tradition of customer service to a new generation of younger, fashion-forward customers,” said Lindsay Caltagirone, VP of stores for Dry Goods.
Dry Goods plans to open at the following locations in 2023.
- The Avenue (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
- Bridge Street Town Center (Huntsville, Ala.)
- Columbiana Centre (Columbia, S.C.)
- Crossgates Mall (Albany, N.Y.)
- Destiny USA (Syracuse, N.Y.)
- Eastview Mall (Victor, N.Y.)
- Hamilton Town Center (Noblesville, Ind.)
- Liberty Center (Liberty Township, Ohio)
- Pinnacle Hills Promenade (Rogers, Ark.)
- Towne East Square (Wichita, Kan.)
- Walden Galleria (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Dry Goods currently operates 71 stores in 19 states in addition to an online business. Its parent company, Von Maur, operates 37 department stores across 15 states: Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. The family-owned and operated company offers free delivery year round.
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