The Metro-Detroit area is home to several department-store chains. While some Detroit department stores are no longer with us, many remain.
The Parisian Department Store chain originated in Alabama 130 years ago. Through a series of acquisitions and mergers, however, the name Parisian
only continues to exist these days in the Metro Detroit area. The three remaining stores have been likened to Detroit's beloved Hudson's.
Von Maur Department Stores slipped into the Metro-Detroit area in 2004, when the chain took over two of the defunct Jacobson's store sites in area malls. Von Maur is known for its home-like feel.
A new kind of shopping hit the Detroit area in 2006 with the opening of IKEA in Canton. The store showcases unique, functional furniture at reasonable prices. Note: Assembly is required.
It also offers a vast variety of bed, bath and kitchen products.
No Longer With Us:
Once upon a time, Jacobson’s Department Stores filled the luxury shopping niche in Metro Detroit and Michigan. Known for its posh atmosphere, designer apparel, jewelry, home furnishings, personalized customer service and fashion shows, Jacobson’s was a shopping tradition.