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Sears department store has locations all across North America, though it started out as a mail-only retailer. It's one of the largest department stores in the U.S.
All about Sears
You can find just about anything you're shopping for at a Sears location. Along with products like Sears boots, clothing and dresses, and home furnishings, there are also various services so you can get it all done in one go! Check out Sears optical for your yearly eye check. Car problems or a routine check needed? Go to Sears auto. Want some snapshots of the family? Head to Sears Portrait Studio.
In addition to offering shoppers a range of services, Sears also has regular sales, like the semi-annual luggage sale and special holiday sales. They pride themselves on having everyday great price items, and what the current clearance items are can be found right here on nettby.us so have a look around then hit the shops!
The history of Sears
Sears was founded in 1886 by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Rosebuck as a mail order catalog company. They opened their first physical location in 1925. Today, it has nearly 800 stores in the U.S, Canada, and Mexico.
This multinational retailer department store chain is usually located in shopping malls as an anchor, though they also have stand-alone stores in some locations.
As of 2013, Sears was the fifth largest department store in American in terms of sales, and is the twelfth largest overall. It had been the largest in the country until 1989, when Walmart overtook it.
Sears has a history of selling some pretty unusual products through its history.
At your local Sears in 1902, you’d be able to find products like opium on its shelves, which used to be considered homeopathic. Today, um, not so much.
The store was founded in 1886. Over its 130-year history, they’ve also sold some curious products, including Dr. Rose’s French Arsenic Complexion Wafers as a beauty treatment.
Another remedy in its line-up included a face mask meant to improve the complexion. That might sound like a product you’d find at Sears today – except this one was coated in acid.
If you were feeling unwell in 1902, Sears could provide you with spirits of turpentine. It used to be used as an anesthetic, though today we know that the numbing sensation is because it causes nerve damage.