Von Maur Opens DRY GOODS Location at Orland Square Mall in Suburban Chicago

140-year-old Retailer's Specialty Chain Opens Third Location in Illinois; Move Continues to Drive Company's Strategic Growth Plan

Sep 29, 2012, 09:00 ET from Von Maur Department Store

DAVENPORT, Iowa, Sept. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Von Maur Department Store announced today the opening of its women's specialty store chain, DRY GOODS, at Orland Square Mall in Orland Park, Ill. The 4,500 square foot store is the specialty store chain's third location in the Greater Chicagoland area and the seventh DRY GOODS store overall.

Known for offering the latest in contemporary women's clothing and accessories, the store features products from leading brands such as Free People, Hudson, Jessica Simpson, Joe's Jeans and Silver, among others, and offers an interest free credit card for its customers. Located on the second level of the mall's Northwest wing, the DRY GOODS store's decor features the chain's vintage, turn-of-the-century aesthetic.

Today's announcement continues the family-owned company's strategic growth plan for the specialty chain.  By opening in select locations in which Von Maur Department Store has yet to establish a presence, DRY GOODS serves as a complementing growth vehicle for the Company. In addition to the seven Midwestern DRY GOODS locations currently open, the specialty chain announced plans to open its next location at Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines, Iowa in November 2012.

"We're excited to open the doors at our newest DRY GOODS store in Orland Park, where we offer shoppers a fresh way to experience the latest trends in contemporary fashion," said Jim von Maur, president of Von Maur. "Our ever-changing selections drive the newest looks, while our legendary customer service will help create a loyal customer base for years to come."

Von Maur opened the first DRY GOODS in October 2010 in Aurora, Ill. The name and design of the specialty store were inspired by Von Maur's heritage as a dry goods store, dating  back to 1872 in downtown Davenport, Iowa. While future locations will be primarily concentrated in Midwest-based shopping centers, Von Maur's goal is to expand DRY GOODS beyond the Midwest as part of a national expansion initiative.

For additional information, visit www.drygoodsusa.com.

About Von Maur

Von Maur was founded nearly 140 years ago in downtown Davenport, Iowa. The company currently operates 27 stores in 11 states with the most recent store opening in Alpharetta, Ga. The Company also runs a successful online business at vonmaur.com. Von Maur is known for its outstanding customer service experience and customer amenities, including an interest-free charge card, liberal return policy and free gift wrapping and shipping services.  The Company also offers its associates above-market wages, excellent benefits and a positive, professional work environment. At Von Maur, customers find a great selection of merchandise including first-in-the-market fashions and a wide selection of brands such as: Coach, Kate Spade, UGG Australia, Michael Kors, Free People, Not Your Daughters Jeans, Eileen Fisher, Hugo Boss, Tommy Bahama and Polo Ralph Lauren. For more information, please visit www.vonmaur.com.

Amy Davis

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