Posted on November 13, 2013
We believe that people who say, “there’s nowhere to shop for clothes in Dubuque,” really aren’t trying vey hard.
With the continued growth of major retailers, like Kohl’s and T.J.Maxx coming into the community and a roster of existing major brand “box stores,” if you will, you’d think there would be enough selection to please most people. Clearly, we all find things at these places. They have big selections, long hours, often low prices and here and there, decent and knowledgable customer service. Let’s run down a list of the big ones. There’s the really big players, JCPenny, Younkers, K-Mart, Target, Shopko, Wal-Mart, Kohl’s and T.J.Maxx. Then there are the national chains who usually focus almost entirely on clothing and accessories. You’ll find them throughout Kennedy Mall as well as Asbury Plaza; Aeropostale, The Buckle, Vanity, C J Banks, Gap, American Eagle, Maurices and Dress Barn. But like any segmented market, they’ll never be all things to all people. By no means are they bad. They’re great and the selection is always a good thing. But there is another tier that deserves your attention.