Dillard's is a major department store chain in the U.S. that sells goods from clothing and accessories to items for your home.
All about Dillard's
Dillard's department stores sell a huge range of producs, including clothes, beauty products, and accessories for men, women, and children, as well as home goods and furniture. They have stores in 28 out of 50 states, including lots in the Midwest and South.
Sometimes, you'll find Dillard's men's clothes and Dillard's women's clothes in separate shops inside the same mall. Other times, they'll both be in the same store.
But what's always the same at Dillard's is that you can get some good deals on all sorts of products here. Check out their official webite to see if you can get any coupons or deals, or just have a look right here on Tiendeo. Whether you're looking for discounts on furniture or clothing, you'll be sure to find something!
The history of Dillard's
Though Dillard's is a large department store chain today, it actually used to be a small five and dime shop located in Nashville, Arkansas. The store was founded in 1938 but was sold so that its founder, William T. Dillard, could start his own department store, called Wooten & Dillard at first.
Throughout its years, Dillard's has not only expanded its own stores but has also acquired stores that aren't doing so well and made them part of their own brand. Their leaders showed a knack for turning around business in locations that other compnaies hadn't been able to make a profit at.
Today, there are over 330 Dillard's stores across the U.S. and they employ over 21,600 people. Not too bad for a five and dime!
Dillard’s supports fundraisers for political issues.
Dillard’s department stores have been working on more than just selling clothes – they also sponsor fundraisers. In Houston, the Dillard’s Memorial City sponsored a fundraiser for a group called Heroic Media, and helped them put on a two-hour event that involved prayer sessions, lunch, and the latest spring fashions.
Heroic Media is an Austin-based media group that focuses on creating anti-abortion messages for television, billboards, and online advertising.
Despite Heroic’s focus, the Memorial City branch manager insisted that the sponsorship was not political. He said the only reason they’d agreed to sponsor the fundraiser was because another store had pulled off a successful fashion show fundraiser, and they wanted to see similar results.
The stores don’t usually make a huge profit at these types of events, but they do often end up getting what is essentially free advertising, while the fundraisers get free entertainment.