Some popular department stores in Connecticut include Macy's, JCPenney, Target and Lord and Taylor. These department stores are typically found in malls around the state.
Macy's and JCPenney are found at the Westfield Mall in Trumbull and the Westfield Connecticut Post Mall. Macy's was founded in New York City in 1858 by Rowland Hussey Macy and grew to one of the most successful department stores in the world. The store on Herald Square on 34th Street in Manhattan is a landmark in and of itself.
JCPenney was founded by James Cash Penney, a citizen of Missouri. Beginning as the Golden Rule chain of stores, the name was changed to the J.C. Penney Corporation in 1913. Penney moved the headquarters to New York in 1914 and then to Plano, Texas, in 1990.
Target is also found at the Westfield Mall. Target began as the Dayton Dry Goods Company in 1902, founded by George Draper Dayton. The name was changed to Target in 1962. The store's grand opening was on May 1 of that year in Roseville, Minnesota.
The Westfield Mall is also home to Lord and Taylor. This upscale department store was founded in 1826 on Catherine Street, Manhattan. By 1906 it was on prestigious Fifth Avenue. Its branches are located mainly in the eastern part of the United States.