84 Department Stores Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of department stores quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about retail.

The Most Famous Department Stores Quotes (Best in 2024)

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I definitely like sneakers and shopping at sneakers stores. — Fabolous

I never make a trip to the United States without visiting a supermarket. To me they are more fascinating than any fashion salon. — Wallis Simpson

Service is a prerequisite for anything relating to luxury. That makes it (shopping) sensual and pleasurable. — Vera Wang

Even if you have $20,000 to buy an item, you still try to get a good price at antique stores. I collect furniture, rugs, paintings, frames. It's my hobby to go around to shops and markets. — Ursula Andress

In department stores, so much kitchen equipment is bought indiscriminately by people who just come in for men's underwear. — Julia Child

A woman is a creature that's always shopping. — Ovid

Thank God we're living in a country where the sky's the limit, the stores are open late and you can shop in bed thanks to television. — Joan Rivers

Happiness is not in money, but in shopping. — Marilyn Monroe

I'm in the retail business, not the circus business. — Philip Green

Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping. — Oscar Wilde

Short Department Stores Quotes

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  • I never think that people die. They just go to department stores. — Andy Warhol
  • You can set off bells when you walk out of a drugstore or department store with a tagged item. — Frank Murkowski
  • California, the department-store state. The most of everything and the best of nothing. — Raymond Chandler
  • California, the department store state. — Raymond Chandler
  • Inherently, department stores have significant advantages compared to all other retailers. — Ron Johnson
  • I worked at the cosmetic counter at a fine department store. — Lita Ford
  • When you think about it, department stores are kind of like museums. — Andy Warhol
  • Audition is the worst thing. It's like cleaning furniture in a department store. — Udo Kier
  • I never saw a department store Santa as a kid. My mother was afraid to take me. — Terry Zwigoff
Department stores quote Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

Department Stores Quotes

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I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph. — Shirley Temple Black

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph. — Shirley Temple

Wonderful, I like cars, too, I like all the great things you can buy in a department store. But when you have to buy them in order to stay unaware, comatose, then the price you pay is too high. — Gudrun Ensslin

Department stores quote If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equ
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.

I think if you ask people what their concept of heaven is, they would say, if they are honest, that it is a big department store, with new things every week - all the money to buy them, and maybe a little more than the neighbours. — Erich Fromm

There was a power outage at a department store yesterday. Twenty people were trapped on the escalators. — Steven Wright

My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them. — Fran Lebowitz

Department stores quote Things you can't buy in stores
Things you can't buy in stores

If - and it can be in a movie or in a department store - I hear someone arguing with their child, I break down and cry. Because it reflects how I was treated when I was little. — Michael Jackson

The name of my ailment was longing, and it was not cured till I finally went to the department store and counted out the money in small coins before the dismayed clerk. When I came to the house, I held up the instrument before the eyes of the astonished household. — William Christopher Handy

I couldn't do anything. I'd work in a department store for a couple of weeks, but I couldn't hack it. I couldn't even type! I had no skills whatsoever outside of show business. — Helen Reddy

I fished upstream coming ever closer and closer to the narrow staircase of the canyon. Then I went up into it as if I were entering a department store. I caught three trout in the lost and found department. — Richard Brautigan

Retail Quotes

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The #1 guideline to success is you must be in business for yourself. When you work for someone else, you sell your time at wholesale to your employer, who then re-sells it at retail to the customer. — J. Paul Getty

Sal and I were in the mall just shopping, and we're walking through this retail store and little old lady goes 'NO! You're not gonna get at me.' We were just shopping. She was looking for cameras, she was like 'I know who you are, you crazies!' and she walked away from us. — Joe Gatto

Money is catching up to the technological trends transforming all aspects of society and business; entertainment, insurance, health-care, gaming, leisure, retail - all commercial and social verticals are going digital - including money itself. — Max Keiser

Look at the flack a few unfunded volunteers take for even commenting about the ethical considerations, the multi-billion dollar incentive mis-alignment. the people you are commenting on are hugely funded, awash with retail investor cash and looking to perpetuate the game into the next coin. — Adam Back

Pretty sure only trained hedge fund professionals backed by institutional investors and UHNWs are supposed to commit theft/financial pillage by artificially distorting the market. I don't know why retail investors think they have the right or expertise to manipulate price action. — Eric Weinstein

As with so many sectors of the economy, technology is transforming the retail banking sector. — Jerome Powell

We also never undercut representatives' prices. A representative will always be able to sell the discounts in our core business, which are not offered at retail. So it's never more advantageous to buy there. — Andrea Jung

When we can drain the Ocean into mill-ponds, and bottle up the Force of Gravity, to be sold by retail, in gas jars; then may we hope to comprehend the infinitudes of man's soul under formulas of Profit and Loss; and rule over this too, as over a patent engine, by checks, and valves, and balances. — Thomas Carlyle

Campaigning in Wyoming is politics at its most retail level. It's done one voter at a time. — Mary Cheney

I mean, our primary businesses in wholesale pipelines, utilities, retail, were all doing extremely well. — Kenneth Lay

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More Department Stores Quotes

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Stored away in some brain cell is the image of a long-departed aunt you haven't thought of in 30 years. Stored away in another cell is the image of a pink pony stitched on your first set of baby pajamas. All it takes to get that aunt mounted on the back of that pony is to eat a hunk of meatloaf immediately before going to bed. — Robert Breault

Although most of us know Vincent van Gogh in Arles and Paul Gauguin in Tahiti as if they were neighbors -- somewhat disreputable but endlessly fascinating -- none of us can name two French generals or department store owners of that period. I take enormous pride in considering myself an artist, one of the necessaries. — James A. Michener

Today, most women are surrounded by ingenious gadgets. They don't grow the peas or raise the chicken that they serve for dinner; instead they hunt and gather in the grocery store. They go through catalogs or department stores to buy clothes instead of shearing sheep, carding wool, and weaving cloth for skirts and coats and blankets. — Helen Fisher

Most men hate to shop. That's why the men's department is usually on the first floor of a department store, two inches from the door. — John Wayne

I walked inside Macy’s and faced the pathetic spectacle of a department store full of shoppers, none of whom were shopping for themselves. Without the instant gratification of a self-aimed purchase, everyone walked around in the tactical stupor of the financially obligated. — Rachel Cohn

The lady across the hall tried to rob a department store . . . with a pricing gun. She said, "Give me all of the money in the vault, or I'm marking down everything in the store." — Steven Wright

I started with shoes, and with hard work and discipline, the business prospered. I moved to the department store business and again, things went well. — Henry Sy

A great department store, easily reached, open at all hours, is more like a good museum of art than any of the museums we have yet established. — John Cotton

Teenagers travel in droves, packs, swarms. ... To the librarian, they're a gaggle of geese. To the cook, they're a scourge of locusts. To department stores, they're a big beautiful exaltation of larks ... all lovely and loose and jingly. — Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

The last thing we need is yet another makeup company. Even I have a nervous breakdown when I go through the department store makeup floor. — Lauren Hutton

I've speculated about what my life might have been like as a musician, but I'm afraid I came to the conclusion that I probably would've either been teaching piano or maybe gotten to play at Nordstrom's department store. — Condoleezza Rice

If I see a movie star in the department store buying something, I'll kind of sidle up and see what they're saying, what they look like, how they sound. That's an invasion of privacy. — Tom Lehrer

I was in a department store and I saw a weird-looking gadget. I asked the young saleslady what it was. She answered, "It doesn't do anything. It's just a Christmas gift." — Milton Berle

It's not exactly under the radar, but when I'm in London, I love to visit Liberty. It's my favorite department store, and they have a room entirely dedicated to chocolate and truffles. — Ashley Madekwe

Modern man, if he dared to be articulate about his concept of heaven, would describe a vision which would look like the biggest department store in the world, showing new things and gadgets, and himself having plenty of money with which to buy them. — Erich Fromm

You know, I lose patience really easily; I'd rather shop in the grocery store than in the department store. I can pick an apple like nobody's business. — Gail Simmons

You know how sometimes department stores have these things where, if you win, you get 10 minutes to go in and take anything you want from the store? That's basically what I'm doing. I'm running in and just trying to grab as many characters as possible before they pull the plug on me. — Ryan Gosling

Don't be ridiculous, Charlie, people love the parents who beat their kids in department stores. It's the ones who just let their kids wreak havoc that everybody hates. — Christopher Moore

Large department stores, with their luxuriant abundance of canned goods, foods, and clothing, are like the primary landscape and the geometrical locus of affluence. Streets with overcrowded and glittering store windows...the displays of delicacies, and all the scenes of alimentary and vestimentary festivity, stimulate a magical salivation. Accumulation is more than the sum of its products: the conspicuousness of surplus, the final and magical negation of scarcity...mimic a new-found nature of prodigious fecundity. — Jean Baudrillard

The person determined to achieve maximum success learns the principle that progress is made one step at a time. A house is built one brick at a time. Football games are won a play at a time. A department store grows bigger one customer at a time. Every big accomplishment is a series of little accomplishments. — Dr. David Schwartz

From the time that I can remember, I worked to make money - either baby-sitting, or one year wrapping gifts at a department store at Christmas, so I could have my own money. — Christie Hefner

The wonderful police officers who spend time with me I don't think appreciate that, but I do still drive. I do still cook: not often, but just last week, I really felt like making one of my mum's old recipes - so I did. I do still go to our local department store to buy things like maternity jeans that no one else can really do for me. — Jacinda Ardern

Chinese people, young people, they don't go shopping a lot in department stores. All department store guys hate me. They say business is bad because of Jack. — Jack Ma

If you go into any department store these days, your picture is probably taken 30 times. In London there are 500,000 cameras in public spaces. You have no expectation of privacy in public spaces. — Raymond Kelly

I think the biggest hole is in criticism. I think there should be more informed criticism. Part of the problem is that in the '90s, the newspapers started losing their A-section and department-store advertising, and that paid for fashion writers and for the big feature space. — Cathy Horyn

I was tired of doing collections, tired of doing runway shows... there was just so much wasted time and energy doing all the runway product and all the filler product. We also decided not to do wholesale, which gives me a lot of freedom; I can basically do what I want and I don't need to fit into any department in a store. — Johan Lindeberg

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