In 1872, Von Maur opened its first upscale department store in a rented space that was a mere 20 by 50 feet in Davenport, Iowa. Now, the chain has grown to 30 stores located in 14 different cities across the Midwest.

Standing on the legs of tradition, quality, and great service, founder C.J. von Maur created a legacy of offering people name brand apparel and accessories. A unique offer that stands true today is that all purchases include free shipping, free returns, free gift wrapping and even a live pianist, carrying on the brand tradition that C.J. von Maur began several generations ago. Departments stores like Von Maur were, and still are, vital to the community and neighboring cities as a one stop destination for shopping.

A Display of Children’s Apparel, Photo: Von Maur Facebook
A Gift Display, Photo: Von Maur Facebook

At the helm is Jim von Maur, C,J. von Maur’s great-grandson, who became president of the department store chain in 2001. Here’ s where Mike Wolfe and Jim share a common denominator: Both guys got their modest start in Iowa.

Von Maur’s headquarters has remained in Davenport, Iowa since the late 1800s, right around the corner from where Mike Wolfe began picking rusty gold. It was only a matter of time before these two crossed each other’s paths and became friends. Paying it forward, the guys want to make it easy to give the gift of quality American made apparel this holiday season.

Von Maurs recently unveiled two exclusive Antique Archaeology American made, vintage inspired tees for women. All customers are encouraged to remember that all purchases whether in person or online will receive Von Maur’s policy of free shipping, free online returns, and free gift wrapping.

Von Maur stores
Antique Archaeology Shirts for Sale at Von Maur

Available at and in select locations:

Southpark Mall – Moline, IL

Northpark Mall – Davenport, IA

Iowa City – Coralville, IA

Oxmoor Center – Louisville, KY

Any of you remember shopping at your local department stores growing up? Where was it and what was the name of it? Let us know in the comments below!


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