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The first Sears retail store opened in Chicago on February 2, 1925. This store included an optical shop and a soda fountain. Today, Sears operates more than 2,300 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the U.S. and Canada, which include approximately 870 full-line and 1,300 specialty stores in the U.S.

For more information on select histories of Sears store openings, click on the appropriate link below.

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Note: This list is by no means comprehensive, but offers a range of information for those interested in the historical perspectives on the Sears stores.

 

 
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