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
Select store histories:
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.