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As big chains die, these small department stores thrive

MoneyWise Logo By Esther Trattner of MoneyWise | Slide 1 of 11: With hundreds of big-name stores closing across America, the department store as we know it is dying. But while mega-retailers like Sears and J.C. Penney gasp for life, and other chains like Bon-Ton go out of business, shoppers keep opening their wallets and whipping out their credit cards at a few smaller department stores that are still hanging in there. How do they stay in business as shoppers make more and more of their purchases online? Here are the secrets to these unique retail successes.

With hundreds of big-name stores closing across America, the department store as we know it is dying.

But while mega-retailers like Sears and J.C. Penney gasp for life, and other chains like Bon-Ton go out of business, shoppers keep opening their wallets and whipping out their credit cards at a few smaller department stores that are still hanging in there.

How do they stay in business as shoppers make more and more of their purchases online? Click ahead for the secrets to these unique retail successes.

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