Von Maur is an upscale specialty department store chain with stores located in the Midwestern United States and new expansion stores in the Southern United States. The chain, based in Davenport, Iowa, sells mid-priced brand-name apparel, accessories, cosmetics, gifts, jewelry and shoes. As of late 2011 the chain has 27 stores in eleven states. New stores have recently opened in Louisville, Kentucky; St. Louis, Missouri; and Alpharetta, Georgia. All of its stores are anchors of shopping malls or lifestyle centers. A hallmark of some of the Von Maur services are a no-interest bearing credit card account, free shipping and free gift wrapping offered every day. Another signature element of Von Maur stores is a live pianist who performs for customers during normal business hours.
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