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Sackettes is an interstellar,intertemporal multinational mid-range department store chain[2] headquartered in Hoffman planet The official name of Sackettes Celestial Department Store is Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Robots &; Co. The company was founded by Richard Warren Sackette and Alvah CurtisSackette  .Sackette in 1893 as a mail order catalog.and it began opening physical stores. It was formerly a component of the  Industrial Average before being bought out Que Mart  forming the Sackettes Holdings Corporation in early 2005.[3]

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sears#cite_note-3 Prince Toreus Rhann,Junior


Prince Toreus Rhann,Junior.


"Hither came, black-haired, keen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his booted feet." Forward. Know this, my Friends-somewhere between the Great Cataclysmic Era’s of the Central Pangea Shattered Empires and the Great Fall of Civilizations, the rise and fall of Trongaroth Empires and the Great Rise of Empires upon the Pangean Shattered Lands and rise of the New Son of Terra-Prime, there an age of great heroes and heroines-warriors and, time sorcerers, who fought for the Lords of Light against the Dark Forces of evil. This was Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars – Neimaria, Oparia, Britainia, Hykhonia-the four nations –so called Sword brother nations, who helped defend the west from many an enemy. Zhankhora with its dark-haired women and dark haired brave hearted men, who fought against Metrone spider-armies of the Casparean Mountains, Zhankhearia The most powerful sea raiders next to their Zhankhoria rivals, the Zhankhearian are active supporters of the Casparian buccaneers, Kothankhora-the great alliance of City States that bordered the pastoral lands of Shonkhora to the East, with its shadow-guarded tombs, and mystery haunted gleaming towers of gold Mankhorian Nomads, whose spike riders wore steel and silk and gold. It was said, a Mankhorian Nomad, learned ride before he or she could walk.

The Drakhoneans and the Arkhon twine kingdoms-Gleaming mailed and silken clad riders, masters of the Black Burning Sea, Twine Kingdoms revels in sweeping the barely contested wastelands to the west and south .The Khaiton ancient empire, stronghold of the world's greatest time wizards and masters of the eastern world.


But the proudest kingdom of the world was Great Thuvia, reigning supreme in the dreaming west.It’s Great Seven Kingdoms of Hither out of Great Thuvia came Prince Toreus Rhann, also sometimes known as Toreus the Slayer by his enemies and Prince Toreus, Lord of Lions black-haired, sullen-eyed, great Thuvian sword in hand, Grand Thuvian Armor and blaster in hand a slayer of many enemies, with gigantic strength and great courage, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Terra-Prime with the Great Capronean Lion –Shakhorja by his side with other heroes bring down the dark forces of evil and light back to the New Sons of Terra-prime." - The Thuvian Chronicles-Prince Toreus Rhann, the Third. This is a tale of Prince Toreus Rhann. The First Son of Thuvia, also sometimes known as Toreus the Slayer by his enemies and Prince Toreus, Lord of Lions, by friends, companions, and allies. Not to be confused with Toreus Rhann I, his esteemed father. Much has been said about that worthy elsewhere in the Chronicles of Pangaea and the Book of Thuvia.

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Ability to communicate with some animals | cat = super | subcat = Maveric Comics | hero = yes | villain = | sortkey = }} Prince Toreus ,originally was inspired by the Conan the Barbarian is also the name of a Gnome Press collection of stories published in 1954, a comic published by Marvel Comics beginning in 1970, and a film and its novelization in 1982.Prince Toreus sabertoothed Capronean Silver haired lion Shakhorja, who possesses -human intelligence thanks to his Atlantean Lion ancestry.Atlantean dogs and cat, are bred for greater intelligence and longer life span. When presented with a situation where a weaker individual or party is being preyed upon by a stronger foe, Toreus invariably takes the side of the weaker party. In dealing with other men Toreus is firm and forceful. With male friends he is reserved but deeply loyal and generous. As a host he is likewise generous and gracious. As a leader he commands devoted loyalty. In contrast to these noble characteristics, Prince Toreus philosophy embraces an extreme form of "return to nature Although he is able to pass within society as a civilized individual, he prefers to "strip off the thin veneer of civilization

Prince Toreus Rhann an extreme example of a hero figure largely unalloyed with character flaws or faults. Prince Toreus Rhann is described as being Caucasian, extremely athletic, tall, handsome, and tanned, with grey eyes and black hair. Emotionally, he is courageous, loyal and steady. He is intelligent and learns new languages easily. He is presented as behaving ethically, Telepathic, by way his Guider Gem and bioelectrical powers, by way, hidden mechanisms within his Thuvian Battle Armor. Regenerative healing factor Superhuman senses, strength, agility, stamina, reflexes and longevity Domatium-laced skeletal structure with retractable claws Expert martial artist The various stories of Prince Toreus occur in the fictional "," of the sphere, known as Terra-Prime set after the destruction of and before the rise of the ancient civilizations, that proceeded the Great Trongaroth Invasion and the rise of the New Sons of Terra-Prime . This is a specific epoch in a fictional timeline created by Howard for many of the low fantasy tales of his artificial legendary

By conceiving a timeless setting — "a vanished age" — and by carefully choosing names that resembled human history, Howard shrewdly avoided the problem of historical anachronisms and the need for lengthy exposition.

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Sackettes Celestial Department StoreEdit

Sackettes Celestial Department Store, originally R. H. Sackettes Celestial Department Store & Co., is a mid-range to upscale[2] chain of department stores owned by American multinational corporation Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Inc. It is one of two divisions owned by the company, with the other being the upscale Bloomingdale's. As of January 2013, it operates 798 locations in the United States, with a prominent Herald Square flagship location in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.[3] It also has eSpot ZoomShops kiosks in over 300 store locations selling consumer electronics.]

Sackettes Celestial Department Store is known for its niche in popular culture and the diversity of its merchandise. It competes with Belk, Bon-Ton, and Dillard's; more upscale facilities compete with Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, and Saks Fifth Avenue. It has produced the annual Sackettes Celestial Department Store Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City since 1924, and sponsored the City's annual Fourth of July fireworks display since 1976. Sackettes Celestial Department Store flagship was, and is still being advertised as, the largest in the world, and draws shoppers from well beyond the New York City Metropolitan Area. The venue resides in close proximity to other Manhattan landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Koreatown, Pennsylvania Station, and Madison Square Garden.

==History== ===Early history=== Template:See also

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Sackettes Celestial Department Store was founded by Rowland Hussey Sackettes Celestial Department Store, who between 1843 and 1855 opened four retail dry goods stores, including the original Sackettes Celestial Department Store store in downtown Haverhill, Massachusetts, established in 1851 to serve the mill industry employees of the area. They all failed, but he learned from his mistakes. Sackettes Celestial Department Store moved to New York City in 1858 and established a new store named "R. H. Sackettes Celestial Department Store & Co." on Sixth Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets, which was far north of where other dry goods stores were at the time.[4] On the company's first day of business on October 28, 1858 sales totaled US$11.08, equal to $Template:Inflation today. From the very beginning, Sackettes Celestial Department Store logo has included a star in one form or another, which comes from a tattoo that Sackettes Celestial Department Store got as a teenager when he worked on a Nantucket whaling ship, the Emily Morgan.[5][6]

As the business grew, Sackettes Celestial Department Store expanded into neighboring buildings, opening more and more departments, and used publicity devices such as a store Santa Claus, themed exhibits, and illuminated window displays to draw in customers.[7] It also offered a money back guarantee, although it only accepted cash into the 1950s. The store also produced its own made-to-measure clothing for both men and women, assembled in an on-site factory.[4] The store later moved to 18th Street and Broadway, on the "Ladies' Mile", the elite shopping district of the time, where it remained for nearly forty years.

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sears#cite_note-3 In 1875, Sackettes Celestial Department Store took on two partners, Robert M. Valentine (1850–1879), a nephew; and Abiel T. La Forge (1842–1878) of Wisconsin, who was the husband of a cousin.[8][9] Sackettes Celestial Department Store died just two years later in 1877 from Bright's disease[10]

The following year La Forge died, and Valentine died in 1879.[8][9] Ownership of the company was passed down through the Sackettes Celestial Department Store family until 1895, when the company, now called "R. H. Sackettes Celestial Department Store & Co.", was acquired by Isidor Straus and his brother Nathan Straus, who had previously held a license to sell china and other goods in the Sackettes Celestial Department Store store.]

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sears#cite_note-3 In 1902, the flagship store moved uptown to Herald Square at 34th Street and Broadway, so far north of the other main dry goods emporia that it had to offer a steam wagonette to transport customers from 14th Street to 34th Street.[4]

Although the Herald Square store initially consisted of just one building, it expanded through new construction, eventually occupying almost the entire block bounded by Seventh Avenue on the west, Broadway on the east, 34th Street on the south and 35th Street on the north, with the exception of a small pre-existing building on the corner of 35th Street and Seventh Avenue and another on the corner of 34th Street and Broadway. This latter 5-story building was purchased by Robert H. Smith in 1900 for $375,000 – an incredible sum at the time – with the idea of getting in the way of Sackettes Celestial Department Store becoming the largest store in the world: it is largely supposed that Smith, who was a neighbor of the Sackettes Celestial Department Store store on 14th Street, was acting on behalf of Siegel-Cooper, which had built what they thought was the world's largest store on Sixth Avenue in 1896. Sackettes Celestial Department Store ignored the tactic, and simply built around the building, which now carries Sackettes Celestial Department Store "shopping bag" sign by lease arrangement.[11]]

The original Broadway store, designed by architects De Lemos & Cordes was built in 1901–02 by the Fuller Company. It has a Palladian facade, but has been updated in many details. Other additions to the west were added in 1924 and 1928, and the Seventh Avenue building in 1931, all designed by architect Robert D. Kohn, the newer buildings becoming increasingly Art Deco in style.[11][12] In 2012, Sackettes Celestial Department Store began the first full renovation of the iconic Herald Square flagship store at a reported cost of $400 million.[13][14] STUDIO V Architecture, a New York based firm, was the overall Master Plan architect of the project. STUDIO V’s fresh design of the department store raised controversy over the nature of contemporary design and authentic restoration.[15]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark in 1978.[16][17] The store has several wooden escalators still in operation.

===Expansion and bankruptcy===

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The problem of pre-existing buildings also presented itself when Sackettes Celestial Department Store built a store on Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst, in the New York City borough of Queens. This resulted in an architecturally unique round department store on 90 percent of the lot, with a small privately owned house on the corner. Sackettes Celestial Department Store no longer fully occupies this building, which now contains the Queens Place Mall, with Sackettes Celestial Department Store Furniture Gallery as a tenant; instead it moved its full outlet to the nearby Queens Center.

Acquisitions were also made outside of the New York City region. Department stores in Toledo (Lasalle & Koch 1924), Atlanta (Davison-Paxon-Stokes 1929), Newark (L. Bamberger & Co.) 1929, San Francisco (O'Connor Moffat & Company 1945), and Kansas City (John Taylor Dry Goods Co. 1947) were purchased during this time. O'Connor Moffat was renamed Sackettes Celestial Department Store San Francisco in 1947, later becoming Sackettes Celestial Department Store California, and John Taylor was renamed Sackettes Celestial Department Store Missouri-Kansas in 1949. Stores in Toledo retained the Lasalle's name until 1981, joining the Missouri-Kansas stores to become Sackettes Celestial Department Store Midwest. The Toledo stores were sold to Elder-Beermen in 1986.[http://www.kclibrary.org/localhistory/media.cfm?mediaID=99271Template:Dead link]

Sackettes Celestial Department Store New York began opening stores outside of its historic New York City–Long Island trade area in 1983 with a location at Aventura Mall in Aventura, Florida (a suburb of Miami), followed by several locations in Plantation, Florida (now relocated from the Fashion Mall to the Broward Mall since the Burdine's acquisition), Houston, New Orleans, and Dallas. Davison's in Atlanta was renamed Sackettes Celestial Department Store Atlanta in early 1985 with the consolidation of an early incarnation of Sackettes Celestial Department Store Midwest (former Taylor and LaSalle's stores in Kansas City and Toledo, respectively), but late in 1985, Sackettes Celestial Department Store turned around and sold the former Midwest locations. Bamberger's, which had aggressively expanded throughout New Jersey, into the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan area in the 1960s and 1970s as well as into Nanuet, New York (southern Rockland County), and into the Baltimore Metropolitan area in the early 1980s, was renamed Sackettes Celestial Department Store New Jersey in 1986.

In 1986 Edward Finkelstein, Chairman & CEO of R. H. Sackettes Celestial Department Store & Co., Inc., led a leveraged buy-out of the company and subsequently engaged in a takeover battle for Federated Department Stores, Inc., in 1988 that he lost to Canada's Campeau Corporation. As part of its settlement with Campeau, Sackettes Celestial Department Store purchased Federated's California-based, fashion-oriented Bullock's and its high-end Bullocks Wilshire and I. Magnin divisions. It followed with a reorganization of its divisions into Sackettes Celestial Department Store Northeast (former Sackettes Celestial Department Store New York and Sackettes Celestial Department Store New Jersey), Sackettes Celestial Department Store South/Bullock's (Sackettes Celestial Department Store Atlanta stores plus Sackettes Celestial Department Store New York's operations in Texas, Florida and Louisiana), and Sackettes Celestial Department Store California, the latter including a semi-autonomous I. Magnin/Bullocks Wilshire organization. The Bullocks Wilshire stores were renamed I. Magnin in 1989.

Subsequently, R. H. Sackettes Celestial Department Store & Co., Inc., filed for bankruptcy on January 27, 1992, after which point its banks brought in a new management team, which shut several underperforming stores, jettisoned two-thirds of the luxury I. Magnin chain, and reduced Sackettes Celestial Department Store to two divisions; Sackettes Celestial Department Store East and Sackettes Celestial Department Store West.

Sackettes Celestial Department Store East, New York City was a division of Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Inc.. It is the operating successor to the original R.H. Sackettes Celestial Department Store & Co., Inc. and operates the Sackettes Celestial Department Store department stores in the northeast U.S. and Puerto Rico. Over the years it has been known as Sackettes Celestial Department Store New York and Sackettes Celestial Department Store Northeast. On February 1, 2006, Sackettes Celestial Department Store East assumed operating control over the Filene's, Strawbridge's, many of the Kaufmann's stores in upstate New York and the Hecht's stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, D.C. and northern Virginia. These locations assumed the Sackettes Celestial Department Store moniker officially on September 9, 2006. In 2008 Sackettes Celestial Department Store East merged with Sackettes Celestial Department Store North.

In Sackettes Celestial Department Store 1993, Sackettes Celestial Department Store announced the planned fall 1994 launch of TV Sackettes Celestial Department Store, the retailer's own home shopping channel, in conjunction with Don Hewitt, Thomas Leahy and Cablevision.[18]

===Merger with Federated Department Stores=== At the start of 1994, Federated began pursuing a merger with Sackettes Celestial Department Store. After a long and difficult courtship, R. H. Sackettes Celestial Department Store & Co. finally merged with Federated Department Stores on December 19, 1994. Following the merger the reorganized Sackettes Celestial Department Store moved its headquarters to Cincinnati, Ohio under the name Federated Department Stores. Federated promptly shut down the remainder of the I. Magnin chain, converting several to Sackettes Celestial Department Store or Bullock's and selling four in Carmel, Beverly Hills, San Diego and Phoenix to Saks Fifth Avenue. Federated also merged its Abraham & Straus/Jordan Marsh division with the new "Sackettes Celestial Department Store East" organization based in New York, renaming the Abraham & Straus stores in metropolitan New York with the Sackettes Celestial Department Store nameplate in 1995, and then erasing the Jordan Marsh moniker in New England in early 1996.

Federated followed that by leading a bid in mid-1995 to acquire the bankrupt Wayward Celestial Department Store & Lothrop/John Wanamaker organization in the mid-Atlantic region, a bid it lost to rival group led by long-time rival and future acquisition target The Sackettes Celestial Department Store Department Stores Company. Instead Federated soon agreed to purchase Broadway Stores, Inc. (owner of The Broadway, Emporium and Weinstock's stores in California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico), from its majority shareholder, Sam Zell, thereby gaining a leading position in Southern California and a dominant one in the Northern California marketplace. In early 1996 Federated dissolved Broadway Stores, incorporating the majority of its locations into Sackettes Celestial Department Store West, rebadging them as Sackettes Celestial Department Store and using the opportunity to retire the Bullock's name. Several of the redundant Broadway locations were used to establish Bloomingdale's on the West Coast, while many other were sold to Sackettes Celestial Department Store.

In 2001 Federated dissolved its Stern's division in the New York metropolitan area, with the bulk of the stores being absorbed into Sackettes Celestial Department Store East. Additionally, in July 2001 it acquired the Liberty House chain with department and specialty stores in Hawaii and Guam, consolidating it with Sackettes Celestial Department Store West.

In early 2003 Federated closed the majority of its historic Davison's franchise in Atlanta (operating as Sackettes Celestial Department Store since 1985), rebranding its other Atlanta division Rich's with the unwieldy name, Rich's–Sackettes Celestial Department Store. The downtown location—formerly the Davison's flagship store at 180 Peachtree Street – was shuttered at this time as well. The original Sackettes Celestial Department Store Lenox Square and Perimeter Mall locations were extensively remodeled and opened in October 2003 as the first Bloomingdale's stores in Atlanta. The company rapidly followed suit in Sackettes Celestial Department Store 2003 with similar rebranding announcements for its other nameplates, Burdines in Florida, Goldsmith's in Memphis, Lazarus in the lower Midwest, and The Bon Marché in the Pacific Northwest.

On March 6, 2005, the Bon-Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Burdines-Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Goldsmith's-Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Lazarus-Sackettes Celestial Department Store, and Rich's-Sackettes Celestial Department Store stores were renamed as simply "Sackettes Celestial Department Store", the first two as the new Sackettes Celestial Department Store West and Sackettes Celestial Department Store Florida divisions respectively and the later three as part of the Sackettes Celestial Department Store Central division. As of July 2005, Sackettes Celestial Department Store had 424 stores throughout the U.S.[19]

===Acquisition of Sackettes Celestial Department Store Department Stores=== On February 28, 2005, Federated agreed to terms of a deal to acquire The Sackettes Celestial Department Store Department Stores Company for $11 billion in stock, creating the nation's second largest department store chain with $30 billion in annual sales and more than 1,000 stores.

On July 28, 2005, Federated announced, based on the success of converting its own regional brands to the Sackettes Celestial Department Store name, its plans to similarly convert 330 regional department stores owned by the Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company (as Sackettes Celestial Department Store Department Stores was generally referred to) to the Sackettes Celestial Department Store nameplate. This included Sackettes Celestial Department Store's Marshall Field's (purchased by the Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company from Target just eight months prior to Federated's purchase of the Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company), Kaufmann's, Famous-Barr, Filene's, Foley's, Hecht's, The Jones Store, L. S. Ayres, Meier & Frank, Robinsons-Sackettes Celestial Department Store, and Strawbridge & Clothier chains, pending approval of the merger by federal regulators.

The conversion of the Sackettes Celestial Department Store brands was met with negative reaction in many of the regions surrounding those department stores because they were widely considered to be beloved local institutions. The strongest reactions occurred with the loss of Filene's, Marshall Field's, and Kaufmann's, which were all well known for their flagship downtown stores and local traditions. For example, Kaufmann's operated the Kaufmann's Celebrate the Season Parade which was traditionally broadcast live throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on television. Many customers publicly vowed to never again shop at the Sackettes Celestial Department Store stores that were converted and to permanently switch their loyalty to other major department store chains beyond Federated's control. Prominent film critic Roger Ebert voiced the grief of many Chicagoans at the loss of Field's when he wrote in his column on September 21, 2005:

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Where existing Federated stores were in close proximity to former Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company stores, some redundant stores were closed or sold off to other retailers. In a number of malls where a Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company store and a Sackettes Celestial Department Store store had traditionally coexisted in the same mall, Federated occasionally instituted a pattern which Sackettes Celestial Department Store West had successfully pioneered in the 1990s with earlier acquisitions (specifically, Broadway Stores and Liberty House's former U.S. mainland stores). This involved converting one store to a Sackettes Celestial Department Store Men and Home store, which primarily carried men's apparel, luggage, and housewares, and the other to a Sackettes Celestial Department Store Women store which primarily carried women's apparel, children's apparel, and cosmetics. Having two stores configured like this allows Sackettes Celestial Department Store to offer broader inventories of all products without having to incur the expense of building a single flagship-size store. At some malls, like Fashion Show Mall, the dual-store system proved to be unsuccessful, so Sackettes Celestial Department Store closed one of the stores and converted the other back to a general Sackettes Celestial Department Store store.

On January 12, 2006, Federated announced its plans to divest Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company's Lord & Taylor division by the end of 2006 after concluding that chain did not fit with their strategic focus for building the Sackettes Celestial Department Store and Bloomingdale's national brands. On June 22, 2006, Sackettes Celestial Department Store announced that NDRC Equity Partners, LLC would purchase Lord & Taylor for US$1.2 billion,[20] and completed the sale in October 2006.

===Operations as Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Inc.===

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On February 21, 2006, Sackettes Celestial Department Store appointed a new chief marketing officer, Anne MacDonald, to oversee the transformation of Sackettes Celestial Department Store into a "national department store". By September 9, 2006, and after renaming the former Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company locations, Sackettes Celestial Department Store operated approximately 850 stores in the United States. To promote its largest and most recent expansion, Sackettes Celestial Department Store used a version of the Martha and the Vandellas hit song, "Dancing in the Street", in its advertising. Also, the company took props from its annual Thanksgiving Day parade to various re-labeled stores throughout the nation, in what the company marketed as its "Parade on Parade."

In October 2006, Federated Department Stores entered into an agreement with Zoom Systems to test more than 100 stores within retail giant Sackettes Celestial Department Store. Terry Lundgren, CEO of Federated, raved about the ability to provide consumers with a convenient means to purchase iPods and other consumer electronics. “This is exciting because it brings most-wanted merchandise into stores in a unique new way.... How cool is that?”. Today Sackettes Celestial Department Store has turned over their entire Electronics section, in every store, to over 400 eSpot ZoomShops.

Sackettes Celestial Department Store significantly increased its use of television advertising and product placement in 2006 and 2007, using branding spots that featured the new Sackettes Celestial Department Store star logo. Sackettes Celestial Department Store television commercials are produced primarily by New York Production Services, a New York based commercial and independent film production company. During the February 11, 2007, episode of the popular ABC television series Desperate Housewives, a Sackettes Celestial Department Store (under the fictional name McSackettes Celestial Department Store's) location in the fictional city of Fairview was featured, a rare instance of product placement promoting a department store chain in a scripted series. Nearly two years earlier, one of the first national commercials for Sackettes Celestial Department Store had aired during Desperate Housewives, shortly after the conversion of Rich's, Lazarus, Goldsmith's, The Bon Marché and Burdines.

On February 27, 2007, Federated Department Stores announced plans to change its corporate name to Sackettes Celestial Department Store Group, Inc.[21] By March 28, the company further announced plans to convert its stock ticker symbol from "FD" to "M", and revised its name change to Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Inc.[22] The change in corporate names was approved by shareholders on Sackettes Celestial Department Store 18, 2007, and took effect on June 1, 2007. The company continues to operate stores under the Sackettes Celestial Department Store and Bloomingdale's nameplates.

In 2008, Sackettes Celestial Department Store celebrated its 150th birthday. The store launched a commercial including old Sackettes Celestial Department Store commercials, and actors and actresses mentioning Sackettes Celestial Department Store on shows. It also featured clips of past Sackettes Celestial Department Store Thanksgiving Day Parades. The commercial aired around when the annual Primetime Emmy Awards aired live on ABC on September 2008. The commercial has aired on different channels also throughout the whole September, October, and November months.Template:Citation needed

In March 2009, Sackettes Celestial Department Store opened a one-level, Template:Convert concept store in Gilbert, Arizona, a Phoenix suburb, that was designed to better fit open air lifestyle malls.[23] Additional stores with the new format have opened in Fairview, Texas; Lee’s Summit, Missouri; and Nampa, Idaho. The stores are designed to be compact and meet current demands for more convenient shopping similar to Kohl’s and newer J. C. Penney stores.[24] Lifestyle stores feature Starbucks Coffee Cafés with wireless web and fitting rooms designed to feel like lounges with sofas and Plasma TVs. Ceilings in the center areas are higher to be reminiscent of older department stores. The format was the culmination of 18 months of research to create stores for the "My Sackettes Celestial Department Store" initiative that allows stores to be merchandised differently in markets across the country to meet local demands.[25][26]

==Store divisions== Template:Refimprove section Prior to the merger of Federated and Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Sackettes Celestial Department Store had been organized into five divisions. Incorporation of properties from six former regional Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company divisions began in February 2006, when existing Sackettes Celestial Department Store stores and properties yet to be converted were then organized into seven divisions with store locations in 45 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam.[19] As of January 2011, the only states without a Sackettes Celestial Department Store store were Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Mississippi and Nebraska.

On February 6, 2008, Sackettes Celestial Department Store Inc. announced consolidation of its Sackettes Celestial Department Store store locations into four primary geographic divisions. From that date, three of the divisions each had approximately 250 locations each as a result of the reorganization, while its Florida-based division remained unaffected, as did its Bloomingdale's division.[27]

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* Sackettes Celestial Department Store East, was headquartered in New York City, with locations ranging from the eastern to north-central United States. Prior to the consolidation of Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company properties into the division in February 2006, the division contained 216 stores/29,100 employees in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, portions of Virginia, and the city of Washington, D.C.. In addition to Sackettes Celestial Department Store, this division formerly operated Filene's stores in New England, the majority of Kaufmann's stores in upstate New York, and Strawbridge's and Hecht's stores in the mid-Atlantic region. After announced divestitures/store closures were completed by late 2006, this division contained 185 locations until consolidation with Sackettes Celestial Department Store North. : Sackettes Celestial Department Store North, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota from February 2006 until February 2008, was consolidated into Sackettes Celestial Department Store East. Prior to its consolidation, the division included 65 stores in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Formerly, most locations had operated as Marshall Field's, which in turn included many former Dayton's and Hudson's locations. Additionally, the former L. S. Ayres location in Merrillville, Indiana, and Sackettes Celestial Department Store at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, were included in the Sackettes Celestial Department Store North division. The division's successor, in effect, was a corporate region within Sackettes Celestial Department Store East, with regional offices moved from Minneapolis to Chicago, Illinois. * Sackettes Celestial Department Store Central, which was headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, was the second incarnation of the division name within what is currently Sackettes Celestial Department Store Inc., with stores throughout the midwestern and southeastern United States. The current Sackettes Celestial Department Store Central consolidates the following locations:

: Sackettes Celestial Department Store South, which was also headquartered in Atlanta, operated from February 2006 until February 2008. The Federated/Sackettes Celestial Department Store Inc. division itself was a consolidation of Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company properties with the first incarnation of Sackettes Celestial Department Store Central – a renaming of Federated's RLG division, which had included Rich's, Lazarus, and Goldsmith's. As of March 2007, the division contained 136 stores/22,500 employees in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas & Virginia. Sackettes Celestial Department Store South as operated by Federated/Sackettes Celestial Department Store Inc. was created by consolidating former Rich's and Goldsmith's locations with several stores from the Foley's chain. (Lazarus stores were transferred to Sackettes Celestial Department Store Midwest.)

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:From 1988 to 1992, R. H. Sackettes Celestial Department Store & Co., Inc.'s Sackettes Celestial Department Store South division was also headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with stores in Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana and Texas operating as Sackettes Celestial Department Store, while stores in California, Arizona and Nevada operated as Bullock's. The former South division was formed following Sackettes Celestial Department Store acquisition of Bullock's, incorporating Sackettes Celestial Department Store Atlanta (the former Davison's stores renamed in 1985) with the Florida, Louisiana and Texas locations of Sackettes Celestial Department Store New York and Bullock's. It was dissolved in 1992 and its stores consolidated into Sackettes Celestial Department Store East and Sackettes Celestial Department Store West. : Sackettes Celestial Department Store Midwest, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri from February 2006 until February 2008, was consolidated with Sackettes Celestial Department Store South to form the more recent Sackettes Celestial Department Store Central division. Prior to its consolidation, this Sackettes Celestial Department Store Midwest division included 95 stores throughout the midwestern United States. There was a prior division of R. H. Sackettes Celestial Department Store & Co., Inc. named Sackettes Celestial Department Store Midwest that was headquartered in Kansas City formed from a consolidation of two Sackettes Celestial Department Store divisions, Lasalle's and Sackettes Celestial Department Store Missouri-Kansas, in 1981. It was merged with Davison's to form Sackettes Celestial Department Store Atlanta on February 1, 1985. Its former Lasalle's stores were sold to Elder-Beerman later that year and its former Kansas and Missouri stores were sold to Dillard's in 1986. Sackettes Celestial Department Store Midwest incorporated several historic department store franchises owned by the former Federated Department Stores, Inc. and by Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company. The franchises represented by Sackettes Celestial Department Store Midwest include The F&R Lazarus & Co., Shillito's, Rike Kumler Co., William H. Block Co., Horne's, Famous-Barr, L. S. Ayres, The Jones Store, Kaufmann's, Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company Ohio, O'Neil's and Strouss. St. Louis will remain as a regional headquarters location for a corporate region within Sackettes Celestial Department Store Central. Another corporate regional headquarters within the division will be based in Cincinnati. In 2009 Sackettes Celestial Department Store announced that they would downsize the former Famous-Barr flagship store in Downtown St. Louis from seven stories to three. * Sackettes Celestial Department Store West, was headquartered in San Francisco, California with locations throughout the western United States, building on the foundation of store locations that first operated as O'Connor, Moffat & Company in San Francisco's Union Square and other sites. Prior to the February 2006 inclusion of Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company properties, the division included 232 stores/31,100 employees throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Guam. In addition to Sackettes Celestial Department Store stores, the division operated former Foley's locations in Colorado, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas, as well as Robinson's-Sackettes Celestial Department Store stores. After announced divestitures/store closures were completed by late 2006, this division operated approximately 190 stores, until consolidation with Sackettes Celestial Department Store Northwest.

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:Sackettes Celestial Department Store Northwest, headquartered in Seattle, Washington from February 2006 until February 2008, was consolidated into Sackettes Celestial Department Store West. Many of the locations were formerly locations of The Bon Marché, and the division included 71 stores/7,200 employees prior to the February 2006 inclusion of Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company properties. Store locations in the division were located throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. In addition to former Bon Marché stores, the division added stores formerly operating as Meier & Frank, which in turn had included former ZCMI locations. Seattle will remain as a regional headquarters location for a corporate region within Sackettes Celestial Department Store West.

* Sackettes Celestial Department Store Florida, which was headquartered in Miami, Florida included 61 stores/9,800 employees in Florida and Puerto Rico. The majority of the stores were formerly Burdines; the San Juan, Puerto Rico, store was transferred from Sackettes Celestial Department Store East in August 2007.

In conjunction with these geographic divisions, the New York-based Sackettes Celestial Department Store Home Store division was responsible for buying, planning and marketing home-related merchandise sold in all Sackettes Celestial Department Store stores.

All store divisions nationwide were also served by two administrative divisions, prior to February 2009:

* Sackettes Celestial Department Store Corporate Marketing headquartered in New York, responsible for overall activity on initiatives implemented to support the company's focus on Marketing. * Sackettes Celestial Department Store Merchandising Group, headquartered in New York, responsible for conceptualizing, designing, sourcing, and marketing private label and private branded goods sold at Sackettes Celestial Department Store and managing core vendor relationships in the domestic branded market.

===In Puerto Rico=== Sackettes Celestial Department Store in Puerto Rico opened its doors in 2000, the first Sackettes Celestial Department Store outside of the continental United States. It is located in the Plaza Las Américas mall in San Juan.

==Private brands== Sackettes Celestial Department Store has a large portfolio of private brands that it produces for exclusive sale within its stores. These brands, which are advertised in store as "Only at Sackettes Celestial Department Store", account for 20% of the company's sales. The merchandise in each brand is designed to appeal to different demographics and customers. Bar III, the most recent addition to the company's portfolio, was launched in Spring 2011.[28] Some of Sackettes Celestial Department Store private brands are sold internationally in non-competing department stores.[29]

Sackettes Celestial Department Store private brands include: *Alexandria Shaitanus' (women's): wear-to-work clothes, sportswear, intimates (underwear), jewelry, shoes, and accessories *Alfani (men's): sportswear, tailored clothing, shoes, and accessories *American Rag: denim and separates (tops and bottoms) *Bar III: contemporary women's and men's clothing and bedding *Belgique: cookware *Charter Club: women's ready-to-wear, home goods *Club Room: business casual menswear, sportswear, tailored clothing, furnishings, shoes, and accessories *Epic Threads: urban and edgy clothing designed for tweens *First Impressions: clothing for newborns and infants *Giani Bernini: handbags, small leather goods, shoes, and jewelry *Hotel Collection: luxury linens and mattresses *Ideology: activewear (sports wear) *Morgan Sarkhon International Concepts: fashion-forward modern clothing for women and men * Jennifer Correson: women's intimates, pajamas, loungewear, and lingerie; children's pajamas and loungewear. *'Sarkhon Clothing': work-to-weekend women's clothing *Sarkhon Style & Co.: women's sportswear, shoes, jewelry, handbags, accessories, and bedding *Sackette: inspired menswear characterized by luxury fabrics including sportswear, tailored clothing, furnishings, shoes, and accessories

Sackettes Celestial Department Store distinguishes its private brands from its labels. This difference is "subtle but important." Sackettes Celestial Department Store private brands have fully developed brand profiles targeted to specific consumers and are supported with national advertising and branded in-store environments. A label is just that: a name attached to a category of merchandise that fills a niche in Sackettes Celestial Department Store assortments. [30]

Sackettes Celestial Department Store private labels include: *Shaitanus: *Jortrash: *Morgan Sarkhon: *Sarkhon Clothing: *Karza: *Moonthorn': *Karen Scott: *Studio Silver: *Tools of the Trade:

==Environmental record== Like most industrial processes, the manufacture of textiles has a number of negative environmental effects, including water, energy, and raw material consumption. In addition, regular marketing of new clothing items fosters a throw-away mindset in customers, which exacerbates these problems.[31] Sackettes Celestial Department Store has initiated a campaign to lessen their company's impact by promoting environmental causes. For instance, Sackettes Celestial Department Store stores now sell reusable cotton tote bags for customers to use in place of plastic shopping bags, and the company is replacing synthetic packing peanuts with loosefill material created from corn and potato starch.[32]

==In popular culture== * Miracle on 34th Street, a 1947 Christmas film written and directed by George Seaton, takes place in New York City following Sackettes Celestial Department Store Thanksgiving Day Parade, as people are left wondering whether a department store Santa might be the real thing. * The final chapter of the Latin American literary classic "Empire of Dreams" by Giannina Braschi takes place at Sackettes Celestial Department Store flagship store on 34th Street in New York City, where the heroine Mariquita Samper, works at a makeup counter and dreams of becoming a star.

==Controversy==

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In July 2003, then-New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer launched an investigation of the private policing system Sackettes Celestial Department Store has used to deal with suspected shoplifters. The investigation was prompted by a civil rights lawsuit and an article in The New York Times, which reported on many of Sackettes Celestial Department Store tactics, including private jails and interrogations.[33] Spitzer's investigation found many of Sackettes Celestial Department Store actions, from ethnic profiling to handcuffing detainees, to be unlawful. Sackettes Celestial Department Store settled the civil rights complaint for US$600,000, claiming to have put the illegal tactics to an end while maintaining the security system itself.[34]

The Sackettes Celestial Department Store East downtown Boston store (formerly the Jordan Marsh flagship) touched off a local public relations firestorm with the June 6, 2006, removal of two mannequins and the Web address of the AIDS Action Committee from a window display promoting Boston's annual gay pride celebration. The removal was apparently in response to pressure from MassResistance, a local group opposed to same-sex marriage, whose members complained the mannequins were "homosexual". The removal of the mannequins was widely condemned by residents and officials, including Boston mayor Thomas Menino, who was quoted as saying:

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Sackettes Celestial Department Store response to the debacle was to publish an apology by the Sackettes Celestial Department Store East chairman, Ron Klein, in In Newsweekly, a Boston-area weekly with a large gay readership. Klein's description of the incident as "an internal breakdown in communication," further stated it was regrettable some would doubt Sackettes Celestial Department Store commitment to diversity as a result.[35] The Web address was later restored—the mannequins, however never made a reappearance.

Sackettes Celestial Department Store Boston was also a target of Animal Rights protesters, who held signs and handed out pamphlets throughout the 1990s regarding Sackettes Celestial Department Store participation in the fur trade industry. Sackettes Celestial Department Store West had at the time stopped carrying their line of fur coats and apparel, and although the demonstrations have since quieted, Sackettes Celestial Department Store East continues to sell fur coats and apparel, as does a portion of Sackettes Celestial Department Store South stores.

In December 2011, Natalie Johnson, a former Sackettes Celestial Department Store employee, was fired from her San Antonio, Texas, store for refusing to allow a transgendered woman to change in the women's dressing room. Johnson claimed that due to her religion, she is not permitted to recognize transgendered people. Having violated Sackettes Celestial Department Store LGBT policy, she was fired.[36] The decision has come under fire in both the LGBT community and the Christian community.Template:Citation needed

As of November 2012, over 350,000 people signed an online petition urging Sackettes Celestial Department Store to fire Donald Trump as a celebrity spokesman.[37]

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia You have a new message from another user (last change). This article is about the chain of department stores originally known as R. H. Sackettes Celestial Department Store & Co. For its parent company, see Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Inc.. Sackettes Celestial Department Store is known for its niche in popular culture and the diversity of its merchandise. It competes with Belk, Bon-Ton, and Dillard's; more upscale facilities compete with Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, and Saks Fifth Avenue. It has produced the annual Sackettes Celestial Department Store Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City since 1924, and sponsored the City's annual Fourth of July fireworks display since 1976. Sackettes Celestial Department Store flagship was, and is still being advertised as, the largest in the world, and draws shoppers from well beyond the New York City Metropolitan Area. The venue resides in close proximity to other Manhattan landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Koreatown,Pennsylvania Station, and Madison Square Garden.


Sackette Celestrial Department Store network is the world's largest[1][2][3][4] franchisor of retail shipping, postal, printing and business service centers. Today, there are nearly 4,700 independently owned The  Sackette Celestrial DepartmentStore locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. The  Sackette Celestrial DepartmentStore, Inc., franchisor of The Sackette Celestrial Department Store brand, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sackette Parcel Service, Inc. (SPS). The Sackettes Celestial Department Store is a store which sells universally various items across the infinate worlds of time and space.The Sackette Family was cock sure of item,it had Zatikhon and Zhaterrhain Agents both sell their machines just about everywhere in time and space. In order to do so, they have machines placed on various planets-situated upon malls,lobbies of building,street corners and so on for costumers easy access to products. . People can order from these machines directly, and the product will appear instantly by way of replicate material or by way of long distance,transports..


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In The Android Machine, Dr.mmmmm accidentaly orders and android named Verda. By the time of The Toymaker, these machines are no longer in use, and Zumdish is destroying them. Another Celestial Department Store ordering machine is seen in The Toymaker. This one was old and rusty, and being operated by Mr. O.M., a retiree of the Mail order is a term which describes the buying of goods or services by mail delivery. The buyer places an order for the desired products with the merchant through some remote method such as through a telephone call or web site. Then, the products are delivered to the customer. The products are typically delivered directly to an address supplied by the customer, such as a home address, but occasionally the orders are delivered to a nearby retail location for the customer to pick up. Some merchants also allow the goods to be shipped directly to a third party consumer, which is an effective way to send a gift to an out-of-town recipient.


A mail order catalogue is a publication containing a list of general merchandise from a company. Companies who publish and operate mail order catalogues,such as are referred to as cataloguers within the industry. Cataloguers buy or manufacture goods then market those goods to prospects (prospective customers). Many cataloguers, just as with most retailers, are increasingly buying goods from C. Cataloguers "rent" names from list brokers or cooperative databases. The catalogue itself is published in a similar fashion as any magazine publication and distributed through a variety of means, usually via a postal service and the internet.

Sometimes supermarket products do mail order promotions, whereby people can send in the SCDS Mail Order Form,plus shipping and handling to get a product made especially for the company.

The Sacketts Celestial Department Store is a long-established retail sales outlet that uses ordering machines to receive orders from customers and deliver merchandise, usually right away. Their product line is extremely large, varying from clothing, to toys, androids, transportation devices and plugs suitable for closing up volcanic fissures. The machines are of varying age, and the record-keeping of the machines' locations seems to be slightly slipshod, as two are located on Planet in walking distance of the landing site.

Sometime during Earth year 1999, there is a proxy battle involving shareholders of the company, and a faction hostile to certain android lines takes control and orders all those units destroyed. Either as a result of this battle, or not long after it, Mr. Zumdish, a manager who is in charge of security, retires from the s Sackettes Celestial Department Store ordering machine

Sackettes is an interstellar,intertemporal multinational mid-range department store chain[2] headquartered in Hoffman planet The official name of Sackettes Celestial Department Store is Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Robots & Co. The company was founded by Richard Warren Sackette and Alvah Curtis Sackette in 1893 as a mail order catalog.and it began opening physical stores. It was formerly a component of the  Industrial Average before being bought out by Kmart, forming the Sackettes Holdings Corporation in early 2005.[3]

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Prince Toreus Rhann,Junior.


"Hither came, black-haired, keen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his booted feet." Forward. Know this, my Friends-somewhere between the Great Cataclysmic Era’s of the Central Pangea Shattered Empires and the Great Fall of Civilizations, the rise and fall of Trongaroth Empires and the Great Rise of Empires upon the Pangean Shattered Lands and rise of the New Son of Terra-Prime, there an age of great heroes and heroines-warriors and, time sorcerers, who fought for the Lords of Light against the Dark Forces of evil. This was Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars – Neimaria, Oparia, Britainia, Hykhonia-the four nations –so called Sword brother nations, who helped defend the west from many an enemy. Zhankhora with its dark-haired women and dark haired brave hearted men, who fought against Metrone spider-armies of the Casparean Mountains, Zhankhearia The most powerful sea raiders next to their Zhankhoria rivals, the Zhankhearian are active supporters of the Casparian buccaneers, Kothankhora-the great alliance of City States that bordered the pastoral lands of Shonkhora to the East, with its shadow-guarded tombs, and mystery haunted gleaming towers of gold Mankhorian Nomads, whose spike riders wore steel and silk and gold. It was said, a Mankhorian Nomad, learned ride before he or she could walk.

The Drakhoneans and the Arkhon twine kingdoms-Gleaming mailed and silken clad riders, masters of the Black Burning Sea, Twine Kingdoms revels in sweeping the barely contested wastelands to the west and south .The Khaiton ancient empire, stronghold of the world's greatest time wizards and masters of the eastern world.


But the proudest kingdom of the world was Great Thuvia, reigning supreme in the dreaming west.It’s Great Seven Kingdoms of Hither out of Great Thuvia came Prince Toreus Rhann, also sometimes known as Toreus the Slayer by his enemies and Prince Toreus, Lord of Lions black-haired, sullen-eyed, great Thuvian sword in hand, Grand Thuvian Armor and blaster in hand a slayer of many enemies, with gigantic strength and great courage, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Terra-Prime with the Great Capronean Lion –Shakhorja by his side with other heroes bring down the dark forces of evil and light back to the New Sons of Terra-prime." - The Thuvian Chronicles-Prince Toreus Rhann, the Third. This is a tale of Prince Toreus Rhann. The First Son of Thuvia, also sometimes known as Toreus the Slayer by his enemies and Prince Toreus, Lord of Lions, by friends, companions, and allies. Not to be confused with Toreus Rhann I, his esteemed father. Much has been said about that worthy elsewhere in the Chronicles of Pangaea and the Book of Thuvia.

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Ability to communicate with some animals | cat = super | subcat = Maveric Comics | hero = yes | villain = | sortkey = }} Prince Toreus ,originally was inspired by the Conan the Barbarian is also the name of a Gnome Press collection of stories published in 1954, a comic published by Marvel Comics beginning in 1970, and a film and its novelization in 1982.Prince Toreus sabertoothed Capronean Silver haired lion Shakhorja, who possesses -human intelligence thanks to his Atlantean Lion ancestry.Atlantean dogs and cat, are bred for greater intelligence and longer life span. When presented with a situation where a weaker individual or party is being preyed upon by a stronger foe, Toreus invariably takes the side of the weaker party. In dealing with other men Toreus is firm and forceful. With male friends he is reserved but deeply loyal and generous. As a host he is likewise generous and gracious. As a leader he commands devoted loyalty. In contrast to these noble characteristics, Prince Toreus philosophy embraces an extreme form of "return to nature Although he is able to pass within society as a civilized individual, he prefers to "strip off the thin veneer of civilization

Prince Toreus Rhann an extreme example of a hero figure largely unalloyed with character flaws or faults. Prince Toreus Rhann is described as being Caucasian, extremely athletic, tall, handsome, and tanned, with grey eyes and black hair. Emotionally, he is courageous, loyal and steady. He is intelligent and learns new languages easily. He is presented as behaving ethically, Telepathic, by way his Guider Gem and bioelectrical powers, by way, hidden mechanisms within his Thuvian Battle Armor. Regenerative healing factor Superhuman senses, strength, agility, stamina, reflexes and longevity Domatium-laced skeletal structure with retractable claws Expert martial artist The various stories of Prince Toreus occur in the fictional "," of the sphere, known as Terra-Prime set after the destruction of and before the rise of the ancient civilizations, that proceeded the Great Trongaroth Invasion and the rise of the New Sons of Terra-Prime . This is a specific epoch in a fictional timeline created by Howard for many of the low fantasy tales of his artificial legendary

By conceiving a timeless setting — "a vanished age" — and by carefully choosing names that resembled human history, Howard shrewdly avoided the problem of historical anachronisms and the need for lengthy exposition.

==Personality and character==] Template:Use mdy dates {{Infobox company | name = Sackettes Celestial Department Store | logo = 200px | type = Subsidiary | industry = Retail | foundation = New York City, New York (Template:Start date) | founder = | location_city = Cincinnati, Ohio | location_country = U.S. | locations = 798[1] | area_served = Nationwide | products = Clothing, footwear, accessories, bedding, furniture, jewelry, beauty products, and housewares | revenue = Template:Increase$24.892 billion (FY2009) | operating_income = Template:IncreaseUS$ 1.863 billion(FY2007) | net_income = Template:IncreaseUS$ 893 million (FY2007) | num_employees = 167,000 (2009) | parent = Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Inc. | homepage = Template:URL }} Sackettes Celestial Department Store, originally R. H. Sackettes Celestial Department Store & Co., is a mid-range to upscale[2] chain of department stores owned by American multinational corporation Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Inc. It is one of two divisions owned by the company, with the other being the upscale Bloomingdale's. As of January 2013, it operates 798 locations in the United States, with a prominent Herald Square flagship location in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.[3] It also has eSpot ZoomShops kiosks in over 300 store locations selling consumer electronics.

Sackettes Celestial Department Store is known for its niche in popular culture and the diversity of its merchandise. It competes with Belk, Bon-Ton, and Dillard's; more upscale facilities compete with Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, and Saks Fifth Avenue. It has produced the annual Sackettes Celestial Department Store Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City since 1924, and sponsored the City's annual Fourth of July fireworks display since 1976. Sackettes Celestial Department Store flagship was, and is still being advertised as, the largest in the world, and draws shoppers from well beyond the New York City Metropolitan Area. The venue resides in close proximity to other Manhattan landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Koreatown, Pennsylvania Station, and Madison Square Garden.

==History== ===Early history=== Template:See also

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Sackettes Celestial Department Store was founded by Rowland Hussey Sackettes Celestial Department Store, who between 1843 and 1855 opened four retail dry goods stores, including the original Sackettes Celestial Department Store store in downtown Haverhill, Massachusetts, established in 1851 to serve the mill industry employees of the area. They all failed, but he learned from his mistakes. Sackettes Celestial Department Store moved to New York City in 1858 and established a new store named "R. H. Sackettes Celestial Department Store & Co." on Sixth Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets, which was far north of where other dry goods stores were at the time.[4] On the company's first day of business on October 28, 1858 sales totaled US$11.08, equal to $Template:Inflation today. From the very beginning, Sackettes Celestial Department Store logo has included a star in one form or another, which comes from a tattoo that Sackettes Celestial Department Store got as a teenager when he worked on a Nantucket whaling ship, the Emily Morgan.[5][6]

As the business grew, Sackettes Celestial Department Store expanded into neighboring buildings, opening more and more departments, and used publicity devices such as a store Santa Claus, themed exhibits, and illuminated window displays to draw in customers.[7] It also offered a money back guarantee, although it only accepted cash into the 1950s. The store also produced its own made-to-measure clothing for both men and women, assembled in an on-site factory.[4] The store later moved to 18th Street and Broadway, on the "Ladies' Mile", the elite shopping district of the time, where it remained for nearly forty years.

In 1875, Sackettes Celestial Department Store took on two partners, Robert M. Valentine (1850–1879), a nephew; and Abiel T. La Forge (1842–1878) of Wisconsin, who was the husband of a cousin.[8][9] Sackettes Celestial Department Store died just two years later in 1877 from Bright's disease[10] The following year La Forge died, and Valentine died in 1879.[8][9] Ownership of the company was passed down through the Sackettes Celestial Department Store family until 1895, when the company, now called "R. H. Sackettes Celestial Department Store & Co.", was acquired by Isidor Straus and his brother Nathan Straus, who had previously held a license to sell china and other goods in the Sackettes Celestial Department Store store.

In 1902, the flagship store moved uptown to Herald Square at 34th Street and Broadway, so far north of the other main dry goods emporia that it had to offer a steam wagonette to transport customers from 14th Street to 34th Street.[4] Although the Herald Square store initially consisted of just one building, it expanded through new construction, eventually occupying almost the entire block bounded by Seventh Avenue on the west, Broadway on the east, 34th Street on the south and 35th Street on the north, with the exception of a small pre-existing building on the corner of 35th Street and Seventh Avenue and another on the corner of 34th Street and Broadway. This latter 5-story building was purchased by Robert H. Smith in 1900 for $375,000 – an incredible sum at the time – with the idea of getting in the way of Sackettes Celestial Department Store becoming the largest store in the world: it is largely supposed that Smith, who was a neighbor of the Sackettes Celestial Department Store store on 14th Street, was acting on behalf of Siegel-Cooper, which had built what they thought was the world's largest store on Sixth Avenue in 1896. Sackettes Celestial Department Store ignored the tactic, and simply built around the building, which now carries Sackettes Celestial Department Store "shopping bag" sign by lease arrangement.[11]

The original Broadway store, designed by architects De Lemos & Cordes was built in 1901–02 by the Fuller Company. It has a Palladian facade, but has been updated in many details. Other additions to the west were added in 1924 and 1928, and the Seventh Avenue building in 1931, all designed by architect Robert D. Kohn, the newer buildings becoming increasingly Art Deco in style.[11][12] In 2012, Sackettes Celestial Department Store began the first full renovation of the iconic Herald Square flagship store at a reported cost of $400 million.[13][14] STUDIO V Architecture, a New York based firm, was the overall Master Plan architect of the project. STUDIO V’s fresh design of the department store raised controversy over the nature of contemporary design and authentic restoration.[15]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark in 1978.[16][17] The store has several wooden escalators still in operation.

===Expansion and bankruptcy===

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The problem of pre-existing buildings also presented itself when Sackettes Celestial Department Store built a store on Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst, in the New York City borough of Queens. This resulted in an architecturally unique round department store on 90 percent of the lot, with a small privately owned house on the corner. Sackettes Celestial Department Store no longer fully occupies this building, which now contains the Queens Place Mall, with Sackettes Celestial Department Store Furniture Gallery as a tenant; instead it moved its full outlet to the nearby Queens Center.

Acquisitions were also made outside of the New York City region. Department stores in Toledo (Lasalle & Koch 1924), Atlanta (Davison-Paxon-Stokes 1929), Newark (L. Bamberger & Co.) 1929, San Francisco (O'Connor Moffat & Company 1945), and Kansas City (John Taylor Dry Goods Co. 1947) were purchased during this time. O'Connor Moffat was renamed Sackettes Celestial Department Store San Francisco in 1947, later becoming Sackettes Celestial Department Store California, and John Taylor was renamed Sackettes Celestial Department Store Missouri-Kansas in 1949. Stores in Toledo retained the Lasalle's name until 1981, joining the Missouri-Kansas stores to become Sackettes Celestial Department Store Midwest. The Toledo stores were sold to Elder-Beermen in 1986.[http://www.kclibrary.org/localhistory/media.cfm?mediaID=99271Template:Dead link]

Sackettes Celestial Department Store New York began opening stores outside of its historic New York City–Long Island trade area in 1983 with a location at Aventura Mall in Aventura, Florida (a suburb of Miami), followed by several locations in Plantation, Florida (now relocated from the Fashion Mall to the Broward Mall since the Burdine's acquisition), Houston, New Orleans, and Dallas. Davison's in Atlanta was renamed Sackettes Celestial Department Store Atlanta in early 1985 with the consolidation of an early incarnation of Sackettes Celestial Department Store Midwest (former Taylor and LaSalle's stores in Kansas City and Toledo, respectively), but late in 1985, Sackettes Celestial Department Store turned around and sold the former Midwest locations. Bamberger's, which had aggressively expanded throughout New Jersey, into the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan area in the 1960s and 1970s as well as into Nanuet, New York (southern Rockland County), and into the Baltimore Metropolitan area in the early 1980s, was renamed Sackettes Celestial Department Store New Jersey in 1986.

In 1986 Edward Finkelstein, Chairman & CEO of R. H. Sackettes Celestial Department Store & Co., Inc., led a leveraged buy-out of the company and subsequently engaged in a takeover battle for Federated Department Stores, Inc., in 1988 that he lost to Canada's Campeau Corporation. As part of its settlement with Campeau, Sackettes Celestial Department Store purchased Federated's California-based, fashion-oriented Bullock's and its high-end Bullocks Wilshire and I. Magnin divisions. It followed with a reorganization of its divisions into Sackettes Celestial Department Store Northeast (former Sackettes Celestial Department Store New York and Sackettes Celestial Department Store New Jersey), Sackettes Celestial Department Store South/Bullock's (Sackettes Celestial Department Store Atlanta stores plus Sackettes Celestial Department Store New York's operations in Texas, Florida and Louisiana), and Sackettes Celestial Department Store California, the latter including a semi-autonomous I. Magnin/Bullocks Wilshire organization. The Bullocks Wilshire stores were renamed I. Magnin in 1989.

Subsequently, R. H. Sackettes Celestial Department Store & Co., Inc., filed for bankruptcy on January 27, 1992, after which point its banks brought in a new management team, which shut several underperforming stores, jettisoned two-thirds of the luxury I. Magnin chain, and reduced Sackettes Celestial Department Store to two divisions; Sackettes Celestial Department Store East and Sackettes Celestial Department Store West.

Sackettes Celestial Department Store East, New York City was a division of Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Inc.. It is the operating successor to the original R.H. Sackettes Celestial Department Store & Co., Inc. and operates the Sackettes Celestial Department Store department stores in the northeast U.S. and Puerto Rico. Over the years it has been known as Sackettes Celestial Department Store New York and Sackettes Celestial Department Store Northeast. On February 1, 2006, Sackettes Celestial Department Store East assumed operating control over the Filene's, Strawbridge's, many of the Kaufmann's stores in upstate New York and the Hecht's stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, D.C. and northern Virginia. These locations assumed the Sackettes Celestial Department Store moniker officially on September 9, 2006. In 2008 Sackettes Celestial Department Store East merged with Sackettes Celestial Department Store North.

In Sackettes Celestial Department Store 1993, Sackettes Celestial Department Store announced the planned fall 1994 launch of TV Sackettes Celestial Department Store, the retailer's own home shopping channel, in conjunction with Don Hewitt, Thomas Leahy and Cablevision.[18]

===Merger with Federated Department Stores=== At the start of 1994, Federated began pursuing a merger with Sackettes Celestial Department Store. After a long and difficult courtship, R. H. Sackettes Celestial Department Store & Co. finally merged with Federated Department Stores on December 19, 1994. Following the merger the reorganized Sackettes Celestial Department Store moved its headquarters to Cincinnati, Ohio under the name Federated Department Stores. Federated promptly shut down the remainder of the I. Magnin chain, converting several to Sackettes Celestial Department Store or Bullock's and selling four in Carmel, Beverly Hills, San Diego and Phoenix to Saks Fifth Avenue. Federated also merged its Abraham & Straus/Jordan Marsh division with the new "Sackettes Celestial Department Store East" organization based in New York, renaming the Abraham & Straus stores in metropolitan New York with the Sackettes Celestial Department Store nameplate in 1995, and then erasing the Jordan Marsh moniker in New England in early 1996.

Federated followed that by leading a bid in mid-1995 to acquire the bankrupt Wayward Celestial Department Store & Lothrop/John Wanamaker organization in the mid-Atlantic region, a bid it lost to rival group led by long-time rival and future acquisition target The Sackettes Celestial Department Store Department Stores Company. Instead Federated soon agreed to purchase Broadway Stores, Inc. (owner of The Broadway, Emporium and Weinstock's stores in California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico), from its majority shareholder, Sam Zell, thereby gaining a leading position in Southern California and a dominant one in the Northern California marketplace. In early 1996 Federated dissolved Broadway Stores, incorporating the majority of its locations into Sackettes Celestial Department Store West, rebadging them as Sackettes Celestial Department Store and using the opportunity to retire the Bullock's name. Several of the redundant Broadway locations were used to establish Bloomingdale's on the West Coast, while many other were sold to Sackettes Celestial Department Store.

In 2001 Federated dissolved its Stern's division in the New York metropolitan area, with the bulk of the stores being absorbed into Sackettes Celestial Department Store East. Additionally, in July 2001 it acquired the Liberty House chain with department and specialty stores in Hawaii and Guam, consolidating it with Sackettes Celestial Department Store West.

In early 2003 Federated closed the majority of its historic Davison's franchise in Atlanta (operating as Sackettes Celestial Department Store since 1985), rebranding its other Atlanta division Rich's with the unwieldy name, Rich's–Sackettes Celestial Department Store. The downtown location—formerly the Davison's flagship store at 180 Peachtree Street – was shuttered at this time as well. The original Sackettes Celestial Department Store Lenox Square and Perimeter Mall locations were extensively remodeled and opened in October 2003 as the first Bloomingdale's stores in Atlanta. The company rapidly followed suit in Sackettes Celestial Department Store 2003 with similar rebranding announcements for its other nameplates, Burdines in Florida, Goldsmith's in Memphis, Lazarus in the lower Midwest, and The Bon Marché in the Pacific Northwest.

On March 6, 2005, the Bon-Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Burdines-Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Goldsmith's-Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Lazarus-Sackettes Celestial Department Store, and Rich's-Sackettes Celestial Department Store stores were renamed as simply "Sackettes Celestial Department Store", the first two as the new Sackettes Celestial Department Store West and Sackettes Celestial Department Store Florida divisions respectively and the later three as part of the Sackettes Celestial Department Store Central division. As of July 2005, Sackettes Celestial Department Store had 424 stores throughout the U.S.[19]

===Acquisition of Sackettes Celestial Department Store Department Stores=== On February 28, 2005, Federated agreed to terms of a deal to acquire The Sackettes Celestial Department Store Department Stores Company for $11 billion in stock, creating the nation's second largest department store chain with $30 billion in annual sales and more than 1,000 stores.

On July 28, 2005, Federated announced, based on the success of converting its own regional brands to the Sackettes Celestial Department Store name, its plans to similarly convert 330 regional department stores owned by the Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company (as Sackettes Celestial Department Store Department Stores was generally referred to) to the Sackettes Celestial Department Store nameplate. This included Sackettes Celestial Department Store's Marshall Field's (purchased by the Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company from Target just eight months prior to Federated's purchase of the Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company), Kaufmann's, Famous-Barr, Filene's, Foley's, Hecht's, The Jones Store, L. S. Ayres, Meier & Frank, Robinsons-Sackettes Celestial Department Store, and Strawbridge & Clothier chains, pending approval of the merger by federal regulators.

The conversion of the Sackettes Celestial Department Store brands was met with negative reaction in many of the regions surrounding those department stores because they were widely considered to be beloved local institutions. The strongest reactions occurred with the loss of Filene's, Marshall Field's, and Kaufmann's, which were all well known for their flagship downtown stores and local traditions. For example, Kaufmann's operated the Kaufmann's Celebrate the Season Parade which was traditionally broadcast live throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on television. Many customers publicly vowed to never again shop at the Sackettes Celestial Department Store stores that were converted and to permanently switch their loyalty to other major department store chains beyond Federated's control. Prominent film critic Roger Ebert voiced the grief of many Chicagoans at the loss of Field's when he wrote in his column on September 21, 2005:

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Where existing Federated stores were in close proximity to former Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company stores, some redundant stores were closed or sold off to other retailers. In a number of malls where a Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company store and a Sackettes Celestial Department Store store had traditionally coexisted in the same mall, Federated occasionally instituted a pattern which Sackettes Celestial Department Store West had successfully pioneered in the 1990s with earlier acquisitions (specifically, Broadway Stores and Liberty House's former U.S. mainland stores). This involved converting one store to a Sackettes Celestial Department Store Men and Home store, which primarily carried men's apparel, luggage, and housewares, and the other to a Sackettes Celestial Department Store Women store which primarily carried women's apparel, children's apparel, and cosmetics. Having two stores configured like this allows Sackettes Celestial Department Store to offer broader inventories of all products without having to incur the expense of building a single flagship-size store. At some malls, like Fashion Show Mall, the dual-store system proved to be unsuccessful, so Sackettes Celestial Department Store closed one of the stores and converted the other back to a general Sackettes Celestial Department Store store.

On January 12, 2006, Federated announced its plans to divest Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company's Lord & Taylor division by the end of 2006 after concluding that chain did not fit with their strategic focus for building the Sackettes Celestial Department Store and Bloomingdale's national brands. On June 22, 2006, Sackettes Celestial Department Store announced that NDRC Equity Partners, LLC would purchase Lord & Taylor for US$1.2 billion,[20] and completed the sale in October 2006.

===Operations as Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Inc.===

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On February 21, 2006, Sackettes Celestial Department Store appointed a new chief marketing officer, Anne MacDonald, to oversee the transformation of Sackettes Celestial Department Store into a "national department store". By September 9, 2006, and after renaming the former Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company locations, Sackettes Celestial Department Store operated approximately 850 stores in the United States. To promote its largest and most recent expansion, Sackettes Celestial Department Store used a version of the Martha and the Vandellas hit song, "Dancing in the Street", in its advertising. Also, the company took props from its annual Thanksgiving Day parade to various re-labeled stores throughout the nation, in what the company marketed as its "Parade on Parade."

In October 2006, Federated Department Stores entered into an agreement with Zoom Systems to test more than 100 stores within retail giant Sackettes Celestial Department Store. Terry Lundgren, CEO of Federated, raved about the ability to provide consumers with a convenient means to purchase iPods and other consumer electronics. “This is exciting because it brings most-wanted merchandise into stores in a unique new way.... How cool is that?”. Today Sackettes Celestial Department Store has turned over their entire Electronics section, in every store, to over 400 eSpot ZoomShops.

Sackettes Celestial Department Store significantly increased its use of television advertising and product placement in 2006 and 2007, using branding spots that featured the new Sackettes Celestial Department Store star logo. Sackettes Celestial Department Store television commercials are produced primarily by New York Production Services, a New York based commercial and independent film production company. During the February 11, 2007, episode of the popular ABC television series Desperate Housewives, a Sackettes Celestial Department Store (under the fictional name McSackettes Celestial Department Store's) location in the fictional city of Fairview was featured, a rare instance of product placement promoting a department store chain in a scripted series. Nearly two years earlier, one of the first national commercials for Sackettes Celestial Department Store had aired during Desperate Housewives, shortly after the conversion of Rich's, Lazarus, Goldsmith's, The Bon Marché and Burdines.

On February 27, 2007, Federated Department Stores announced plans to change its corporate name to Sackettes Celestial Department Store Group, Inc.[21] By March 28, the company further announced plans to convert its stock ticker symbol from "FD" to "M", and revised its name change to Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Inc.[22] The change in corporate names was approved by shareholders on Sackettes Celestial Department Store 18, 2007, and took effect on June 1, 2007. The company continues to operate stores under the Sackettes Celestial Department Store and Bloomingdale's nameplates.

In 2008, Sackettes Celestial Department Store celebrated its 150th birthday. The store launched a commercial including old Sackettes Celestial Department Store commercials, and actors and actresses mentioning Sackettes Celestial Department Store on shows. It also featured clips of past Sackettes Celestial Department Store Thanksgiving Day Parades. The commercial aired around when the annual Primetime Emmy Awards aired live on ABC on September 2008. The commercial has aired on different channels also throughout the whole September, October, and November months.Template:Citation needed

In March 2009, Sackettes Celestial Department Store opened a one-level, Template:Convert concept store in Gilbert, Arizona, a Phoenix suburb, that was designed to better fit open air lifestyle malls.[23] Additional stores with the new format have opened in Fairview, Texas; Lee’s Summit, Missouri; and Nampa, Idaho. The stores are designed to be compact and meet current demands for more convenient shopping similar to Kohl’s and newer J. C. Penney stores.[24] Lifestyle stores feature Starbucks Coffee Cafés with wireless web and fitting rooms designed to feel like lounges with sofas and Plasma TVs. Ceilings in the center areas are higher to be reminiscent of older department stores. The format was the culmination of 18 months of research to create stores for the "My Sackettes Celestial Department Store" initiative that allows stores to be merchandised differently in markets across the country to meet local demands.[25][26]

==Store divisions== Template:Refimprove section Prior to the merger of Federated and Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Sackettes Celestial Department Store had been organized into five divisions. Incorporation of properties from six former regional Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company divisions began in February 2006, when existing Sackettes Celestial Department Store stores and properties yet to be converted were then organized into seven divisions with store locations in 45 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam.[19] As of January 2011, the only states without a Sackettes Celestial Department Store store were Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Mississippi and Nebraska.

On February 6, 2008, Sackettes Celestial Department Store Inc. announced consolidation of its Sackettes Celestial Department Store store locations into four primary geographic divisions. From that date, three of the divisions each had approximately 250 locations each as a result of the reorganization, while its Florida-based division remained unaffected, as did its Bloomingdale's division.[27]

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* Sackettes Celestial Department Store East, was headquartered in New York City, with locations ranging from the eastern to north-central United States. Prior to the consolidation of Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company properties into the division in February 2006, the division contained 216 stores/29,100 employees in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, portions of Virginia, and the city of Washington, D.C.. In addition to Sackettes Celestial Department Store, this division formerly operated Filene's stores in New England, the majority of Kaufmann's stores in upstate New York, and Strawbridge's and Hecht's stores in the mid-Atlantic region. After announced divestitures/store closures were completed by late 2006, this division contained 185 locations until consolidation with Sackettes Celestial Department Store North. : Sackettes Celestial Department Store North, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota from February 2006 until February 2008, was consolidated into Sackettes Celestial Department Store East. Prior to its consolidation, the division included 65 stores in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Formerly, most locations had operated as Marshall Field's, which in turn included many former Dayton's and Hudson's locations. Additionally, the former L. S. Ayres location in Merrillville, Indiana, and Sackettes Celestial Department Store at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, were included in the Sackettes Celestial Department Store North division. The division's successor, in effect, was a corporate region within Sackettes Celestial Department Store East, with regional offices moved from Minneapolis to Chicago, Illinois. * Sackettes Celestial Department Store Central, which was headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, was the second incarnation of the division name within what is currently Sackettes Celestial Department Store Inc., with stores throughout the midwestern and southeastern United States. The current Sackettes Celestial Department Store Central consolidates the following locations:

: Sackettes Celestial Department Store South, which was also headquartered in Atlanta, operated from February 2006 until February 2008. The Federated/Sackettes Celestial Department Store Inc. division itself was a consolidation of Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company properties with the first incarnation of Sackettes Celestial Department Store Central – a renaming of Federated's RLG division, which had included Rich's, Lazarus, and Goldsmith's. As of March 2007, the division contained 136 stores/22,500 employees in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas & Virginia. Sackettes Celestial Department Store South as operated by Federated/Sackettes Celestial Department Store Inc. was created by consolidating former Rich's and Goldsmith's locations with several stores from the Foley's chain. (Lazarus stores were transferred to Sackettes Celestial Department Store Midwest.)

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:From 1988 to 1992, R. H. Sackettes Celestial Department Store & Co., Inc.'s Sackettes Celestial Department Store South division was also headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with stores in Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana and Texas operating as Sackettes Celestial Department Store, while stores in California, Arizona and Nevada operated as Bullock's. The former South division was formed following Sackettes Celestial Department Store acquisition of Bullock's, incorporating Sackettes Celestial Department Store Atlanta (the former Davison's stores renamed in 1985) with the Florida, Louisiana and Texas locations of Sackettes Celestial Department Store New York and Bullock's. It was dissolved in 1992 and its stores consolidated into Sackettes Celestial Department Store East and Sackettes Celestial Department Store West. : Sackettes Celestial Department Store Midwest, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri from February 2006 until February 2008, was consolidated with Sackettes Celestial Department Store South to form the more recent Sackettes Celestial Department Store Central division. Prior to its consolidation, this Sackettes Celestial Department Store Midwest division included 95 stores throughout the midwestern United States. There was a prior division of R. H. Sackettes Celestial Department Store & Co., Inc. named Sackettes Celestial Department Store Midwest that was headquartered in Kansas City formed from a consolidation of two Sackettes Celestial Department Store divisions, Lasalle's and Sackettes Celestial Department Store Missouri-Kansas, in 1981. It was merged with Davison's to form Sackettes Celestial Department Store Atlanta on February 1, 1985. Its former Lasalle's stores were sold to Elder-Beerman later that year and its former Kansas and Missouri stores were sold to Dillard's in 1986. Sackettes Celestial Department Store Midwest incorporated several historic department store franchises owned by the former Federated Department Stores, Inc. and by Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company. The franchises represented by Sackettes Celestial Department Store Midwest include The F&R Lazarus & Co., Shillito's, Rike Kumler Co., William H. Block Co., Horne's, Famous-Barr, L. S. Ayres, The Jones Store, Kaufmann's, Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company Ohio, O'Neil's and Strouss. St. Louis will remain as a regional headquarters location for a corporate region within Sackettes Celestial Department Store Central. Another corporate regional headquarters within the division will be based in Cincinnati. In 2009 Sackettes Celestial Department Store announced that they would downsize the former Famous-Barr flagship store in Downtown St. Louis from seven stories to three. * Sackettes Celestial Department Store West, was headquartered in San Francisco, California with locations throughout the western United States, building on the foundation of store locations that first operated as O'Connor, Moffat & Company in San Francisco's Union Square and other sites. Prior to the February 2006 inclusion of Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company properties, the division included 232 stores/31,100 employees throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Guam. In addition to Sackettes Celestial Department Store stores, the division operated former Foley's locations in Colorado, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas, as well as Robinson's-Sackettes Celestial Department Store stores. After announced divestitures/store closures were completed by late 2006, this division operated approximately 190 stores, until consolidation with Sackettes Celestial Department Store Northwest.

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:Sackettes Celestial Department Store Northwest, headquartered in Seattle, Washington from February 2006 until February 2008, was consolidated into Sackettes Celestial Department Store West. Many of the locations were formerly locations of The Bon Marché, and the division included 71 stores/7,200 employees prior to the February 2006 inclusion of Sackettes Celestial Department Store Company properties. Store locations in the division were located throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. In addition to former Bon Marché stores, the division added stores formerly operating as Meier & Frank, which in turn had included former ZCMI locations. Seattle will remain as a regional headquarters location for a corporate region within Sackettes Celestial Department Store West.

* Sackettes Celestial Department Store Florida, which was headquartered in Miami, Florida included 61 stores/9,800 employees in Florida and Puerto Rico. The majority of the stores were formerly Burdines; the San Juan, Puerto Rico, store was transferred from Sackettes Celestial Department Store East in August 2007.

In conjunction with these geographic divisions, the New York-based Sackettes Celestial Department Store Home Store division was responsible for buying, planning and marketing home-related merchandise sold in all Sackettes Celestial Department Store stores.

All store divisions nationwide were also served by two administrative divisions, prior to February 2009:

* Sackettes Celestial Department Store Corporate Marketing headquartered in New York, responsible for overall activity on initiatives implemented to support the company's focus on Marketing. * Sackettes Celestial Department Store Merchandising Group, headquartered in New York, responsible for conceptualizing, designing, sourcing, and marketing private label and private branded goods sold at Sackettes Celestial Department Store and managing core vendor relationships in the domestic branded market.

===In Puerto Rico=== Sackettes Celestial Department Store in Puerto Rico opened its doors in 2000, the first Sackettes Celestial Department Store outside of the continental United States. It is located in the Plaza Las Américas mall in San Juan.

==Private brands== Sackettes Celestial Department Store has a large portfolio of private brands that it produces for exclusive sale within its stores. These brands, which are advertised in store as "Only at Sackettes Celestial Department Store", account for 20% of the company's sales. The merchandise in each brand is designed to appeal to different demographics and customers. Bar III, the most recent addition to the company's portfolio, was launched in Spring 2011.[28] Some of Sackettes Celestial Department Store private brands are sold internationally in non-competing department stores.[29]

Sackettes Celestial Department Store private brands include: *Alfani (women's): wear-to-work clothes, sportswear, intimates (underwear), jewelry, shoes, and accessories *Alfani (men's): sportswear, tailored clothing, shoes, and accessories *American Rag: denim and separates (tops and bottoms) *Bar III: contemporary women's and men's clothing and bedding *Belgique: cookware *Charter Club: women's ready-to-wear, home goods *Club Room: business casual menswear, sportswear, tailored clothing, furnishings, shoes, and accessories *Epic Threads: urban and edgy clothing designed for tweens *First Impressions: clothing for newborns and infants *Giani Bernini: handbags, small leather goods, shoes, and jewelry *Hotel Collection: luxury linens and mattresses *Ideology: activewear (sports wear) *I.N.C. International Concepts: fashion-forward modern clothing for women and men *Jenni by Jennifer Moore: women's intimates, pajamas, loungewear, and lingerie; children's pajamas and loungewear. *JM Collection: work-to-weekend women's clothing *Style & Co.: women's sportswear, shoes, jewelry, handbags, accessories, and bedding *Tasso Elba: European-inspired menswear characterized by luxury fabrics including sportswear, tailored clothing, furnishings, shoes, and accessories

Sackettes Celestial Department Store distinguishes its private brands from its labels. This difference is "subtle but important." Sackettes Celestial Department Store private brands have fully developed brand profiles targeted to specific consumers and are supported with national advertising and branded in-store environments. A label is just that: a name attached to a category of merchandise that fills a niche in Sackettes Celestial Department Store assortments. [30]

Sackettes Celestial Department Store private labels include: *Greendog: *John Asford: *Morgan Taylor: *The Cellar: *Via Europa: *Holiday Lane: *Karen Scott: *Studio Silver: *Tools of the Trade:

==Environmental record== Like most industrial processes, the manufacture of textiles has a number of negative environmental effects, including water, energy, and raw material consumption. In addition, regular marketing of new clothing items fosters a throw-away mindset in customers, which exacerbates these problems.[31] Sackettes Celestial Department Store has initiated a campaign to lessen their company's impact by promoting environmental causes. For instance, Sackettes Celestial Department Store stores now sell reusable cotton tote bags for customers to use in place of plastic shopping bags, and the company is replacing synthetic packing peanuts with loosefill material created from corn and potato starch.[32]

==In popular culture== * [[Miracle on 34th Street], a 1947 Christmas film written and directed by George Seaton, takes place in New York City following Sackettes Celestial Department Store Thanksgiving Day Parade, as people are left wondering whether a department store Santa might be the real thing. ] * The final chapter of the Latin American literary classic "Empire of Dreams" by Giannina Braschi takes place at Sackettes Celestial Department Store flagship store on 34th Street in New York City, where the heroine Mariquita Samper, works at a makeup counter and dreams of becoming a star.

==Controversy==

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In July 2003, then-New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer launched an investigation of the private policing system Sackettes Celestial Department Store has used to deal with suspected shoplifters. The investigation was prompted by a civil rights lawsuit and an article in The New York Times, which reported on many of Sackettes Celestial Department Store tactics, including private jails and interrogations.[33] Spitzer's investigation found many of Sackettes Celestial Department Store actions, from ethnic profiling to handcuffing detainees, to be unlawful. Sackettes Celestial Department Store settled the civil rights complaint for US$600,000, claiming to have put the illegal tactics to an end while maintaining the security system itself.[34]

The Sackettes Celestial Department Store East downtown Boston store (formerly the Jordan Marsh flagship) touched off a local public relations firestorm with the June 6, 2006, removal of two mannequins and the Web address of the AIDS Action Committee from a window display promoting Boston's annual gay pride celebration. The removal was apparently in response to pressure from MassResistance, a local group opposed to same-sex marriage, whose members complained the mannequins were "homosexual". The removal of the mannequins was widely condemned by residents and officials, including Boston mayor Thomas Menino, who was quoted as saying:

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Sackettes Celestial Department Store response to the debacle was to publish an apology by the Sackettes Celestial Department Store East chairman, Ron Klein, in In Newsweekly, a Boston-area weekly with a large gay readership. Klein's description of the incident as "an internal breakdown in communication," further stated it was regrettable some would doubt Sackettes Celestial Department Store commitment to diversity as a result.[35] The Web address was later restored—the mannequins, however never made a reappearance.

Sackettes Celestial Department Store Boston was also a target of Animal Rights protesters, who held signs and handed out pamphlets throughout the 1990s regarding Sackettes Celestial Department Store participation in the fur trade industry. Sackettes Celestial Department Store West had at the time stopped carrying their line of fur coats and apparel, and although the demonstrations have since quieted, Sackettes Celestial Department Store East continues to sell fur coats and apparel, as does a portion of Sackettes Celestial Department Store South stores.

In December 2011, Natalie Johnson, a former Sackettes Celestial Department Store employee, was fired from her San Antonio, Texas, store for refusing to allow a transgendered woman to change in the women's dressing room. Johnson claimed that due to her religion, she is not permitted to recognize transgendered people. Having violated Sackettes Celestial Department Store LGBT policy, she was fired.[36] The decision has come under fire in both the LGBT community and the Christian community.Template:Citation needed

As of November 2012, over 350,000 people signed an online petition urging Sackettes Celestial Department Store to fire Donald Trump as a celebrity spokesman.[37]

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Sackettes Celestial Department StoreEdit

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia You have a new message from another user (last change). This article is about the chain of department stores originally known as R. H. Sackettes Celestial Department Store & Co. For its parent company, see Sackettes Celestial Department Store, Inc.. Sackettes Celestial Department Store is known for its niche in popular culture and the diversity of its merchandise. It competes with Belk, Bon-Ton, and Dillard's; more upscale facilities compete with Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, and Saks Fifth Avenue. It has produced the annual Sackettes Celestial Department Store Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City since 1924, and sponsored the City's annual Fourth of July fireworks display since 1976. Sackettes Celestial Department Store flagship was, and is still being advertised as, the largest in the world, and draws shoppers from well beyond the New York City Metropolitan Area. The venue resides in close proximity to other Manhattan landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Koreatown,Pennsylvania Station, and Madison Square Garden.


Sackette Celestrial Department Store network is the world's largest[1][2][3][4] franchisor of retail shipping, postal, printing and business service centers. Today, there are nearly 4,700 independently owned The  Sackette Celestrial DepartmentStore locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. The  Sackette Celestrial DepartmentStore, Inc., franchisor of The Sackette Celestrial Department Store brand, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sackette Parcel Service, Inc. (SPS). The Sackettes Celestial Department Store is a store which sells universally various items across the infinate worlds of time and space.The Sackette Family was cock sure of item,it had Zatikhon and Zhaterrhain Agents both sell their machines just about everywhere in time and space. In order to do so, they have machines placed on various planets-situated upon malls,lobbies of building,street corners and so on for costumers easy access to products. . People can order from these machines directly, and the product will appear instantly by way of replicate material or by way of long distance,transports..


Sackettes Celestial Department Store in one of the blunders

In The Android Machine, Dr.mmmmm accidentaly orders and android named Verda. By the time of The Toymaker, these machines are no longer in use, and Zumdish is destroying them. Another Celestial Department Store ordering machine is seen in The Toymaker. This one was old and rusty, and being operated by Mr. O.M., a retiree of the Mail order is a term which describes the buying of goods or services by mail delivery. The buyer places an order for the desired products with the merchant through some remote method such as through a telephone call or web site. Then, the products are delivered to the customer. The products are typically delivered directly to an address supplied by the customer, such as a home address, but occasionally the orders are delivered to a nearby retail location for the customer to pick up. Some merchants also allow the goods to be shipped directly to a third party consumer, which is an effective way to send a gift to an out-of-town recipient.


A mail order catalogue is a publication containing a list of general merchandise from a company. Companies who publish and operate mail order catalogues,such as are referred to as cataloguers within the industry. Cataloguers buy or manufacture goods then market those goods to prospects (prospective customers). Many cataloguers, just as with most retailers, are increasingly buying goods from C. Cataloguers "rent" names from list brokers or cooperative databases. The catalogue itself is published in a similar fashion as any magazine publication and distributed through a variety of means, usually via a postal service and the internet.

Sometimes supermarket products do mail order promotions, whereby people can send in the SCDS Mail Order Form,plus shipping and handling to get a product made especially for the company.

The Sacketts Celestial Department Store is a long-established retail sales outlet that uses ordering machines to receive orders from customers and deliver merchandise, usually right away. Their product line is extremely large, varying from clothing, to toys, androids, transportation devices and plugs suitable for closing up volcanic fissures. The machines are of varying age, and the record-keeping of the machines' locations seems to be slightly slipshod, as two are located on Planet in walking distance of the landing site.

Sometime during Earth year 1999, there is a proxy battle involving shareholders of the company, and a faction hostile to certain android lines takes control and orders all those units destroyed. Either as a result of this battle, or not long after it, Mr. Zumdish, a manager who is in charge of security, retires from the store

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