Gimbel Brothers

Gimbel Brothers

United States

Gimbel Brothers (Gimbels) was an American department store corporation from 1887 until 1987. Adam Gimbel opened the first store in Vincennes, Indiana, that would later lead to his son Bernard opening the first store in the chain of Gimbels Department Stores in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Gimbels was  once the largest department store chain in the United States.

In the New York store was the famous Gimbels Stamp Department. Under the direction of Jacques Minkus, Gimbels Stamp Department became one of the large ground-floor features of the store. It was the best known source of the supply of stamps to American philatelists with collectors visiting the department into hundreds of thousands during any year.

Gimbels closed in 1987.