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Holiday shopping can be fun, but it can also be stressful if you have a large circle of family and friends to buy gifts for. The key to not breaking your budget or maxing out your credit card is to find high-quality gifts at affordable prices.

If you live in or near Atascocita, you’ll have a new shopping destination for the 2018 holiday season. Discount department store Gordmans has announced their plans to open a new store in Atascocita in time for the holidays.

All About Gordmans

The story of Gordmans stores begins in Omaha in 1915. It was then that Sam Richman opened his first Outfitters to the Family store. As the store grew, he took on Richard Gordman as a partner and the two soon opened a second store in South Omaha.

Richard Gordman bought Richman’s interest in the stores and renamed them after himself. By the 1960s Gordman’s son and nephew had joined the business and they were expanding rapidly. Soon, Richard Gordman stores were open at ten locations, and were among the first to offer shopping carts and central checkout service to their customers.

Gordman opened a test store, ½ Price Store, in 1975. He wanted to see if he could sell overstock from Richard Gordman at discounted prices. The new store was a hit and he opened 15 more locations. However, Richard Gordman eventually filed for bankruptcy protection and closed all of the original Richard Gordman stores.

When the family resurfaced after the bankruptcy, they rebranded the discount stores as Richard Gordman ½ Price Stores. By 1996, they had converted them all to the simpler name of Gordmans. Gordmans was sold to Houston-based Stage Stores in 2017 but they have retained the Gordmans name.

All Treasure, No Hunt

On their website, Gordmans describes their company mission, which is to offer the biggest brands at the smallest prices. Their Lowest Price Guarantee means that they don’t artificially inflate prices – something that’s important if you’re shopping on a budget.

If you’re unfamiliar with Gordmans, it might help you to think of similar off-price stores like Marshalls and T.J. Maxx. Some of the products available at Gordmans stores include brand-name clothing, footwear, accessories, cosmetics, and home and pet goods.

The people who get the most out of shopping at discount department stores like Gordmans are those who revisit the store frequently. One of the hallmarks of discount shopping is that the merchandise turns over quickly. It can be difficult to predict what will be in stock, so it’s best to approach your holiday shopping at Gordmans with an open mind.

Employment at Gordmans in Atascocita

In addition to discounted brand-name goods, the new Gordmans stores brings some employment opportunities to Atascocita. Whether you’re seeking full-time employment or just want to earn some extra cash for the holidays, you may want to attend the Gordmans job fair. It’s scheduled for September 17. The fair will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will be held at 7063 FM 1960 in Humble.

Conclusion

For holiday shoppers in the Atascocita area, the arrival of a new Gordmans store is good news. While the official opening date has not yet been set, Gordmans has confirmed that the Atascocita Gordmans will be open in plenty of time for the holidays.

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