Americans are increasingly picking up tops and trousers from a retailer better known for its no-frills warehouses and bulk everything. Apparel and footwear now generate more than $7 billion a year in sales for Costco; that’s more than Old Navy, Neiman Marcus or Ralph Lauren.

An Indiana-based company that bought the Younkers name is operating a web retailer at Younkers.com. So far, it hasn't reopened any local locations, though the company says it could open real-world stores in the future.