Myer is the largest department store in Australia, originating in 1900 when Sidney Myer and his brother opened a draper’s shop in Bendigo, rural Victoria.
As the shop flourished, more shops were opened including in Bourke Street, Melbourne. The Bourke Street shop expanded as nearby properties became available and became the Myer Emporium.
From here a number of department stores were opened all around Australia, making Myer the only department store to have shops in every state.
Additionally, other department stores were acquired and renamed including Marshall’s in Adelaide, Boan’s in Western Australia, Barry and Robert’s in Queensland and Farmer’s and Grace Brother’s in New South Wales.
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