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dd’s Discounts

[dee-deez dis-kounts]

What does dd's Discounts mean?

dd’s Discount is a US national chain of off-price department stores owned by Ross Stores.

The dd portion of the store’s name stands for deeply discounted—though some like to stay it really stands for cheap.

Related words:

  • discount store
  • Marshalls
  • Ross Dress for Less
  • TJ Maxx

Where does dd’s Discounts come from?

dds discounts

A subsidiary of the California-based Ross Dress for Less, dd’s Discounts (styled dd’s DISCOUNTS) opened its first store in 2004. By 2017, it had over 200 stores in over 15 states, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania on the East Coast.

dd’s Discounts sells brand-name clothing, footwear, accessories, everyday electronics, and miscellaneous home goods below the normal retail prices—hence the name. It advertises special promotions as dd’s dealz and #dddealz.

The company partners with the educational charity First Book and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Examples of dd’s Discounts

DD’s discount!! They have such amazing bras there for the low

@dedetx, March, 2018
You know your hood seen better days when a dd's discount moves in
@ScissorsOrSwans, January, 2018  

Coming in June, dd's Discounts, an off-price retailer and subsidiary of Ross Stores, will open its doors in the retail plaza on Governor Printz Blvd.

Jeff Neiburg, News Journal, March, 2018

Who uses dd’s Discounts?

Many shoppers love the value they get at dd’s Discounts.

Others, however, mock dd’s Discounts as selling cheap goods and tacky clothing to poor people, ridicule which can have undertones of classism.

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