History of Stein Mart
Stein Mart, Inc. was founded by the current chairman’s grandfather just after the turn of the last century. Stein Mart is a blend of department store and discount retailer. Stores carry mid-range and better brand-name apparel for men and women, accessories, shoes, gifts, linens, home decor and seasonal merchandise. The selection is broad enough to appeal to upscale shoppers but is offered at significantly lower prices than those charged at specialty or department stores. Merchandise is updated frequently and a limited number of each item is supplied to each store, appealing to buyers who want to be unique. Stein Mart’s more than 260 stores are typically located in neighborhood shopping malls and are found in 30 states and the District of Columbia.
Although online shopping is not available, information about services and store locations can be found at www.steinmart.com. The company offers Boutique Services for those needing a personal shopper. Gift cards can be purchased in the store or online and shipped to the recipient. Returns can be made within 60 days with a valid receipt. After 60 days returns can be made for the current selling price of the item.
Stein Mart’s “compare at” pricing is based on what the suppliers indicate is the original price of the same or comparable item in a full-price department store. Other stores may also offer discounts, but the price listed is considered the suggested retail price. Stein Mart seeks to offer consistently better value by shopping competitors year-round. Stein Mart advertises its selling prices as being up to 60% below department or specialty store prices.
Additional sales are also available. When a price is advertised as being discounted a certain percentage, it is based on Stein Mart’s original selling price. Items may be marked down several times from Stein Mart’s original price, and “red dot” clearance items are significantly discounted from the original selling price.
Ways to Find Special Deals, Coupon Codes, and Discounts for Stein Mart
The easiest way to get Stein Mart coupons is to sign up for the Preferred Customer program in the store or online. All coupons are for in-store shopping, and are mailed or emailed frequently. Preferred customers receive a member card that allows them to access members-only shopping days and special coupons online by entering the zip code and member number.
Stein Mart coupons are typically for 20% off one item or the entire purchase or further discounts off sales and red dot clearance items. Occasionally Stein Mart offers a program where shoppers can donate gently used clothes by bringing them to the store. Up to four coupons are available to donors, and the donations are tax deductible.