Mervyns Department Store is back and online only. Mervyns was a department store chain in the United States, headquartered in San Francisco, California. Mervyns had 229 stores across California, Nevada, Arizona, and Texas. Mervyns was founded by Mervin Morris in San Lorenzo, California in 1949. The company began as a six-pack of socks and has grown to include apparel, footwear, cosmetics, housewares, and jewelry. Mervyns was acquired by Target Corporation in 2004 and all Mervyns stores were closed by early 2009. However, the Mervyns brand and website were relaunched in October 2009. The new Mervyns is an online only store that specializes in selling closeout and overstocked merchandise from other retailers. Although the selection on the website is ever-changing, shoppers can find great deals on clothing, shoes, and accessories for the whole family. With its low prices and wide variety of merchandise, Mervyns is a great resource for bargain shoppers looking for everyday essentials or a special something for a special occasion.