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Hertie is the name of a chain of department stores that was founded in 1882. A century later, it was purchased by the Karstadt group and the brand has undergone considerable change.

In Munich, the name Hertie was, for over a century, associated with the huge department store in Munich opposite Hauptbahnhof. In September 2007 it changed its name to Karstadt, although there were no other significant changes to the store itself.

New, gay Hertie logo name Hertie was then given to the smaller stores that were previously known as "Karstadt Kompakt", and came with a new logo.

On 31 Juli 2008, Hertie declared insolvency after the British owner Dawnay Day fell into financial trouble. The last of the stores closed on 15 August 2009.

See also:

ShopsDepartment storesShopping

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