Renys Department Store

A Maine Adventure

Renys Department Store

Quality merchandise, great values and a truly unique shopping experience…. You will find all of this and more at Renys! In 1949, Robert H. Reny (better known to all as "R.H.") opened his first store in Damariscotta, Maine. The first winter was so slow that in order to keep the store open, R.H. had to go door to door around the area selling merchandise out of his old Hudson. That winter he made so many friends that in the spring his new friends came in to shop at the store and the business has been growing ever since! His philosophy was simple – make great buys of quality merchandise and pass these incredible values along at the lowest possible price to our customers! This philosophy has driven our successful business for over 65 years!

Today, Renys employs over 500 employees and has 16 store locations in Maine; namely, in the order they came into existence: Damariscotta (2), Bridgton, Gardiner, Farmington, Dexter, Madison, Pittsfield, Bath, Camden, Belfast, Ellsworth, Wells, Saco, Portland and Topsham, plus the Office/Warehouse complex in Newcastle.

Renys is one of the very few family owned and operated businesses that still exist in the State of Maine. R.H's oldest son, John, joined the company in 1956 at the age of 5 and his middle son, Robert D. (better known as "Bob") Reny joined the company in 1959 at the age of 7. John’s oldest daughter, Faustine joined the company in 2009 and Bob’s middle son, Adam has recently come on board in 2013!

Our stores each have their own unique character! You'll find everything from Carhartt, Woolrich, Chippewa or Timberland to Bob’s Red Mill, Proctor Silex and Lego...PLUS great deals on other name brand clothing, gifts, toys, gourmet food as well as close-out and off price merchandise for all your household needs. It’s been said, "If Renys doesn't have it, I don't need it!"

Our buyers travel to Boston, New York, Atlantic City, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Chicago or wherever else the pursuit of getting great buys takes us in our quest to have the best possible merchandise at the lowest possible prices. It is our goal to buy better merchandise to sell at low prices, rather than to get inexpensive merchandise to sell at inexpensive prices. We want our customers to like it when they buy it and we want them to love it 6 months later!

It's worth the trip to check out what we have on any given day because you never know what you'll find at our stores!!! We always have something going on - come early November check out our original Early Bird Sale to find incredible savings store wide!!!

Renys is your one-stop shopping adventure!