Stage Stores, Inc. is a department store company specializing in retailing brand name apparel, accessories, cosmetics, footwear and housewares to small towns and communities throughout the United States. The corporate office is located in Houston, Texas. Stage Stores operates more than 855 stores in 40 states under the Bealls (no relation to the Bealls chain in Florida), Palais Royal, Peebles, Stage, and Goodys nameplates. The company operates stores mainly in small and mid-size towns and communities, primarily in Midwestern, Southeastern, and Mid-Atlantic states with a growing presence in the New England states. Stores are located in shopping malls and centers or in standalone areas.