Our Story It all began as an old-fashioned Dry Goods store... Situated in a 20’ x 50’ rented storefront in downtown Davenport, Iowa, the first Von Maur Dry Goods store was founded back in 1872. With all of that history to inspire us, we created Dry Goods to bring our tradition of old-fashioned customer service to a new generation of customers. But don’t let the words old-fashioned fool you... Dry Goods has an ever-changing selection of today’s newest fashions. From clothing to jewelry to accessories, Dry Goods has everything you’ll need to pull together your latest look.