I used to be a big fan of Mervyn's when I was younger, but now I think my tastes have changed and I'm not as much of a fan. I definitely don't visit Mervyn's as much as I used to. Mervyn's is a discount department store similiar to Kohl's or Sears that sells all sorts of apparel for the entire family. I liked to buy my athletic shoes from Mervyn's because they often have good sales (Nikes for about $50). The store itself isn't the most organized or cleanest, especially if you compare it to other stores like Macy's or Nordstrom, but it's adequate.