"These are not what you own. You own TJX (TJX - Get Report) ... Buy the ones that actually have a little more momentum," Cramer said in an interview with TheStreet's Rhonda Schaffler at the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.
"Costco is the one that everyone trades down every quarter," Cramer said, but its new credit card relationship with Visa (V - Get Report) will be very good for the company. "I like Costco best for here."
Costco and Visa also are holdings in Jim Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS Charitable Trust Portfolio.
Dillard's is expected to report fiscal first-quarter results in mid-May. Analysts, according to Thomson Reuters, expect the chain to post per share earnings of $2.56, down 4% form the year-earlier quarter. Revenue is also expected to fall 3% to $1.56 billion in the same time period.
Dillard's shares were falling 3.9% to $71.78 on Thursday. The stock has risen approximately 10% so far this year.
Kohl's shares were trading down 0.83% to $42.89 on Thursday, while shares of TJX and shares of Children's Place were roughly flat, at $76.50 and $80.39, respectively. Costco shares were falling 0.21% to $151.56 most recently.