hab·er·dash·ery | \ˈha-bər-ˌda-sh(ə-)rē, ˈha-bə-\
plural haberdasheries

Definition of haberdashery 

1 : goods (such as men's clothing and accessories) sold by a haberdasher a fine selection of haberdashery

2 : a shop selling notions or men's clothing and accessories

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Then there’s Anderson & Sheppard’s haberdashery shop on Burlington Street, which is incredible. Bloomberg, Fortune, "How to Cut the Hotel Room Service Line — And Other Luxury Travel Tips," 12 June 2018 The store was first established in 1935 as a haberdashery selling formal menswear in downtown Milwaukee. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sherper's starts work on new Port Washington store, wants the city to become a 'destination' for outdoor enthusiasts," 14 May 2018 More from Mansion Stand-out pieces on the second floor include haberdashery cabinets from Porto, Portugal, now used as bookcases, and a carving tray from a Brussels bistro that the couple use as a dry bar. J. S. Marcus, WSJ, "A Fashionable Couple Remakes Madrid Mill into Mansion," 30 May 2018 In the early 1940s, Sam Scherper, the owner of the haberdashery, renamed the business as Sherper's. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sherper's starts work on new Port Washington store, wants the city to become a 'destination' for outdoor enthusiasts," 14 May 2018 Welfare services for department store workers began with John Wanamaker, a brickmaker’s son born in 1838 who turned a struggling Philadelphia haberdashery into a department store empire built on creative advertising and selling strategies. Ralph Blumenthal And Sandra Roff, New York Times, "Attention 1916 Shoppers: The Doctor Is In," 4 Mar. 2018 This old-fashioned haberdashery store is always delightful with its creative window displays– for fashion and craft lovers alike, this is the place to go for ribbon and trimmings in London. Tom Marchant, Harper's BAZAAR, "103 Things to Do, See, Eat and Shop in London," 7 Dec. 2017 Elizabeth Kurtzman’s colorful costumes — wild matchups of primary and pastel hues, with the odd bits of Op-Art haberdashery to spice them — are just as important. Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s Moore Theatre hosts U.S. premiere of Mark Morris’ ‘Sgt. Pepper at 50: Pepperland’," 17 Feb. 2018 Haitians put down stakes in the 1970s, opening eateries, haberdasheries, tax-assistance services and grocery stores. Simon Romero, New York Times, "‘Trump’s Racism Is a Rallying Cry for Us’: Miami Haitians See Opportunity in an Insult," 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of haberdashery

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of haberdashery

: goods sold by a haberdasher

: a haberdasher's shop

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