stock·​ist | \ ˈstä-kist \

Definition of stockist

: one (such as a retailer) that stocks goods

Examples of stockist in a Sentence

a stockist of medical supplies

Recent Examples on the Web

There’s an approachability to Ganni that Saks Fifth Avenue, another one of its major stockists, credits for its success. Alexandra Ilyashov, Glamour, "How Ganni Came to Dictate Everything You Want to Wear Right Now," 10 Oct. 2018 Her three-year-old line, which counts Net-a-Porter and Forty Five Ten as stockists, now includes billowy dresses, bloomer shorts, voluminous tops, and kids’ styles. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Not Ready for Sweater Weather? These Dreamy Handmade Smocks Will Brighten the Last Days of Summer," 22 Aug. 2018 Up next: a slew of collaborations, new stockists, editorial placements, and her Fall 2018 collection, which sees Tung rework her designs slightly for a more autumnal mood. Monica Kim, Vogue, "SVNR’s Colorful Keepsake Earrings Turn Forgotten Objects Into Chic Mementos," 13 July 2018 Check out the full list of stockists on the Converse website here. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "The Off-White x Converse Chuck Taylor Drops This Weekend," 10 May 2018 With only three collections behind it (and with no fashion week presentations or shows to date), Kwaidan Editions has garnered the support of stockists like Dover Street Market and Kin Woo, New York Times, "The Husband-Wife Team Designing Clothes Inspired by David Lynch," 4 Apr. 2018 Against that backdrop, one tightly curated shop stands above the rest: Laila, which is widely regarded as the city’s finest stockist by those in the know. Monica Kim, Vogue, "Why Tokyo’s Top Vintage Shop Is Now Printing Archival Fashion Books, Starting With Raf," 12 Dec. 2017 In late 2012, Chow and Osborne closed the brand briefly and lost Barneys New York, their main stockist. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Public School Will Go Direct-to-Consumer in 2018," 20 Dec. 2017 In the months since Klem took over the company (and Trump joined the White House), the brand has seen an uptick in sales, despite being at the center of boycotts and being dropped from various stockists. Ana Colon, Glamour, "Is Ivanka Trump-Branded Lingerie On the Way?," 22 June 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'stockist.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of stockist

1910, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about stockist

Statistics for stockist

Last Updated

28 Nov 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for stockist

The first known use of stockist was in 1910

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for stockist



English Language Learners Definition of stockist

: a person or store that sells a particular kind of product

Comments on stockist

What made you want to look up stockist? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to gather or build up little by little

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!