stock·​ist | \ ˈstä-kist How to pronounce stockist (audio) \

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 The biggest stockist for their bags is the Australian retailer Among Equals. Jenna Sauers, Harper's BAZAAR, "Indigenous Female Artists Take Center Stage in Hawaii," 12 July 2019 And yet, in spite of (or perhaps because of) its lack of pretension and insider-y vibe, the brand racked up top-tier stockists including Mr. Porter, Ssense, and Kith, and now enjoys a cult following around the world, particularly in Japan. Emily Farra, Vogue, "How Aimé Leon Dore Became the Coolest Store in Nolita," 14 May 2019 Barneys New York, a stockist of Posen's, was sold Friday. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "Fashion designer Zac Posen suddenly shuts down namesake label," 1 Nov. 2019 Designers like Saks Potts and Ganni have made their way to many American stockists however, both popular brands originated in Denmark. Nandi Howard, Essence, "This Is How Black Folks Slay Copenhagen Fashion Week," 9 Aug. 2019 Around that same time, the backlash began to strike Ivanka Trump's stockists. Leah Bourne, Glamour, "The Story of Ivanka Trump's Fashion Brand Illustrates the Power of a Shopping Boycott," 25 July 2018 Over his first two seasons with Fashion East, Cooke has refined his innovative pattern-cutting and subversive aesthetic and picked up stockists like Dover Street Market and Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Menswear’s New Guard Won’t Conform: Meet the Designers Shaking Up Fashion East This January," 13 Nov. 2018 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

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First Known Use of stockist

1910, in the meaning defined above

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26 Dec 2019

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“Stockist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of stockist

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

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