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Paavo Nurmi in his store in 1939.jpeg
Paavo Nurmi at his Helsinki haberdashery (American meaning) in 1939.
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CompetenciesSewing, tailoring
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In the United Kingdom, a haberdasher is a business or person who sells small articles for sewing, dressmaking and knitting, such as buttons, ribbons, and zips[1]; in the United States, the term refers instead to a retailer who sells men's clothing, including suits, shirts, and neckties.

The sewing articles are called "haberdashery" in British English; the corresponding term is "notions" in American English.[2] In Britain, haberdashery shops, or "haberdashers", were a mainstay of high street retail until recent decades, but are now uncommon, due to the decline in home dressmaking, knitting and other textile skills and hobbies, and the rise of internet shopping. They were very often drapers as well, the term for sellers of cloth.

Origin and use

A haberdasher's shop (British meaning) in Germany
A haberdasher's shop (British meaning) in Germany

The word haberdasher appears in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.[3] It is derived from the Anglo-French word hapertas meaning "small ware", a word of unknown origin.[4] A haberdasher would retail small wares, the goods of the peddler, while a mercer would specialize in "linens, silks, fustian, worsted piece-goods and bedding".[5]

Saint Louis IX, King of France 1226–70, is the patron saint of French haberdashers.[6][7] In Belgium and elsewhere in Continental Europe, Saint Nicholas remains their patron saint, while Saint Catherine was adopted by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers in the City of London.[8]

See also


  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, 1989: "A dealer in small articles appertaining to dress, as thread, tape, ribbons, etc.
  2. ^ Collins Dictionary of the English Language (1979)
  3. ^ "The British Library, The Canterbury Tales, Caxton's first edition". Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  4. ^ "Online Etymology Dictionary". Retrieved 2020-06-17.
  5. ^ Sutton, Anne F. (2005). The Mercery of London: Trade, Goods and People, 1130–1578, p.118. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. ISBN 0-7546-5331-5
  6. ^ "Catholic Culture, St. Louis IX". 2008-08-25. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  7. ^ "Patron Saints Index". 2011-02-16. Archived from the original on 2014-01-13. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  8. ^ "Company HIstory". Haberdashers. Retrieved 2014-06-12.

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