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    Hi everyone,
    What is the name of the shop that sells texture and material for making clothes?
    Thanks.

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    A fabric store.
    Here, we just call it "Jo-ann Fabrics." They are the biggest store in this market.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mehdihas View Post
    Hi everyone,
    What is the name of the shop that sells texture and material for making clothes?
    Thanks.
    In the UK it used to be called a draper's (shop) or a drapery, but I think it's just called a fabric shop these days.

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    Also haberdashery, haberdasher.

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    #5

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    Also, mehdihas, you mean textiles - not texture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Also haberdashery, haberdasher.
    In AmE, this is a shop that sells men's furnishings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    In AmE, this is a shop that sells men's furnishings.
    Interesting. We use it for places like this:
    Tessuti Fabrics - Online Fabric Shop - Haberdashery
    http://www.birchhaby.com.au/ourrange.asp?cat=7#expand

    This gives a good summary of the various usages:
    What is a Haberdashery?
    Last edited by Raymott; 13-Dec-2010 at 16:59.

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    Utterly irrelevant, but haberdashery is a really, really fun word to SAY. I wish it were more in vogue to use it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Utterly irrelevant, but haberdashery is a really, really fun word to SAY. I wish it were more in vogue to use it.
    haberdashery noun (MEN'S CLOTHES )

    /ˌhæb.əˈdæʃ.ər.i//-ɚˈdæʃ.ɚ-/ n [C or U]

    US old-fashioned clothing for men, or a shop or department in a large shop which sells this.

    I'd like to ask two questions.

    1. How do they call the person who owns the store (haberdashery)?
    2. How do they call the person who own a fabric store?

    Btw, a draper is one who own a drapery store.

    Look below what the same dictionary says for the word draper.

    draper noun

    /ˈdreɪ.pər //-pɚ/ n [C] UK old-fashioned

    someone who, in the past, owned a shop selling cloth, curtains, etc.

    Does this mean he lost or closed the shop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    UK old-fashioned

    Does this mean he lost or closed the shop?
    UK old-fashioned
    This use of the word is no more in "vogue".

    haberdashery owner or haberdasher

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