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    department store

    hi,
    Should a department store necessarily sell different types of goods (i.e. clothes, furniture, gardening, etc.)?
    Or it can sell different types of clothes only? for example a clothes department store?

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    Re: department store

    If it's just selling clothes, then it isn't a department store.

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    Re: department store

    department store

    a large retail store carrying a wide variety of merchandise and organized into various departments for sales and administrative purposes.
    (Collins Dictionary)

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    Re: department store

    As its name implies, a departmental store consists of different departments e.g, clothes, electrical appliances, hardware or DIY, stationery, household furnishing, etc,
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: department store

    It is not usually called a "departmental" store.

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    Re: department store

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It is not usually called a "departmental" store.
    ... as this Ngram shows.

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