Dry goods are products such as textiles, ready-to-wear clothing, and sundries.  In U.S. retailing, a dry goods store carries consumer goods that are distinct from those carried by hardware stores and grocery stores, though "dry goods" as a term for textiles has been dated back to 1742 in England or even a century earlier. Dry goods can be carried by stores specializing only in those products (a type of specialty store), or may be carried by a general store or a department store.
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- ^ Definition of "dry goods" from Merriam-Webster
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