Clothes shop

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Clothes shop in Eger, Heves County, Hungary.
Clothes shop in San Martín Sacatepéquez, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

A clothes shop or clothes store is any shop which sells items of ready-made clothing.[1]:59 A small shop which sells expensive or designer clothing may be called a boutique. A shop that sells clothes for a narrowly-restricted market such as school uniforms or outdoor sports may be called an outfitter.

History[edit]

It is not known when the first clothes shops were opened in Europe. Before the era of ready-made clothes, when clothing was made by tailors or artisans, shops may have sold second-hand clothing. Some ready-made clothes may have been made in the sixteenth century.[2] The number of clothes shops appears to have risen steadily long before the beginning of large-scale industrial manufacture of clothing in the second half of the nineteenth century.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gavin Dudeney, Nick Hockly (2010). Learning English as a Foreign Language for Dummies. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9780470685877.
  2. ^ a b Alison Toplis (2011). The Clothing Trade in Provincial England, 1800-1850. London: Pickering & Chatto Publishers. ISBN 9781848931169.