Are you a haberdasher?

Are you a haberdasher?

I get this question a lot. As a milliner I make hats, and while haberdashers sell hats, they also sell many other things. Haberdasheries are men's accessories shops. You may also see haberdashery sections in department stores. Haberdasher does not refer to a craftsperson but to a salesperson. Famous people who got their start as haberdashers include President Truman, Johnny Carson, and Christopher Lloyd (aka Doc Brown). Below are pictures of very attractive modern day haberdashery sections, that make me wish the trend would return.

Haberdash (Stockholm)


Wilhelm Jungmann & Neffe (Vienna)

Wilhelm Jungmann & Neffe

Turnbull & Asser (London)

Jack Spade (London/International)