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Quick question. In this country and many others a haberdashery is a shop or department selling all the stuff you need for sewing and needlework: needes, threads, pins, scissors, fabrics, tape measures, ribbons, buttons, trimmings etc.. In the US, however, a haberdashery is traditionally a shop or department selling mens' accessories such as gloves, hats, ties, belts etc.. I'm wondering if that's still strictly the case, and whether these days crafters and quilters and dressmakers in the US understand a haberdashery to be a store or website that carries the goods they need?
Basically, I'd really like to know if there's a problem with the word 'haberdashery' in the context of making and crafting, particularly where the word is historically associated with menswear? I'd be very grateful for any thoughts on the matter. Thank you.