Sunday, December 2, 2012

quicko: manchester

I really thought I'd mentioned this term before, but perhaps I was thinking of haberdashery?  Regardless, "manchester" refers to general homewares -- bedding and towels and whatever other sorts of things you find somewhere around the 6th floor of David Jones.

1 comment:

Laetitia :-) said...

'Manchester' is a term for 'linens' because it's the town in Britain that was the hub of production back during the Industrial Revolution and the advent of the mechanical loom.