A haberdasher is a person who sells small items via retail, commonly items used in clothing, such as ribbons and buttons, or completed accessories, such as hats or gloves. A haberdasher's shop is called a haberdashery.
The exact definition of haberdasher depends on the locale. In the United States, it is primarily used for a person who sells men's clothing accessories. In Europe, it is more common to hear it in reference to someone who sells buttons, thread, ribbons, etc.
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