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STORES — clothing, shoes, linen or fabric products — wholesale
This classification applies to wholesale stores engaged in the sale of clothing, shoes, linens and fabric products, including but not limited to curtains and draperies.

This classification also applies to employers that do not manufacture but prepare clothing for display and sale by sewing in labels, tagging, pressing, placing on hangers or packaging for clothing retailers on a fee basis.

Retail clothing stores shall be classified as 8008, Stores — clothing, shoes, linens or fabric products — retail.

Clothing manufacturing shall be classified as 2501(1), Clothing Mfg. Clothing manufacturers include employers who design garments, even if some or all of the production sewing or assembling operations are subcontracted.

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STORES — clothing, wearing apparel or dry goods — wholesale

Clothing manufacturers that design garments, even if some or all of the production sewing or assembling operations are subcontracted, shall be classified as 2501(1), Clothing Mfg

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