Stores and Consumer Goods

Note: Words on one and the same line are NOT synonyms.

Types of selling places

department store; specialty store; shopping center; shopping mall;

retail store; retail outlet; wholesale store; warehouse; discount store; secondhand store;

hypermarket; supermarket; superstore; megastore; chain store;

general store; convenience store; grocery store; food store; food market;

farmers' market; marketplace; street market; flower market; flea market;

trading center; trade center; trade fair; book fair; bazaar; garage sale;

street vendor; ice cream vendor; vending machine;

fruit stand; hot-dog stand; newsstand; bookstall; kiosk.

Specialty shops, specialty stores

bookstore; bookshop; music store; record store; china store; china shop;

home appliances store; electrical appliances store; computer store;

sporting goods store; sportswear store; women's wear store; boutique;

shoe store; haberdashery store; variety store; toy store; pet store;

antique shop; antiques shop; antiques store; jewelry store (BrE: jewellery);

gift shop; souvenir shop; hardware store; housewares store; lumberyard;

pharmacy; drugstore; liquor store; tobacco shop; cigarette store.

Some stores and their goods:

Bookstore, bookshop

books for children; children's books; books on history; books on science; books on medicine; books on gardening;

dictionary; desk dictionary; pocket dictionary; picture dictionary; wordbook; glossary; lexicon; thesaurus; encyclopedia;

reference book; handbook; manual; textbook; grammar book; math book; history book; a book of idioms;

guide book; travel guide; atlas; tourist map; city map; street map; road map;

biography; anthology; travel book; songbook; cookbook; comic books; almanac;

fiction; nonfiction; science fiction; prose; poetry; a book of poetry;

historical novel; psychological novel; romance; adventure novel; war novel;

short story; love story; detective story; thriller; ghost story; fairy tale;

publication; edition; volume; paperback; hardcover; book jacket; dust jacket;

booklet; pamphlet; brochure; album; calendar; poster; postcard.

Office equipment, office supplies, stationery store

office equipment; computer; printer; scanner; typewriter; calculator;

copier; photocopier; Xerox machine; paper shredder;

stationery; writing paper; notepaper; A4 paper; drawing paper; carbon paper;

lined paper; ruled paper; unlined paper; scratch paper; blotting paper;

transparent paper; tracing paper; colored paper; brown paper; wrapping paper;

a piece of paper; a scrap of paper; a pad of paper; a sheet of paper; a stack of paper;

notebook; writing pad; notepad; scratch pad; clipboard; drawing board;

file; folder; binder; organizer; filing cabinet; letter tray; envelopes;

pen; ballpoint pen; ball pen; fountain pen; pencil; color marker; crayon;

pencil sharpener; eraser; ruler; stencil; paper knife; penknife; paperweight;

paper clip; stapler; tack; Scotch tape; adhesive tape; sticker; label;

wastepaper; wastebasket; wastepaper basket.

Home appliances, electrical appliances

lamps; lights; floor lamp; desk lamp; reading lamp; chandelier; light bulbs; flashlight;

TV set; stereo system; radio; clock; alarm clock; sewing machine;

air conditioner; fan; ventilator; heater; iron; hair drier; hair dryer;

refrigerator; fridge; freezer; microwave oven; toaster;

electric stove; electric range; oven; grill; pressure cooker; pressure saucepan;

mixer; blender; food processor; meat grinder; meat chopper;

electric kettle; coffee maker; coffee machine; percolator; coffee mill; coffee grinder;

washing machine; dishwasher; vacuum cleaner; water heater; boiler.

Kitchen utensils, housewares

teapot; coffeepot; kettle; teakettle; jug; jar; pitcher; coffee mug; beer mug; plastic cup;

china; porcelain; teacup; coffee cup; saucer; sugar bowl; creamer;

crystal; glassware; stemware; glasses; wineglass; goblet; tumbler; beer glass;

a cup of tea; a cup of coffee; a glass of water; a glass of milk; a glass of wine; a glass of beer; a mug of beer; a mug of coffee;

tableware; dish; platter; plate; dinner plate; salad plate; soup bowl; salad bowl;

flatware; fork; dinner fork; salad fork; spoon; teaspoon; coffee spoon; tablespoon;

cutlery; knife; cleaver; carving knife; carving fork; bread knife; fruit knife;

breadboard; cutting board; tray; dish rack; dish drainer; container; canister;

tablecloth; napkin; paper napkin; serviette; place mat; salt shaker; pepper shaker;

cookware; pan; saucepan; casserole; pot; Dutch oven; frying pan; skillet; lid; handle;

ladle; spatula; fish slice; tongs; can opener; tin opener; bottle opener; corkscrew;

potato masher; rolling pin; eggbeater; whisk; grater; nutcracker; vegetable peeler;

dipper; colander; strainer; funnel; kitchen scales; kitchen scissors; ice pick;

dishtowel; tea towel; paper towel; dish holder; oven glove;

garbage can; trash can; waste bin; dustbin.

Furniture store

table; desk; writing desk; writing table; roll-top desk; bureau; computer table; folding table;

dining table; kitchen table; tea table; coffee table; cocktail table; end table; side table;

sofa; divan; couch; love seat; settee; armchair; club chair; upholstery; cushion;

chair; rocking chair; office chair; swivel chair; folding chair; kitchen stool; bench;

bed; queen bed; double bed; single bed; bunk bed; folding bed;

bedstand; nightstand; night table; dressing table; vanity table; mirror;

wardrobe; chest of drawers; dresser; bureau; wall unit; bookcase; bookshelf; shelves;

sideboard; china closet; china cabinet; buffet; cupboard; kitchen cabinet; kitchen counter;

carpet; rug; mat; bath mat; doormat.

Cosmetics and toiletries

toothpaste; toothbrush; dental floss; mouthwash;

soap; shampoo; hair conditioner; hair dye; hairbrush; comb;

gel; mousse; foam; oil; cream; powder; liquid; spray;

deodorant; antiperspirant; perfume; toilet water; cologne; lotion; hand lotion;

facial cream; moisturizing cream; cold cream; hand cream; paper tissues;

shaver; razor; razor blades; electric razor; shaving cream; aftershave lotion;

cosmetics; make-up; lipstick; lip gloss; rouge; blush; blusher; face powder;

mascara; eyeliner; eye pencil; eye shadow; different shades of eye shadow;

nail polish (BrE: nail varnish); nail polish remover;

manicure scissors; nail clippers; nail file; emery board.

Other related words

salesclerk; shop assistant; salesperson; salesman; saleswoman; salesgirl; shopkeeper;

seller; buyer; shopper; customer; consumer; dealer; merchant; manufacturer;

goods; commodities; merchandise; purchase; sale; trade; commerce;

shopping bag; carrier bag; shopping cart; trolley.

(Phrases for situations in a department store are listed in Shopping in the section Phrases.)