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English translation: houseware, furnishings vs. textiles and apparel

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English term or phrase:hardlines vs. softlines
English translation:houseware, furnishings vs. textiles and apparel
Entered by: Catherine Bolton
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09:23 Feb 20, 2005
English to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Retail / retail store depts
English term or phrase: hardlines vs. softlines
Retail outlet categories of goods - "store departments"
Pike
Croatia
Local time: 11:19
housewares, furnishings, etc. vs. textiles and apparel
Explanation:
Here you go.
The first site defines softlines:
Comprehensive inspection & audits services for softlines (textiles & apparel) : factory audits; initial, in-process and pre-shipment inspections. Softlines includes but not limited to piece goods, men's, women's and children's apparel, accessories and soft home textiles.

The second one lists softlines:
Comprehensive inspection & audits services for hardlines : factory audits; initial, in-process and pre-shipment inspections . Hardline includes but not limited to housewares and home decor, small appliances, sporting goods (including shoe/footwear), furniture, luggage, and seasonal products.

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Note added at 21 mins (2005-02-20 09:44:25 GMT)
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Sorry, \"second one lists hardlines\"
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Catherine Bolton
Local time: 11:19
Grading comment
Thank you all!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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5 +5housewares, furnishings, etc. vs. textiles and apparel
Catherine Bolton


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housewares, furnishings, etc. vs. textiles and apparel


Explanation:
Here you go.
The first site defines softlines:
Comprehensive inspection & audits services for softlines (textiles & apparel) : factory audits; initial, in-process and pre-shipment inspections. Softlines includes but not limited to piece goods, men's, women's and children's apparel, accessories and soft home textiles.

The second one lists softlines:
Comprehensive inspection & audits services for hardlines : factory audits; initial, in-process and pre-shipment inspections . Hardline includes but not limited to housewares and home decor, small appliances, sporting goods (including shoe/footwear), furniture, luggage, and seasonal products.

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Note added at 21 mins (2005-02-20 09:44:25 GMT)
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Sorry, \"second one lists hardlines\"


    Reference: http://www.bureauveritas.com/pages/softlines_inspection_audi...
    Reference: http://www.bureauveritas.com/pages/hardlines_inspection_audi...
Catherine Bolton
Local time: 11:19
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you all!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Johan Venter: Also found it on www.mckinsey.com
5 mins

agree  juvera
3 hrs

agree  RHELLER: sounds good to me :-)
7 hrs

agree  rangepost
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agree  Charlesp
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