[Tagging] Shop=bag & shop=haberdashery in wiki map features page

Jaakko Helleranta.com jaakko at helleranta.com
Tue May 15 01:27:27 BST 2012

I bought a laptop backpack from a shop that sells bags just a bit over a week ago. 
My wife bought a handbag and some small bags.
Neither of us bought a travel, nor were these bags travel-related.

The store sells also bags that are clearly luggage.
They don't sell travels ;)

So, these stores sell bags. And luggage. They're only (indirectly) _linked_ to travel business. Just like mobile phone or dive gear shops are.

I think I commented in my previous post that (for some reason) shop=luggage sounds/feels better than =bags (to me). I think =bags would be ok, too.

Just my 2 cents,

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-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.Net>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 14:56:40 
To: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools<tagging at openstreetmap.org>
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Subject: Re: [Tagging] Shop=bag & shop=haberdashery in wiki map features page

At 2012-05-13 03:38, Mihkel Rämmel wrote:
>Someone (Suslikk) has recently added shop=bag & shop=haberdashery to map 
>features page. Both tags are only very few times used. shop=haberdashery 
>is used 20 times and shop=bag is used 33 times (shop=bags is used 70 
>times). Haberdashery doesn't have it's own wiki page an is quite an 
>complicated word. shop=bag has its own page in russian on english page 
>(since april).

What does a shop=bags store sell? Luggage? I would use shop=travel.

While I always thought a "haberdashery" sold hats and other mens 
accessories, it's quite an old-fashioned word, and rarely used in the US. 
Apparently, it also has a different meaning in the UK, according to 
wiktionary and M-W. I'd avoid it on these grounds and use 
shop=mens_clothing or maybe mens_accessories for the former. For a "yarn 
barn", the US chain Michael's has such things as well as art supplies and 
has been tagged shop={craft|crafts|art}.

Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.net>

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