The French word vendeuse describes a salesperson employed at a couture house. These employees are carefully trained to be able to cater to each individual client's needs. One might be hired to deal with clients with classical tastes, while another might specialize in those customers with eccentric tastes. Vendeuses are required to speak several foreign languages and have a refined sense of the social graces as they are selling clothing priced in the thousands of dollars, usually to an elite group of wealthy women.
   See also Haute Couture.

Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry. .

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  • vendeuse — /vã d∅z/, it. /van dɛz/ s.f., fr. [femm. di vendeur venditore ], in ital. invar. (mest.) [donna addetta alle vendite, spec. in negozi di abbigliamento e profumeria] ▶◀ commessa, venditrice. ‖ aiutante, ragazza …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • vendeuse — [vän döz′] n. pl. vendeuses [vändöz′] [Fr] a saleswoman, esp. one who sells women s clothing …   English World dictionary

  • vendeuse — ● vendeur, vendeuse nom (de vendre) Personne physique ou morale qui procède à une vente, fait un acte de vente. (Le féminin peut être venderesse.) Personne spécialement chargée de la vente, dans un magasin, une entreprise : Vendeuse dans un grand …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • vendeuse — [vɒvendeuse də:z] noun a saleswoman, especially one in a fashionable dress shop. Origin from Fr …   English new terms dictionary

  • vendeuse — noun Etymology: French, feminine of vendeur salesman, from Middle French Date: 1913 a saleswoman especially in the fashion industry …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vendeuse — /vahonn duez /, n., pl. vendeuses / duez /. French. a female shop assistant; shopgirl. * * * …   Universalium

  • vendeuse — ven·deu·se s.f.inv. ES fr. {{wmetafile0}} commessa incaricata delle vendite in una sartoria o in un negozio di abbigliamento {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1939. ETIMO: der. di vendre vendere …   Dizionario italiano

  • vendeuse — {{hw}}{{vendeuse}}{{/hw}}Commessa di boutique …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • vendeuse —    (vanh DEUZ) [French] A saleswoman; a female shop assistant …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • vendeuse — ven·deuse …   English syllables

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