Class Code: 8008

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 8008 applies to a store engaged principally in selling any or all of the following merchandise at retail:

1.    Ready-to-wear clothing and wearing apparel, including suits, coats, dresses, knitwear, hats, shoes, rubbers, slippers, undergarments, sleeping and lounging clothes, ties, hosiery, haberdashery, gloves, scarves and aprons. This classification includes any incidental alteration work.
2.    Dry goods, including piece goods, yard goods, embroideries, veilings, laces, textile trimmings, curtains, draperies, blankets, bedspreads, sheets, pillowcases, tablecloths, napkins, towels and handkerchiefs.
3.    Miscellaneous sewing accessories, such as buttons, buckles, slides, tapes, buckram, yarn, thread, thimbles, needles, pins, hooks and eyes, dress shields, hat bodies, artificial flowers and zippers.

Other types of operations assigned to this classification are:

1.    Demonstration of wearing apparel in retail stores.
2.    Coat or hat checkroom concessions.


1.    Dealers in ladies’ handbags shall be assigned to Code 8017—Retail Stores NOC.
2.    Stores principally engaged in selling sporting goods, such as camping, fishing, hunting, baseball, football, bowling or basketball equipment or supplies and incidental clothing shall be assigned to Code 8017—Sporting Goods Stores.
3.    Stores engaged principally in the mail order sales of clothing, wearing apparel, or dry goods to individuals shall be assigned to Code 8032—Clothing Stores Wholesale.


Note:  Refer to Note listed under Code 8001 for underwriting guidelines that are applicable to stores and dealers.

State Addendum
Massachusetts Refer to Note listed under Code 8001 for the approved interpretations applicable to stores and dealers.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 1.09

Construction Exemption Required: No