People normally wear my merchandise.
I join things, I separate things, I am in the things.

Who am I?


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a zip (or possibly velcro)


a zip joins things together when zipped up, and separates things when unzipped.
a zip is worn as part of clothing.

  • $\begingroup$ read first line. you were close. $\endgroup$
    – Rahul Bali
    Oct 8, 2017 at 12:04
  • $\begingroup$ I suspect the answer is YKK, the manufacturer of 90% of the world's zippers. I'm leaving a comment on this answer instead of leaving my own, as this answer was basically 90% of the way there. $\endgroup$ Oct 20, 2017 at 18:59

Perhaps you are...


"People normally wear my merchandise."

People purchase and wear clothing, which are made of threads.

"I join things,"

Thread can be used to tie things together, thereby joining them.

"I separate things,"

Thread can be used with fabric to sew a pocket. Things inside a pocket are separated from things outside the pocket.

"I am in the things."

Threads are in clothing.

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    $\begingroup$ for "I separate things" perhaps a "Thread" in the programming sense, where different tasks are said to "Run on different threads" and it is common to 'start a new thread' when you want something to run separately. $\endgroup$
    – MMAdams
    Oct 9, 2017 at 17:20

You are

Cleavage Couture, makers of the Cleavage Couture Bra.

People normally wear my merchandise.

Well, yes.

I join things, I separate things, I am in the things.

    n 1: the state of being split or cleft;
           "there was a cleavage between the liberal and conservative members"
      4: the line formed by a groove between two parts
         (especially the separation between a woman's breasts)
      5: the act of cleaving or splitting

    v 1: separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
      2: make by cutting into
      3: come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and
         resist separation

so that "cleavage"[5] via "cleave"[3] means cleavage joins things;
"cleavage"[1] separates things, and
"cleavage"[4] is what you're involved in.

(I suspect your riddle is too underspecified and may be Too Broad.)


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