So i'm designing the interface of an ecommerce website that acts as a platform for stores, and naturally, there's a search box in the navigation menu.
For each of the elements in the navigation bar, there's a dropdown menu with the subcategories (e.g. Electronics -> Phone, Tablets, etc.).
One of the elements in the navigation bar is called stores, and the dropdown lists the stores per category.
If I want to allow people to search for a specific store, should I include a search box in the dropdown menu, or is the one in the navigation bar enough?
On the one hand, I want to avoid repeating the same element, but on the other, I want it to be real easy for users to find a specific store.