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Fabric Shopping in NYC


NY Elegant Fabrics (photo via Threads Magazine)

I spent most of today perusing bolts of fabric in search of some new textiles for my fall collection of handbags. I brought my camera along with intentions of taking lots of cool photos to post on my blog but instead got swept away by all textures and colors. By the time I remembered that I had a camera with me I was already carrying several bags of newly purchased fabric rendering my hands useless for photography. I promise that next time I will have more self control. My first stop today was NY Elegant Fabrics located on 40th street in the Garment District. They have a great selection of fabric and the staff is very friendly and helpful. I purchased some fabric and headed over to a couple more shops in the area. An hour or two later I was on a bus headed downtown to Chinatown. 
There are several great fabric shops on Broadway in Chinatown that have really excellent prices and I was hoping for some bargains. My favorite shop in this area is P & S Fabrics. The owners are the nicest and it is always a pleasure to shop there. I found this blog post about P & S Fabrics with great photos here. A few bags of fabric later I was on my way home via the subway's R train to 14th Street Union Square. When I emerged from the underground I was among all the vendors at the Union Square Farmers Market. I stopped to purchase some wheatgrass for my kitty Anni and some broccoli for a stir fry. When I reached home I was exhausted but content. I placed Anni's wheatgrass on the windowsill and called it a day. 

Comments

Kjersten said…
Love the picture! Would love to see more next time, too.
Leslie said…
Thanks for the photo. I've had this happen when I'd planned to blog about something but got busy and swept up; later to realize I didn't take pics! So you're in good company. Wow, the garment district sounds like a candy store for fabric lovers. I can't wait to see what you come up with for your fall collection!
StaroftheEast said…
Wow! That's what I call a fabic store!! Awesome!
OMG! Looks and sounds like HEAVEN!! I may not sew (I get my mom to make my kids things), but I have this thing for fabric....I love fabric!!
Loddelina said…
A lovely post, what a great day of shopping!
I can't wait to see what you bought...

I have yards and yards of fabric at home but that doesn't stop me from wanting to buy more whenever I see something nice (I guess fabrics replace shoes in our type of women...)
Sandrine said…
Looks like a day in wonderland;)!Can't wait to see your new collection...
Laura Trevey said…
Congrats to you as well on the Gift Guide!!

Have a great day ~~

xo Laura
Laura Trevey said…
Now, I am signed in ~~
Thanks for visiting!!

xo Laura

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