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.