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A Walk to the Garment District


Yesterday I walked over to the Garment District in search of corduroy fabric and ending up finding exactly what I was looking for at New York Elegant Fabrics, located on 40th street between 7th and 8th Ave. I've shopped there many times before and can always count on finding a great selection of good quality corduroy in every color I can dream of. Although you will not find bargain basement prices here you will find a very helpful and friendly staff and an incredible selection of fabric. The shop is around 20,000 square feet with two levels and carries everything from cotton shirting to brocade. The first time I came across this shop I was a little intimidated by the "elegant" in the name. I'm glad I was brave enough to venture in because I was pleasantly surprised to find everything I could ever want under one roof with the friendliest owners and staff. As always my experience yesterday left me leaving the store very content. This Thursday I should have some new corduroy purses available in the Pesky Cat Designs shop. Stay tuned!



Comments

Sounds like a wonderful place to go to. I could spend hours looking at fabric. (and I don't even sew)
You are so lucky to have such a wonderful shop so close to you. Can't wait to see the new bags, it's the highlight of my week!
Anya said…
Thanks for the walk
i wish I could walk there :-)
Sounds FANTASTIC !!!
I would have loved to take a walk to the garment district with you. I could spend my day doing just that. I love New York! and fabrics, despite the fact that i still haven't taught myself how to sew. Can't wait to see your new gorgeous designs. Thanks for stopping by Elisa! Hugs from Gina
Sandrine said…
Oh that sounds like a great place district,I imagine it bigger than I can even imagine:)I am sure this would have really filled your creative spirit Elisa!Looking forward to seeing your new designs.
PS:Thanks for the lovely wishes:)x
alissa said…
ooo looks like a great spot! i love going in fabric shops - all of the colors in one big fabulous blur!
Next time I'm in NYC, we'll have to get together!! I wish I had been able to explore more. : )

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