Friday, June 21, 2013

NYC Garment District

I love almost everything about New York City, and the Garment District is no exception.  My favorite store has got to be Paron Fabrics. 
Their inventory is nowhere as overwhelming as Mood's, which is a good thing.  It's almost as if they only carry the good stuff, so you don't have to waste your time going through everything else.  I was looking specifically for white tweed or boucle', and I only found it at Paron.  I have found great fabrics in their half-price annex in the past.  The staff is always very helpful and generous.

Two doors down from Paron Fabrics is Daytona Braids and Trimming, where I found various trims to coordinate with my white boucle'.

My favorite store for notions is Steinlauf & Stoller (for some reason I don't have a picture of it).  It's a great source for hard-to-find quality items like wide horsehair braid and pre-cut steel boning (as short as 4").  They had the best price on large sheets of waxed tracing paper (only $6.50 each, compared to $12 at other places).  Tip:  bring a cardboard tube to roll it in to keep it from getting damaged during the rest of your shopping and trip home.

I had to get up early to get this shot w/o people hanging around this man.

Nor sure why there are 5 buttonholes

No comments:

Post a Comment