I’ll be travelling to New York City at eastern break. Can anyone provide interesting information about fabric shops? Any advice?

Thanks a lot.

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    Feb 27, 2012, 02.01 PMby patti-r

    Wear comfortable shoes, no time for heels or high wedges.

    You can do a Google for “NYC fabric shops”, There are several, from fashion to upholstery.

    NYC is mapped out by Avenues which run sort of North and South unless one way, Streets run sort of East and West.

    Mood is located on 37TH Street near 7Th Avenue, check the map online to see what is near so you can plan your day.

    Found this guide: http://www.paulanadelstern.com/fabric/guides/

    The above guide is an older one, make sure you verify some shops are still open.

    Have a great time!! Hoping others have more input!!

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    Feb 27, 2012, 04.45 PMby bjr99

    The garment district is the home to the best fabric and trim stores in NYC. It is located between 7th and 8th Avenues on 37th street to 40th street. There are stores for knits, wovens and everything in between. Like Patti says, wear comfortable shoes. Many stores have a minimum limit on charge cards so some cash may be helpful. You can spend a couple of days shopping. Have fun!!

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    Feb 27, 2012, 04.45 PMby bjr99

    The garment district is the home to the best fabric and trim stores in NYC. It is located between 7th and 8th Avenues on 37th street to 40th street. There are stores for knits, wovens and everything in between. Like Patti says, wear comfortable shoes. Many stores have a minimum limit on charge cards so some cash may be helpful. You can spend a couple of days shopping. Have fun!!

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    Feb 28, 2012, 01.43 AMby jenss-1

    Everyone has their favorites, but this blog will give you some tips: http://www.shopthegarmentdistrict.com/ Most shops are in the area mentioned by bjr99 above. Some are street level, but some of the higher-end shops like B&J and (sort of) Mood are not – so it’s good to have list of addresses in advance. (In my opinion, Mood is overpriced, but there is a very good selection). Also, some shops – especially bead shops are outside of the main area. MJ is a well known trim shop, but for bargain prices, go to Daytona on 39th. Beautiful high-quality trim can be found or just admired at Mokuba on 38th. There are lots of bargain fabric shops on street level – if you have the energy, best to just wander. Check the hours for your most important stops if you go on a weekend – some are closed Saturdays, and others on Sundays. Have fun!

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    Mar 3, 2012, 08.01 PMby dgprado

    Thank you all!!!

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    Mar 7, 2012, 11.38 AMby merche

    NYC. You lucky girl, have a great time. Que envidia de la buena!!!!!

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    Mar 10, 2012, 11.02 PMby AC1972

    hi there, im just back from NY, went for my 40th! i’ve got to say that i found lots and lots of what i call viscose / jersey nasty old stretchy fabric in lots of little shops BUT then i wandered into Mood shop !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OM!

    Be warned! if you’re not used to the whole NY thing, to get into Mood you have to enter a building lobby and take a lift to the (i think) 2nd floor before you find it. Its not ‘on the street’ and i had to look hard for a sign. Once in its fab u lous though! When we were there it was full of fashion students all looking for fabric for their designs! it was electric!

    And i found a notion shop where zips were $1 (about 55p)

    Enjoy, take few clothes for more space in the suitcase and dive in!

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    Mar 30, 2012, 05.36 PMby dgprado

    I’m travelling tomorrow… More news, sunday 8.

    CIAO

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