Planning a trip to the Garment District in New York City? We’ve got a store to add to your must-visit list. It’s called Fabrics & Fabrics, and it’s located at 270 W. 38th Street on the third floor. The store has the most scrumptious selection of designer silks, brocades, wools, knits and more, and most of it is neatly arranged so you don’t have to hunt through bolts piled on top of each other.
Penny Payne, fabric editor, and Carlos Correa, Vogue Patterns designer, visited the store last week to source some lace fabric, and I went along with them to hunt for fabric for the V1467 pea coat I’m making as part of our sewalong. We all struck gold. This store is also a favorite of sewing educator and Threads contributor Susan Khalje.
If you’re looking for bargains you might be better off along W. 39th Street, but if you love sewing with the same designer fabrics you see on the runway, then this is a store you need to see. You also get lots of personal attention. Fabrics & Fabrics does have an online presence, but it doesn’t come close to matching the volume of fabrics you’ll find at the Garment District store. Worth a visit!