Monday, 20 October 2014

Garment District New York

This morning we took a stroll around the Garment / Fabric District of New York.

We started on the corner 39th Street and 7th Avenue where there is (whoops was) 
an Information Centre serving the Garment District. This has since closed but look at 
the bronze statues there.

And the famous big button and needle,

So we wandered around the area and found lots of specialist fabric shops.
No quilting style fabrics though as they were are fashion fabric stores.

But we did have to go into the famous Mood Store and I did buy some ribbons there.

Then it was on to M and J Trimming which is a really comprehensive ribbons, 
braids, trims, etc shop. This had been recommended to me by Gaylene and 
it didn't fail to impress. Basically wall to wall ribbons and braids.

Mark was up the ladders provided getting down narrow velvet ribbons for me.

There were more shops like this but none as well organised and comprehensive as this.
But I guess lots had closed as there were empty shops in the area and some of the 
shops I found on the internet were no longer there. A sad sign of the times.
Maybe sewing will stage a revival!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Robyn
    M & J is legendary!
    One of my creative bloggy friends prefers Tinsel Trading, 828 Lexington Ave, New York 10065, especially for trims as she says M & J is expensive!
    Tender Buttons, 143 East 62nd Street, New York 10065
    If you're still in NY you may like to have a look!
    Enjoy the rest of your trip!