July 2, 2012

Shopping The New York Garment District

Oh what fun this was!!  

Shopping the Garment District in New York was so fabulous, it was almost overwhelming!


The first stop was "Mood".  This three floor fabric store is featured in the show "Project Runway"


This is "Swatch" the greeter at "Mood".  He just wanders the fabric aisles looking for love!


And he had a lot of aisles to wander....Look at all of this fabric.  Three floors with thousands of fabrics, floor to ceiling.


Here's my "Mood" Purchases.  I know, I should have gotten more, but I was paralyzed by so many choices


My next stop was B & J Fabrics they had tons of fun graphic fabrics


I got this fabric at B & J for my friend, he has a booth filled with midcentury, retro, and art deco...I can see a retro chair or stool covered in this....Jack, this ones for you!



This next store totally flipped me out I just stood with my mouth
 open....M & J Trimming

A wall of ribbons


Buttons


And lace trims


This is where I bought yards of lace, trims, and embellishments


I have a few projects in mind for these lovelies!

 If you ever get anywhere near NY, you've got to shop the garment district...I Love New York!

Happy Creating!
Carol



41 comments:

Gina said...

Oh my goodness, what a dream! I completely understand that you were paralyzed by so many choices. That happens to me too...overwhelming!

Caroline said...

How utterly incredible!!!! I am here in little New Zealand, and since the massive earthquakes we are down to two only fabric shops... small! Seeing this made me sooooo.... well, no words describe it! Your choices were gorgeous too!

Debbie said...

Debbie wipes drool from the keyboard...

Marilyn said...

I'd be looking really funny - paralyzed with my mouth hanging open. I'd need a day by the trims and buttons, never mind all those fabrics. Have fun with the trims and all.♥♫

Celestina Marie said...

WOW Carol, My mouth would be hanging open too. What a fabulous place to shop. It would be hard to decide what to purchase with all those choices. Love the fabric you brought back. Simply amazing wall of ribbon, buttons and trims. I would be in heaven!!

XO Happy Creating, CMD

Sherry said...

Wow, I think I would just love these shops. I am afraid I would be overwhelmed and have trouble make choices. It look like you had a fabulous time.

Melodee said...

looks like what HEAVEN must look like:) haha! how fun!!

Debbiedoo's said...

My goodness, I had never seen so much fabric and buttons. You must have been in Heaven!

pipigirl said...

all i can say is GET OTTA HERE!!!! im in AWE. id soooo be in trouble......

lynn said...

oh, the fun i could have in that last store! tfs, carol!!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Carol,

I bet you had so much fun deciding what to get. I can't wait to see how you use the fabric and the trim.

Dee

Simona said...

Ciao Carol che fortuna avere dei negozi così tanto riforniti, in Italia sono molto rari.... Se fossi entrata io in quel negozio ci avrei sicuramente speso tutto lo stipendio... Un grosso abbraccio
ti seguo sempre Simona

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, I wouldn't have known where to start, Carol! I probably could have spent a day in each place. Love those trims you got. Are the fabrics arranged in any organized way or just different styles and patterns mixed in together?

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh I would be in so much trouble, I can't believe that is all you purchased...I would be dragging the bags to get them home...lol
Haven't been to New York fabric district ever and I even lived on the east coast.
Thanks for sharing

Sandy Michelle said...

WOW! I saw the store on Project Runway. You could get lost in there for days! I LOVE that retro fabric you bought for your friend!

Sandy xo
sandy-sandyscreations.blogspot

A Paris Flea said...

I know it's all been said but, WOW!
How on earth did you contain yourself? I would have had to taken a second mortage and hired a semi to get all the goods home. Thanks for being in the "MOOD" to share.

Mickie

Kasia said...

Oh I can just imagine how much fun you had! :) Walls of ribbon and lace o.o a dream! And I love your choices too! Cant wait to see what you do with it!

Hugs,

Maki said...

Hi, Carol, you sure brought home some lovely purchases!!! I'm afraid that I would be so overcome by the abundance that I would leave empty handed. Then get home and begin to think of all the lovelies I'd missed out on.
I know you'll be using all in amazing ways and I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!!!
Hugs, Maki

Meg @ Mood Fabrics said...

So glad you were able to visit Mood and meet our mascot Swatch! Please come back again soon.

Egretta Wells blog said...

If someone gave me money for a shopping trip anywhere in the world, I would go to Mood first! I love Project Runway and to think you actually went to see all that fabric. Drool. And then to all those other great stores. Drool. I love what you chose. Drool.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Aww..Stitch would have come home with me!
AWESOME stores and love all the lace and trim and embellishments! Fun for sure! Any "antique finds"!?
Trying to keep cool. It feels like Florida!
Deb :)

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Was it happy overload? I know it would be for me !
(())

mizdarlin said...

Ooooh...not fair! For those of us who can only fantasize about such a fabulous treasure hunt, this borders on the erotic...*sigh*

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh my goodness--when I saw the wall of buttons I think I almost had a heart attack! I love the fabrics you got at mood. I would be in heaven there!

Bethany Pete said...

Ooh what a trip!! So many embellishments & pretties, absolute bliss!!!

Elyse said...

holy guacamole, carol! were you just going bananas? i haven't been but i have been to tinsel trading.

what fun! happy creating with your new treats!

xo
elyse

Little Miss Maggie said...

Carol, those trims are gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you do with them. I love visiting the garment district in L.A. So much fun and hard to choose.

PastMastery said...

Oh how I wish we had shops like this one in the U.K. I'd go completely mad!
Can't wait to see what you do with it all....
Sue

Dina said...

Wow wow wow! What an awesome store! I'd get lost in it! Ha! And how cool is Stitch!! I think it's awesome that he is allowed to be there :))
I'm looking forward to see what you come up with

Vicki said...

OMG. My brain is on overload just from the pics. How did you ever decide? lol What fun. Becky does not have a blog. Met her through my blog. I need to introduce you two! She is a hoot and the best hostess ever.

Simply Lokal said...

Oh, my...wow! The pictures tell me that I would be so "dazed and confused" in trying to decide what to get. Glad you got some things. What fun!

Sisters Treasures said...

Wow, Carol, I'd have been in fabric/lace heaven! I'm envious (in a good way)!
My total weakness would have been the lace and trim store! Thanks for sharing.
Betsy

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh My Goodness! I too would be so overwhelmed. What beauty! How could a person chose? Thank you for posting such good stuff. I hope I get there someday. Karie

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

that's a pretty amazing place Carol. I think I would have been totally overwhelmed. And I loved what you bought!

Your son is right. The storms were so scary and they were like hurricanes only quicker. We were quivering down in my basement one night. xxoo Happy happy 4th

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Wowsers!! Talk about overwhelming but I'm sure it was SO much fun!! With all these notions and fabrics to choose from, I'm curious as to whether the prices were really good.

Nancy said...

Hey Carol!

What an amazing trip! Love the shops you stopped at; so neat!

Have a happy 4th!

Nancy

Nancy said...

Don't you just Love it!! You can also order from M & J online. Please tell me you went to Tinsel Trading??? Between Both posts it looks like you had a Wonderful time!! The Next time you get a itch for NY please call, I am there!!

Huggs, Nancy

Katie said...

Oh my goodness!!! I have been to the city and loved it, and want to go back! Now I really want to go back! I did'nt go to the garment district :-( I think a long weekend in NYC is in my near future! Wanna go back?! XoXo

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Carol,

This looks similar to the greatest fabric and notions store on the west coast; Britex Fabrics where I've been several times at the time we frequently did consulting work in California. The volume of things to choose from is overwhelming!
Love to you,
Mariette

Sue@House Pretty said...

Thanks! New York is on our vacation to do list. The New York Garment District will be one of our stops. My husband just doesn't know it yet, lol!

Janice L. Lopez said...

His name is "Swatch"