Garment District
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The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
Long Island, NY16,137 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
There are plenty of places to grab material and textiles. Many places to shop for clothes. Pizzerias and delis in the area.

"Shmata, Shmata, Shmata, Shmata...I can't give it away on 7th Avenue. It doesn't matter" - The Rolling Stones
Written March 24, 2019
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loanroadster
California32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
walked into a place that looked like a drycleaner to get temp shelter from the rain. discovered a bunch of coats in plastic. They were all Michael Kors brand. Wholesale before being shipped off to the stores. Scored an awesome red wool MK coat for $110. Next time to I go to NY I'm taking an empty suitcase and filling it with clothing from the garment district.
Written October 14, 2014
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M0mmaNurse
Camano Island, WA42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
A fascinating tour I found just by googling "Garment Districy NYC" cost us $60 and a morning. We met outside a retail/wholesale trimming and notions establishment. I foolishly didn't purchase anything (what a great selection!) thinking we would hit this one during out tour. Don't miss our--arrive early and select what you like. The tour encompassed 6 different designer studios with products from jewelry to fur coats, beautiful leather purses and other clothing and accessories. The group was small--about 12-15 and some participants were repeat attendees. They indicated that they saw different designers each time, so it was well worth their coming back. Prices were about 1/3 of retail, and although not all the clothing (too young!) was to my taste, I did find a few items to purchase. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and almost all of the studios were welcoming. Highly recommended for something "different" to do in NYC!
Written February 18, 2015
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nycbookwriter
New York City, NY88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Solo
The Garment District is a veritable hub of fabric, trims, and notions . . .all within an arm's reach. Most stores lie between 7th and 8th Ave, from 34th to 40th streets (okay, the best ones). Do remember to take your fabric requirements with you, or make sure your smart phone is powered up to search and search. Sometimes the shop owners are abrasive, but all are highly helpful. They will send you to another store if you ask for something they don't have, and all are filled to the gills with expensive to cheap fabrics. Though, enter this area with a full wallet as you will leave broke. Yes, broke. It doesn't matter how faithful you are to your list there is always something that will make you spend "just a little more."

Mood, famous from Project Runway, lies 37th between 7th and 8th, and yes it seems everyone wants to go there now. The prices can be high, but if you are wanting high end names (and quality) then yea . . . for instance, you can certainly own an Oscar de la Renta . . .a la your sewing machine with Oscar de la Renta fabric from Mood. I do. I own two to be precise. Spend a few hours here, as there are three floors and ample staff to help you. If you are kind, smile, and really need the lift just ask an associate to let you use it (though, being lazy and trying to use it will most likely get you a no). Though, keep in mind there's an elevator from the street to the store (and the doorman will automatically know you are going to Mood (trust me), but once inside Mood it's the stairs to jump levels. My favorite section is the silks, which I never seam to escape with less than a hundred bucks in goods. If you are looking for the tourist experience, former cast mates of Project Runway work in the store and Patches is there from time to time. Though, the fabric will always take center stage. Be prepared to get a little overwhelmed.

Aside from a plethora of great shops, Ebad's (literally around the corner from Mood--across from a Scottish bar) sells good, functional fabrics at mid range prices. I go to him for wearable muslin fabrics, as whenever I bust out a new blazer, pants, or shirt pattern textiles from him make the first go around. Of course, ask him for near any fabric or notion and if he doesn't have it he'll send you to a great number of stores (just not Mood). ;)
Written December 9, 2013
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Ryliss B
Gig Harbor, WA34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Friends
The garment district is easy to walk, but do your homework first. Most stores are located between 7th and 8th Ave, from 34th to 40th streets.

Pattern catalogs are not always available so you need to know how much fabric you need for whatever garment you plan to sew. Shop as if you are professional in the sewing business, and be nice. There is always a greater payback for you when you are nice.

Best buys are found at Metro Textiles Corp. 265 West 37th Street (Between 7th & 8th Avenues) Suite 908. Kashi is a jobber who is able to find wonderful fabrics and sells them for unbelievable prices.

Go to Mood, the fabric store seen on Project Runway. It is located just down the street from Metro Textiles at 225 West 37th Street, 3rd floor. They have everything and the sales people are knowledgeable and helpful.

Paron Fabrics is another wonderful store located at 257 West 39th Street.

Tons of trim stores are located in this area but walk over to M & J Trims, 1008 Sixth Avenue (Between 37th & 38th St). They have a great selection of trims and BUTTONS!

Written July 27, 2012
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girlygirl321
Pennsylvania102 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
There is a tour called Garment District Special Access Tour and its about $60 a person. I booked this tour thinking it would be a fabric tour with historical facts about the garment district, but its not. Its a tour that takes you to designer boutiques and they pressure you to buy things. Just a heads up. The Garment District in general was crowded inside the stores making it hard to look at anything. I left some stores because of it. I don't know when's a good time to go, I went on a Friday and Saturday becasuse that's when the stores are open. Lots of students shopping at Mood. Hard to see anything there.
Written November 3, 2016
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MariaS6660
New York City, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
I am visiting from Colombia. So, my family and I came for vacation to New York City. We had to stop by and look around in some of the stores in the beautiful garment district. One store stood out to us today, which is why I am writing this review on here. Ebad Fabrics was the first and best store that we checked out. The owner and workers all knew spanish well and were all very positive and inviting. We purchased some great quality stretch velvets in a couple of different colors. We bought some stuff at some other nice stores as well, but they started our day and experience off in a very positive and exciting way. Highly recommend you visit them first!
Written June 2, 2016
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Dale G
Inverness, FL47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
Here's where you earn your stripes. Yes you may have to walk a few blocks but the shopping can be worth it. See where the cloths are made and sold as well as the fabric and all the trimmings. These small stores sale their "samples" for CHEAP prices. We bought jeans for $5 as well as nice shirts and sweaters. Ladies bring a good bag to load down with these great buys. And don't forget the shoes sold here!
Written October 10, 2013
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Oleg Y
Belgrade, Serbia2,703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
Rambling in our neighborhood, in the area of Seventh Avenue and going to the west, that is, to the Hudson River, one day we stumbled in rather curious district in the Midtown of Manhattan.
That was so called Garment District between the 34th street and 42nd street. Here in the fifties even in the beginning of the sixties , You could have seen many stores, carts outsides filled with the goods, suits ready to be loaded in the parking nearby trucks and transported to the huge markets of New York. Then that was very usual to spot the workingmen pulling the racks of clothing on the busy sidewalks in the Garment District or Garment Center or Fashion Center.
But all this industry started much earlier, in the beginning of the twentieth century. That were immigrants from Eastern Europe, especially the Jewish people who made the real outbreak with the knitting industry and offered the various production for the wide population, inhabiting New York. Since the arrival of cheaper overseas labor and production, has begun the decline of this industry in Garment District. Now passing along these streets between the Seventh Ave. and Ninth Ave. You can perceive the remaining names of the textile stores on the facade of the high buildings that flank these narrow passages ,otherwise mainly whole such production shifted to other regions of New York, even to other states within USA or to other countries of the world.
What we now have as the memories at these glorious times of the fashion in New York are the monument to the Garment worker, one bronze statue by Israeli sculptor and the small cutting and sewing rooms as well as zipper, button and supply stores in the Garment Center.
However the major fashion labels, such as Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Donna Caran, Lise Claiborne and others renown names still have the showrooms, production facilities and support offices, here in Garment District.
We became aware of the new things from the history of New York.
Written July 21, 2014
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Dale B
New York City, NY57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Friends
Fashionistas and artistic types, teens and up, will enjoy visiting the fabric, trim, bead, ribbon and button shops galore clustered mostly (though not exclusively) in the 37th to 39th Street area between Fifth and Eighth Avenues. Mood Fabrics (225 W 37) is where the Project Runway contestants often shop, but it's surrounded by similar and related stores. Just looking in the windows at hundreds of thousands of items, from loose beads, jewelry parts, and fabulous ribbons to buttons, feathers, trim and sewing tools of every description is a visual treat, and when you browse, you'll find that many are inexpensive enough to inspire a simple craft project or even just buy as a souvenir. If this is the kind of thing you like, you can spend hours "just looking."
Written May 28, 2014
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