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“Very good if you have your clothing tailor made”
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very good if you have your clothing tailor made”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

My wife makes her own party dresses and was amazed by the fabrics she saw here (39th St, between 7th and 9th Ave.)

She spent an entire morning walking around, in and out many of the fabric stores and talking to people. Everybody very friendly and some store owners even recommended other stores based on her questions.

Visited April 2013
Thank mauronr
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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“We didn't SEE very much!”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

We walked down 7th Avenue to see the Fashion District, but there really wasn't that much to see. I feel like we must have "missed" something. We didn't go to the Fashion Institute, so maybe that's where you see more real fashion.

Visited April 2013
Thank Mike L
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Gorham, Maine
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44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“Stretch fabric, here we come!”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Having several girls who figure skate, our bi-annual speed runs to NYC always "lycra heaven". Spandex House, Stretch World, and Stretch House...you name it, they have it! Just be forewarned, it helps to have an idea of what you are looking for...or better yet, visit their website and jot down item numbers and descriptions. This time around, I realized that sewers bring their own scissors to make cutting swatches from huge rings of samples faster and easier. Remember, this is NOT JoAnn Fabrics, ready to serve you....these are real working fabric suppliers who are operating on "New York" time. Another hint or two? The stores can get warm so be prepared to take off your coat and there is absolutely no room for strollers!

Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“Not what it used to be”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Used to love shopping for trim and amazing buttons at the Garment District in NYC and Los Angeles. Fewer and fewer shops with cool items and even fewer helpful staff around... While I still go for fabrics once in a while, buying buttons online can't be beat for selection, price and convenience. I used to just shop on Michael's online store but I started using lotsofbuttons.com and I can't imagine going back to bin diving at a retail store anymore.

Visited December 2012
2 Thank JohnLiu212
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Sydney, Australia
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“Wander Around ~ World Fashion HQ ~ Once ...”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Explore the Fashion Capital of the world before the days of cheap overseas labour and imports.
It is a relatively small area within 34th and 42nd Streets and 5th to 9th Ave
Large variety of shops and stores.
Numerous workshops above street level.

Visited August 2012
5 Thank Newo
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