If you are a real-life tactile shopper, this is a place for you. If you love color, this is the place for you. If you shop with friends, wanna make a bit of a ruckus, and wanna make it a shopping party, this is the place for you. Many price ranges. Don't be afraid to ask, but don't challenge the answer, either!
Very helpful staff, great inspirational photos, showing how fabric was used by designers. Really creatively inspiring display and organization.
Prepare to be overwhelmed. Have time to spend. Buy it when you see it, because it will likely be gone when you come back. (Ask me how I know...)
Great for lace, standard and unusual formalwear fabrics, luxurious home dec, antique bridal trims, interesting novelty fabrics, silk prints, brocades, a boatload of wonderful coat and winterwear fabrics.
What can I say that hasn't already been said about Rosen & Chadick? What I can say for certain, is that quality and beauty still rule here. You've gotta know what you like, be willing to pay an appropriate amount for it, take your time, appreciate quality, and understand the PROFOUND difference between this store and many of the (remaining) others in the district. It is absolutely one of the best kept secrets in the district. For good reason.
Once housed in a HUGE space on West 40th Street, they have since moved twice in recent years. The business has changed. The customer has changed. Their eye for gorgeous stuff has not.
My heart skips a beat when I look through their offerings. The shirtings, the woolens (which work in all seasons, you know), the denims that least forever and wash like a dream, beautiful silks and specialty silks for ties... all sigh worthy. Long enduring relationships with suppliers from around the world make their unusual inventory possible.
Big broadway musicals, movies, plays - the wardrobe and costume people come here. The people who want to make to make luxurious clothing for themselves, for clients, for museums, with archival reasons in mind. They have been working with the best suppliers FOREVER. When is "forever"? 1952. Nowadays, that's forever...
It is quiet in this space, which is perfect for the peace-seeking creative. Do they have EVERYTHING? No. But that is why they are perfect in their selection of what they do have. There are no endless piles of ANYTHING in the store. Just the diamonds.