Thursday, October 25, 2012

NY Trim store review: Joyce Trimming

Joyce Trimming

Address: 109 W. 38th Street (close to Sixth Avenue), New York, NYC
Phone: 212-719-3110
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 6:30 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Online store: ejoyce
Best for: Unusual findings, buttons, closures, beads, trims, handbag handles, frames, closures, straps - and at great prices, too!

As described on the web, Joyce Trimming's buzzwords are "Heat Transfer Shop, Purse Supplies, Appliques. Beads, Beaded Trim, Braids, Buckles. Buttons, Chains, Cords, Flowers. Fringe, Fur & Feathers, Home D├ęcor ..." 

And wow, it is all that AND a bag o' chips...

This post can be best categorized as a "fresh" look at Joyce Trimming, since the June 2009 post by Meg introduced the uninitiated to this wonderful palace of a trim store, but I just have SO much to add...

For one thing, the button selection is all kinds of cool.  They seem to have found even the funkiest versions of everything plain there is.  It is this wonderfully curated collection of buttons that inspires so many different ways to use and feature them. Talk about a creative jump-start!  

I also must mention that their leather trims are not only exciting, but a good 50% of the prices charged at some of the other leather purveyors in the neighborhood.  And I do mean the EXACT. SAME. STUFF.

Great sequin selection too. Hot fix and sew-on.  Wonderful colors.  Easy as pie to see and decide.  

I may have shared my fear of bead stores on this blog in the recent past.  Like sweaty palm, shortness of breath kind of confusion, indecision, I-must-leave-now kinda fear.  Well, Joyce solves that.  Not intimidating.  Set up in a way that lets me find things.

So, what else can you get there?  They are THE place to go for Swarovski crystals. Bling galore!

And hey, someone was looking for those little metal buckles used to make kids overalls?  Joyce!

Hot fix sequins? Joyce!

Prettiest of pretty lace trims? Joyce!

I've been to Joyce before, but today, in that store, I almost felt like I went to heaven.  You gotta go.  You just gotta...

Note: This is not an ad, but a testimonial. I don't do solicited posts, so trust me when I say this is my own gut reaction to this place.