Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; closed weekends
Online store: n/a
Best for: All sorts of trims for sportswear
If you sew a lot of sportswear you should definitely schedule a trip to Shindo on W. 36th Street in the Garment District. They have the best selection of sportswear applications—braids, piping, tape, cord, etc.—that I've seen in NYC. I was also fascinated by their foldover wool braid in a rainbow of colors and super soft; this could add such a sharp finish to fall jackets, sweaters and outerwear. Shindo carries ribbons and lace and other trims as well, but unless you're looking for a specific color you can find these items at lower prices elsewhere in the Garment District. I found the staff to be pleasant and helpful (which is important because no price or content information is displayed), and I always appreciate a well-lit store in this area. Worth checking out.
|Soft foldover wool braid in loads of colors.|
|Extra points for the cool window display! (Mannequins wrapped in ribbon.)|