Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Another Nifty Trim Store: Shindo on W. 36th

Address: 162 W. 36th Street, New York, NYC (between Broadway and Seventh)
Phone: 212-868-9311
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.)


  1. This is a new one for me. Thanks!

    Have a happy Fourth of July weekend.

    New York Sewer

  2. This is going to sound odd, but the store front is so nice looking that I had always assumed they were to the trade/wholesale only. LOL. THey just look to nice and neat for me.

  3. What Clio said -- I, too, thought Shindo was strictly for the trade only. I'll be stopping in; sportswear trims are a real pain to find, and wool foldover braid? Whoo-hoo!

    Thanks, again, Meg, for another great find.


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