Monday, August 6, 2012

It's a Material World is Closing...

It's a Material World
257 W 39th St
New YorkNY 10018


Yesterday, I happened by the door of this place where steep discounts abound, and saw the news... "Going out of business".  Looks like they are offering some pretty steep disounts while they push some inventory out the door. While there are a good few months left, there's time to skip on over, before you blow the chance to get what's good!  Literally, a place to just stop in and see what's good.  They do seem to have an AWFUL lot of denim, these days. (And hum Madonna songs while you're in there.  They love that... I'm kidding, of course.)

I've been there countless times over the years.  Fun place!

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10 Comments:

At August 6, 2012 at 11:12 AM , Blogger Peter Lappin said...

Mimi, it took them three years (at least) to close the 35th St. store, so hopefully this won't happen imminently. It reminds me of those camera/objet d'art stores that used to line Fifth Avenue with "Going Out of Business" or "Lost our Lease" signs way back when. It was a ruse, if I recall correctly.

 
At August 6, 2012 at 11:48 AM , Blogger Clio said...

LOL - Peter is right! I'll believe it when I see it!

 
At August 6, 2012 at 1:27 PM , Anonymous QuiltB said...

I remember when some store at 239/39th had GOOB signs in the window 2 summers in a row...then next time I looked, different name, but same fabric. That side of the street seems to have a lot of turnover.

 
At August 6, 2012 at 5:54 PM , Blogger mimi jackson said...

They told me "before the end of the year" Let's see!

 
At August 6, 2012 at 5:55 PM , Blogger mimi jackson said...

Haha! We should take bets!

 
At August 6, 2012 at 8:10 PM , Blogger mimi jackson said...

I must say, it doesn't seem to be a safe game to play if you want repeat business... Dontcha think?

 
At August 7, 2012 at 11:15 AM , Anonymous QuiltB said...

Well, the first time, the sign caught my eye & I went in out of curiosity. The second time, I just laughed & went in to see if anything had changed (no). The third time, when it had a new name, I really laughed, because I recognized the same cotton florals behind the counter! Only things that had changed were the name on the business card and the color of the card. The business itself must have been turned over lock, stock, & barrel.

 
At August 9, 2012 at 8:20 PM , Anonymous IreneDAdler said...

I went in yesterday to check out their selection, and I saw some pretty enticing wools in the back of the store, some for $9.99, and some labeled "Designer" for $18.99 I think. I'm not an expert in fabric quality so I dunno if it's as much of a bargain as it seems, but if I were more confident in my sewing skills I probably would have picked up a couple yards to make some fall/winter dresses.

 
At August 10, 2012 at 9:27 AM , Blogger mimi jackson said...

Hey, while I wouldn't recommend a trial and error approach, there are many ways to get your skills up to snuff for that fabric, or get help (teacher or hire someone to do the parts you can't) to create the things you dream of!

 
At March 25, 2014 at 6:04 AM , Blogger mimi jackson said...

I have received many comments on this post, and while many were profanity laced (and not shareable here), it does seem that the overall experience of this store from "those in the know" is generally not a good one. To sum it up, a reasonable spot if your time and money investment will be low, and you're not committing to a large quantity of anything. A fun store for playing and experimental projects.

 

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