It's a Material World
257 W 39th St
New York, NY 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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Monday, August 6, 2012
It's a Material World is Closing...
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Not many words, really. Just the photos. I'm proud of it. It isn't mine, and I nearly tear up at the thought of having to part w...
There's a reason why I've been so quiet on this site lately: I'm now working for Mood Fabrics ! I've been a loyal shopp...
There are no pictures with this post, and, believe me, I defer to the company's own website photos for this, which give a great impress...
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.ReplyDelete
They told me "before the end of the year" Let's see!Delete
LOL - Peter is right! I'll believe it when I see it!ReplyDelete
Haha! We should take bets!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
I must say, it doesn't seem to be a safe game to play if you want repeat business... Dontcha think?Delete
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.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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!Delete
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.ReplyDelete