Thursday, November 1, 2012

Let's say you wanna fabric shop NOW...

Here are some places you can go, who are happy to have electricity, and are happily up and ready to serve you:

Rosen & Chadick
NY Elegant Fabrics
Fabrics & Fabrics/ Lace Star

I haven't heard from many of my November 2 tour participants, but if any of you want to shop tomorrow, I do know that at the very least, these stores are open and fully operational!

Some trains are running, making it possible to get there, too (depending on your starting point), although the mood of the city isn't really supportive of fabric shopping right now...

Just wanted you to be aware of the possibilities!


At November 2, 2012 at 11:29 AM , Anonymous QuiltB said...

It's great that you can get into the city & shop at the stores that are able to be open. I'm sure they'll appreciate the business, storm-weary as they may be right now.

What about online orders? I'm wondering which stores can handle those. You have to have the staff there to process orders, the merchandise has to be OK wherever it's housed, the trucks have to be able to get it in/out, and shipping could depend on flights & airports operating fully again.

We like to support our favorite stores, but would orders right now inundate them or stress them, not help them? Should we wait til transportation is running as usual & the stores can clear any order backlog? Have you spoken to any of the stores about this, or could you?

At November 2, 2012 at 9:38 PM , Blogger mimi jackson said...

I have spoken to a few... And Tge answer is... It depends on what you want, how much of it, and when... For any independent sewer, you should just let them know what you need, and they'll let you know if they can accommodate you.

At November 3, 2012 at 1:00 AM , Blogger ~Ruth said...

Mood's warehouse in NJ has no power and some flooding. They're taking orders online but are telling customers that shipping will be delayed.

M&J and Trollbeads don't have power so they're not open and not shipping but you can place an order online if time isn't an issue for you.

At November 3, 2012 at 12:10 PM , Blogger mimi jackson said...

But there are also many garment district stores who will simply cut what you need right there in the store, and ship it out to you.

At November 3, 2012 at 3:04 PM , Blogger mimi jackson said...

"the" answer... what the heck is "Tge"? Why does my phone love to correct any misspelling of "the" to "Tge"?

At November 3, 2012 at 3:05 PM , Blogger ~Ruth said...

Yeah, I know, but I just ordered from those stores on Wednesday so I know what's going on with them specifically. I don't live in NYC anymore but I still buy fabric, yarn, buttons, trims, etc from my favorite haunts. My dad had a place on 7th when I was a kid. Trying to save the garment district from afar. :)


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