I don't shop much in the garment district anymore...mainly because by the time I get off work...most of the shops are closed. Since I rarely have a proper lunch hour, when I go at "lunch time" I'm running in to pick something up and head back to work, as quickly as possible.
So when a really good friend, Gaylen of GMarieSews, asked me to meet her daughter in the garment district to help pick her Mother-of-the-Bride fabric, of course I said yes. We originally scheduled it for last Tuesday afternoon but the weather was so bad that we changed it to today.
I'm so glad that we met today because the weather was perfect! I left home for NYC a little early to stop at a few stores and to savor my time in the garment district...
First stop was Gray Line Linens at 260 West 39th Street. I was there about six weeks ago when I saw these cut out linens...
I really wanted one then but decided to show some restraint. Today I bought this...
...and as I was leaving I saw this shelf...
so the gray striped linen in the picture is a 1/2 yard remnant that they sold to me for $2.50. It will make a great accent piece.
Then I walked across the street to Paron Fabrics. I don't go into this store much, probably because I remember shopping in that store when it was on 57th Street...and it was an AMAZING store then with the 1/2 price store upstairs. I faithfully followed them to 40th Street, when they had a full priced and 1/2 price store. I bought a lot from that 40th Street store but the store on 39th Street breaks my heart. It's so greatly reduced from what Parons once was. Most days I walk on by...but today I decided to wander in.
Everything in the store that's regular price is 25% off...so this came home with me.
I asked for 2.5 yards but ended up with 3 because it was the last 1/2 yard on the bolt for the price of 2.5 yards. And it was a great bargain to boot!!!
I still had time before I had to meet up with my friend's daughter, so I wandered into SIL. I love the threads, hug snug and other things in this store but nothing caught my fancy except for a bottle of Rit Dye, so I headed on across the street to Mood.
It's been awhile since I've been to Mood. I was good on the first floor but I made the mistake of going upstairs. I love the 3rd floor at Mood, truly I do! Of course, a few pieces came home with me.
...that yellow-greenish silky linen is Giorgio Armani and I had to have it! Also, it didn't hurt that I had $37 in Mood loyalty points to use...*LOL*
Don't worry we did get the fabric for Gaylen...you know the whole point for going to the Garment District in the first place! But it was a great afternoon...wonderful company...way more fabric than I really needed to add...but loved having the time to just wander!
...as always more later!