Speakeasy maps (2016 - 2017!)

"Speakeasy maps" are ever-evolving and constantly updated maps of garment district stores and services I have found over many years of creating/designing, selling, buying, learning, and interacting with the many businesses here in NYC. The list is ever-changing, because the district is ever-changing! The standard "speakeasy" map currently includes more than 35 vendors, and the others provide many vendors with specialties related to the type of map on which they are featured.  There are many more businesses beyond those I list here, but these represent some of the best, and some of my personal favorites!

* You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay via the PayPal service.  That is the secure service that allows electronic payments, using a debit or credit card.

The payment tab below is for a curated shopping map with descriptions of the best stores (and why I love them). It is $18, and can be purchased online via Paypal.  (You do not need to have a Paypal account to purchase via Paypal.)  The map lists many of the places we have visited on various speakeasies, and is, of course, ever-evolving. The map(s) you order will be sent to you as a link, generally within three business hours of your order. 

You may purchase a map by using the payment button directly below. Are there free maps of the district?  Yes, and you can find one by clicking here.  Keep in mind that free maps often have some outdated information, so use at your own risk. Purchase of a map assumes you have a desktop, laptop, or smartphone which makes this map useful/navigable for you. If a printed paper map is what you need, print a free one, by clicking the link referred to at the beginning of this paragraph. If you would like to purchase a map I have created, credit and debit payment options are offered once you click the payment button:

Standard Garment District "Speakeasy" source Map ($18):

If this button doesn't react for any reason, use this link instead.




Another choice:
Don't want to haggle, climb over piles of bolts, question fiber content?  Here's the "Best of the best" map ($20), letting you know where to go for apparel/home/accessories fabrics and notions, maximizing the use of your time for the best quality shopping experience and goods the district has to offer. Note: Some of these stores do not exist on any other maps offered here, and some (because of exclusivity) are not detailed on the site.



*There are other map options below this one - see each description to see the other choices!


Other choices:
A map of Home Decor Fabrics, Services and Notions stores in the district. Need your fabric printed?  Grommets in your curtain? Wanna make a baby bedding set? Wanna make something exciting?  Need your zippers cut to size?  This is the map for you!  This map is $12. (You will keel over before you can see them all, but you will likely go to the ones matching your taste and budget, which can certainly be done in one afternoon/day of shopping)





Tailoring Supplies:

This map is $20.  Where do I buy tailoring canvas, great fabrics for suits and tailored garments, the right tools, get my buttonholes made, the right hand sewing thread, clappers and pressing tools? I'll tell ya...





Leather and Leatherworking tools:

This map is $22.  Okay, this is a seriously researched map, thus the higher price.  The blog will tell you plenty, but this map is my sincerely dedicated effort, learned through my own trial and (expensive) error!


"Feet wet" map:

Never been to the District before?  Tourist? Tell me what you love, and this map will be made just for you, based on your likes/preferences.  For example: Handicapped accessible, quiet atmosphere, natural fibers, craft purposes, low price, historical costume... Just indicate what you need before sending payment.   This is a version of a "custom" map, so the price is the same as charged for the map below, BUT... if your needs are extensive or require research, a different payment amount may need to be negotiated. We'll talk...

Shoemaker's map:

After a few weeks of research, I have found where most of the supplies I'd love to use are sold... and it wasn't easy! This map is $20.



Custom map:

This map is made just for you, based on your request(s).  Contact me first, before paying for this, to make sure I know where to find what you need, and that I can provide a map within the timeframe you need. Note: Most things people seek are found within the maps listed above.








Comment on this page to contact me if you want a custom map for your specific quest! I'll be glad to help!





112 comments:

  1. I'm having trouble finding grey felted wool tweed to replace the tongues on a pair of beloved Austrian boots.
    Do you know where I could find some? Could you make me a custom map or just direct me to the most likely store(s)?

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    1. No need for a map froe a request this specific - try B&J Fabrics and Rosen &Chadick first. If no luck, try Mood and Paron.

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    2. Sorry for typos - answering on my cell...

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  2. I create Mardi Gras trains on the Gulf Coast and am interested in wholesale sources for crystal and rhinestone trims, sequined appliques, pearl trim, metallic laces, and silks and satins in small wholesale cuts (15 yds or less). I have accounts with Fred Frankel and Mokuba already. Can you create a map for me or will one that you already have meet my needs?

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    1. Yes, I can create a custom map for you, that will blow you away. Just order it here http://www.shopthegarmentdistrict.com/p/speakeasy-maps.html, and I'll send you the details today. I know EXACTLY which stores will serve you the best.

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    1. You are so welcome! Hope you found even MORE than what you needed!

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  4. Greetings! I am looking for black suiting fabric that would be used in the making of religious habits for a community of men. Once the right fabric is identified, I'd like to purchase by the bolt. Can you make a map for that?? Many thanks.

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    1. No map needed for this one. There are two garment district stores catering to that market. the first one is Grayline linen - http://www.graylinelinen.com/, and the other is Fabric Czar (Beckenstein) - http://www.fabricczar.com/. Between the two, you'll find what you need.

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    2. Thank you so much for your help. I will let you know how it turns out. Much appreciated.

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  5. I am coming to NYC and have Marcy 21 to shop in the garment district. I want to find funky zippers, closures, Chanel type jacket trim plus shops sells RTW garments that will be inspiration for my own ideas. I live Ivan Grundahl for example, as well as Donna Karan style I know this is not exactly sewing
    but I thought you would know where I could look. Should I call you to discuss a custom map?

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    1. Okay, for funky zippers and closures, I will give you one great store to look at: Botani (263 W 36th St). For RTW inspiration, it is all around us, but seriously... if you are just exploring, look in Macy's Dept store, which is an enormous treasure chest of research, if you want to see what actually SELLS. Here's one thing I learned long ago. If you wanna know what people are actually buying, and what merchandise actually MOVES, look at where it is located on the sales floor. Note how many of the items are left, in what sizes, colors, and price range. When it comes to Chanel trims, visit Mood Fabrics, specifically. I can certainly create a custom map for you, but I think the standard speakeasy map is probably the best bet for you, since all of the descriptions are there.

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  6. Do your Standard Speakeasy and Best of Best maps overlap? Or completely different? I don't know which to buy.

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    1. Best of the Best Map overlaps somewhat with the standard map, but isolates the best quality (and often pricier, as a result stores) Some of the stores on the "best" map aren't on the standard map, because they have fancier goods than the individual person sewing for pleasure or personal design projects would want to explore. If you wish to choose only one of them, and aren't doing anything very fancy or heirloom quality or serious costume work, I would say your best option is the standard one. There is a great deal of info there!

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  7. I am purchasing a map, however I am heading into the city tomorrow looking to replicate a specific lace swatch. It looks to be a quipure lace. Navy Blue, with a silver metallic thread running through it and heavily beaded. Any advice where to look? Thank you!

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    1. I would suggest Fabrics & Fabrics (when inside, ask Rahman to help you). If no luck there, try NY Elegant. If no luck there, try B&J.

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  8. I purchased your Standard Speakeasy tour on my husband's Paypal account(dr.crowe@att.net) on 3/14 and have not received it. I need to be able to print it before I come to NYC on Sat am. Please let me know about this.

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    1. Yes, I see it was purchased on the 12th, and I forwarded the link to his email address. I have sent it again this morning.

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    2. Thanks so much! I have it and am very excited to be coming to NYC and getting to use it. Do you have any sources for pima cotton knit?

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    3. For cotton knits, try B&J Fabrics, Elliott Berman Textiles, NY Elegant, and Mood. Among them, you will find MANY, MANY all cotton (and other natural) options, but I don't know who has pima cotton specifically.

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  9. hey Mimi! Do you know where I can go to get a variety of printed knits to make baby clothes?

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    1. That is kinda hard to find in tye district, but your best bets are B&J, NY Elegant, and Mood to find them (in that order)

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  10. I sent payment yesterday for a map and I have not gotten the PDFS file yet. I am in NYC and want to shop in the garment district tomorrow. Can I get the map tonight? Thanks.

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    1. I sent it to you this morning, to the email address associated with your Paypal acct. if you can check that email address, you will see it there. If you have an alternate email address, let me know.

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  11. My visit is 4/15. Could you make a custom map for felt for bags, sweatshirt fleece, soft stretchy poplin, stretch cotton.

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    1. Yes, I absolutely can. I would also like an idea of the bag size (general dimensions), type, and strength requirements, so I can recommend the right place for the felt.

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  12. Hellooo, I am interested in traveling to the garment district in search of a prom dress for my daughter!! Any suggestions as to where to go? Look forward to hearing from you! Thanks, Diana

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    1. If looking for the dress, not the fabric, the best placebis not in the garment district. It is http://estellesdressydresses.com, and it is worth the trip! For the fabric, go to Fabrics & Fabrics.

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    2. Forgive the typos. I've got a migraine.

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  13. OMG! For someone with a migraine, you gave a faster than the speed of light reply!!!! Thank you sooo much! Yes, we are only looking for the dress and YES, we are taking a road trip to Estelle's! Thank you so much Mimi. Hope you feel better!

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    1. Ha! So glad you appreciated the effort! Taking a nap ina few...

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  14. Hello,
    I just saw your map options and am headed to New York tomorrow. You probably won't have time to do a custom map, but which one do you suggest for best bets for looking for rhinestones and trims for a wedding dress? (specifically, a beaded belt). Thank you!

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    1. Yes, i can do a custom map for you, with great places to find rhinestones, trims, and the related supplies to make it awesome! As long as your request is sent before 9PM, i can answer you today.

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  16. I am a tourist sewer and quilter. I love to sew cottons and linen. Would love to see and feel some beautiful, organic fabrics while in NYC next week. I hope I'm not too late to get some advice!

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    1. I can certainly give you some great places to shop for cottons and linen. B&J fabrics and Rosen & Chadick and City Quilter are best for your quilting needs! Yes, you can find great fabrics in other places, too, but these three are the most shopper-friendly for your needs!

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  19. hi, could you give me an e-mail khmak@sfu.ca

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    1. You can simply ask the question right here, and I'll answer! What would you like to know?

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    2. Hi! Sorry, I didn't realize you replied. It's a very long and specific request for a custom map so if you could e-mail me, I would appreciate it :)

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  20. I am having trouble finding fabric for Board Shorts (polyester microfiber). Any suggestions? Thanks!!

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    1. I would try Spandex House, because, if they don't know, they can likely tell you where else to look!

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    2. And if you need the fabric in quantity, but want to order samples or swatches first, I can pretty much guarantee this company will age what you need - http://www.kendortextiles.com/index.htm They are great to work with, too. (Not in the garment district)

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    3. "have what you need" - sorry for typo!

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  21. Coming from DC area to garment district this coming Friday/Saturday, 6/24-25. Looking for fabrics for 2 clients, one a MOB. - elegant, interesting, good quality, but priced $50 per yard and below. Love bargain hunting, but first priority is finding suitable fabrics for them without wasting my time. Should I stick with the "best of the best" map, or have you do a custom map? For one dress, looking for interesting lightweight silk or other, maybe burnout - something that will swing & flow. For other dress, something with a little more body, perhaps with a few beads or damask/jacquard design. Suggestions for Mao purchase?

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    1. In your case, a speakeasy map would be the best, but based on your description, I DEFY you not to find exactly what you are looking at in two stores. The first is C&J Textiles, and the second is Fabrics and Fabrics. If by some MIRACLE, you don't find just what you have described in either of those two places, the general speakeasy map will give you other places to look. If you choose to purchase the map, I'll send you the link quickly. The two stores I mentioned are listed there with business hours. You'll need to visit both on Friday, as neither of them have Saturday business hours.

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  22. Thanks Mimi! I already deal with C& J online for my clients (they sent color/swatch cards), so I'm looking forward to visiting them personally. So happy to see you recommend them. Familiar also with F&F, and once again, I'll go see them too! Still I'm intrigued with your speakeasy map, so I'll purchase now. You're the best for providing this service - so glad to have discovered this site!

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    1. That's great! I know you were FLOORED when you saw the place in person... am I right?

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  23. I'm trying to get into the upholstery biz. Thrift store finds into unique quality pieces. I've been all over Houston and the web and can't find modern,fun, true upholstery weight fabric for under $30 yard. Im hoping for more like $15. I'm thinking of coming to NYC just to buy fabric. Do these fabrics exist there?!

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    1. http://www.shopthegarmentdistrict.com/p/speakeasy-maps.html
      The home decor map lists many different sources, including those in your price range! You can certainly find many fantastic things at the prices you seek, but they will certainly represent the more special/lucky finds among them!

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  24. Hi, Im am going to NYC garment quarter tomorrow, I am so excited! Looking for Millinery Supplies in particular. Just wondering if you know where I might source silk abaca? Thankyou, Michelle

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    1. Sorry - I can't say I know what that is. I'll look it up, and see if I get any familiar locations who carry it...

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    2. My search didn't yield any reliable results, but I know who would likely KNOW - www.customfabricflowers.com, and they can produce wonderful things that will blow your mind, if you would like to have experts create intricately shaped items for you!

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  25. Hello. I am planning a trip to NYC garment district. I am looking for wholesale midi/maxi cotton t-shirts and dresses with asymmetrical hems. Thanks!

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    1. This blog is about shopping for fabrics, not garments.

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  26. Hello, I am planning a trip to NYC garment district. I am looking for wholesale asymmetrical cotton midi/maxi cotton t-shirts and dresses. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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  27. Hi Mimi, I apologize on not posting here sooner as I just recommended your site to a sewing group that I belong to...back in March, I traveled to NY from DC/BALTIMORE area on a trip that had been planned for months. I had your map in hand and I had gone through each store description, made lists of hours, lists of exactly what I was looking for, prioritized stores by times etc. I had one day in the GD, as me and my BF had the other days together to do other activities. One other detail...I was sick as a dog with a sinus infection, but determined! Your map saved me! I hit 19-22 stores in one day, came back with (or shipped) fabric and hard to find notions, dyes, zippers, bra making supplies etc. Thank you so much...your maps are the BEST! Regards, Laura

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    1. No, YOU are the best, for posting such a glowing review. Thank you! Glad I could be of help!

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  28. What a great resource you are! We will be in New York next month. I have an online busines selling buttons, trims and interesting fabrics. I am wondering if you have a list of businesses in the garment district who sell wholesale?
    cathy

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    1. There are many ways to go about this search, but I'll give you some ideas, and you can let me know if you would like more information.

      Firstly, the answer will be different for lowest price vs. most beautful, most artistic, most unusual, in bulk, in quantity... You can search for my blog post entitled "Just Button It" for resources. If you need to buy in large quantities, visit the fashion kiosk in person or online.
      Vendor names - i can give you a good number of them, but probably too much info for you without narrowing down your requirements. Similar for trims, but fewer vendors. If you ever get a chance to visit DG Expo, that would be great for you. If you can tell me a bit more specifically what you're looking for, I'll point you in the right direction.

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  29. Hi Mimi,

    I found my unconventional wedding dress! A gorgeous white chiffon with a large floral print. Unfortunately, I think its made in China and there's no way I'm going down that route, so the alternative is to have it recreated here in the US. My question is, is it even possible to find that very same fabric and print (or something similar) in NY?? I can send you a pic if you want.

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    1. Send a pic to my email, but allow me to preface this with, if possible, the price will likely be wildly different!

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    2. great! how do I find your email?

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    3. I admit I'm technologically challenged...where is your email? I'll give mine as sablescorpion22@gmail.com

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  30. Thanks Mimi - specifically I would want interesting, unique trims and buttons at wholesale pricing. Maybe job lots? de-stash?

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  31. Hello, I'll be traveling to New York today and staying for 4 days. I have an activewear business and am looking for performance fabrics for leggings as well as mesh. Can you create a map for me or recommend the best performance fabric spots? Thanks so much!

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  32. I am going to NYC at the beginning of November. I am thinking about your Best of the Best map but not sure if it has what I like. I am not a quilter but love cottons and specifically Japanese prints and cottons. I also like other fabrics wools etc. Which of your maps would be best?

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    1. Best fabric stores map is likely too specific for you, and you are probably the type to appreciate the standard map, although it will include more information than you need (you can isolate what is useful to you.).

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  33. Hello, Mimi - wow, what a terrific site you have! So informative and helpful. My dear friend and I (we are hard core seamstresses) are coming to New York in early November for some equally hard core fabric/notions shopping. I'll be ordering a custom map for sure - apart from tailoring supplies, linings, zippers, buttons and trims, the fabrics I really want to look for are dress/suit weight knits, crepes, wool boucle, and linen blend slub/nubby weaves, as well as men's shirting. Wouldn't mind exploring taffetas and satins as well. My friend is into quilting as well as apparel, so she's going to want cottons along with what I'm looking at. My question is: we are figuring on a day and a half, and bearing in mind we'll have our patterns, swatches for matching and lists with us, do you think we'll be able to cover off a fair bit of what we're looking for in that time? Many thanks! Donna

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    1. Now, the general district map will suit you just fine, since the description for what you are looking for are complete enough for you to know which stores are for you. With only a day and a half to spend, I think you could really only do about 16 stores justice... tops! I'd be happy to isolate the stores on the map for you that are most useful, so you can plan efficiently. I don't think you would find a custom map necessary, since you are covering a reasonably wide range of fabric types, for which there are stores specializing heavily in exactly what you are looking for!

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  34. Hello, Mimi. Wow - what a terrific site! I'll definitely be ordering a custom map - will be in New York in early November. If I send you what my girlfriend and I are looking for by the end of this month, will that give you enough time to put it together?

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    1. That is far more than enough time. No problem!

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    3. Hi Mimi, I would like to purchase a custom map. I own a dance studio and we make most of our own competition costumes . We will be in New York City 9/30/16 to shop for material. I know we will be looking for lyrca and lace. Also looking for appliques ,trim and rhinestones. Looking for the unusual. Hope you can help us with a map of what we need. Thank you Kathy

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    4. Sure, I will! Just put custom (Kathy Glover) in your note with the payment, and i will create a custom map for you!

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  35. hi, do you know where i can get patterned/nursery themed flannel or other soft fabrics for making baby blankets, either in the garment district or elsewhere in nyc? i've tried mood, city quilters, and pins&needles on the UES, all with no luck.

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  36. Not much in the district for that. You are more likely to find baby fabrics in a home sewing store like Jo-Ann.

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  37. There's no Jo-Ann's in all of the city. Does anyone of another place with similar fabrics in the city?

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    1. You can shop JoAnn online, or you can try NY Elegant, B&J or one of the stores that have a more random jumble of a selection, like Fabrics Garden, A.K. or Swan... the stores that don't really have specifies "categories" of fabric.

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    2. There is a Jo-Ann in Staten Island and one in Westbury, Long Island. I assume you mean none in Manhattan or within accessible city limits... which I understand...

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  38. Wow! I'm coming to NYC from Dec 27-31 2016. I have been once before and managed to find Mood (with help from some lovely passers by), Elliott Berman and a couple of the awesome trim stores. I'd like to buy one of your maps so I get the most out of the time. I'm mainly interested in buying wool, silk, and viscose knits (though if anyone sells outdoor fabrics I'd be into that too).My two biggest concerns: I won't have a US cellphone so data will be expensive, and will things be open at that time of year? What map would you recommend?

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    1. You can buy the map, and ask for a printable list of locations in your comments. Then, you can bring your hard copy along!

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    2. Great, thank you Mimi. Would you recommend the standard map or a custom one?

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  39. Standard is fine, sonce i don't have to research your answer specificaaly.

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    1. Cool. I hear Parons is closing and maybe others will... should I wait to buy for a month or two?

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    2. No problem right now. Our big losses are done for the moment. I update the maps constantly, so uou'll be able to click the link fpr any updates on the places you decide to go before you leave. Your option!

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  40. Hi Mimi - Aargh - I'm a muppet! I ordered just now but forgot to ask for the link to a printable copy in the comments box. Please can you add this to my order? Thanks so much.

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    1. No problem! Laughing aloud at the word "muppet"! Will send it within the nect few hours!

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  41. Can I order a combo map - general and best of the best?

    Also, I am also looking for a fabric store that existed a while ago (10 yrs?)that was on the 8th flr of a building somewhere in the GD. It covered the whole entire floor. It started where you first got off the elevator and the door opened to furs, sequined embroidered fabrics and then continued on from there (wool on rolls);cottons- you name it that had it. I was awestruck when I first saw mink balls by the yard. (My only choice for fabric in Orlando is JoAnn ugh!!) I bought some pieces of fabric from there and I thought I kept the receipt so I would remember the name... but I can't find the receipt. Have looked for it several times over the years :(
    Thank you. Your website seems to have a great source of info...

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    1. Hi! Okay, Lori - there is a best of the best map AND a general map, but the two wouldn't really make a great combo map, because there would be SO many stores on it. The price to combine them would be the same as buying them individually. Google maps aren't efficient to print, but are convenient on the go with a smartphone, or to research at home before going, selecting before you make your trip, and isolating what is relevant for you. Generally speaking, when someone asks for a custom map, but is interested in exploring everything, I guide them towards the maps I have already made. As for the 8th floor store that you remember, I can only think of a few stores that occupy full floors, none of them on the 8th, but I think you may be describing B&J Fabrics, which is on the 2nd floor. Or maybe you could be describing Rsen & Chadick, which was also the 2nd floor, but has since moved? Metro Textiles perhaps? He has also moved since that time, but I don't think he ever has the whole floor...

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  42. I just sent a comment/request for a map - not sure if it posted or not, so this may be a duplicate...

    Would I be able to combo map - general fabric stores and best of the best in printable form?

    Also, I am looking for a fabric store that was located on the 8th flr of a building somewhere in the GD. They should just about everything - from mink balls by the yard to cottons. It has been about 10 years - they may not be in existence now.

    Your website seems to be a great source of info. Thank you.

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    1. Oh, wait... Maybe it was Mood?

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    2. no, it wasn't Mood Fabric-been there several times. According the link you had on your website (for free map) there appears two stores Elliott Berman Textiles (7th flr) and Metro Textile Corp. (9th flr). You said that Metro moved- wonder if this a new address or old on the list.
      I will go ahead and order the separate maps.

      Thank you for your help. Great website - I have added it to my tools bar!! I am finally getting back into sewing.

      Also, I saw that you have a "tour" in Jan. 2017. Do you plan on having more during the year? I can't make it to NYC for that date.

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    3. Actually, there was a tour scheduled for today, but I didn't have any signups, so I removed it last week. I realize now that people generally make long-term plans for tours, taking time to save up and plan a trip (if they're not local), so it is better for me to allow a few months lead time when possible. For that reason, I won't be adding any more 2016 dates, but will negotiate private tours, if someone asks. I lead more privates than groups these days. Just the way interest is leaning right now, who knows why?

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  43. I will be in NY again as I have daughter who lives there. I will check for postings of tours before I visit again.

    I got my maps and have planned my route for when I will be there mid-November. I am looking on the hunt for some really nice wood/cashmere/camel hair/alpaca fabric to make a winter coat for my other daughter who lives in Denver that hopefully will last a lifetime. Thank you. I can't wait.

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    1. Try these places in this order: Rosen & chadick, B&J, and Elliott Berman. Note: All three will have something GUARANTEED to blow your mind, and you'll be left with the agony of choosing!

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  44. I just purchased the home decor fabric map. I just noticed you have a custom map with more focus. If you think a custom would fit my needs better can you make that switch? I am arriving tomorrow with Tuesday as my shopping day. Looking for home decor at low prices. Nothing to fancy just solids and good staple patterns like stripes etc. Linens, drapery sheers and a bit of velvet. Maybe a bit of cool faux fur for pillows. However, I'm also a huge hoarder of ribbon and have been to Mj trimmings etc but looking for deep bargains in this area as well. Thanks!!

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  45. Yes - I have sent you a home decor map - I do have a couple of additional suggestions for you, but not really worth the purchase of a custom map instead, or in addition to the information I have already sent, so I'll just email you directly with my additional suggestions.

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  46. Hi, I got a Speakeasy map in March 2016. Do you have updates? I saw that Paron's has closed. I am coming in about 2 weeks and particularly am looking for patterned rayon knit for dresses. Do you have recommendations besides Mood?

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    1. Maps are being ever-updated. As long as the map you bought then is still being offered, the link you used then will still work now

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    2. Oh, and for patterned knits for dresses, go to Elliott Berman and NY Elegant. Between the two, they'll absolutely have what you need. Are there more stores? Of course! But those are definitely first stops...

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  47. Hi, Sorry, I didn't get everything in my first question. Do you also have a list of stores for buttons and closures? Are you by chance doing a tour on Nov 14 or 15?

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    1. No tours planned for November 14 or 15. For buttons and closures there are great stores that will have all you need, without needing a map to identify them individually. Botani, Pacific, Daytona, Joyce, M&J, Mood, Tender Buttons, are the best!

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  48. Hi Mimi,
    In September I purchased your Best of the Best Map. It is great! I leave for NYC tomorrow, I have read that you also have a printable version that I don't think I received or I can't find. I have been using the Google Map version. I would like to also have the printable version. Please advise how I can get a copy.

    Also do you have a recommendation for wool fabrics specifically for coats. Fabric such as Pendleton?

    Thank you so much for sharing your valuable knowledge. I can hardly wait to discover your suggestions.

    Toni

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    1. There is no official printable version. I just do it as a favor when asked. Best wool sources are Rosen & Chadick and B&J, by far. There are others, but those two are sure to have what you need!

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    2. Thank you for your quick reply. Those are already on my must see store list! :-)

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  49. Hi, I am looking for a replacement fabric for a Groom backpack purse. The original fabric is heavy polyester with a bonded backing. It is fairly heavy but washable. Probably some type of home dec fabric would work. Could you suggest a place to look for some type of polyester bonded fabric as a substitute? I am looking forward to using by map to find many treasures.

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    1. Specialty fabrics like what you are looking for would be tough to find specifically, although Quick Fusing (search blog for details) will fuse any fabrics you may wish to choose to simulate this look. Try Mood Home and the upstairs of NY Elegant, Prime Fabrics and Beckenstein Fabrics.

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  50. I am looking for beaded/rhinestone appliques for dance costumes and would like your map expertise. Would a custom map be better, or one of your other options. Thank you!

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