RECOMMEND FABRIC SOURCES
230 W 38thStreet, 7th floor- The best price and reliable solid color selection for all qualities of silk (charmeuse, taffeta, chiffon, organza, crepe, etc). Not a shop like Mood, more of a warehouse, but open to the public, no minimum for yardage.
225 W 37th (btw. 7th and 8th Aves) 3rd floor- Big selection of printed silks/cottons, denim, wools, knits, helpful staff, and generally a good price. Also great for trimming: lace, velvet, knits, and even buttons.
525 7th Ave (btw. 39th and 38th, enter through big doorways to the right of Starbucks, elevator to 2nd floor)- wide selection, great for printed cottons (Liberty of London, Japanese cottons, Indian ikats), very big lace selection, beaded lace. Tends to be on the higher end pricing.
270 W 38th (btw. 7th and 8th Aves), 3rd floor. Great selection of vintage laces.
257 W 39th (btw. 7th and 8th Aves) Street Level - This shop is my favorite for designer remnants and interesting prints. Great selection of silks and linings, and a very helpful staff. Once you are in the store, there is space in the back and to left where all the fabrics are 50% off. It's a little hit or miss but sometimes you can find the perfect thing, and at a steal!
222 W 40th St (btw. 7th and 8th Aves) Street Level- this is a large store with a huge selection. Nice variety of heavy weight silks, printed cottons, and stretch fabrics.
RECOMMENDED TRIM SOURCES
218 W 38th St (btw. 7th and 8th Aves) Street Level- good selection of velvet/grosgrain ribbons, lace and crocheted trims, and buttons/interesting closures.
1008 6th Ave (btw. W 37th and W 38th) Street Level- big selection of velvet and grosgrain colors, bridal accessories, veil pieces, and elegant trims.
242 W38th (btw. 7th and 8th Aves) Street Level- lots of bling, rhinestones, accessory trims, feathers, etc.
225 W 37th (btw. 7th and 8th Aves) 3rd floor- Great lace trims, beaded/rhinestone trims, satin, grosgrain, and velvet ribbons.
102 W 38th (btw. 6th Ave & Broadway) AND 210 W 38th (btw. 7th and 8th Aves)- great for a variety of trims, rhinestones, feathers, beading, embellishments.
142 W 38th (btw. 7th and Broadway), ground floor- great for buttons, lace, colorful trims.