Thursday, September 9, 2010

Shopping: Metro Textiles

Continuing on my review of stores in NYC, my next stop was Metro Textiles. As I mentioned before, this was my first time in New York. I had a difficult time looking for this place... I luckily had my phone to sort of help me out... which led me to the general vicinity of store. Unlike Mood, it did not have a sign in the window. I had to guess which building it was and look at the directory to find Metro Textiles. Then you take the elevator to the appropriate floor (I can't remember which one it is... you have to look at the directory) and then around the corner... POUF... there it is! :)

Kashi, the owner, is very inviting and helpful. He coerced me into buying more fabric and than I wanted to buy... hehe... but I love every piece! He even said he would ship it for me so that I didn't have to worry about my luggage. :) It's a small space, but the store is filled to the brim with fabric. Like his website says there all sorts of different types with a great selection.

Unfortunately, I was too busy purchasing fabric that I forgot to take a picture with Kashi and his store. Instead, here's a glimpse of my fabric purchases...

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There some wools, rayon knits, cottons, and silks... for a whopping total of 26 yards! Eek!

I totally recommend stopping by. He also has a mailing list that you can join, where he sends you swatches. I'm glad I was able to stop by!

9 comments:

petiterepublic said...

ahhh! that is a beautiful print! (the wool) i cant believe everything is only 26!!!

toy said...

I haven't been to metro in years, how do you get on this mailing list?

Eugenia said...

Beautiful fabric choices. Kashi is so lovely and helpful and has some really nice fabrics in stock!

meli88a said...

Ooh, that houndstooth looks so delicious! You're going to have a gorgeous coat or jacket soon, I can tell. :)

Dei said...

Kashi is cool-ness. I love his dingy digs because you get great fabric at even greater prices. Bahaha...I want to go shopping.

Angela said...

@petiterepublic - Hehe... I didn't feel like I bought a lot and so didn't think that 26 yards would come out of it.

@toy - I just signed up when I was there. I'm sure if you call him up he'll add you to the list. :)

@Eugenia - most definitely!

@meli88a - I sure hope so! There's quite a bit there so hopefully I can eek out more than a coat.

@Dei - This is very true! He has good quality fabric with great prices!

Sheila said...

I forgot to mention in my last comment... Welcome to Newww Yorrrkkk just think of Alicia Keys song...lol

I am so glad you made it to Kashi and your fabric haul is full of fiber scrumptiousness. Can't wait to see what becomes of them.

lynne said...

Are you serious???? Look at that houndstooth, Angela!

cidell said...

i feel like Kashi can talk a sewist into ANYTHING. I always leave there with twice as much fabric as I planned!