While I was in New York, I said I had stopped by some well known sewing related shops! Lindsey T has a very good garment district guide along with reviews here and a map. She is an awesome resource! (Thanks so much~!)
First up... Mood Fabrics. I saw the store signs on the 2nd floor windows of a building, but no store front on the street. You have to take the elevator to the 2nd floor. It was a very old school, cute elevator... there was an elevator attendant who had to close the doors and take you to the floor you needed.
The store itself is very overwhelming... there are three floors of fabric, and they have quite a selection.
Inspiration boards with swatches were everywhere...
I saw many associates helping people, and they seemed very knowledgeable. I didn't purchase anything due to time restraint and was just too overwhelmed. I did have fun walking around, and it was a great experience. It is a bit on the pricer said of things, but not as much as I anticipated. I don't know how the Project Runway people get all their supplies here in 30 minutes though... that's insane!