Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Shopping: Mood Review

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.

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Inspiration boards with swatches were everywhere...
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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!

9 comments:

petiterepublic said...

omg~ i am so jealous! i cant believe you left without any fabric ;) i guess you didnt run into tim gunn there!!

MushyWear said...

Wow, what an opportunity. I hope I make it there some day!

Candice said...

Wow how awesome! I can not wait to get to visit New York and finally shop at Moods! Very cool!

Dei said...

I know what you mean. I've been to Mood just once and it was a life altering experience. It is overwhelming to see all of that GORGEOUS fabric.

Adelaide B said...

mmmmm.

Eugenia said...

You've made we want to be back in NYC again. In the past few years I have bought quite a lot from Mood fabrics - I'm still working my way through it!

Angela said...

@petiterepublic - No, Tim Gunn that day. :(

@MushyWear - I do recommend the place... so much fabric... so many choices!

@Candice - It was super cool. I hope you get a chance to check it out!

@Dei - Oh so gorgeous!

@AdelaideB - I totally was gawking while I was in the store... that's embarassing!

@Eugenia - Hehe... I know. I miss NYC already, too! Hope you get to go back soon! :)

Sheila said...

Another great store, but at Moods I just browse becaue of the pricey stickers and will tell anyone a must go to store.

Monique said...

Wow! That looks like fun. I love the inspiration wall.