Monday, November 16, 2009

New York Garment District

I sponsored my second  NY fabric shopping trip on Nov 7.  Forty-four enthusiastic sewers descended upon the Garment District eager to shop til we dropped.  I contacted Frank from Greengerg and Hammer, which is normally closed on Saturdays, about opening the store for our trip.  He said sure, he'd be glad to open as long as we were his first stop.  So when we arrived in NY we went straight to his store (  We were pleasantly surprised at the door by the beautiful personalized welcome sign!   Special thanks to my new friend JC for taking the picture!  That's me and Erma, an ASG member from NY.  Once inside, the store we were treated to mimosas and gourmet pastries!  Frank and his staff were marevelous. They gave us discounts and had some merchandise marked down forus.  Greenberg and Hammer has an extensive notion line, and they have an on-line catolog as well.  If you are looking for a hard to find notion, check them out.  I found some much needed bow tie clips, they will surely come in handy this prom season!   As we left, each one of us received a pretty pink gift bag filled with sewing notions!some of the other merchants that gave us discounts included Metro Textiles, Chadick and Rosen, Mood, and Parons.  I'm planning a third trip in May, maybe an overnight just can't see everything in one day!  Happy sewing everyone!


Aminat said...

I can see you all had so much fun...and thanks for your comment on my last post, I am just trying to keep the mojo Have a nice day

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I'm so glad you all had such a wonderful time! Let me know the next time you are in NYC so that we can meet up!!!

Kat said...

Sounds like you had so much fun! And if you don't mind, please keep me in mind next time you have a trip planned to NYC for fabric shopping. I missed PR Weekend this year but am always looking for an opportunity to go if I can find another cohort in crime to go with me from the Poconos to NYC.