I usually try to go to either New York or Los Angeles a couple times a year on a buying trip and it's been a while since I visited my friends in the Garment District of LA. With my shopping list in hand, I spent 3 days scouring through warehouses and picking out great fabrics so I could bring home the goods!
There is also a biannual fabric trade show in Las Vegas which Victoria, our buyer, and I enjoy exploring to find the latest beautiful fabrics for our customers. On top of that, fabric companies send us a lot of swatches and many sales reps come by to help keep our shelves full. But, there is nothing like being in a warehouse chock-a-block full of fabric and getting the deals!
It all makes Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics in Berkeley one of the most dynamic fabric stores - we bring the best goods to YOU!
This last week while I was in Los Angeles the weather was beautiful! Look at these photos and see the clear air. I also loved the heat. I hope you enjoy them and the photos of my buying escapade!
|Great view from my hotel room in Marina Del Rey!|
|Ready to swatch!|
Some of the warehouses I get to go around and cut a "swatch" of what we want to order - yes love walking around with scissors and a bag to fill!
|It's getting crowded in here!|
|So much fabric to go through!|
|So much wonderful fabric!|
|The aisles are closing in on me!|
|Or is the fabric wall getting higher?|
|Looking for a healthy lunch can be difficult on the road - |
Here at this burger stand I ordered a great Chicken burger -
no buns, but lots of avocado, lettuce, pickles and smiles! Yay!
|This is how our fabric is rolled from tubes and folded onto boards!|
|Tubes ready to roll!|
|Part of our order!|
|Born to buy!|
|My friend's beautiful new warehouse!|
|Ol' timer still cutting - Irwin says hi Dad!|
|Yes another healthy lunch downtown - Yes!|
|Time to take the stairs :)|
|Great to be back home with my husband juicing for me!|
So, now I am sitting at my desk waiting for the trucks to pull up with lots of beautiful fabrics!
You may be interested in what goodies I found...well - let's just say that if you like Wool, Rayon, Knits, Silk, Cotton and Fur - you won't be disappointed! Now is always a good time to just stop by to see what's new!
I also, of course, found some great fabric that I am choosing for more of the Daughter's Fall Collection!
Here's a look at my new Mixit Sewing Workshop top I got to wear for the first time today - I love it!
Wishing you a day of ease and creativity,
2518 Shattuck Ave @ Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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