Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Los Angeles Garment District

My friend Daisy and I went to the LA Garment District for fabric shopping yesterday.

As I expected, it was packed with people. I work just a few blocks from the LA Garment district so I often go there for a quick shopping during my lunch hours on weekdays, but it wasn't as crowded as it is on weekends. One of my cousin owns a whole sale jewelry and accessories business in there, but I got so tired of walking I didn't even stop by their store.

It was so crowded that we would get separated from each other. Hey, Daisy!! I'm here!!!!

You know how Toile fabric is expensive at retail stores, at garment district, you could get it around $5.00 per yard and if you buy more than 10 yards, you'll even get a discount!

Because the time was so limited, we only went into a few fabric stores even though there were more than 10 blocks of fabric district.

I'm going to bring my daughter here for her middle school graduation dress this year.

Although I am not so crazy about perfumes, I was so fascinated by the blocks of whole sale perfume district. Literally any brand name you want would be found here and you would've paid fortunes at department stores.
In additions to fabrics, I bought a few other things.
The small nick knacks like these angels are usually sold by a dozen. I bought them for a dollar a piece.

These are the fabrics I bought for my dining room cushions, pillows, and slip covers for these 2 old chairs. For the wholesale prices I paid for each item, and all the fun we had, it was well worth the long walks and the drive there on the weekend.


Melanie said...

Great stuff! The fabric is gorgeous and I like your pedestals and angels ... especially for the prices you got them at!

Tracy said...

Love the fabrics! Your photos remind me so much of Canal Street in New York City. No fabrics there, but knockoff handbags as far as the eye can see. Can't wait to see your finished chairs.

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

I love the LA garment district. Have you ever tried the alley dogs (hot dogs wrapped with bacon and topped with guacamole)? Yummo! I would have gone crazy at the fabric store with all the toile. Looks like you had a fabulous day.


kate said...

Great shopping trip, thanks for taking up along!! it was fun, great buys, but it was crowded.
i would in a furniture/fabric store,and the toile we sell is about 29.99 a yard, which is considered cheap. I ll come with you next year!!

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