Have you bought anything from this store? If yes were the prices competitive?
Yes, I've shopped here several times. It's my go to place for zippers for if I need quantity or selection. They have all sorts of zippers from long sleeping bag/tent zippers to regular garment zippers. The other place I get zippers is the Fabric Planet (the not fancy one). At Fabric Planet you dig in a bin and the selection is smaller and more haphazard.
As for pricing, this one of those places that seems to size you up and then tell you want price they think you'll pay. I always get them down to about half of what they originally quoted price. Just a general tip for shopping the LA fashion district, blend in. Look like you're in the industry and not just a home sewer who is use to paying $1+/zipper.
Were the sales people polite and friendly?
The sales people are few and far in between. They're usually busy ignoring you, doing something else or begrudgingly helping someone else. You're kinda on your own. If you ask if they have X or Y. Their first response is always "no" even if it was right in front of them. This is actually pretty typical of lots of places in the area.
How would you rate the quality of the item this store sells?
I haven't seen too many well know zipper brands there. I haven't had a zipper fail so I would say the quality is good enough. The also have a wall of buttons there. Most are the cheap, plasticy kind. I haven't bought any of these.
How was your shopping experience. Is there anything you did not like about this store?
The place looks like they get leftover from production runs. Lots of digging in random cardboard boxes. There is some organization but after it's been dug into by so many people, I'd say about 25-50% of what's in the box doesn't belong there. That's the section in the back of the store. In the middle is more organized. They have them sorted by length and color. If what you need isn't there, you're stuck digging in the back.
Would you shop here again?
Yes, primarily because of the selection and prices.
Would you recommend this store to others?
Yes if you can put up with the digging (required) and haggling (optional). There are definitely more organized zipper sections in other stores.
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