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Message Board > Fabrics and more... > Fabric shopping in London: Any can't-miss stores? ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

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Fabric shopping in London: Any can't-miss stores?
Any can't-miss fabric stores in London ?
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Date: 3/5/10 6:04 PM

I'm planning a trip to London for this summer. Do you know of any can't-miss fabric stores? I'm interested in clothing, quilting and art-y fabric. Let me know if you have ideas! Perhaps we even have some Brits on the board who will share their favorite haunts!

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Wendy

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Date: 3/5/10 6:50 PM

Hi Wendy

When I get the chance of a shopping trip in London I always visit The Cloth House which has two quite different stores on the same street, and MacCulloch & Wallis and the Liberty Store on Regent Street is definately worth a visit, not just for the fabric, the store itself is just lovely. All these stores are in central London. Squirrellypoo posted some information some time ago about the fabric stores on Goldhawk Road but I haven't had chance to visit there yet.

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Date: 3/5/10 7:46 PM

Ooooooooo great tips, Nell. And you have links! thank you so much.

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Subject: Fabric shopping in London: Any cant-miss stores? Date: 4/16/10 11:41 AM

Joel & Son is a couture clothing fabric store (they claim largest in England). It is fabulous and it is expensive. I usually try to stick to the remnant bins but occasionally take a peek at the cotton section or the end pieces of silk are 50% off (in the back left corner). They also have some buttons. Even if you don't buy anything it's fun to look.

I like the Cloth House as well. Make sure you check out both locations as they stock different items.

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Date: 4/16/10 3:22 PM

Take a look at Fehrtrade's blog from London. She is Squirleypoo here on PR, she has mentioned stores. The main place seems to be Goldhawke (sic) Road.
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Subject: Fabric shopping in London: Any cant-miss stores? Date: 4/17/10 1:27 PM

I am in the UK and I would suggest you go to Liberty and also John Lewis as they have a great home furnishings and haberdashery department. They're not far from Liberty. John Lewis is always a little more expensive than other stores though. You could try Goldhawk Road, but if you have time to visit Fabricland, they have basic fabric but at really cheap prices. You could go to either Brighton or Kingston stores. Try their website first. fabricland.co.uk I think. I buy from there often - but it is no frills!

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Subject: Fabric shopping in London: Any cant-miss stores? Date: 4/17/10 1:28 PM

Oh by the way if you really want a treat, go to VV Rouleaux, not far from John Lewis or Liberty really. Expensive but a cult shop!

http://www.vvrouleaux.com/products/index_retail.asp

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Date: 4/18/10 7:24 AM

Hi GoWendy! I love shopping on Berwick Street. There are fabric stores all up and down it. Someone has already mentioned the Cloth House - be sure to visit both of them as they have different merchandise in each. But there is also a silk store that I believe is called Broadwick Silks - just around the corner from one of the Cloth House stores. It's all pretty pricey but I found everything to be of really high quality and since I was shopping for things to remember London by I didn't mind too terribly. I found Up My Street website to be really helpful in finding fabric stores. Also if you have time and you like museums go to the V&A. They have a great textile section - rows and rows of textiles in wooden windows that you can pull out and ogle. And they appear to be having an exhibit on Grace Kelly (found that out from another thread here).

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