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Date: 11/11/04 5:42 PM

Hello all
Anyone have any specific recommendations on fabric stores in Philadelphia.  I will be there this weekend and wanted to browse.  Is there a specific "garment district" there?

Thanks in advance
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Date: 11/11/04 7:26 PM

Fourth Street, starting at South Street and heading south, has a bunch of stores. Some may be closed on Saturday, some on Sunday. You can look through online yellow page listings and call ahead.

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Date: 11/12/04 7:49 AM

If you can't find a lot of selection for weekend shopping on 4th St, you could go across the river to Pennsauken.  I know that my favorite fabric store was gone when I got desperate and went home to go fabric shopping last year, but I did find a couple others along 130 S that were open on the weekend.  

Also, if you have access to a car, I highly recommend the Atlantic Bookwarehouse on Rte 70 in Cherry Hill, NJ.  It's about twenty minutes from downtown Philadelphia and very easy to find.  I don't remember the address but it's where the old Ellisburg Circle used to be.  They usually have a huge variety of highly discounted sewing and craft books that you can't find at Barnes & Noble or Borders.  I came home with about eight new sewing/needlepoint/jewelry books last year.  They had a nice variety when I was there at the beginning of October, David Coffin's shirtmaking book had a very good price, but my husband was tapping his toe (we were supposed to be on the way to my grandmother's birthday party) and I couldn't really stop to buy anything.

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Date: 11/14/04 12:27 PM

Thanks for the recommendations.  I almost got there however we got lost with all the one way streets and it got to late so they would have been closed by the time we found them. Maybe next time  :unhappy:
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