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Reviewed by: joday
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Posted on: 1/2/14 10:50 AM
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A while back while searching the net for stretch brocade I found Britex Fabrics in San Francisco. I am glad I did! I have sense ordered from them several times and have not been unhappy.

They have an amazing array of high end fabrics. I will tell you, they are not cheap, but well worth the money if you want your garments to last and look amazing.

Their customer service is simply outstanding. We kind of have a funky address that frequently gets "flagged" as undeliverable. A few days after placing my first order I received a very pleasant phone call from them to verify our address and to let me know the order would be shipping. The order arrived 2 days later. I live in the midwest so that is pretty fast. They do require a signature for delivery for any order over $100.

Out of the shipping box, each piece of fabric came wrapped in tissue paper and sealed in a plastic bag. This probably sounds weird but I felt like it had lovingly been cut and placed in the box! Also, I received a Britex postcard which I thought was a nice touch. Sounds simple, but when you order hundreds of dollars of fabric over time, these little things add up.

Britex also hosts a blog and will have guest bloggers using their fabrics to sew up different types of garments and coats, etc...They usually will have a tutorial with the garment as well.

Based on how their site works, I think Britex is like VogueFabrics....a brick and mortar store that is attempting to put their inventory on the web. I think that is a pretty cumbersome process and does not come without frustrations on the users' part so be prepared to take your time while shopping.

Highly recommend!

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alpenrose said...
I lived in SFO for a number of years, but we moved out of state about 30 years ago. Whenever I get a chance to change airplanes on the west coast I choose either SFO or LAX. SFO for Britex and LAX for the fabric center. I LOVE Britex. I think I began shopping there in the early 1960's and have never been disappointed. The only sadness is when I can't get there! I am generally able to go at least once a year. If you need any help let me know.
1/3/14 11:41 PM
shazam410 said...
I was born in SF and used to go to Britex just to walk around in awe. Fabrics are not cheap but they are one of a kind and wonderful quality. It is a fabulous shop.
1/17/14 10:33 PM
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