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New Zealand's The Fabric Store Brings Hip Textiles to La Brea

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The Fabric Store on La Brea isn't your grandma's fabric store. Rather than go massive like Mood Designer Fabrics on the same street, the New Zealand-born company is keeping it quaint for their first US location, offering a uniquely curated selection of fresh fabrics for designers and DIY lovers alike.

Taking over Golyester's former space at 136 South La Brea Ave (the vintage shop relocated to 450 S La Brea last year ), TFS quietly moved in on September 4th and was swiftly embraced by the art-and-film enthused neighborhood. The interior is bright, modern and filled with adorable accents, like tiny plants, vintage furniture and artwork by New Zealand artist Robert Thrathen.

In addition to offering essential fabrics at a reasonable price per yard (cotton runs $5-$20 and silk runs $14-$18), the shop also hosts zippers and threads in every color of the rainbow, Papercut patterns you can't find anywhere else, 100% sustainable Merino wool, and leathers sourced from top designers. Their laser cut leather from Tory Burch is particularly rad and even inspired TFS to post a cool clutch DIY on their blog.


Whether you're a home-sewer, label owner or know a rockstar seamstress, swing by The Fabric Store Monday through Friday from 10am to 7pm, Saturday from 11am to 7pm and Sunday from 11am to 6pm.
· The Fabric Store [Official Site]
· The Fabric Store [Blog]
· Mood Designer Fabrics Brings Its Mondo Selection To La Brea [Racked]