Britex Fabrics has four, I repeat, four stories full of fabric. Now that’s my kind of store! Thank goodness it’s located in San Francisco, otherwise I’d be in big trouble. Family-run since 1952, Britex carries textiles from a varied group of designers, from Giorgio Armani to up-and-coming artists. The staff knows its fabric and you must visit every floor as there’s something new to see on each level.
I had the chance to visit this wonderful store last Spring, and if you are in the S.F. area and need fabric, buttons, ribbons or lace, it’s the place to go. One of my best buddies, Elise, told me about this wonderful place when she was getting the goods to create her perfect wedding dress, and I knew I had to check it out on my next visit.
I visited Elise in March, and instead of doing normal tourist things(riding the cable car, visiting Fisherman’s Wharf, etc), I wanted to go to Britex. So, there I was. Surrounded by prettiness. And my heart felt at ease. I was at home amongst bolts and bolts and bolts of vibrant fabric. The thing about fabric stores is that it’s hard to capture their beauty because bolts of fabric aren’t really photogenic. So, I guess you’ll have to take my word on this one, as the photos don’t do this place justice.
And you bet we didn’t walk outta this store empty-handed. Elise bought two beautiful, beautiful fabrics (one for the kitchen window and one for the dining room) and we made curtains for her home. I’ll have to ask Elise to send me better pictures of her curtains, because the texture and quality of the fabrics she chose are top-notch.
Again, I wish you could see the detail within the above curtain fabric, because it’s sweeeeeet. Not only did we make curtains for Elise’s place, but we did a few other projects as well, and I’m hoping to show you them later this week. I’ll also ask for more detailed pics of the fabric, because it’s worth seeing up close and personal. Thanks again for having me Elise and I hope to visit you and Britex Fabrics again soon!