Think you're brave enough to buy your fabric, but you want the best deal in town? Well, the Los Angeles garment district is for you! If you love haggling to get the greatest price ever, you'll love the garment district!
The center of the garment district is at Ninth Street and Maple. Merchant's shops extend east and west on Ninth Street and north and south on Maple.
Looking for a specific fabric, you stand a good chance of finding it; if you're willing to hunt. It can be time consuming, but it's also a lot of fun. There's more fabric than you've ever seen anywhere in the garment district, and the prices vary from shop to shop. The selection of fabric is incredible.
See the attached list of merchants contains several of the folks I do business with. They've given me very fair prices and I like the selection of fabric they carry. Most of them will cut swatches for you if asked. Generally I don't deal with merchants who won't cut swatches.
If you decide to take a trip to the garment district, please be advised that skid row is very close - within blocks. Don't take a lot of money with you and make sure you can hold onto the money you do take with you. Be careful!
Sometimes the store names change. I may not have the updated name on my list. If you refer to the address, you'll find the merchant I'm referring to.E & B Fabric 903-3 Wall Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 213 624-3395 Josef Designer Fabric 903-1 Wall Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 213 629-3030 Journal Fabric 401 E. 9th Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 213 488-1626 Wall Fabric 410 E. 9th Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 Linda Fabrics 312 E. 9th Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 Mona Lisa 406 E. 9th Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 213 707-9142 Riva 911 S. Maple St. Los Angeles, CA 90015 213 614-0092 Liberty Fabric 742 S. Los Angeles St. Los Angeles, CA 90014 213 624-6023 Glamour Fabric 910 1/2 S. Maple St. Los Angeles, CA 90015 213 627-3889 Michael Levine 919-920 S. Maple Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90015 213 622-6259
Have fun on your shopping spree!