Shopping for fabric in Montreal - Part I19 h 05
Kay wrote three great review on fabric stores in Montreal.
The first one is on Sam Textiles on St-Hubert Street. This will of course be part of our fun shopping during the Montreal PR Weekend in June.
Here are Kay's impression with lost of pictures.
I'm reviewing this store in anticipation of the PR Weekend coming up in Montreal in June, 2010. We'll definitely be trekking to St. Hubert Street which has a concentration of fabric stores. Sams is a must-see.
My Favorite Kay
A small part of Sam's home dec section
There are long aisles organized by type of fabric. There is an entire aisle devoted to lycra and knits, but my favorite aisle is found at the very back of the store. 100% cashmere, anyone?
The silk aisle
In addition to fashion fabric, Sams sells some "utility" fabrics (not sure what else to call them) such as interfacing, lambs wool interlining, etc.
I've spent many an hour browsing at Sams - it has very competitive prices for high quality fabric.
Here are Connie and Rhonda browsing for ??
As for shopping experience, the staff are helpful but happy to leave you to browse. The store is relatively large but has LOTS of stock, so there's not a lot of open space. However, it should be able to accommodate small-medium clusters of shoppers.