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18 May 2009 - 21:5314590
Fabric stores in London?
Someone once wrote about a place in London where there are several fabric stores on the same street. And one could easily see them once one got off the tube. Does someone here recognise this place and can tell me how to get there? Or tell me about other, easy to find, fabric stores in London?
I'm flying in on Wednesday, and I might need some fabric for one of my cosplays for Expo >.< And it would be nice to have a look in a proper fabric store again, as the one I've got in my local area is crap and has nothing I want to stock up for my next cosplays XD


18 May 2009 - 22:3314595
maybe berwick street? its near soho and has an amazing shop its called Aladins cave

though there is gold something lane also

edit: berwick is easy to find get off at oxford circus and turn down the road where papa beard is



Last edited by angel aiko (18 May 2009 - 22:55)
19 May 2009 - 06:2914605
Shepards Bush. The high street is full of them. Get off at Goldhawk road (on the Hammersmith and City line) and you will see them.


19 May 2009 - 09:0714609
There's a good one in Highgate called Rolls and Rem's. Goggle it and there should be a map, its near the tube station. They sell pretty much everything and are very very reasonably priced. There's another branch in Lewisham if that is closer to where you are staying.
There are also a lot of Indian fabric stores although often they only sell the fabric in sets to make shalwar kameez, so be careful not to only pick up one part of the set and mess their displays up.
For easy to find - John Lewis also do fabric but they don't have a tonne of choice and its a bit more pricy. They are good for last min basics though, like lining fabric and haberdashery.
Most of the shops in Soho are extortionate but have good choice.


19 May 2009 - 14:5614623
As Ailsa said, I suspect you mean Shepherd's Bush. There's about 8 shops, all on the same road, mostly within about 50 yards of each other.

The prices are also a lot lower than Berwick street, although they stock less in the way of specialist fabrics, and very few of them have anything in the way of haberdashery items.


20 May 2009 - 05:0814666
Thanks a lot people! Now I'm all set so explore!


20 May 2009 - 07:2414670
Quote Mocara:
There's a good one in Highgate called Rolls and Rem's. Goggle it and there should be a map, its near the tube station. They sell pretty much everything and are very very reasonably priced. There's another branch in Lewisham if that is closer to where you are staying.
There are also a lot of Indian fabric stores although often they only sell the fabric in sets to make shalwar kameez, so be careful not to only pick up one part of the set and mess their displays up.
For easy to find - John Lewis also do fabric but they don't have a tonne of choice and its a bit more pricy. They are good for last min basics though, like lining fabric and haberdashery.
Most of the shops in Soho are extortionate but have good choice.


The highgate Rolls and Rems is crap, the Lewisham one is better LOL


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