13 Nov Textile Outlet Chicago
Am still speechless. My girlfriend Ms. L took me on my first visit to the Textile Outlet in Chicago. There are no words. When I told her I was looking for some fabric for a project (reveal soon!) she insisted this was the place. For the record I believe we arrived at 10am and left at 1pm. Just had to show you pics!
The old red brick building should have been my first clue as it was a city block long.
Upon entering Ms. L had a strategy, she did NOT let me stop at anything on the first round….we had to just walk the whole thing and let it sink in. (I think my mouth may have been open during this whole first spin thru!)
We passed so many gorgeous fabrics! But we had to keep moving!
And not just fabrics… Tassels anyone? My girlfriend loved those. Or how about ribbons? My mind was just spinning! Was there somewhere that I could use a sparkly navy and gold ribbon? Love!
And then we went to the basement…not quite sure how they do inventory down there. A touch scary! But had my faithful guide so we started to dig in. We found the best strategy was to just runs your eyes over an aisle and see if anything popped out. They also cut little swatches for you so I walked out with my collection of candidates.