Shop the Garment District - Planning your own garment district tour [CLICK TO READ THE POST - great details broken down by your shopping and store-type needs, e.g. formal/bridal vs. notions/equipment, or by services like getting buttonholes/gromments made!) From: http://www.shopthegarmentdistrict.com/2012/08/planning-your-own-garment-district-tour.html
Paul Nadelstern's guide to fabric shopping in NYC, including a 3-hour limited-time binge itinerary. "New York is a genuine textile lover's shopping mecca. These are just a tiny taste of the abundance and variety in the neighborhood known as the Garment District... Expect to bag uncommon species: bargains like mill-ends and cut-rate decorator fabrics, high end goods like silks and fine wools, non-traditional materials like vinyl and metallic, cottons from Indonesia and African..."