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Finding Fabric Shops in Paris

Paris is divied into 20 sections called arrondissements.Click to enlarge.
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Paris is divied into 20 sections called arrondissements.Click to enlarge.

Paris is divied into 20 sections called "arrondissements".Click to enlarge.

Budget-friendly Fabric Shopping in Paris

In Paris, the cream rises to the top, and this holds true for fabric shopping. But there is still a market for the "milk"--the everyday shopping destinations that offer familiar fabrics at prices similar to those you'd find at the average American fabric store. The streets of the 18th arrondissement, particularly in the neighborhood of the Sacre-Coeur and Montmartre, are full of fabric stores, many of them well-known, popular destinations offering goods at reasonable prices. It's a lively and colorful area, and there are bargains to be had.

Paris Tissus
15 rue de Steinkerque (18th arrondissement)
Paris Tissus is one of my favorites, because it carries a small but very nice range of suiting fabrics.

Tissus Reine
5 Place Saint-Pierre (18th arrondissement)
Tissus Reine is one of the largest fabric stores in Paris and stocks a wide range of goods, all reasonably priced: bridal fabrics and lace, Liberty cotton, dupioni, and home decor fabrics, as well as patterns and notions.

Marché St. Pierre
2 rue Charles Nodier (18th arrondissement)
Also a large store, Marché St. Pierre has multiple floors and a similarly broad offering.

Have you ever shopped for fabric in Paris? Are there any shops you would add to this list of budget-friendly fabric stores?


Comments (6)

dlvuyovich dlvuyovich writes: to brbrcat: I am going to visit Paris in October 12-15, and am planning on a day of fabric shopping. Do you still do tours? If so, how do I contact you?

Kia Ora,
(I'm a rugby girl, been to NZ and love my Kiwis!)
Posted: 12:45 pm on September 18th

Palema28 Palema28 writes: Hey everyone ,

After long hours on the forums french fabrics, I found the new trend in paris for fabrics shop: It is to go to the suppliers of fabrics directly :)
I've been at Bennytex palce it is nearly close to paris.
Friends of mine are also go there from London : It is great , you can fine plenty of choice and even lower prices than in stores.
Vendors and customers and superb relationships.
There is to an article on them in the newspaper

More info :

Posted: 3:21 am on April 28th

Jonmari Jonmari writes: When this issue arrived, I was getting ready to go to France for three weeks.! As I was traveling with three men, there was not much time to shop. I ripped the pages from the magazine an tucked it in my bag. We were only in Paris for four days and on the third, I ditched the guys, hailed a taxi, and went to Janssen & Janssen. Thank you, Threads and Susan! I am the owner of a glorious meter and a half of exquisite fabric for a Chanel jacket! I also found why there are no remnants. When there was extra at the end of the bolt, it was included in my piece for no extra charge!
Posted: 2:06 pm on July 2nd

Cinsred5 Cinsred5 writes: A friend bought fabric in Paris last September in shops we found listed online. She was able to find several pieces of fabric to purchase. The stores she went to did not sell by the yard, but by the piece. We are delighted with our purchases.
Posted: 9:43 am on May 22nd

SLMiller SLMiller writes: There are indeed many many many more fabric shops in Paris! However, Susan Khalje's article in Threads no. 167 focused on her favorite shops, where she finds the richest selection of high-end fabrics.
Posted: 3:09 pm on May 2nd

brbrcat brbrcat writes: There are many more shops in Paris .
What about Sevilla 38 rue de L'annonciation Paris 16
De Gilles 156 rue de la roquette Paris 11
Dam Boutons 46 rue d'Orsel huge range of buttons

And many more .....

Not to be missed in the Flea Market:
Chez Sarah in Le Passage for haberdashery and stunning vintage gowns
La trouvaille nearby for trims and leather

Also why not have coffee in a sewing cafe ?
Brin de Coussette 2 rue Richard Lenoir Paris 11
Petits points Parisiens 24 rue Veron Paris 18
Posted: 1:46 am on May 1st

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