Finding Fabric Shops in Paris
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.
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.
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?