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Offering an oasis of French charm, Les Toiles Du Soleil is the outpost of a 150-year-old European company whose exquisite cotton fabrics, in joyful stripes and colors, are sold by the yard and can be made into anything from tea towels and tablecloths to large upholstered pieces and classic espadrilles. Les Toiles also carries sunbrella, a sun- and water-resistant fabric suitable for outdoor use, and the shop has an in-house seamstress who can create custom-made upholstery and other pieces—curtains, pillowcases, duvets and more. This is the company's first American boutique—the variety of patterns at this location is staggering, and the fabrics' applications are endless.