Manhattan – Midtown West
225 W 37th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves
Sure, Project Runway contestants frequently rummage through this 40,000-square-foot garment district institution for jersey and satin to use in their latest sartorial creations, but Mood has always been a resource for both serious and amateur sewers not on reality TV. Its expert staff will help you navigate the mazelike shelves for the right organza (from $8 per yard), grosgrain ribbon (from 50 cents per yard) and coconut buttons ($7 each) for that shirt you've been meaning to whip up.
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