Britex Fabrics

★★★★☆
Grand local purveyor of high-end fabrics for more than 50 years.
  • 146 Geary St

    San Francisco, CA 94108

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  • 415-392-2910

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OK, Britex has an aura about it that puts you on your best behavior; so I agree with the person that said it's a "hands off" place. BUT, get over your fear;ask them to climb to the top of the wall if you see something you're interested in. Snooty sales people? Don't pay any attention to that nonsense. Selection is out of this world, and no, you cannot compare it in any way to your local Joanne's or Hancock's. This store is a mecca for creative people everywhere. I shopped in there for 25 years and now return to buy numerous items for my Granddaughter's wedding, even though I live in New Mexico! Lots of lace and ribbon, ribbon and sparkles are available on line. It's phenomenal!

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★★★★★

OK, Britex has an aura about it that puts you on your best behavior; so I agree with the person that said it's a "hands off" place. BUT, get over your fear;ask them to climb to the top of the wall if you see something you're interested in. Snooty sales people? Don't pay any attention to that nonsense. Selection is out of this world, and no, you cannot compare it in any way to your local Joanne's or Hancock's. This store is a mecca for creative people everywhere. I shopped in there for 25 years and now return to buy numerous items for my Granddaughter's wedding, even though I live in New Mexico! Lots of lace and ribbon, ribbon and sparkles are available on line. It's phenomenal!

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I've been going to Britex for years...but admittedly stopped sewing for awhile...was was just there with my granddaughter today who didn't know exactly what she wanted and realized..the beautiful fabrics are stacked so high you can't touch or feel and can barely see....there is not a lot of staff around to help and let's face it...how many bolts can you ask them to climb a ladder for and pull down for you?
I prefer to walk through rows and rows and touch and see as I walk and see just how the fabric drapes...that is inspiring...this is really a hands off kind of place..

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★★★☆☆

I've been going to Britex for years...but admittedly stopped sewing for awhile...was was just there with my granddaughter today who didn't know exactly what she wanted and realized..the beautiful fabrics are stacked so high you can't touch or feel and can barely see....there is not a lot of staff around to help and let's face it...how many bolts can you ask them to climb a ladder for and pull down for you?
I prefer to walk through rows and rows and touch and see as I walk and see just how the fabric drapes...that is inspiring...this is really a hands off kind of place..

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The best place to go to for fabric. Many of the others warehouses are messy and cluttered, but Britex not only carries high quality fabrics, they're all neatly organized and clean! My pick for proms and weddings!!

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★★★★☆

The best place to go to for fabric. Many of the others warehouses are messy and cluttered, but Britex not only carries high quality fabrics, they're all neatly organized and clean! My pick for proms and weddings!!

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i love shopping at this place for fabrics and such. everything is clean, well taken care of, and well laid out. i don't like shopping at bargain basements for fabric where the fabrics are just thrown around and get dirty.

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★★★★★

i love shopping at this place for fabrics and such. everything is clean, well taken care of, and well laid out. i don't like shopping at bargain basements for fabric where the fabrics are just thrown around and get dirty.

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I'm from New York where I could walk into nearly any store in the garment district and have a competent, friendly staff member listen to what I needed, tour the store with me making intelligent recommendations, and haggle over price. The

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I'm from New York where I could walk into nearly any store in the garment district and have a competent, friendly staff member listen to what I needed, tour the store with me making intelligent recommendations, and haggle over price. The

Pros: Selection, organization

Cons: Price, service

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Yeah, it's a fabric store, has some neat things, but nothing you could not find if you dug a little deeper at local fabric stores or online. Their fabric is terribly expensive. Sure, they have designer fabrics that are one of a kind, like 800.00yd silk velvet, but also for more everyday fabric such as stretch mesh can run you about 18.00yd whereas in other stores the price would be under 10.00yd. If you are downtown and you really need needles, thread or other notions, this place is alright, but I would not shop here for fabric and trims unless I was Bill Gates or Warren Buffet.

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★★☆☆☆

Yeah, it's a fabric store, has some neat things, but nothing you could not find if you dug a little deeper at local fabric stores or online. Their fabric is terribly expensive. Sure, they have designer fabrics that are one of a kind, like 800.00yd silk velvet, but also for more everyday fabric such as stretch mesh can run you about 18.00yd whereas in other stores the price would be under 10.00yd. If you are downtown and you really need needles, thread or other notions, this place is alright, but I would not shop here for fabric and trims unless I was Bill Gates or Warren Buffet.

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Britex has an amazing selection of fabrics that are well worth their price. The staff has a lot of expertise and are very helpful. I definitely would recommend this place.

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★★★★★

Britex has an amazing selection of fabrics that are well worth their price. The staff has a lot of expertise and are very helpful. I definitely would recommend this place.

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Crafters and seamstresses explore four floors of floor-to-ceiling shelves lined with embroidered silk, Italian wool, Chinese brocade, Japanese batik, and bolts of cotton, crepe, velvet, suiting, skins and delicate lace…

 

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