Monday, February 2, 2009

My World Tuesday - Downtown Los Angeles

These are by no means "pretty pictures" but if you're a crafts person like me they'll be a wonder to your eyes. Part of downtown Los Angeles is what I call Buyer's Paradise where you can buy just about any and everything as discount. It's located in and around the garment district and you can buy luggage, toys, fabric, beads and jewelry making supplies, shoes, wedding and party supplies and flowers and floral supplies.

My post is focusing in on my favorite area that sells fabric and craft goodies.


In today's high priced market you can still find fabric for $1.00 a yard. You can find everything for sewing - fabric, thread, appliques, lace, ribbons, buttons, zippers - all at prices you would love!



Imagine blocks and blocks and blocks of stores with all of these goodies inside, all just waiting to be bought, taken home and played with by a creative soul.


This is not only a part of my actual world but my personal crafting world.



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25 comments:

Skies said...

Oh wow! These are definitely the place I'd be hooked for long despite it's textile odors. These are just great photos 2sweet. Check out my post for today, either you'll like it or maybe not. :)

Skies said...

In addition, you are making me drool as I looked at the photos the second time. :)

George said...

It's nice to know that bargains can still be found if you know where to look.

Jan said...

Great photos. Years ago I took one of my part-time employees to the Fabric Mart. (She was from out of state, and going to design school.) It was such fun.

Mojo said...

Looks like a regular Disneyland for the textile hobbyist!

chrome3d said...

They must have everything you may ever need in crafts.

Photo Cache said...

This is paradise to me too, even though I only wished I was crafty.

Mine is over at http://ewok1993.wordpress.com

Connie said...

I once went to the garmet district in LA and it was so much fun shopping all day long. I love your pictures of the ribbons and material. It reminds me of that trip I took to LA.

magiceye said...

this is wonderful as shopping therapy

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

This looks like a fantastic place to go to. I know I would spend hours there too.

T and S said...

Beautiful set of images. The variety of colors in each is just amazing

Esther Garvi said...

Aw, what a treasure hunt! I love markets and all those tissues are just TEMPTING!

gel(Emerald Eyes) said...

Me a crafts person? What artist is not? That part of LA I never visited but when I return, oh yes!

June said...

If you hadn't said differently, I'd swear you had visited Floyd, VA's Schoolhouse Fabrics store!

Pam said...

Your photos are like candy for the eyes. Love the fantastic colors you always seem to capture!

Darla said...

It would be easy to get lost looking at all of those goodies!

Louise said...

I think if I went in, I'd never come out. It looks like heaven!

imac said...

DW would love these,
These are some great colours

Jedediah said...

Oooh, I'd go on a shopping spree there. I love to sew and and all those buttons, lace ect. - I think I'm in love :)

antigoni said...

I would like to visit LA one day. I've seen it only by photos and films.

Carver said...

Those are wonderful photographs of the shops. I love all the textures and colors.

ilanadavita said...

Your shots are good whatever you say.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Oh I would be in utter heaven, I love that lacy looking brightly colored fabric. I bet it's hard not to break the bank!

fishing guy said...

T: My that looks like a very busy shop.

Glennis said...

Oh I just love markets, this one is so colourful and interesting.