Saturday, September 3, 2011

Discovering a San Francisco Landmark

View from Geary St.

When you find a fabric store with character, history, and wonderful variety, you just want to talk about it.  I recently visited Britex Fabrics in San Francisco, California. Wow!

The first floor

Britex is a San Francisco landmark.   The family-run store first opened in 1952, and has been in its current location at 146 Geary Street since 1962.  Walk in and enjoy four floors of neatly arranged fabrics – everything from cottons and woolens to linens and synthetic blends.  The third floor has a large notions department – a gadget lover’s dream!

Fabric finds!

Britex’s cotton selection was particularly impressive.  I discovered some lovely holiday fabrics from Japan.  The collection can be pricey, so if you’re looking for bargains, head up to the fourth floor and check out the remnants section.  I found some beautiful batiks there.

Thank you!  Come again...

The next time I am in San Francisco, you know where you will find me!


  1. OMG!!!! sounds like a paradise for me!!!!! how fun!!!!

  2. Oh yay! Those fabrics look beautiful Valerie and I know they will be put to good use in your next creative projects :) Can't wait to see!

  3. I bet you enjoyed this store a lot!

  4. Thanks for commenting, All! I can't wait to get started on my holiday projects!

  5. I do appreciate being able to show your good work, congratulations, it's really beautiful what you do with flaps.


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