Saturday, May 16, 2009

Button Shopping in San Francisco!

Buttons Galore!

Have you ever felt like a kid in a candy store and you weren't even in a candy store? I had that "kid in a candy store" feeling today shopping for buttons at Britex Fabrics.

Britex Fabrics has been a San Francisco landmark for over 50 years. It is conveniently located just off of Union Square in the shopping district.

The Yarn Wall

The Button Department is on Floor 3. It is huge! There are buttons in every color, shape and size. If you need buttons...this is definitely the place to go button shopping!

As for my button shopping, I was pleased to finally find a large abalone shell button for my Louisa Harding Periwinkle Shawl. I also couldn't resist some vintage-inspired buttons for future knitting projects.

Floor 3 also has a small yarn and knitting book department. While I was shopping, a Britex sales associate was even knitting a lovely mohair sweater sample for the store. How fun to be able to "sit and knit" while on the job!

Pretty Pastel Ribbons

Ooh, la, la...I love pretty ribbons! I couldn't help but think of Marie Antoinette when I saw these French-inspired floral ribbons! The ribbon department is also on Floor 3 with the buttons

Cute Cotton Britex Prints

Britex is stocked floor to ceiling in fabrics. You can probably find just about anything there. I was hoping to find a cotton sea shell fabric to line my Louisa Harding Mermaid purse with. I was disappointed I did not find it amongst all that yardage!

Seeing all the bolts of fabric did bring back happy childhood memories though. My Mom sewed a lot of our clothes growing up so visiting the fabric store was a regular outing for my Mom, my sister and me.

Britex Fabrics

146 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 392-2910

If you love fabrics, trims, ribbons and buttons...
I bet you'll feel like a "kid in a candy store"
at Britex Fabrics,too!

3 comments: said...

I am soooo jealous that you got to go to Britex! I've only been there once and it was very rushed. I think I could spend a day just on the 3rd floor. Wait, I never saw the remnants floor (4th?)

Field Trip!!!!

Lisette said...

Hi Lorna,

Yes, let's plan a field trip to Britex! I know a great tea room, too!

sheila said...

Road Trip!!! What a great store! And who couldn't use a few more buttons? Thanks for the wonderful description, Lisette. It really makes me want to go check it out.