Every week I go to a Weight Watchers meeting on Broadway and 36th street. This week I made an unbelievable discovery!
The Broadway Silk Store. Located at 35-11 Broadway, this place is gem of Astoria. From the
outside it looks like a hold over from by-gone days. But inside it is
clean and well organized fabric store. All of the fabrics feel a little vintage. I am not sure how often their merchandise is updated but I also don't care. This is the kind of place where you find one of a kind floral Crepe de Chine and perfect plaid taffeta's that no one else will have.
Not only that but it doubles as a cute little
gift shop with hip items like mustache mugs and miniature felt
creatures. Although this little store doesn't boast the curation of
some of the more Brooklyn-y gift shops, it does very well with what it has. The whole
feeling of the store seams to gel. And there is a ginger cat with a fabulous
poofy tail! I have a feeling he is the in-house muse. Or maybe he just
prevents in-house mouses. Ha! Doesn't it look so wonderfully inviting? I am sure I will be
patronizing this store in the very near future! There goes my pin money!