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My Latest Fabric from Gail K

12 June 2010 No Comment

I love the fabric selection at Gail K, but I don’t go more often because the hours are inconvenient for me (they close at 4PM on Saturdays) and the store is too small for all of the beautiful fabric. I had hoped to get to the store today by 2PM, but I was running late, so I didn’t get there until 3PM. Because the store is jam packed with so much fabric (it’s literally stacked to the ceiling), I gave up on finding fabric for several dresses and decided that my limited time would better spent digging through the discount bin. After about 5 minutes, my back ached from bending over and digging through what seemed like hundreds of fabric remnants stuffed into one huge laundry bin.

Despite my frustration, I was determined to find some gems, so I spread the fabric out on top of the nearby bolts and tried my best to sort through the madness as other shoppers squeezed through the narrow aisle behind me.  I was really taken aback when one of the employees saw me struggling and suggested that I dump the fabric pieces that I didn’t want on the floor. What?!  I couldn’t bring myself to mistreat the beautiful fabric.  I’ve been to stores in Maryland (G-Street) and San Francisco (Britex Fabrics) that neatly displayed their discount remnants on hangers and shelves (they also have a lot more space to display the fabric). At a minimum, I would be ecstatic if Gail K divided the remnants into several smaller bins so customers could actually see all of them without having to do so much unnecessary digging (I only saw about 1/4 of the remnants in the bin).

What’s the most organized fabric store you’ve ever been to?

Despite my frustration after digging through all of that fabric, I managed to find 11 gems (mostly satin). Unfortunately, as much as I complain every time I go to this store, there’s no doubt that I will go back because it’s the closest thing in Atlanta to the NY garment district and the fabric selection is wonderful.

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