Tuesday, 30 June 2009

the greatest shop in the world

so as you know a few weeks ago i was in new york, and just after looking down on the busy streets from the empire state building, we were just wandering about, not really with any aim or destination in mind, and bang, i walk past heaven... M & J trimming, a shop bursting from floor to ceiling with literally everything a craftster like myself who more often than not uses trimmings in my work could need or want.. this first picture i got from their blog and it shows just how exciting this place is,their website has even better pictures.as you can see the floor to ceiling shelves were packed with every kind of trim you can imagine..and actually it was all a bit overwhelming and took me a few wanders around just to soak it all in...and the best thing was the prices really were not that expensive, not compared to some of the places here in london, which acually dont even come close to this place...for choice or quality.there was walls full of buttons, every kind of chain you might ever need, fringes for every occasion,feathers,patches,and iron on embellishments galore..and you might be surprised to know that i didn't really buy that much, limited funds are a bugger sometimes, but had i known i was going to find this place i would have robbed a bank just to fund the spending spree i could have had... but i did get some lovely ribbon, a brilliant tape measure one, and some fab little fringe, and 2 amazing bag handles that I'm sure to have fun using... along with some studs my haul came to less than 35 dollars.. bargain...
its honestly well worth a trip to new york just to visit this shop, but be warned, it might leave you breathless.. and out of money...and if you really want to have a closer look and hear some history, then watch this video.. it makes me want to go back as soon as i can... another reason to move to new york...

6 comments:

Katy said...

that place looks like heaven!!!

Sarah said...

Wow! I want to go there! Love the tape measure ribbon-good choice.

Everything Stops for Tea said...

OH MY GOD. I've have died with my legs in the air! I'm hyperventilating as we speak. HOW did you not buy the shop????????

Kitschen Pink said...

not sure if that looks like heaven or hell.. I mean - how do you ever choose?! t.x

Maverick Malone said...

oh, my god...oh my god. This looks better than Britex. booking a trip now...

mjtrim said...

Hi Steven. We're excited that you enjoyed your visit to our NYC retail showroom. You'll definitely have to let us know when you're here again. We'll set up something special. We also wanted to inform you about our 73rd birthday on August 13th. We're celebrating it online, the second best place to browse for trimmings besides our store. We'll be having a big promotion that day. Visit our blog at http://blog.mjtrim.com as we keep you posted on what the celebration will be. ^^