(ONE of the button walls)
Have you ever walked into a room and in the blink of an eye became completely anxious, bewildered, amazed, exhausted and overwhelmed? Well Britex Fabrics on Geary (in SF) is the epitome of all that. It is the Saks of all fabric stores. Four floors, yes I said four(4!) of linens, silk, cotton, prints, solids, buttons, left-overs, you name it. Rows upon rows, shelfs stacked high, and walls devoted to beautifully embroidered, gilded, silver, and jewel encrusted buttons. I spend nearly two hours riffling through some of the best fabric I have EVER seen. Any print, you name it, they have it. Grunge flowers, DVF-esque ethnic prints, stripes of any color, etc. I died. The downside is that the fabric may costs more than the store look-a-like garment, I mean $100 for 2.5 yards, yikes! But after drooling and awing in dismay for the first hour at the fabric and buttons, I just ran up to the room dedicated for scrap fabrics and bought several yards. Any fashion buff, future designer, or anyone interested in fabric should really check this place out just to say they did.