There are many fabric stores you can visit while in NYC, but I particularly love NY Elegant Fabrics on West 40th Street. When shopping, you'll appreciate that each selection of fabric has pre-cut swatches cut and attached to the bolt, so all you have to do is tear it off. So convenient! Also, the staff and owners are very friendly and most willing to help. Most importantly, it's well organized.
Hands down, they have the best selection of silk velvet. I came home with twelve of these beautiful colors for an autumn decor product I'll be adding to the EAB Designs collection. They also have a great collection of Liberty of London fabrics - another favorite of mine.
I adore tartan fabric. They have plenty of designs to choose from and I plan on picking some up on my next visit. Wondering the aisles of the fabric stores in NYC always makes me wish I headed down the road of fashion design years ago. And speaking of fashion design, I snapped this photo of Parsons for all of the Project Runway fans out there. There's a couple of talented designers I particularly like this season so it's been fun to watch.