Like lightning, fabric comes in bolts, produces electricity, and swiftly distracts passersby when it's either too bright or too delicious. Safely shroud your home with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fabric at Zarin Fabrics.
Zarin Fabrics is a third-generation, family-owned home décor behemoth housing millions of yards of material in a three-story warehouse. A variety of patterns, such as blooming flora, zebra stripes, and retro-meets-mod obtuse ovals emblazon themselves on velvet (starting at $34.99/yard), linen (starting at $34.99/yard), and sheer fabric (starting at $17.99/yard). For subtle or pared-down projects, the warehouse also stocks a cascading line of colored fabrics available in every color under, inside of, and above the rainbow.
Beyond wearables, Zarin is known for its bounty of home and theatrical dressings including ready-made drapery, outdoor fabrics, and a bevy of faux leather and certified organic textiles. The warehouse is no stranger to high-profile procurement, having supplied sweet threads to the art departments of various television, movie, and theater productions throughout the region.
Since Harry Zarin opened the shop in 1936, the thousands of bolts of drapery and upholstery material at Zarin Fabrics have brightened homes and businesses with their elegant designs. Like your family's antique-wig collection, the company is now in its third generation of family ownership, with shelves and walls stocked with a meticulously curated collection of millions of yards of colorful threads. Custom upholstery and window treatment services add personal touches to at-home decor, and foam inserts, intricate patterns, and decorative trimming help crafters will their own fluffy sofas and eye-catching curtains into existence.
Nestled in a charming, mass-transit-friendly corner of the Lower East Side, the shop has also lent its signature fabrics to New York television icons, with set designers for shows such as 30 Rock and Law & Order creating memorable settings for TV episodes out of Zarin's extensive textile resources.
Lower East Side
314 Grand St.
Manhattan, New York 10002Get Directions