It would have been rude not to visit to the fabric mecca that is Marché St Pierre in Montmartre while on a short break to Paris last week.
There’s oodles of choice, 5 floors of what seems like every fabric type imaginable. The fabrics are good quality and priced accordingly. A few bargains can be found on the ground floor and on remnant tables outside the store.
I then went to Tissus Reine across the road which has a gorgeous selection of prints and luxury fabrics. I also went to a few other stores that sold ‘coupons’ or remnants. You have to brace yourself for a good rummage in the coupon shops but you can get 3 metres of fabric for as little as 10 euros. Mindful of my new year’s resolution to curb my fabric fix, I came away empty handed. IMO there are richer pickings on London’s Goldhawk Road. But if you happen to be passing Montmartre it’s well worth a visit. All the shops are clustered around the base of the hill on Rue Charles Nodier. Despite being on a strict fabric diet it was still a joy spending a few hours window shopping (la lèche vitrines, as they say in France).
I got a snap of the freaky mini mannequins in Tissus Reine before an angry man told me ‘no photographs’.
I did buy some cute binding from the Mercerie St Pierre which is next door to the main shop. I’ll leave you with some gratuitous cake shots.