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Duttons for Buttons
This Yorkshire institution stocks an unbelievable 12,000 button designs at its three outposts: Harrogate, Ilkley and York. There are examples in mother of pearl, Venetian glass and horn.
Oxford Street, Harrogate HG1; 3 Church Street, Ilkley LS29; 32 Coppergate, York YO1 (duttonsforbuttons.co.uk)
This Whitechapel-based trade supplier stocks everything from zips to a fantastic range of fringing. With all of the best connections, it will be able to source even the most elusive of details for your soft-furnishing projects.
26–28 Cambridge Heath Road, London E1 (londontrimmings.co.uk)
MacCulloch & Wallis
Forever abuzz with fashion students, milliners and interior designers, this London-based store has been the capital’s go-to fabric shop for more than 100 years. Interior designer Kelly Hoppen is a regular visitor; she can often be spotted rummaging through the array of natural fabrics to source just the right texture or pattern.
25–26 Dering Street, London W1 (macculloch-wallis.co.uk)
The Cloth House
Stylist and ELLE Decoration contributor Hannah Bort loves the artful displays at this Soho shop. ‘The spools of coloured thread and enticing trays of buttons and bolts of fabric sourced from round the world are great for browsing,’ she says.
47 and 98 Berwick Street, London W1F (clothhouse.com)
The Hackney Draper
Describing itself as a ‘traditional draper’s for the modern world’, this store sells textiles collected from the owners’ international travels, as well as a lovely range of homeware that includes ceramics and candles. You can also make use of the bespoke curtain-making and upholstery service.
25 Chatsworth Road, London E5 (thehackneydraper.co.uk)
With a huge range of beautiful ribbons, tassels and feathers, this Marylebone spot is the passementerie for those in the know. This is where fashion and interiors meet. Still can’t find exactly what you want? The store offers hands-on workshops in tassel-making, so you can choose to create your own designs.
102 Marylebone Lane, London W1 (vvrouleaux.com)
Located in an industrial warehouse in East London, this is a secret supplier to the worlds of fashion, theatre, film and interiors. Since the family-run business set up shop in Hackney three generations ago, it has made a roaring trade selling spools of thread and rolls of fabric (pictured). There is an online shop, but visit in person and you can benefit from the staff’s expert advice.
520–522 Kingsland Road, London E8 (williamgee.co.uk)
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