m&j trimming

Playing tourist in the Garment District. Amazing colors and textures!
From the M&J website:
Established in 1936, the company started in the middle the Depression started a linen store business with a determined spirit unhindered by the adverse times. Formerly called the Outlet Linen Store, it was located strategically at the heart of commerce activity for the garment industry.
Customers could find a wide eclectic selection of tablecloths, handkerchiefs, and ceramics piled high on merchandising tables.
The linen store was a popular hangout for several neighborhood friends. Sitting on the low merchandising tables, businessmen from around the area would often spend hours drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes, and talking about business and life. 
One day after a gathering, a salesman left a roll of lace on the counter as collateral for a five-dollar loan. Customers soon started to ask about the lace. By the time the salesman came back a few days later to pay off his debt, Mr. Cohen said, "Forget the five dollars, get me more lace!" The store was then renamed M&J Trimming.

M&J Trimming is now known for selecting the best products from all over the world. Their rhinestone crystals are from Austria, their silk Jacquards from France, hand-cast metal buttons from Italy, and handmade wood-beaded fringes are from India.