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Britex Fabrics is located in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square shopping district.

Experience our Legendary Collection

A San Francisco landmark since 1952, Britex is a must-visit for designers, sewers, do-it-yourself-ers and anyone seeking creative inspiration. The four story, family-run store contains fabrics from up-and-coming designers and fashion icons, laces, ribbons, notions and buttons from around the world, plus a knowledgeable and multilingual staff of over 40 employees. With a careful blend of innovation and tradition, Britex offers over 60 years of exceptional service and commitment to quality.

Fashion and home decorating fabrics and accessories literally fill Britex Fabrics from floor to ceiling. Wool, silk and imported laces are displayed on the first floor. The second floor offers a variety of cotton, linen, synthetic blends and a comprehensive home decor department. The awe-inspiring third floor is home to buttons, ribbons, trims, sewing tools and all other notions items. Remnants at reduced prices, utility fabrics and athletic wear fabrics top off the store on the fourth floor. Explore each floor to discover the range in variety.

Floor 1 Library ladders from floor to ceiling give access to the 120-foot wall of woolens--boucle, gabardine, Super 100's, boiled wool, crepe, double knit, jersey and more. Tables filled with endless silks--charmeuse, chiffon, duchess, brocades and more. Imported laces complete the main floor‘s couture selection, which will entice the most discriminating seekers of wedding and special occasion fabrics.

 

Floor 2 Stay in fashion with the best cottons--Japanese indigos, Liberty of London cotton lawn, the newest cotton prints and more--along with a huge selection of linens, polyester blends, knits of all varieties and amazing velvets. A comprehensive Home Décor department features upholstery, drapery and accent fabrics in a wide variety of textures and styles.

 

Floor 3 Find over 75,000 styles of buttons, including vintage glass and bakelite, plus ribbons in all colors, prints and styles--from classic grosgrain to hand-dyed silks and velvets--and a treasure trove of embellishments including sequins, rhinestones, Swarovski crystals, faux fur trims, silk flowers, appliqués, feathers and boas. The third floor also houses a wide range of home decorating fringes, cording, tassels and tie-backs, and a comprehensive collection of bridal accessories including vintage and imported lace trims, veils, decorative hair pieces and Russian netting. Basic sewing notions like thread, needles, zippers and patterns round out the selection.

 

Floor 4 A cornucopia of discounted remnants from the first and second floors are joined by imported and domestic faux furs, leather and suede hides, athletic performance fabrics, muslin, interfacing, pillow forms, felt, neoprene, netting, tulle, and oilcloth--all on the topmost floor.