The Deal: Diamond Foam & Fabric parking lot sale
Diamond Foam & Fabric, a textile resource for designers and DIY decorators, will have a parking lot sale Friday through Sunday with discounts approaching 85%. "The last time we had a sale," owner Jason Asch said, "was in the summer of 2005."
Those who are usually priced out of the authentic embroidered Central Asian textiles known as suzanis, which have become ubiquitous in decorating, take note: One of the best markdowns in the sale will be a woven cotton and rayon version, near right, which is reduced from $97 a yard to $15. A luxe toile print, far right, printed on velvet instead of the traditional cotton, is chopped from $40 a yard to $10.
Other discounted fabrics will include cotton prints for many tastes, below from left: a contemporary floral with faux chain-stitch details, originally $16.75 a yard, now $5; butterflies floating on an English Arts and Crafts print, reduced from $40 a yard to $10; and an Italian seashell print, marked down from $36 a yard to $10. The sale runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
611 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 931-8148.
-- David A. Keeps
Photo credits: Diamond Foam & Fabric