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K. Trimming Co.

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Offers an extensive supply of buttons, pins, ribbons and fabric as "the world's trimming source"

Place Details

Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : SoHo
Commercial, Shopping

Place Matters Profile

K. Trimming closed its Broadway store in the fall of 2004. According to the owner, Mr. Kaufman, merchandise was being moved to an as yet undisclosed location in Brooklyn. We do not know if the store will reopen elsewhere. Please see below for the brief profile we wrote in 2003.

K Trimmings, a notions store in the heart of now-trendy SoHo, is a thriving reminder of the neighborhood's earlier incarnation as a garment manufacturing district.

You might go to a new boutique in SoHo for a designer t-shirt, but when the designer of that t-shirt needs a safety pin, she'll go to one of the oldest surviving stores in the neighborhood, K. Trimmings. Located on lower Broadway, this store is ingeniously packed with buttons, pins, ribbons, and rolls of fabric.

A German Jewish immigrant opened K. Trimmings at a time when SoHo's cast iron buildings were still primarily used for...

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K. Trimmings Co. Online


Erica Uhlenbeck

`A relic from a past when this neighborhood fulfilled a different function as a garment district. It has not changed in appearance in at least 50 years--an old fashioned atmosphere rare in New York City.

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