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Shop Girl: Duralee Factory Outlet

  1. Linda says:

    LOVE this post! Did they have trims?

    • effortless says:

      They did have trim. They were all a bit too formal for me, but they had some. Can’t remember the pricing on them.

  2. Melissa says:

    Guurrrlll– score! I live 20 minutes from High Point and I thought we had good fabric outlets here, but that is so much better. I’ve gotten really hooked on Duralee lately.

  3. modern jane says:

    So so so jealous!

  4. Karena says:

    In love I would be like a kid in a candy store!! Do they have an outlet in the Midwest??


    Art by Karena

  5. SCORE! i’ll have to see if i can find a way to finagle myself up there next time i’m in nyc…
    and VERY cool that you met the founder–would make for a great interview!

  6. Looks like heaven to me ! Come enter my Imperial Trellis pillow giveaway……

  7. LindsB says:

    OK, I’m making mental notes of all the places that are close you so that when I come for the weekend we can spend all weekend shopping and of course toting around that sweet little man of yours (and no I dont mean Jon, but he can come too if he wants haha)

    So excited for this BTW- lets make it happen!

  8. Kathysue says:

    Wow!! That is amazing,if I could sew it would be so wonderful to find a place like this!! You really found a treasure trove of goodness, Kathysue

  9. suzanne says:

    Oh, just color me GREEN with envy….would love, and NEED a store like that right NOW!!! πŸ˜€


  10. Amanda Eck says:

    oh wow! I would totally die and go to fabric heaven if I had such a place near me!!

  11. Kathysue says:

    Camilla, I just found out we are guest posting on the same post today at Amandas blog. Love the gray you chose as your favorite gray. It is soft on the eye and yet it has a depth of color!! Loving her fav paint series. It was an honor to be in this line-up with you, Kathysue

  12. Elaine says:

    I just made a to-do list Monday with my husband of things I want/need to do before our little boy makes his debut (Christmas Eve) or before I become to uncomfortable to enjoy myself. But……….this is now ON THE LIST! Thanks for sharing! (Have you seen the blog Lay Baby Lay? Great nursery ideas!) I’d love to know what your ‘must haves’ are for your nursery and other great shopping treasures around the city. I’ll shoot you a message when I’m going in case you need an excuse for a meetup with a blog fan : ) (Have you ever been to the sale at Brimfield, CT?)

    • effortless says:

      I’ve never been to Brimfield. Would love to meet up if you come to NY. I’m due a couple of days before!

  13. Ashley says:

    Oh, wow. What a fabric lover’s paradise! I am CRAZY in love with the orange, pink and red staggered stripe fabric that you found.

    • effortless says:

      I know. It wasn’t even Duralee fabric. It must be from another company they own. It was stamped that it was from the UK. I wanted a whole bolt of it.

  14. I am so jealous. I wish we had something like that near me! Lucky score for you though! Can’t wait to see all the goodies you make!

  15. Katrina says:

    WOW!! That many yards of fabrics for only $55 bucks wow πŸ™‚ What a great spot for fabric and so close to your home

  16. Maggie Rose says:

    Camila – is it on Long Island? I’m terrible with the geography over there, but we’ll be in LI for a wedding next May and I already told Ryan I might have to make a pit stop with a shipping box. πŸ™‚ Also hope I can meet some of my fave NY bloggers then, so I’ll let you know dates when it gets closer!

  17. Alicia says:

    I’m Chartreuse Green with jealousy!

  18. erin says:

    Oh what a great find, Camila! Is it open to the public or to the trade only? I get a little intimidated at places like that!
    Thanks for all your great tips πŸ™‚

  19. Kristy Swain says:

    So jealous! Wish I lived nearby. Super cool.

  20. Lee says:

    I’m too excited and haven’t checked to see exactly where that is. is it close to Garden City?
    Do you know if they take phone orders and ship? What a paradise!

    • effortless says:

      I’m close to Garden City and it was about a 30 min drive for me. They don’t even have a phone there so I doubt they take phone orders.

  21. Duralee says:

    Hello All – Just thought we’d chime in here to give you a bit more information. Our outlet is open to the public and it is located at the rear of the building at our corporate headquarters – 1775 Fifth Avenue, Bay Shore, NY (Long Island). We are open Monday-Friday 10am to 4pm and after Labor Day we will be open on Saturdays from 10-3. Hope to see you all there!

    • Mala Freeman says:

      Where,is the outlet in North Carolina?

    • Joanne says:


      I’m desperate to find any amount of Duralee shambord with yellow background. I’ve searched the Internet high and low. If you have any ideas at all, please please please help me. I’m in the middle of a project. I pay anything and would even piece memo samples together.

      Thanks for any consideration you may give me. Thank you. Thank you

      • effortless says:

        Hi Joanne,

        I’m sorry, but I don’t work for Duralee. I’m just an interior designer that happens to have a Duralee outlet about 45 mins away from me.

  22. Cindy Miller says:

    You are so kind to share this information. Many will keep things like this to themselves. We luv U!!!!

  23. Caroline says:

    WooHoo! I am so thrilled to know about this place. I’m in LI too and know how hard it is to come by good deals. Usually in blogland many of the great go-to places are in the South or in in NYC but this place is only about 20 min. from where I work! Actually Fabric Mill is just down the road from me but I feel their prices are a bit higher than online and fabric choices haven’t changed much over the years. So thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

  24. saudah says:

    Wow! Thanks for sharing this info Camila. Bayshore is only about 3o minute from my mom’s house. I will defintiely be taking a trip to the outlet next weekend when I visit family. I had no idea this was there. Love that orange and pink stripe fabric!

  25. I have wanted to go there FOREVER! I use to work for the Duralee showroom in Boston when I was in design school and would always hear about how awesome the warehouse was, just never made it down. Roadtrip next time I am at my parent’s house!

  26. Christine Ruggiero says:

    i don’t know why but i always imagined you lived in some far off place. SOOO excited to scroll down to the end of this post and realize the duralee place is actually around the corner from me (i am in setauket)! for some reason this makes me like your blog even more!! (i think i now can look to your sources as actual possibilities!) Love your work and excited to have a fellow long islander here!

  27. Totally in love with this place. I’m going to make it one of my weekly stops. If you are in the NY area and want to check it out for yourself you must let me know and we will go together!
    Well, I live in Bayshore and can not drive. I am taking you up on this offer!!
    I would love to go with you. Want to make pillow shams for my new comforter.

    I am taking you up on your offer. Hope to see ya soon!!! I’m not joking!!!

    Best Regards, Laura

  28. ROB C says:

    I went on their website and it says they only sell to the “trade”. Can anyone shop hrere or do you have to be an interior designer?

  29. Kathleen says:

    i was there Thurs. Still hot!
    I have been going there for years, love the place.
    I am in Southampton, so it is a ride, but usually well worth it.
    I make a lot of tablecloths and had my furn reupholstered with their fabric.
    I have to browse your blog to see the drapes you made!

  30. Tiffany says:

    So glad I found this post! I am headed here next week, and I can’t wait. Can’t believe I didn’t know about this place before. It’s near Island Thrift which is a *great* thrift store.

  31. Sara MacIver says:

    I need two yards of Duralee #32033 -122 to finish a project. It’s a discontinued fabric…you can see it on the Duralee website, it’s stamped discontinued. I was paying $100.00 to buy 2 yards before being informed that it was unavailable. Will pay that price to anyone who can find it. Would appreciate help.:)

  32. Just wondering if the outlet is still there and if the prices are still the same since this was posted in 2011. I would appreciate hearing from you before I make the 3 1/2 hour trip.
    Thank you…

  33. fabric addict says:

    Outlet is there, plan for it to close at 3PM. Lots of contract fabrics (think hotel style) and fabric with flaws, but still very good selection of nice fabric at great prices. Silks & velvets $8/yd are limited but amazing value, huge selection of upholstery fabric $6.50/yd and then lower pricing for sheers and other fabric.
    I wouldn’t drive 3 hrs- too hit or miss and there was little of today’s hot design styles. That being said, there was yardage on many of the bolts which is unusual to find and 20+ yards is common. Styles were traditional with better than average selection of solid colors. If you are in the area, it is wonderful resource and the people were exceedingly nice and helpful. Since I have previously shopped at the now closed Brunschwig warehouse, I was sorry not to find any high end fabric on my trip and am still looking for a replacement source. Oswald’s in W. Springfield MA had higher end, but limited choice despite a huge warehouse. Pricing hovered around $20/yd and the silk velvet I loved was at $100/yd. I did see a Brunschwig that I recognized from the 90’s with its blue plaid and embroidered sunflowers and there was Ralph Lauren fabric mixed in all the tapestry fabrics.

    If you are in NY, combine your trip to Duralee with a different retail store in Plainview, which has large selection of current fabrics from multiple houses. Not super high-end, but a good selection with retail pricing.

  34. Colleen says:

    So now that they are closed where do you go?

    • effortless says:

      I don’t have a new go to place anymore. I just order my fabric online and occasionally end up Fabric Mill which is also on long island. Hope that helps!

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