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“On the 9th Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me…” For 12 days leading up to Christmas, BK Reader is highlighting 12 local businesses across Central and East Brooklyn that are great for holiday shopping!

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Silk Road Fabrics, 5 Belmont Avenue (Brownsville)

For the future Project Runway contestant on your Christmas list, Silk Road Fabrics in Brownsville is a perfect place to go for beautiful fabrics at amazing prices.

And it’s not just future designers who want to create clothes for other people that would appreciate the wide variety of fabrics that Silk Roads offers, the percolating DIY movement of people creating their own clothes to stand out in the crowd and add personal flair is also driving fabric sales.

In fact, if you want to add flair to anything, from upholstering household furniture, to redoing favorite accessories, a trip to Silk Road to check out their wares is a must.

Whether it’s African MudCloth or Silk Dupioni or a stellar selection of laces and various notions such as zippers and elastic at great prices, Silk Road Fabrics is a real gem.

Oh, keep in mind if you or anyone on your Christmas list is making costumes for carnival, then this is a perfect place to help bring those extravagant pieces to life. Their website is down, but they’re very helpful on the phone 718.922.0151.

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