Taking your ideas from concept to finished product sometimes requires the whole garment district. Here are some of our favourite tried and tested places to get all the minutiae of being a designer checked off your list.


Fashion law

Lawyers specializing in fashion. From the independent lawyer to the large and glitzy firm.


From patterns to lookbooks to unique designs digitally printed on fabric -- everyone needs a printer sometimes. Here are our top printers, local and online.


Button holes

For professional buttonholes on your samples, join the queue of designers at Jonathon Embroidery. Go to the back of the store and they will do anything from a single buttonhole to as many as you wish. From approx $2/buttonhole

256 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018 -- (212) 398-3538 --- open 9a-6p Mon-Fri


Hardware & Trim

From applying studs to buying buttons and tape, this is an evolving list of trimming resources for designers.