Customer Reviews

October, 2019
Rich Fabric Selection
Outstanding customer service. They have an incredibly rich selection of fabrics. I had constant and direct communication the whole time with Coby, who made sure to track and find my chosen fabric for my wedding dress (Thanks!!!). 100% recommend.
Sylkia Joanne Cartagena
October, 2019
October, 2019
Which Choice!
Quel choix !
maryse roudaut
October, 2019

September, 2019
Very Helpful & Knowledgeable Staff
If your a fabric freak Joel and Sons is the place for you, the store is absolutely stunning and amazing, the staff is incredibly attentive to every customer that enters. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff always ready to assist you in every way possible." Oh my word... What a selection of fabrics, I have never seen so many fabrics under one roof I had a list of materials to buy and some samples to get.. The great staff here fulfilled every request. Even the eclectic decor is a treat If you are after some fabric this has to be the greatest place to visit, judging by the range on show if they do not have it it does not exist.. We wandered around for 30 mins, we asked to be left alone and we were, until we needed help. Really nice to be left to enjoy the store without any pressure.
John Conley
September, 2019
September, 2019
Excellent Service & Products
Excellent!
Harsh Dalal Harsh
September, 2019
September, 2019
Fantastic Shopping Experience
I had a fantastic experience here shopping for suiting cloth to bring back to Singapore. Came in to purchase 3.5m for a suit and left with almost 18 meters of luscious Loro Piana wool as well as shirting fabric. I received fantastic service from Basil who made excellent suggestions and even looked for the odd 'leftover' piece just enough to make a pair of trousers. Although the fabrics were not cheap, I think the prices were very reasonable - you get what you pay for. At no point did I feel rushed or pressured to make purchases which made the shopping experience simply wonderful. At checkout, I was served by Mr. Jones' son who was an absolutely lovely gentleman. Can't wait to shop here again in the future!
Jonathan Siao
September, 2019

August, 2019
Beautiful Fabrics & Superb Service

The four fabrics which I ordered late last week arrived yesterday, delivered – with stunning speed – to my door. I had previously ordered samples, so the fabrics themselves were not a big surprise. The packaging, however, amazed me. Opening the parcel was like unwrapping a gift that you know contains a treasure. I could be wrong, of course, but I do believe each fabric had been lovingly pressed before being protected by layers of tissue paper and then placed in its own individual wrapper. Your company takes the definition of “luxury fabrics” down to the finest detail. The fabrics are breathtakingly beautiful and the service is superb.

M. K. Kinhauser
August, 2019

July, 2019
Biggest Selection
Biggest selection of silks and linens I've ever seen, but no bargains to be found
Leigh Tribuno
July, 2019

June, 2019
Courteous Staff
An outstanding shop packed with beautiful fabrics and courteous staff!!!
Goran Marjanovic
June, 2019
June, 2019
Amazing Selection
Absolutely amazing selection of fabulous fabrics. It's got to be the best in the world. Go!
G Jaye
June, 2019

April, 2019
Excellent Customer Service
Definitely the best fabric shop in UK. Brilliant website and a visit to the store is just amazing. Customer service is excellent, ease of ordering very good and delivery prompt. Can't recommend highly enough.
Rosie Richardson
April, 2019
April, 2019
Best Shopping Experience
Joel & Son Fabrics provided possibly one of the best shopping experiences I have ever had. Their range of materials and patterns is huge and the staff are brilliant in helping you choose from such a vast array. Their expert advice is unparalleled and their courtesy and customer centred attitude is remarkable. I would especially like to thank Kamal who swiftly took us through the different patterned fabrics on offer, giving us his own personal opinion on each one. At no point did he try to sell us something beyond the budget we had stated and he even advised us to save money through buying only as much material as we needed. Shopping there was an absolute pleasure and I would thoroughly recommend this retailer to anyone.
PhilD-167
April, 2019
April, 2019
Wonderful Experience
I had a wonderful experience at Joel & Son Fabrics. The staff, especially Peter, was extremely helpful and went out of their way to help us. I would definitely recommend this store for anyone looking for fabric (which is also great quality).
Amelia Fox
April, 2019

March, 2019
The Promise Land for Fabrics
This place is like the promise land for fabulous fabrics. The most exquisite!! Coby one of the staff members is absolutely amazing and goes the extra mile to keep customers happy all the time! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Chinelo Bally
March, 2019
March, 2019
Fantastic Experience
Well don’t I just wish I had found this shop years ago!! What a fantastic experience. I sort of knew what I wanted but was helped out 100% by Coby! Thank you so much-it was a pleasure shopping with you. Looking forward to the material arriving.
Kinninmonth
March, 2019
March, 2019
Just Amazing Service & Product
Theses are the nicest, most kind & helpful people i have had the pleasure to buy from. Very helpful and have gone out of there way to meet my requirements. Just amazing service & product .. an absolute GEM Im indebted to the staff xx
O Sheppard
March, 2019

February, 2019
Great Selection
Amazing service and great selection! Peter was so Helpful!
S.F
February, 2019
December, 2018
Gorgeous Fabric!
Great customer service and gorgeous fabric!
Maya Levy
December, 2018
December, 2018
Astonishing Array of Materials
An Aladdin's cave of fabrics just off the Edgware Road. Truly astonishing array of material from all the top brands on the planet. Coby was very helpful indeed.
Charles Baker
December, 2018
December, 2018
Excellent shop
Отличный магазин
YigorMAI YMAL
December, 2018

November, 2018
Excellent Service
Excellent service and communication from this company. Answered my queries promptly, efficiently and sample I ordered was delivered the next day. Will be visiting the store very soon to choose my fabric for a very special occasion. Thank you.
Penny Parsons
November, 2018
December, 2018
First Class Retailers
Joel & Son Fabrics are an absolutely first class retailer. If you are looking for beautiful fabrics and trims, combined with an exceptional service, this is the company I would strongly recommend. The variety of fabric types, designs and price points is vast - there is something for everyone! I made my first purchase from Joel & Sons this month and was extremely impressed. The fabric is beautiful in both design and quality. Delivery was super fast and the packaging was carefully and professionally done. This company should be the benchmark for which other retailers aspire. I highly recommend them.
Candice Gamble
December, 2018
November, 2018
Finest Fabrics
Extensive selection of fine fabrics and helpful staff, especially Coby.
Alex Rennick
November, 2018

October, 2018
Great Quality & Customer Service
Ordered a custom fabric all the way from Canada and the team delivered well beyond expectations, with great quality and customer service. 10/10 would order from Joel and Sons again.
Ori Ohayon
October, 2018
October, 2018
Top Quality Product
Top quality product, only surpassed by their service. Fantastic experience all round; they have gained a lifelong customer.
Marco Laurence
October, 2018
October, 2018
Great Selection of Fabrics
Oh my word... What a selection of fabrics, I have never seen so many fabrics under one roof I had a list of materials to buy and some samples to get.. The great staff here fulfilled every request. Even the eclectic decor is a treat If you are after some fabric this has to be the greatest place to visit, judging by the range on show if they do not have it it does not exist.. We wandered around for 30 mins, we asked to be left alone and we were, until we needed help.. Really nice to be left to enjoy the store without any pressure.
Ian Rothenstein
October, 2018
October, 2018
Excellent Level of Service
Joel & Son has been a staple for me and my fabric purchases. Owner Gary and his son Coby have been kind and helpful to me beyond simply purchasing fabric. They have become family and because of their level of service, Joel & Son is an institution that cannot be bested.
Faiyaz Amlani
October, 2018
October, 2018
Very Helpful Staff
A great selection of fabrics and the most importantly a very helpful staff!! A friendly gentlemen, I think called Kamal, quickly duplicated what are my needs and gave me a few fantastic tips which were very educational. He also answered all my questions with interest and no extra fuss. As a result I walked off with more fabric which I didn’t originally plan to purchase so 5 stars for the staff. I’ll definitely come back!
Agnieszka D
October, 2018
October, 2018
Best Fabrics
Fantastic service and even better fabrics. They delivered a large order to very tight timescales. Thanks!!
Jack Wagner
October, 2018

September, 2018
Helpful Staff
Amazing experience in the shop! Staff helpful, best quality I have ever seen. Thank you.
Regina Rubin
September, 2018
September, 2018
Highly Recommend
Excellent service! I received my order within 24h, fabric is high quality, exactly as it's shown on picture. Thank You so much, Joel & Son! Highly recommend!
Anastasija Černova
September, 2018
September, 2018
Exquisite Fabrics
The quality of their products inspires me to create better garments. From the runway to the driveway, Joel & Son Fabrics has it all. Their haute couture fabrics are exquisite, their customer service staff are helpful and professional. And delivery to the USA outstanding and reasonable. I'm in California and I receive my orders in 3 days.
Cindy Lonnstrom
September, 2018
September, 2018
Wide Selection
Davey the salesman was pleasant and helpful with style suggestions. Nice likeable experience. Wide selection. Do not have ability to compare prices.
gautam doshi
September, 2018
September, 2018
Lovely Family Business
Fantastic service and a lovely family business!
Adam Goldstein
September, 2018

August, 2018
Beautiful Unique Fabrics

Amazing online fabric store! Huge selection of beautiful unique fabrics. Accurate photo depictions, fast and intuitive website. Impeccable presentation and packaging. Quick and reliable delivery every time, all the way to Australia via DHL. From a very happy Aussie customer, keep up the great work!Fantastic.

Robin Cass
August, 2018
August, 2018
Outstanding Customer Service
Currently travelling from Canada and went there Today for fabric shopping. Received an outstanding customer service from Lawrence, it was extremely helpful of him. Appreciated.
Ryan Li
August, 2018
August, 2018
Friendly & Helpful Staff
Clear and easy to use website which was very informative. When I went into the shop the staff were friendly and helpful, couldn't recommend this shop enough for those looking to buy fabric!
Arthur Caplin
August, 2018

July, 2018
Nice & Polite Staff
Staff there very nice and polite. You can find all kind of fabric in one place.
Rashid Al-rumaihi
July, 2018

October, 2017
BRAVO for Site & Fabric
If you want the most incredible online fabric shopping trip of your life, you must visit Joel and Sons website. I am used to purchasing exquisite silks and laces, for decades, from NYC, San Francisco and Los Angeles, but frankly, this shop tops them all. Stunning silk prints, many in silk crepe de chine *in the US uber tough to find or get prints of beauty*. Beautiful laces, silks, breathtaking cottons, truly I dare you to search their site and not be totally confused of how many fabric choices you cannot live without! Incredibly fast processing my orders too and from London to Anchorage, Alaska, shipping time is about 2 days! Seriously, this company I wish I found years ago! Take my advice and check their website out! Their fabric images are true to colour in reality, as I have found with my silk purchases. Lovely editorials for each fabric are written, which help make your choice a good one. I give them a BRAVO for their site, fabric selection, and shipping speed. I will continue to purchase from them.
Rebecca Janelli
October, 2017

September, 2017
Rare Fabric Selection for the Connoisseurs
Joel and Son Fabrics offer cream of the crop fabrics, a truly rare selection for the true connoisseurs. They really stand out in the market! The silk I’ve ordered online truly matches my high expectations! The service is impeccable! Delivery is almost immediate! The description on the website is very accurate and the fabric images are absolutely true to life. Sending swatches is a great option in case you hesitate. Thank you for the possibility to order this beautiful fabrics online and for the practical solutions for the customers who order from overseas! I’m looking forward to experience this wonderful treasury of fabric and get acquainted with the staff in person once I’m in London. Definitely recommended!
Yanna Z
September, 2017
September, 2017
Glorious Profusion of Goods
Describing itself as ‘the biggest couture fabric store in England’, Joel & Son is an Aladdin’s Cave of treasures. Its stock includes high-end fabrics from the likes of Swarovski, Elie Saab, Versace, Liberty and Valentino, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg: printed cottons, silks, satins, embroidered chiffons, lace, taffettas, voiles and velvets are all to be found amid the glorious profusion of goods, as are men’s suit materials, African dresswear fabrics, beaded fabrics, denims and jerseys. A team of knowledgeable and polite staff will help you find what you’re after from the thousands of rolls on offer.
Time Out London
September, 2017

August, 2017
Great Store
Great store, plenty of fabric, staff are extremely friendly and helpful and store is run with a great atmosphere. Will visit soon again. Thank you for all your help with my shopping.
Shelley Moore
August, 2017
August, 2017
Service with a Smile
Best quality and service with a smile by all
David Goldstein
August, 2017
August, 2017
Excellent!
Excellent in every way!
Z.F
August, 2017

July, 2017
Best Silk Fabrics
I flow all the way from Israel to buy fabrics for my wedding gown at Joel&Son. Sokol welcomed me with a big smile and gave me the best service I have ever gotten. From now on I'm buying my fabrics only at Joel&Son, and I recommend to ask for Sokol services. I purchased the best Silk fabrics and unique Embroidered tulle for final detailing. Everything was top quality! Highly recommended!
Donna Verbier
July, 2017
July, 2017
Best in the World!
The best fabric shop in the world! Great materials, amazing staff, great location. A pleasure and an honour to shop there!
Cristiana Alagna
July, 2017
July, 2017
Incredible Selection of Fabrics
Joel and Son Fabrics is one of those hidden treasures with the most incredible selection of fabrics imaginable and the friendliest staff. We have used Joel's for years and on every occasion the service we have received has been unfailingly helpful - endlessly patient and creative with whatever brief we have given. Nothing is too much trouble, including posting sample swatches and arranging delivery to out of London destinations. In particular, Lawrence is to be highly recommended - this man deserves a sainthood for his personal service; for his ability to remember orders from years ago; for his willingness to go the extra mile to find just the right fabric, and always with a smile, even after hours of searching in backrooms and basements. Linda also is wonderful and deserves a special mention for her down to earth approach and ability to come up with practical solutions. We are so grateful to them both .... and to the whole team! Joel's is our first point of call for any fabric and design requirements - in every way they stand head and shoulders above the competition.
Opera Prelude
July, 2017

June, 2017
Excellent
Excellent!
Huda Tarabzouni
June, 2017

April, 2017
Friendly & Helpful Staff
Great store, plenty of fabric, staff are extremely friendly and helpful and store is run with a great atmosphere. Will visit soon again. Thank you for all your help with my shopping.
Izabela Sura
April, 2017

December, 2016
Worth A Visit!
Amazing shop, the staff are the friendliest I've come across and best range of fabrics I've ever seen with the best prices! Defiantly worth a visit.
Yaeli
December, 2016

September, 2016
Knowledgeable Staff
Joel and Son is an Aladdin's Cave for fabric treasures - they have the biggest selection of beautiful and luxurious fabrics & trims. I came across the website when I was looking for fabric to make a wedding dress - the staff are very knowledgeable and they helped me to find exactly what I was looking for - the store is also definitely worth a visit!
Evangelia
September, 2016
September, 2016
MUST GO Destination
A little piece of heaven dropped down and landed in Marylebone - its called Joel and Son and I have only just discovered it - How can that be. It's such a marvellous place and yet I had never heard of it before. If like me - you have not heard of it - you absolutely must put it on your To Do list as a MUST GO destination. Its the best place I have ever been to for fabrics and knocks everywhere else into touch. Its really easy to park aswell so no excuse not to go. The staff are great the products are second to none and you might even get a coffee like I did when I called in recently to pick up some fabrics that I had ordered on line. All were beautifully wrapped and I got one of the must have carriers to boot. They even threw in a cutesy little tape measure. Can't fault it and seriously cant wait to go again. - I will be setting aside a few hours! Top notch place.
Melanie Carter
September, 2016

July, 2016
Next Day Delivery in Holland!
When I am in London, I make time to browse in the Joel & Sons shop for hours and hours. This was the first time I ordered online. The fabric is beautiful! And the delivery arrived the very next day, much to my amazement. In Holland! Wonderful, thank you so much!
Ellen Pels
July, 2016

June, 2016
Beautiful Fabrics!
When I am in London, I make time to browse in the Joel & Sons shop for hours and hours. This was the first time I ordered online. The fabric is beautiful! And the delivery arrived the very next day, much to my amazement. In Holland! Wonderful, thank you so much!
Ellen Pels
June, 2016
June, 2016
Efficient & Helpful
I was searching for a particular fabric which I had viewed on your website, I then went back in and the fabric did not appear on the website. So late Friday evening I contacted your good selves, and spoke with a extremely helpful girl called Ella, she said she would look into this for me and call me back, of which she did do within literally a few minutes, to let me know she had found the fabric I was looking for. Thanks for being so helpful, and efficient. Yesterday I received my beautiful fabric !!! I love it. Your fabrics are amazing , many thanks sue from Tynemouth
Sue
June, 2016
June, 2016
Extensive Loro Piana Collection
Lot of Loro Piana collection! Thanks joel & son fabrics~ From Yoon.
윤성진
June, 2016
June, 2016
Excellent Choice
I was so happy with the quality of the fabric. Excellent Choice. I visited Joel & Son and bought online. My fabrics arrived promptly and very well packaged.
Larisa Bartaseviciene
June, 2016
June, 2016
Beautiful Fabrics
Very helpful and friendly staff. A shop packed with beautiful fabrics, no need to look anywhere else!
Barbara Harding
June, 2016

February, 2016
Professional & Helpful
I have been buying fabrics from this place since 20 years ago , if not more ....They have whatever you dream in your mind ! And they are soo professional and helpful . They are not cheap , of course , but you pay for quality.
Mahtab Mahboubian
February, 2016

October, 2015
Pure Perfection
I have a very difficult time finding exceptional, quality cotton, here in the US. Everything here seems to be geared to the non iron cotton. Who wants that touching their skin? I recently placed my first order with Joel and Sons. The order arrived in very nice condition. The beauty of the cottons took my breath away. When I touched them, I thought I had gone to heaven. Pure perfection! I hope Joel and Sons will continue to stock pure cotton shirting of this quality. I plan to become a regular visitor the their site. The fabrics and the service exceeded my expectations. My sincerest thanks for old world quality in both fabric and service. You have a new loyal customer.
Victoria Owen
October, 2015

August, 2015
Fabric Heaven
This place is absolute heaven for anyone who loves fabrics. The staff are friendly and unbelievably knowledgeable. Find something you love, and they will have exactly the right recommendations for linings or contrast/complementary fabrics. Just to wander round and look at (and especially feel) the beautiful fabrics is a joy.
Frances Day
August, 2015

June, 2015
Amazing Fabrics to Choose From
Fantastic shop - lovely and spacious with so many amazing fabrics to choose from. Could easily spend hours in there and will definitely be coming back again. The staff are also friendly and personable and make the experience even more enjoyable. I bought some top quality fabric and very happy with my purchase. Thanks Joel and Son.
Steven Palmer
June, 2015
June, 2015
5 Star Service
Beautiful fabric, excellent website, brilliant service, wonderful packaging, 5 star service, swift delivery. A sewers best dream !!
Margaret Lyndon
June, 2015

April, 2015
Fabric Matched My Expectations
I love my wool fabric! Beautiful quality, weave and colour, and I am pleased that they matched my expectations from the pics on the website. I am completely enamoured with my handwoven Scottish pink wool, and in my mind I am already wearing the jacket I will be making with it. I will definitely continue visiting Joe & Son - after only just discovering their site recently. I wish I lived in the UK just so I could browse in store, but the online has worked just as well. The service I received was excellent, which is not usual yet for online store service - they even tried calling me in Australia when there was an issue with one of the wools I ordered. The order also arrived incredibly quickly, when I thought I was going to have to wait weeks. I nearly took the day off work so I could start sewing straight away. Thank you J&S
Commentator Oz
April, 2015

September, 2014
Quality Second to None
Joel and Sons - a name to remember. I am a sewer of over 40 years and have lately taken to making my own clothes again. It is not that I am a snob but I believe that if you work with the best fabrics then your efforts will be the best. The range of fabrics is sensational and the quality is second to none. Delivery has been the next day which by any standards is amazing given postal deliveries. I would recommend this service to anyone and even when fabric is out of stock the email is courteous and apologetic. So overall I cannot rate Joel and Sons highly enough and challenge anyone to find better in the UK.
Kathryn Gutteridge
September, 2014
September, 2014
Astonishingly Beautiful Fabrics
Excellent and speedy delivery. I have just purchased two pieces of fabric which were sold as single pieces from the sale remnants. I was astonished at how beautiful these fabrics were, although I wouldn't normally spend this much on fabric but wanted to try Joel & Son, I was so happy with the quality of the fabric I would not hesitate buying from them again. I can't wait to make my garments now.
Sylvia Francis
September, 2014

August, 2014
Great Store, Fabric & Service
Oh wow! I visited Joel & Son many years ago and have watched with interest as they have expanded their online offerings (I'm in Sydney - so store visits are out). After poring over the gorgeous fabrics for many months I bought a wool challis remnant last week and was bowled over by both the fabric and the service. For starters, there are real people who respond to emails - they're amazingly fast and friendly too. Then there is the delivery. So much faster than if I'd ordered from Australia! And the fabric. It was definitely in the "splurge" category for me and I was a tad concerned about whether it would live up to my expectations. Well, it sure did - the online description was incredibly accurate. What a great store.
Denise Rainey
August, 2014
August, 2014
Superior Quality
Joel & Son was a joy to shop with, amazing customer service and support, quick responses - and not to mention the stunning selection of fabrics in superior quality! Definitely not the last time I'll be buying from them. If you're after the best of the best in both customer service and stock selection, Joel & Son is the place for you!
M.v.S
August, 2014

June, 2014
Outstanding Service
I purchased fabric for the first time from Joel & Son Fabrics on Wednesday - I ordered the fabric online and it arrived the next day, beautifully wrapped and the fabric was true to the image on the website. The overall buying and receiving experience was made even more pleasant, as in the package there was a little gift from Joel & Son Fabrics of a tape measure. I very rarely praise, but I must say credit where credit is due, the service has been outstanding.
SK
June, 2014
June, 2014
Exciting Shopping Experience
With all the fabrics from the best mills across Europe, this store has the biggest selection I've ever seen. Because of the standard of their sources (the same places that all the big designers source their fabrics), I can always trust that it is the best possible quality. Constantly seeing names such as Zegna, Elie Saab, Valentino, Versace, Galliano, Lanvin, Liberty, Cavalli, Swarovski, YSL, and more, makes one very exciting shopping experience. Now that they are online it is accessible for anyone in the world to shop in Joel's at any time of the day, SO EASY!
Brenagh Conway
June, 2014

May, 2014
Highly Quality, Highly Recommended
I had a hard time to find the fabrics I was looking for. Since I have started to look it up on internet, I saw very nice fabrics in Joel&Son, although I was not sure to order in the beginning - because I like to touch the fabric before I purchase it, to feel the quality - but I have decided to order and I received my parcel right next day, incredibly quick shipment, professional services and support provided via mail and phone call, and lovely fabrics I have in my hand for my mother! :) What else could make me happier than I am now! Thank you Joel&Son Team! :) I'm looking forward to order your lovely silk fabrics for my next dress! My final word, I highly recommend Joel&Son fabrics with their professional level of work, support and high quality fabrics to anybody else who is confused to order. And you will not regret what you're going to get at the end! :)
Fulya Senem Uzun
May, 2014

April, 2014
Very Impressed
Very big variety to choose from, and 3 days after I placed my order, it was delivered in South Africa. I am very impressed by the service and the way the material was packed (between tissue paper) in the parcel!
Neels Vermaak
April, 2014

June, 2013
Incredible Quality Fabrics
My favourite fabric shop of all time. The shop is stacked from floor to ceiling with the most incredible, quality fabrics from all over the world. They have a Royal Warrant of Appointment from the Queen and service that lives up to this name and expectation. What's more, they just launched a website, so you don't have to wait til your next visit to London to shop with them. www.joelandsonfabrics.com. I can't recommend this shop any more!!
Rachel
June, 2013

February, 2013
Top Class!
From the most simple to the most outlandish fabrics, you are guaranteed to find what you are looking for here, with top class service from start to finish. Their fabrics & trims are also available online now from wherever you are in the world. Even better!
Gabriella
February, 2013

Quality Product & Service
I ordered online last Thursday and received my package this Wednesday here in the U.S.A. The quality of the product and the service are excellent. I was helped, over email, by Ella who is mentioned in other reviews. Yes, they're thousands of miles away, but their fabrics are so unique and they are so helpful, I can imagine sourcing special purchases from them in the future.
Carrie R. Lape
Satisfied Customer
My first visit to you today was so enjoyable and I really really thank everyone for being so professional and welcoming. From the service, to the amazing loo, the coffee and general impression of professionalism from everyone it was a huge plesure. It was sort of like a holiday with all involved being so kind and helpful - I think I might actually become interested in clothes again with such an amazing array of fine quality materials in such unusual surroundings - and the market outisde was fun too despite the snow we found things half the price of our usual shops. Just like stepping into a foreign land - thanks and I will be back!
Susan Adams
Stella Magazine
An Aladdin’s cave of fabrics. I’ve been coming here for 20 years and have made endless shirts, skirts and dresses from their textiles.
Daily Mail
Occasionally, I’ll go to Joel & Son’s Fabric Shop in London’s Maida Vale to buy fabric…I explain to them the sort of outfit I have in mind and they know how much material it will need…
The Guardian
Joel & Son fabrics doesn't sell on the web at all, sadly, but I mention it for those who can go to London because it has been described as the best fabric shop in the world. The selection is enormous and well worth a visit.
Financial Times
It’s unlikely you’d ever stumble across Joel and Son by accident. Nestled in a run of unpromising shop fronts on a busy market street selling everything from fruit to fake Juicy tracksuits, it would be easy to scuttle by without realising what you were missing. But Joel and Son, founded 22 years ago by father and son team Joel and Gary Bull, is a treasure trove of material. ‘It’s 5,000sq ft of floor-to-ceiling fabric. There must be thousands of rolls. There’s no space left,” says Gary. ‘When we started, the shop was a fifth of the size it is now but slowly we’ve bought up shop, after shop, after shop.” The result is a fabric collection that’s sought after by amateur dressmakers, Savile Row tailors and those working in the fashion and costume industry. “About five times out of 10, if it’s on television or in a film, we’re involved somehow or another with fabric supply,” says Gary. And though they won’t name names, they fulfil the cloth needs of many a celebrity both at home and abroad. They even recently received their Royal Warrant to the Queen for supplying her couturiers with fabric. “For a little shop, it’s not a bad achievement,” says Gary. But every pocket is catered for here – prices range from £3 a metre to £1,800. Whatever the end result you’re looking for, the Bulls have the fabric. Taffeta, lace, organza, silk, satin, cotton and even suit fabrics from labels such as Emenegildo Zegna and Loro Piana. Each season they stock all – or most – of the fabrics, prints and colours in use. “Most of the things you see on the catwalk we have or can get you something very similar.” Copies of the latest magazines are not on hand as evidence but to inspire customers. If what you want isn’t on the shelves, it’s very likely that it isn’t far away. New deliveries are received two to three times a week. For the really unusual, Joel and Son offers a bespoke service and can create hand-beaded or hand-embroidered fabrics on request.
Telegraph.co.uk
One name that’s revered amongst the sewing elite is Joel & Son Fabrics near Edgware Road Station in NW8. Established in 1979, it offers a cornucopia of premium materials and has even supplied the Queen.
Tailoringforwomen.com
We have quite an exclusive list of suppliers for our specialist suitings, however whenever we receive a commission for something out of the ordinary we turn to Joel & Son Fabrics. Situated just north of Marble Arch in Central London, they have the most extensive range of printed silks and beaded lace that you can find almost anywhere. Alongside, they have a wide selection of materials with which you can co-ordinate your garment. They also have a wealth of advice as to how to match the properties of a particular cloth with a garment’s design or purpose. There reputation is such that they are frequently required to source and supply fabrics for many a State occasion. We have worked together for the past 20 years and I frequently send my clients direct to their premises where Joel’s staff are extremely helpful, and will take time to make this first exploration part of the whole bespoke experience.
Citikey.com
Famed for their large collection, Joel & Son Fabrics sell a variety of haute couture fabrics including cashmere, silk and chiffon as well as a selection of designer garments from the likes of Valentino, Versace and Cerruti.
Bestreadguide.com
If you love to sew and enjoy luxury fabrics enter this wonderland of fine materials. The most recent haute couture fabrics are here, as well as men's suitings from high-profile designers that include Loro Piana and Ermenegildo Zegna. Discover this wonderful Aladdin's Cave.
Shadyoldlady.com
This is one for all those people with a passion for fabric, sewing, needles, and dressmaking…and indeed those who just like tinkering. With a huge array of mouthwatering fabric stacked high and emitting bundles of colour, don’t be shy, the staff will always help out. So if you’re a fashion guru or just like smart clothes, this is the only place to get the building blocks.
Yelp.com
This shop has a very good selection of the outmost exclusive fabrics. It might be a bit of a trek to go all the way to St. Johns Wood, but it is worth it. They are also open on a Saturday, so you can combine it with your weekend plans. They are the biggest couture fabric store in England and have an unrivalled choice of materials, which are updated, with an almost daily delivery of new fabrics. When you start talking to the staff, they proudly show off their knowledge and even though I could not afford buying more then 50cm of a designer fabric, they still make me feel important. Their clientele spend £100/meter upwards.. Welcome to Aladdin's Cave!