A Trip to M&J Trimming

16 January 2012

When I traveled into the city for New Year’s, my hostess was gracious enough to allow us a quick stop at M&J Trimming. And oh my, it might have been a quick trip, but it was amazing!! M&J Trimming is a ribbon and trim emporium that’s stocked floor to ceiling with every possible color, width, and material of ribbon a girl could imagine.

Oh, you’d like some blue ribbon? Here’s about 1/5 of their blue velvet ribbon stock:

On the left, a wall of pom poms and fringe, and on the right, some beautiful pink cotton ribbon.

Ladies, a tip: if you’re looking for the perfect glitzy sash to set off your wedding dress, consider making one instead. Just buy a beautiful rhinestone embellishment from a store like M&J and glue or sew it onto a wide satin or grosgrain ribbon. Custom, and so much less expensive than most of the ready-made options available!

Want to see the treasures I brought home? Here’s a little peek:

The thinner velvet ribbons are being set aside for a particular wedding project. The thicker velvet ribbons haven’t been designated yet, but they’ll be used for things like hanging wreaths and wrapping bridesmaid bouquets. And see that beautiful pleated ribbon? I think I’m going to save that for my bouquet :)

If you go:
M& Trimming is located on Sixth Avenue between 37th and 38th Streets in NYC. They’re open Monday-Friday from 9:00-5:30pm, but are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. You can find more information on their website here.

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January 16, 2012 10:43 am

Oh hello, heaven! :)

January 16, 2012 9:20 pm

How fun – but I think I might be overwhelmed! How do you sort through it all? But I think it would be really fun to try!

January 16, 2012 10:04 pm

This is the second time I’ve seen M & J Trimming mentioned on blogs in the last week and needless to say I’m in love! I definitely will be making a trip there the next time I’m in NYC! Thanks for sharing!

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July 17, 2012 10:36 am

M&J has a ton of ribbons and are way over priced. same ribbons as on ebay but triple the prices