This Soho store – a leading supplier of fabrics to the film, theatre, interior design, fashion and bridal industries – carries a prime selection of fabrics, running from delicate beaded tulle and gossamer-thin, intricate lace to strokably soft velvets and fake furs, and is run by a team of knowledge and helpful staff. Taffettas, wool blends, silk jacquards, denim, rubber and latex round off the varied stock. BSCS’s sister companies, Broadwick Silks (9-11 Broadwick Street, 7734 3320, www.broadwicksilks.com) and the Silk Society (44 Berwick Street, 7287 1881, www.thesilksociety.com), are both a stone’s throw away, and carry some show-stopping brocades, feather fabrics and specialist sequins.
|Venue name:||Berwick Street Cloth Shop|
14 Berwick Street
|Opening hours:||Open 9am-6pm Mon-Fri; 9am-5pm Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus tube|
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I have found the staff in the Berwick Street Cloth Shop to be very attentive and helpful when asked for assistance. You can easily have good joke or bit of banter with the staff. They are very forthcoming and incredibly knowledgeable of fabric and construction etc.
I think it is very derogative to refer to someone as just a shop boy/girl in such a specialist area. The staff are obviously hired for their extensive knowledge and expertise so they can consult and assist you in the best possible way. So to just think of them as shop assistant and nothing more is a little unfair even if that is their job title.
I also do not believe anyone in this shop would intentionally go out of their way to make someone feel inferior regardless of who they are and are very keen to consult and solve any design problems with you.
I have found that most people in life just want a smile and to be treated with respect and thus you will receive the same in return. I am sure that is how the staff feel here and so I would highly recommend this shop if you love fabrics
I love this shop, always a wonderful and vast selection of fabrics. However, like all the fabric shops in the West End I would prefer self-service. I always expect rude, ill-mannered, aloof, unhelpful, unaccommodating staff and I am never proved wrong. I just wonder what questions are asked in the recruitment interviews… ? Q1: Are you incredibly unapproachable? Q2: Will you try your hardest to forget the fact that you are actually just a shop girl/boy and strive to make professional designers feel inferior and incompetent for buying fabric for their businesses?
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