I went in with a determined list and found everything I was looking for.
My list? Buckles for my sandals. Check.
I needed more oaktag/manilla card stock which was $14 for a 48" wide roll and 10 yards long. It last's a while especially if your no longer a design student. Check.
Andre had taken my needlepoint wheel to work and lost it so I got a replacement for it. $9 which considering I paid $30 for my first one at the student bookstore is a pretty good deal though I could have gotten it cheaper.
And I needed some more interfacing. What kind? All kinds. Well more to the point I collect interfacings and having been away from the industry/hobby my supplies were empty. I pretty much just had 20 yards of So Sheer from Joann's. Not sure what I'll ever do with all that.
What did I get? 2 yards each of 3 kinds. For Andre's peacoat I got some black unwoven interfacing with rows of white chain stitching along the grainline about 3/16" apart. I got some featherweight black unwoven and some off white tricot (the definition is broad on this one) with a wonderful drape. Add that to the black insert weft interfacing I got from mood.com and the silk weight woven I got at Momen+ in Torrance I'm not doing to badly.
It did get me thinking though about what is available for the average sewer outside of the garment districts on the 2 coasts. *FYI I would like to point out that more manufacturing occurs in Los Angeles that NYC now* I have been wondering if I should open a little Etsy store with some of the harder to find notions.
It seems wrong that Joann's sells crappy So Sheer for $3.50 yard for 20" of crap and I pay $1.50 for 60"of wonderful. Oh they had colored interfacing too which I had never really seen in pink and yellow. Twas interesting.