Looking to explore the top fabric stores around?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top fabric stores in Berkeley, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for fabric stores.
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1. Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics
First on the list is Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics. Located at 2518 Shattuck Ave. (between Blake Street and Dwight Way), the fabric store is the highest-rated business of its kind in Berkeley, boasting 4.5 stars out of 261 reviews on Yelp.
2. The Black Squirrel
Next up is The Black Squirrel, located at 651 Addison St., Suite B, with Yelpers giving the fabric store, which offers knitting supplies, art classes and more, five stars out of 48 reviews.
3. Discount Fabrics
Check out Discount Fabrics, which has earned four stars out of 105 reviews on Yelp. You can find the fabric store at 3006 San Pablo Ave. (between Ashby Avenue and Murray Street).
4. Ahlishan Collections
Finally, there's Ahlishan Collections, a local favorite with four stars out of 17 reviews. Stop by 1085 University Ave. to hit up the fabric store and women's clothing spot next time you're in the mood.
Deciding when to check out the top spots above? Saturdays tend to be the busiest days of the week for consumer spending at retail and wholesale businesses across the Berkeley area, while Tuesdays are least busy, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that also helps companies find free business advertising. Last year, average daily transactions at retail and wholesale businesses rose to 18 per business on Saturdays, compared to 12 daily transactions on average on Tuesdays.