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.

7 Responses to “A Trip to M&J Trimming”

  1. Oh hello, heaven! :)

  2. Beth

    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!

  3. 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!

  4. Em

    I think it helps to know what you’re looking for! I had a very specific idea of what I wanted, so other than that, I was just free to browse and enjoy! :)

  5. rachel

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

  6. Em

    Hey Rachel! I’m sure you are right! However, for someone like me, who loves to see colors in person, it’s so awesome to have a resource like M&J. Also, I bet their higher prices are to compensate for Manhattan rent, which I can’t fault them for :)