In-person shopping – Our Social Fabric

In-person shopping

Vancouver’s legendary fabric store opens its doors twice a week for in-person shopping.

In-person opening hours:

Thursday 3 pm - 7 pm

Sunday 10 am - 1 pm

Current in-store offers

Current in-store offers and special displays:

  • leggings and activewear (nylon spandex, supplex and more!)
  • clearance section 

What to expect in-store

Our store is run by Heidi and her team of volunteers who gather and curate an amazing selection of fabrics.

Every single thing in our store has been donated to us and might otherwise have ended up in the landfill. We provide a sustainable AND wallet-friendly shopping experience as all our fabrics and supplies are priced at up to 75% less than regular retail prices.

With a team of friendly and knowledgeable volunteers, we welcome you to check out our store and ask us anything fabric and sewing related.

Don’t forget, our sales events offer a different selection of fabrics to our online store so make sure you come along so you don’t miss out on a one-of-a-kind bargain.

What do you need to know before the sale?

  • Please bring your own shopping bags.
  • Masks are optional in the store. 
  • Payment will be taken by credit and debit card only. Sorry, we do not accept cash.

Location and parking

    You can find us at:

    270-1275 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 2E4 Canada

    During our open hours, you'll see lots of signage showing you how to get to the store. From the parking lot, enter the main blue door from the parking lot marked 1275 Venables. Walk up the stairs to the second floor and turn left. Follow the signs to OSF, Suite #270.

    Please do not park in visitor spots unless you are loading up your vehicle. On Thursdays, you may park in front of the Russell Hendrix store after 4 pm. There is parking on westbound Venables, west of Clark just past the parking lot entrance. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.


    It’s very important to us that anyone who wants to attend a sales event can. 

    To access our store you will need to take the stairs to the second floor or use a freight elevator. If you require assistance with the wheelchair ramp and/or the freight elevator in our building, kindly send an e-mail at least 24 hours before the event so that we can have one of our volunteers available to assist you. When you arrive, ring the buzzer at the main entrance to let us know you've arrived. 

    Once inside our store, our aisles are wide enough for wheelchairs and strollers. 

    *New for September 2023*

    Starting in September 2023 we will have an extra 30 minutes of shopping time available for customers who need more space, more assistance or a quieter environment. This shopping period is available from 1 pm to 1.30 pm on Sundays and is by appointment only and must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Email us to book your space and let us know of any special requirements you might have. Read more about this initiative.


    Order pick up

    If you have an online order ready to collect you will be able to do so during the in-person sale hours. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to offer access to any online products during the in-person sale.


    What our customers say about in-person shopping