The first time I ever entered Tinsel Trading Company, it was a random day when I walked by the window. Then, on a block full of ribbon stores, it was the only window that drew me in. I am not sure what year that was, but it was before I started working for Martha. When I did start freelancing at Martha and was sent out frequently for shopping, Tinsel Trading was always a highlight and an inspiration. Now in a new location at 1 West 37th, but still in the heart of the trim district, it remains an absolute stop I make when in the area.
A place to ignite the imagination with ribbons, velvet flowers, vintage trims, bins to poke around in, as well as festive decorations, the store should not be missed when visiting New York City. Especially during the holidays when the sparkle goes up a notch. Below are some photos to pique your interest. Enjoy!