New York's Garment Center was bustling, warehouses were packed with employees, most immigrants, who came to America in search of fortune, and ran away from persecution. Most garments were hand made, the whole world came to New York to buy garments, and fabric. There were many small companies then, many brands which no longer exist. There were entire buildings with wholesalers of the same category. Built 62 years ago, 112 West 34th was originally known as the Childrenswear Building, with businesses and showrooms in the garment industry. Buyers could come and shop the lines of different brands, from the same category. The 4th floor had reps for small manufacturers from all over. It's all gone. That building is no longer the Childrenswear building. Today, it still has some clothing wholesaler - corporate headquarters of bigger companies, but it also has a mix of other businesses, like travel agencies, other businesses, and nonprofit groups. The building no longer looks the same, as its entire facade has been redone e few years ago. There is very little of history left of that building.
Haddad Brothers' Showroom, Childrenswear Building in the Garment Center, 112 West 34th Street, Room 515. Circa late 1950’s.
The late Mac A. Haddad in Haddad Brothers' showroom, one of the 1st tenants in the Childrenswear Building in the Garment Center, c. late 1950's 112 West 34th Street, Room 515, NY, NY 10001
112 West 34th Street, NY, NY 10001. The Childrenswear Building in the Garment Center, across Macy's
Manhattan, New York, was once the heart of the fashion universe. That neighborhood is called the Garment District. It used to be full of wholesalers, people used to come from the entire world to buy garments, fabrics, and accessories in America.
It was the most important garment manufacturing center in USA. Immigrants from all over the world started their first jobs in the Garment Center. Men and women worked the assembly lines. Today, most of those warehouses have been sold as lofts, as the neighborhood has been rezoned. Some warehouses have been converted into offices. They are beautiful buildings, with tall ceilings.
Please contact a seamstress for 1 (one) piece. We do not work with individuals for 1 (one) piece projects. We provide services to wholesalers, and to small businesses, in bulk quantities. Thank you for your understanding.