San Francisco, CA
We stopped in our tracks when we saw Urban Burp's sign outside that reads "Rare Vintage Fabrics." We quickly made a detour for their door and spent at least an hour talking textiles with Electra Skilandat, the shop's owner. Electra is as vibrant as her inventory, and her passion for fabric is seen through her shop. From Art Deco to Mid-century Modern, Urban Burp has a pattern (or texture!) for everyone.
Electra has been in the fabric, upholstery and home decor business for awhile, but she just opened Urban Burp a mere two weeks ago. Based on the photo above, we think it's safe to assume this shop will quickly become a favorite amongst fabric junkies and the like. It should also be noted that Urban Burp has a great collection of original (did you hear that!) Marimekko, Pucci, and Knoll fabrics.
We absolutely fell in love with this hand-printed fabric. Our only gripe? The sheen. Thankfully Electra chimed in with "Not a problem! Just give it one wash and the sheen is gone."
Unlike most other retail fabric stores, Urban Burp has extremely reasonable prices. The majority of fabrics that we fell in love with were priced 20% below retail. Electra also made it very clear that she aims to please and is willing to work out a deal with any individual client.
In addition to carrying vintage fabric, Urban Burp also carries new fabric, recycled fabric, and also offers custom upholstery.