Artee Fabrics & Home

480 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 302-2160; www.artee-

The company offers fabrics from international manufacturers, as well as accessories and custom orders.

Benson's Upholstery

3044B Galleria Drive, Metairie, (504) 831-5244; www.bensons-

The full-service custom upholstery studio is a leather specialist, offers a selection of fabrics and provides a range of services, including furniture upholstering and custom indoor and outdoor furniture cushions.

Budget Blinds and Inspired Drapes of New Orleans

By appointment, (504) 866-8308;

Free 90-minute window-measurement consultations help clients find the perfect product. The business carries dozens of major manufactures and thousands of products for a wide range of budgets.

Fairfax Fabric Company

3613 Magazine St., Studio F, (504) 309-9503;

Fairfax offers fabrics by the yard, as well as trim, pillows and more. Special orders are available.

Promenade Fine Fabrics

1520 St. Charles Ave., (504) 522-1488;

There are wools, linens and cottons from England, Italy, Ireland and Switzerland, silks, imported lace trims, buttons and Hyman Hendler vintage ribbon from Switzerland and France in brocade, grosgrain, satin and velvet.