Friday, February 8, 2008
Yesterday I decided to stop by Fishman's Fabrics to pick up my "reserved copy" of Cadena Mode. To my surprise, the woman that I spoke to had not reserved my copy. While talking to another sales rep, a reserved copy became available. The customer decided she didn't want it. I was thrilled.
This is my first time actually buying a copy. Previous issues were given to me by a sale rep who used to assist me when I brought clients in to shop for prom dress fabric and notions. A few years ago he officially opened his own tailoring shop and is no longer with Fishman's.
Cadena Mode magazine sells for $25 if purchased at Fishman's. And the catalog with swatches sells for $100. In recent years Fishman's has experienced a decline in the market for Cadena Mode. This season they received 50 mags and about 20 catalogs. Fishman's is a Cadena distributor for other fabric stores; one in Canada and I think the other in Michigan. So there are very few mags/catalogs left for the general public unless you pre-order a copy. I asked the sale rep if it were possible for people outside of Illinois to reserve a copy and what would encourage the owner to request more copies. She suggested that individuals contact the owner regarding their desire to receive/reserve copies of Cadena Mode.
I also went online to find other distributors. Here are two sites that offer subscriptions. The mag is published bi-annually (spring and fall). It is loaded with beautiful garments. The photography is outstanding. All fabrics used to create the garments can be purchased through their catalog house.
Here are a few of my favorites from this issue. Enjoy!