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Saugatuck Fabrics Opens New Westport Store

Saugatuck Fabrics owners Leonora Silber Ida Boci, along with family members and First Selectman Jim Marpe, cut the ribbon at the grand opening celebration of the new Westport store.
Saugatuck Fabrics owners Leonora Silber Ida Boci, along with family members and First Selectman Jim Marpe, cut the ribbon at the grand opening celebration of the new Westport store. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue
Some of the fabric selections available at Saugatuck Fabrics in Westport.
Some of the fabric selections available at Saugatuck Fabrics in Westport. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue
A few of the pillow designs available at Saugatuck Fabrics.
A few of the pillow designs available at Saugatuck Fabrics. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Saugatuck Fabrics in Westport celebrated the grand opening of its Saugatuck Avenue location Saturday afternoon with a ribbon-cutting and party.

Owned by Ida Boci and Leonora Silber, the store specializes in furniture upholstery and reupholstery, window treatments, custom cushions, slipcovers, pillows and clothing alterations.

"Leonora and I worked together in the fashion industry for many years, and we've been friends for a long time, so we decided to open up something for us," said Boci.

She said that they offer a wide range of fabrics, many of which are custom-made by hand in the shop. They work closely with design professionals and their customers to make sure that their furniture and other items look fashionable and new.

"It's a dream come true," said Silber. She said that they chose Westport because it was a great location.

"We do an excellent job. It's not just fabrics, we provide a great experience and customer satisfaction," Silber said.

"We are excited that specialty shops such as Saugatuck Fabrics choose to open businesses here in Westport. We wish them much success in their endeavors," said First Selectman Jim Marpe.

Saugatuck Fabrics is at 47 Saugatuck Ave. It is open Mondays by appointment, Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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