Our story starts in the late ’40s, two gentlemen from Bedford Village, New York, had an idea. While working with their friends in carriage trade showrooms and design houses, they noticed that thousands of yards of second-quality fabrics were being thrown out or given away. These fabrics, called seconds, had only slight imperfections in printing or weaving, but could not be sold by fabric merchants. So in 1948, they opened a small store and named it Calico Corners. Customers told their friends about the unbelievable values on designer fabrics, and Calico Corners grew rapidly from coast to coast.
In the next 60 years, Calico grew to offer the world’s best collection of both first- and second-quality decorative fabrics, along with an unparalleled array of customized home decorating services to make it all happen beautifully. And with over 70 stores nationwide, they’re still able to offer these fabrics at just a fraction of the regular retail price.
Whether you’re covering a pillow or decorating an entire room, Calico has you covered. You can purchase fabric and take it with you, or have our custom workrooms do all the work for you. Only at Calico will you find the combination of great fabric selections, experienced consultants and quality custom labor that make home decorating easy and affordable.
We have thousands designer fabrics to choose from including upholstery fabrics and designs by top name designers. Plus we carry outdoor fabrics such as Sunbrella and Crypton for easy living inside and out. And with new shipments arriving weekly, our selection is always changing with new looks, new colors and new styles!
Experienced consultants will help you select and coordinate fabrics to find the look and feel you’re seeking to complete your ideal rooms. Consultants can also arrange to have window treatments, slipcovers, bedspreads, and upholstery made and installed.
If you’re unsure about how a particular color, pattern, or texture will look with your existing decor, you can have a swatch cut from the bolt or even take the entire bolt home. And if you need a special order, but can’t afford to wait months for a fabric to arrive, you can order from our exclusive Brandywine Express Collection and have delivery guaranteed in 10 days or less. You can do it all yourself, have an in-store consultant offer decorating suggestions, or even let Calico consultants and custom crafters do all the work for you.
Only at Calico can home decorators find the unique combination of selection, consultation, and customization that make decorating your home just as rewarding as sharing it with your friends and family will be.