In the late forties, two gentlemen from Bedford Village, NY had an idea. While working with their friends in the 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 honestly sold by fabric merchants without jeopardizing their primary business. So in 1948, they opened a small store and named it Calico Corners…and customers told their friends about the unbelievable values on designer fabrics. Calico Corners grew rapidly from coast to coast.In less than 50 years Calico Corners has grown to offer the world’s best collection of 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.Calico Corners’ experienced decorating consultants help customers select and coordinate fabrics to find the look they want. Calico Corners’ consultants can also arrange to have window treatments, slipcovers, bedspreads, and upholstery made and installed by their quality custom workers.