U-Fab’s Outlet team (left to right): Ashe, Kara Beckner, Yvonne Fallon and Jill Irwin
U-Fab, the discount designer fabric shop, has stores in The Fan and Charlottesville. Two years ago they opened an outlet at 11382 Mall Court near Chesterfield Towne Cente and this Saturday, Aug. 29, they’re throwing an anniversary party there.
“We started the outlet as a temporary space to get rid of some excess fabric for extremely low prices,” says Carley Hamilton, U-Fab’s marketing director and wife of “Chief Fabric Officer” and U-Fab owner, Travis Hamilton. All fabrics at the outlet are $14.99 per yard or less, and they’re u-fabulously current.
“I walk in and scratch my head thinking, why is this in the outlet?" Carley says. "Wasn't this the fabric I wanted to special order for our bedroom drapes?”
Come by Saturday and meet the U-Fab family. Enjoy drinks and snacks at the party, which will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There willl be store specials all day, and mid-afternoon they’ll announce the winner of the “Mad for Plaid” contest.
To enter, stop by the outlet and pick up a complimentary yard of plaid fabric. Use it however you want — upholster a chair seat, design a pillow, customize a lampshade. Be creative.
Then bring a photo of your project, or the item itself, by the store by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28. Judging will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The winner will receive $100 U-Fab gift card.
Store hours at the U-Fab Outlet are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays until 7 p.m.