The woman helping me, Fabienne (gorgeous French accent), was incredibly nice and showed me around the small space, going from section to section (metallic, new collection, bridal, trims, etcetera) and told me that if there were any I liked, I should set them on the table and she would order samples for me. Now, these aren't the measly little swatches you usually get - these are 1' x 2' CHUNKS of fabric, stapled to a large card displaying the fiber content, mini swatches of all other colorways, and general order information. I couldn't help myself, and they arrived in the mail today (free).
See how big those swatches are? That's a couch cushion behind them.
I couldn't help but want this - the colors were too interesting.
Silk laces feel unlike anything - they are soft and drape-able.