Anyone in the US knows that fabric stores are now few and far between. I spent the morning walking around in a shopping mall in Makati City, Manila (Glorietta 1 through 5) and found fabric store after fabric store. All of them were full of people buying fabric - not quilting fabric, mind you, but real sewing fabric.
I was with friends and didn't go into any of them except the one pictured here. The fabrics were so lovely and the dresses so elaborate that I went in to ask if I might take a photo of the front of the shop.