Farewell to L.A. Fashion Fabric Legend, Ragfinders Founder Rubin Schubert

By Booth Moore for WWD Rubin Schubert, founder of Los Angeles wholesale dead-stock fabric mecca Ragfinders, has died at age 74. Schubert opened his sprawling fabric store in 1976, focusing on selling dead stock and vintage fabrics from brands, mills and fashion houses. With just a 20-yard minimum, it became a go-to for L.A. designers starting out, including Rick Owens, Trina Turk and Mike Amiri.

Ragfinders’ wall of fame
Ragfinders’ wall of fame

Over the years the store owner assembled a wall of fame with photos and clippings about the brands he supplied fabric for, including Greg Lauren, Reformation and Eckhaus Latta. more