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My wife and I have been here a couple of times looking for those hard-to-find, one-of-a-kind buttons, and these guys stock them all. The place is tiny but loaded with boxes and displays of buttons of all kinds. Don't see what you're looking for? Just...More
Lovely buttons, but an unhappy experience. Not just unhelpful, but rude and condescending. The man at the cash register discriminates against those he perceives as unworthy by saying they don't accept credit cards. I've read that he does that and he did it to me...More
I stopped by Tender Buttons yesterday on my morning walk -- a fascinating place to visit, said to be the only shop totally devoted to buttons in the United States.
It was fascinating; the walls are filled with displays of unusual buttons, a museum quality...More
We were staying not far away and walked by this divine little treasure of a shop by chance.
We stepped in and found ourselves in a different world. It is like a journey through time.
The little store has millions of buttons of all shapes,...More
My daughter and I enjoy sewing, particularly historical costuming, so it's important to find natural materials for buttons. Tender Buttons has a wonderful selection of classic and vintage buttons. Just be sure to bring cash or a checkbook - they don't take credit cards.
Tender Buttons is timeless, so exactly like it has always been that shopping here is like touching base. Buttons make a perfect travel souvenir, and Tender Buttons has zillions to choose from. An hour spent choosing buttons from the hundreds of little drawers is a...More
I'm in the industry and never understood the negative buzz re service - or lack of service - at Tender Buttons. In fact, the sales people have been attentive to me and my colleagues. Now I understand. I ran in today to help a friend...More
If you are ever in need of a button, if you collect buttons, or you just want to visit one of the cutest and button filled stores I've ever seen then go to Tender Buttons. . Are you a costumer looking for that special button,...More
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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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