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Tender Buttons

143 E 62nd St, New York City, NY 10065-7688
+1 212-758-7004
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Need a button? They have it!

My wife and I have been here a couple of times looking for those hard-to-find, one-of-a-kind... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Mike41157
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Gambrills, Maryland
The worst attitude ever!

Lovely buttons, but an unhappy experience. Not just unhelpful, but rude and condescending. The man... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
BMI46
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New York City, New York
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21 Nov 2017
“Need a button? They have it!”
13 Oct 2017
“The worst attitude ever!”
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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143 E 62nd St, New York City, NY 10065-7688
Upper East Side
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

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

3  Thank BMI46
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

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

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

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

Thank Shaked007
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Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

A wonderful little shop with an amazing selection of buttons. Who knew a new set of buttons could do so much for a well worn but favorite jacket

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Reviewed 31 August 2015

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.

3  Thank Kathleen_Reston
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

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

3  Thank psbseattle
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Reviewed 11 November 2014

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

3  Thank marleasil
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

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

1  Thank Elizabeth T
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