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Button, Jewels & Trims
Button, Jewels & Trims

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Buttons, Buttons, and MORE Buttons

Button, Jewels & Trims

So the other day I drove to Philadelphia to pick up over 100 pounds of buttons, this is just a sample. Boxes and tins and jars full of vintage buttons. Why on God’s good earth would I do this you ask? Especially knowing that I will have to wash them all, measure each one and sort by color, size style and content and then bag and tag them? Because finding quality buttons is getting harder and harder to find these days.

When you to a fabric store what is offered are more craft buttons than quality garment buttons. nd the garment district in New York is not exactly down the street. I have ALWAYS collected buttons and in the past few years become a bit obsessed in how I store them. I always clean them properly and sort and store them in acid free baggies tagged and am considering selling some on the site as there is no way I will ever need the volume I have [2 cabinets full]. However it is lovely to find exactly the perfect button when making a creation for someone and I ALWAYS have the basics on hand.

So in the near future look for selections of vintage and exquisite buttons for sale on this site at great prices.  Knowing that they are carefully selected and if you are looking for something special I just might have it. 

I do a great deal of bead work for period clothes so I am always on the lookout for quality beads as well.  As I make a great deal of lingerie, the bows and and ready made roses make life SO much easier and frankly my life simpler and just better.  The little bits and bobs that make a garment special and quality fasteners are a sign of a higher end piece of clothing.  This helps the garment last longer and when you take the time have something made for you, isn’t that what you want?  You have had a piece of art created for you, you want it to last. 

So many consumers have become accustomed to the minimized timelines from the runway to the store’s in the fashion industry.  The majority of the items you see from store to store are basically copy and paste.  Designers buy items of interest and then recreate them with 7 points of interest that are changed to avoid getting sued.

Clothes make people..more now than ever.  We don’t always like to admit it, but we are judged by how we present ourselves to society.  If you are a bit overweight or getting on in years, you are basically invisible to the world.  You are noticed when you conform to what is considered beautiful by the current standards of society.  Over half of Instagram posts are about fashion influencers.  We seem to be enthralled with labels and those who are shopping addicts, thus they gravitate to to fast fashion.  The impulse to buy is triggered in a part of the brain that handles the rewards circuit, with the primary factor being the price.  

And we haven’t even started discussing the luxury brands!  The high end brands that for some reason are worth exorbitant amounts of money, far more than the costs of goods and labor, just to say you can afford to carry that brands label.  

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Button, Jewels & Trims
Button, Jewels & Trims
Button, Jewels & Trims

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