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Tender Buttons

3 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
At this tiny store stocking all kinds of vintage and modern buttons, the pleasure is in the presentation. The shop, housed in a brick townhouse, is the only one in America devoted solely to the sale of buttons, so if there’s something you just haven’t been able to find, this is your chance. Check out A Guide to Buttons, by the late owner, Diana Epstein. They even have buttons dating back to the 18th century—ask to see them!
February 16, 2017

Tips from locals

September 24, 2016
On a tree lined street in the east side of Manhattan is a tiny brick townhouse which houses the only shop in America devoted entirely to the sale of buttons.
February 10, 2012
Incredible antique button shop named for after a 1914 culinary essay by Gertrude Stein
143 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10065-7688
Phone(212) 758-7004
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens Tuesday 10:30 AM