Best Button Shop

Exclusive Button Company

For some, a button is just something that keeps your shirt from flapping open. But to Vince Sortile, buttons are also art and history. Sortile, who’s owned Exclusive Buttons for more than 23 years, sells almost all kinds, from bone to mother-of-pearl to crystal, and everything in between. (But never plastic! Horrors!) Stay awhile (it’s hard not to) and the 83-year-old proprietor will buttonhole you with fascinating stories about his passion, show off prized antique buttons that sell for hundreds of dollars, and crack a few jokes along the way. Whether you’re looking for something mainstream or obscure, Sortile probably has it in eight colors and sizes. This is one store that lives up to its name.

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