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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The Button Shop in Malvern.

A few years ago, I was searching for darning wool to mend Ken's socks. I finally found some in a haberdashery shop in Glenferrie Road, Malvern, but I didn't take a note of the address. I've looked for this shop a few times since then, but obviously didn't walk far enough, because I found it again the other day, and the saleslady said they've never moved from where they are now! I asked her if I could take some photos to post on my blog, because I know the readers based in Melbourne would love to know more about the shop once they knew what goodies were in stock, and she was happy for me to do so. Apart from L'ucellos and the Button shop in the Nicholas Building in the CBD, this is by far the best haberdashery shop I know of in Melbourne.  Just take a look at these photos and see if you can compare it with anywhere else! Leaves Spotlight and Lincraft for dead!
The Button Shop, 181 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.
All those red draws along this wall hold buttons!
They also sell wool and related knitting and crochet products.
Ribbons, ric rac, braid, etc.
Laces!!!
And needles of course, as well as anything else you want in the haby. line.  I could get happily lost in this place for weeks!!

8 comments:

Miss 376 said...

looks fabulous

Annie said...

What an i incredible store! You could spend all day in there!

Arlene White said...

oh wow, what a shop, wish we had it closer!!!!
Arlene
http://arlenes-crafts.blogspot.com.au/

Doreen G said...

Will you take me there next time I come to the big smoke Please?
It looks like something from the past where we just browsed and fondled away a few hours--I love it Gina.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How wonderful! Wish I could go in there and browse for a few hours! blessings,Kathleen

Joy V said...

Thank you for this Gina - a must visit to put in my calendar when next visiting family. Looks like it rivals the Nicholas Building for picking up those bits and pieces.

Pam Kellogg said...

OMG Gina! Look at all that! I know I'll never get to Australia because I don't fly but if I did, you would have to take me there! That's pure heaven for a crazy quilter! OH MY!

Matt Waite said...

Hello, we only just discovered this blog (after googling ourselves).
My name is George and i'm the owner of The Button Shop in 181 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Victoria 3144.
If you'd like to contact me to ask about any of our stock, you can call 03 9509 7077, or email me at buttons1@tpg.com.au.
I'd be happy to help source any hard-to-find haberdashery items, knitting wool, buttons, trimmings, etc...
(P.S. I'm writing this from my friend's google account, because i don't have one).
Regards,
George