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Where can i find Buttons!

Hello, this is a boringly domestic question but please could someone recommend/point me in the direction of a button shop in Zurich or generally somewhere with a wide selection of buttons. I have tried to search on google but generally drawing a blank.
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Manor in Basel has lots of buttons, so I guess the Zurich store will too.
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Rufimex might be able to help you find that shop if you called on them and asked as well as Stecknadel
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Re: Buttons!

Does anyone know if there is still a "Batchelor" button attacher?

A few years ago in the UK, there was a small machine which would "staple" a button to the fabric, including trousers - it avoids threading needles and cotton in general. My wardrobe is crying out for one of these - is there a German name for it (if one exists?)
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http://www.leibundgutag.ch/
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Old 02.11.2009, 17:42
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Re: Where can i find Buttons!

There is a place behind the place that sells Loakes shoes in ZH, it is near the place with the coffee roaster in the window. It is specialised in buttons

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There is a place behind the place that sells Loakes shoes in ZH, it is near the place with the coffee roaster in the window. It is specialised in buttons

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the place that sells Loakes shoes in the Niederdorf, or the one near Rennweg?
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Ah, OK. Well, that's at Napfgasse 3, so the button shop should be ... somewhere in the general area.
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Ah, OK. Well, that's at Napfgasse 3, so the button shop should be ... somewhere in the general area.
Thanks - its on the Spiegelgasse right opposite the fountain looking direction Münstergassse
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Manor in Zürich.
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Hello, this is a boringly domestic question...Thanks a lot
Caroline
Caroline,

As Christmas is not too far away, my answer to your question "Where can i find Buttons!" would be, "He's behind you"
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Re: Where can i find Buttons!

Plenty of buttons at "KECK* off Rennweg. If you know the English bookshop at the beginning of Rennweg, you are almost there! The steep narrow road to the left when walking up Rennweg (Oetenbachgasse) will take you to Keck. It's one of the few remaining "Mercerie" shops in Zürich. I think they used to be called "Haberdashery" in England.
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Does anyone know if there is still a "Batchelor" button attacher?

A few years ago in the UK, there was a small machine which would "staple" a button to the fabric, including trousers - it avoids threading needles and cotton in general. My wardrobe is crying out for one of these - is there a German name for it (if one exists?)

You must be talking about the Buttoneer. I have two at home...from my marketing days with an As Seen on TV company. They still sell it on Amazon.
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Re: Buttons!

Hi, I am looking for somewhere that sells buttons in basel. I know of manor, pfauen and modesa. Are there any other retailers or small shops anyone knows about that do something a little different like handmade buttons for example.
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Re: Where can i find Buttons!

There is (or at least was 10 years. ago when I last looked) a small shop selling sewing supplies near to Schifflände - on the stretch opposite Globus as you walk from Schifflände to Marktplatz. They had an extensive selection of buttons.

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Bit late for panto season.
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